Who We Are
Founded in 2007, Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice and Help Centre (B’YEAH), a not-for-profit and non-political organization, has been a pioneer in promoting youth entrepreneurship in Bangladesh. B’YEAH harnesses the strong entrepreneurial culture of Bangladeshi youth, especially the disadvantaged youth and women, by providing the business incubation and accelerator support required to fully explore their innovative potential.
We are also part of Youth Business International (YBI), a global network of almost 50 entrepreneurship support organisations from over 40 countries around the world. Members are connected and supported by a dedicated network team based in London, United Kingdom. Due to the vast YBI network, we are uniquely positioned to bring in tried and tested solutions from around the globe and localize them as per community needs.
B’YEAH was founded by Abdul Muyeed Chowdhury (retired Bangladeshi bureaucrat and former adviser, with the rank of minister of the 2001 caretaker government, Founder Chair of the SME Foundation) with the support of other public and private sector leaders committed to fostering sustainable youth entrepreneurship in Bangladesh. Mr. Chowdhury remains very active in leading the Executive Committee to deliver on the organisation’s founding mission and mandate. Please read his full profile here.
A vibrant Bangldesh free from the curse of youth unemployment where every youth gets the opportunity to make the most of their talents.
Our mission is to economically empower the Bangladeshi youth supporting them to start and sustain their businesses, create jobs, and strengthen communities. We equip disadvantaged youth by building the necessary skills, confidence, and connections through capacity building, mentoring, market linkage, and advisory services.
Our Targeted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
B’YEAH particularly supports the following goals and targets of the SDGs-
By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.
By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.
By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.