Accelerating Youth -Led Business in Digital Era

Project PeriodAugust 2019 – July 2022
Targeted beneficiary1000 youth (Rural & Urban)
Working area:Dhaka City corporation & Shirajdikhan Upozila
Funding source:Youth Business International (YBI) & IKEA Foundation

The project aimed to support underserved urban and rural young entrepreneurs with pioneering business ideas through a business startup and growth by providing Entrepreneurship Development Training, E-commerce Training, Basic & Advance Digital Skill Training, Decent work Training courses, Business development counselling, Business mentoring and access to market (online and offline). This Youth Business International (YBI) and IKEA Foundation-funded project was started in August 2019 and continued till July 2022. Around 1000 youth from Dhaka City Corporation & Shirajdikhan Upozila directly benefited from this project

Rapid Response & Recovery Program

Project PeriodApril 2020 – March 2021
Targeted beneficiary1000 youth (Rural & Urban)
Working area:Overall Bangladesh
Funding source:Youth Business International (YBI) &

The Covid-19 pandemic severely impacted business owners and entrepreneurs from underserved communities, including young people (aged 18-35 years), women, refugees, and other migrants. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted all types of businesses supported by B’Yeah to various degrees in Bangladesh. In that situation, with the support of Youth Business International (YBI) and, B’Yeah extended its support to deal with the pandemic. Constant support through a business clinic, a common platform to exchange new ideas and offer mentoring services online, and conducting webinars to understand the ground realities from the participants’ perspective are some of the ways B’Yeah supported entrepreneurs at that time of the pandemic. There were more than 100 youth beneficiaries from all over Bangladesh.

Turning Job Seekers into Job creators in Bangladesh (TJS)

Project PeriodSeptember 2015 to August 2019
Targeted beneficiary375 Youth
Working area:Dhaka City Corporation
Funding source:Youth Business International (YBI) & Comic Relief

The project aimed to support 300 underserved young entrepreneurs with pioneering business ideas through a market-based holistic support package, including training (375 trainees), business plan consultancy, access to finance and innovative mentoring models, enabling them to start and grow sustainable businesses, creating jobs for 750 others, thereby enhancing the quality of life of 1,050 disadvantaged young people. Through this project, a group of talented young entrepreneurs who had lost their morale got the inspiration to start a new venture. Various pieces of training and counselling received from B’Yeah under this project helped them create employment for themselves and many other disadvantaged people in different regions. The project was successfully completed and received appreciation from the national and international arenas. This project was funded by Youth Business International (YBI) and Comic Relief, UK, under the Queen Young Leaders Programme. The project was implemented only in Dhaka City Corporation.

Youth Micro-Enterprise Development (YMED)

Project PeriodMarch 2014 – June 2015
Targeted beneficiary200 youth ( Male- 120, Female-80 )
Working area:Dhaka City, Manikganj, Narayangonj, Keraniganj and Gazipur
Funding source:AusAid

Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice & Helpcentre (B’Yeah), as a devoted organization to youth empowerment and the promotion of youth entrepreneurship, has always flagged those issues which become hurdles on the way to youth entrepreneurship. In this regard, B’Yeah, in collaboration with AusAID – ANCP and General Public Donations, undertook a project titled “Youth Micro Enterprise Development (YMED)” from March 2014 to June 30, 2015. During this period, B’Yeah completed all the activities successfully. To address the needs of entrepreneurship development, the YMED project was developed with the objective of having 200 youth entrepreneurs set up 200 enterprises that create the self-employment of 200 youth as well as employment opportunities for another 800 youth. The quantitative and qualitative achievements of the project have profound impacts on improving the economic and social well-being of disadvantaged youth, with a strong focus on female youth.

Youth Women Entrepreneurship Development (YWED)

Project PeriodJuly 2013 to December 2014
Targeted beneficiary
Working area:Dhaka city corporation
Funding source:Plan International Bangladesh

The project successfully completed its lifespan with proper implementation of all scheduled activities. The project focused on developing the capacity of young entrepreneurs. Plan International Bangladesh, with the support of Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice and Helpcentre (B’Yeah), has implemented the “Youth Micro Enterprise Development (YMED)” project in May 2014 with the aim of improving the economic and social well-being of disadvantaged youth, with a strong focus on female youth. During the project period, the YMED project achieved the following outputs: provided training on business plan development to targeted youth and developed a business plan with the targeted youth. As a result, 20 youth-owned enterprises created for marginalized youth improved their economic well-being. 100 individual young women or men are employed in youth-owned enterprises, and 600 family members of youth entrepreneurs and employees benefit economically.

Loomba BAT(British Asian Trust) Project

Project PeriodJanuary 2009, December 2010
Targeted beneficiary15 (Achieved -13, Male-8, female-5)
Working area:Dhaka City corporation
Funding source:Youth Business International (YBI), The Loomba Trust and British Asian Trust

This project was started in January 2009 and ended in December 2010. This project was funded by Youth Business International (YBI), The Loomba Trust and British Asian Trust. The Loomba BAT project trained the targeted youth on creating business plans and collaborated with the youth to create a business plan. 13 youth-owned businesses founded for marginalized youth, as a result, helped them become more prosperous financially. Among the beneficiaries, there were 8 males and 5 females who were economically benefited. The project’s theoretical and practical accomplishments have a significant impact on improving the economic and social well-being of disadvantaged youth. The project was completed effectively, and both the national and international community expressed their appreciation