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WHAT IS THE BLUE GOLD INNOVATION CHALLENGE?

The Blue Gold Innovation Challenge (BGIC), organized in collaboration with Blue Gold Program with financial contribution from the Netherlands Government, is looking for innovative business solutions which addresses water resource management, agriculture and sustainable development of south west region of Bangladesh (Patuakhali, Satkhira and Khulna).
The south west of Bangladesh is a remote region where agriculture is the main source of income and farmers are both depending and dependent on water. Accelerating the development inside the target demographies requires new innovative approaches focused on the empowerment of communities, the management of water resources, improvement of agriculture practices and the creation of business opportunities. Innovators, students, startups and organisations can apply with business ideas which will be implemented to improve the lives of the people in the target areas.

BGIC is a year long program which will help 6 would entrepreneurs launch their own social business ventures. Top 10 applicants will receive  training, mentorship and resources to build their business model.  The rewards for the top 3 participants include seed capital, mentorship and funding opportunity from the Blue Gold Program, startup accelerators and social business funds.

What’s in it for the finalists?
  • The opportunity to work with YY Goshti on launching own social businesses by accessing resources, networks and seed capital.
  • Access to local NGOs, NPOs and similar organizations for resources to form valuable partnerships.
  • BDT 25,00,000 – 50,00,000 funding opportunity from Blue Gold Program.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The Blue Gold Innovation Challenge is open for innovators, students, startups and organisations from Bangladesh who would like to launch social businesses addressing water supply management, agriculture and sustainable development of south west region of Bangladesh.

Applications are now open for Khulna Region.

STUDENTS

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

NGOs & NPOs

STARTUPS

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The Blue Gold Program establishes and empowers community organizations to sustainably manage their water resources, and based on their priorities, delivers the services for which those community organizations have expressed a demand. It is a collaboration program between the Government of the Netherlands (donor) and the Government of Bangladesh.

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YY Goshti is a social business incubator that offers entrepreneurship programs for early stage social entrepreneurs. At YY Goshti, our aim is to help you shape your idea into a viable social business venture. You will get the opportunity to refine your ideas, develop your products and services, and work closely with successful social entrepreneurs who have built businesses that has significantly and measurably improved communities.

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