ygap accelerator

About the program:

The ygap Bangladesh Accelerator Program helps ventures to refine and validate their business model, move towards financial sustainability, and grow the impact that they are having in their community.

Ventures that complete the ygap Bangladesh Accelerator Program expand their ability to increase revenue, create employment opportunities, secure further investment, and make a real difference in the communities they operate within. 

What it looks like:

The ventures we select begin by attending a live-in capacity building bootcamp where their business models are strengthened, they meet cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs, and they are equipped with the tools they need to grow.

After the bootcamp and after conducting a needs-assessment, our team of local experts provide ongoing accountability and business development sessions, strategic and operations coaching, masterclasses and webinars, access to catalytic grants, on-site business development sessions, and brokered linkages to mentors, customers, advisors, and other players within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Since 2008 we have:

run47programs

supported541impact ventures

impacted the lives of 1,295,411people

Locations

The ygap Accelerator is offered in the following locations.

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Who we're looking for:

  • Ventures that have already launched and are currently operational. In most cases, participating ventures must be formally registered and proof of this status will be required (unless this is not applicable to where your business runs).
  • Ventures that are post-revenue and able to provide evidence of commercial transactions. 
  • Ventures that clearly recognise and desire the benefits and value of participating in the ygap program. ygap invests deeply in the ventures we support, and expect the same level of dedication and investment in participating in the ygap program.
  • Ventures that have a social or environmental focus. Through the operation of the business, ventures must be working toward  making their community, their city, or their country a better place. 
  • Ventures that are “local” to the issue they’re solving, intimately connected to their community, passionate and committed, and it for the long-haul.
  • Ventures that have a unique element to their business. It could be a unique product or service offering, a unique production method, or a unique business model.

WAWERU KURIA Providing emergency cash to low income earners Meet Waweru SILHE TSHABALA Helping vulnerable youth leapfrog into the digital age Meet Silhe BETH KOIGI Producing affordable water filters for all Kenyans Meet Beth PEGGY MATIVO Providing a quality education in Kenya Meet Peggy ARJUN KHOOSAL A web-based platform to help local tradesmen Meet Arjun SAID TWAHIR Producing sustainable cooking briquettes Meet Said

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