SGI2 Challenge

About the Challenge

Welcome to SGI2 Challenge 2023—a transformative program that combines incubation with a competitive edge. This initiative is designed to empower early-stage social and green businesses in Bangladesh, propelling them towards meaningful impact and growth. Powered by Youth Business International (YBI), our program offers the tools, support, and connections needed to drive positive change in both the social and environmental spheres. Join us in shaping a better world through innovation and sustainability!

Competition Rules

Please read carefully before you apply.

At BYEAH, we believe in nurturing impactful businesses while fostering healthy competition. Our unique approach integrates incubation with a competitive assessment, creating a dynamic journey that accelerates your progress and propels your vision to new heights.

1. Empowerment for Sustainable Futures
Our Incubation program is designed to empower you with the skills and confidence needed to build a sustainable future. We understand the challenges faced by early-stage businesses, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

2. Access to Financing
Secure a grant of up to a total of BDT 1,50,000 to accelerate your business’s expansion. Moreover, leverage the opportunities with our partner,, to access debt-based funds ranging from BDT 3 lakh to 15 lakh for each business through crowdfunding depending on risk-scoring result. This combined support mechanism guarantees your venture’s financial robustness, empowering it to flourish and thrive.

3. Join a Vibrant Community
Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and be part of a dynamic cohort that shares your passion for social and environmental change. Networking opportunities within our community will enrich your journey and foster collaborative growth.

4. Global Toolkit and Support
Access an exclusive global toolkit curated to address the unique challenges faced by businesses in Bangladesh. From business development to sustainable practices, our resources empower you to make informed decisions and drive meaningful outcomes.

5. London-based Global Network
As a part of our Incubator, you gain access to a London-based global network facilitated by Youth Business International. Connect with experts, mentors, and fellow entrepreneurs from around the world, expanding your horizons and possibilities.

6. Personalized Coaching and Mentoring
Receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring from industry experts who are dedicated to seeing your business thrive. Benefit from their insights, experiences, and guidance as you navigate the path towards success.

  • 8 group Sessions
  • 2 one-to-one sessions
  • Guest speakers’ session

To be eligible for the SGI2 Challenge 2023, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are aged between 18-35
  • Your business idea or existing business is based in Bangladesh.
  • You are presenting an innovative solution to a social or environmental challenge.
  • You’re committed to expanding your business knowledge, skills, and confidence.
  • You want to network and be part of a cohort of other entrepreneurs.
  • You can fully commit to the entire incubation program.

Innovation and Impact 


  • Uniqueness and Creativity: How innovative and creative is the proposed solution to a social or environmental challenge?
  • Potential for Impact: What is the potential positive impact of the solution on society and the environment?
  • Scalability: How scalable is the solution, and how many people or communities can it potentially benefit?

Business Viability 


  • Feasibility: Is the business idea or existing business financially viable and sustainable?
  • Market Demand: Is there a demonstrated demand for the product or service being offered?
  • Revenue Model: Does the business have a clear revenue generation model, and how does it plan to monetize its offerings?

Commitment and Dedication


  • Entrepreneurial Drive: How passionate and committed is the team or entrepreneur behind the business?
  • Willingness to Learn: Is the applicant open to expanding their business knowledge and skills through the incubation program?
  • Time Commitment: Can the applicant fully commit to the entire duration of the incubation program?

Social and Environmental Focus 


  • Alignment with Goals: How closely does the business align with the program’s focus on social and environmental impact?
  • Clarity of Purpose: How well-defined and articulated is the social or environmental challenge the business aims to address?
  • Sustainable Practices: Does the business demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices and ethical considerations?

Financial and Funding Readiness 


  • Financial Plan: Does the business have a clear financial plan that outlines its expenses, revenue projections, and funding needs?
  • Funding Potential: How likely is the business to secure additional funding or investments, either through grants or debt-based funds?
  • Efficient Resource Use: Does the business demonstrate effective use of resources to achieve its goals?

Networking and Collaboration 


  • Collaborative Attitude: Is the applicant open to networking and collaboration with fellow entrepreneurs in the program?
  • Ability to Learn from Others: Will the applicant be able to benefit from the diverse experiences and expertise within the cohort?
  • Contribution to Community: How likely is the applicant to contribute positively to the program’s vibrant community?

The judging process will involve a panel of experts who are well-versed in entrepreneurship, social impact, and environmental sustainability. Each criterion will be scored on a predefined scale, and the total scores can be used to identify the most promising ventures that align with the program’s objectives. 

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to be part of a transformative program that marries incubation with healthy competition. Participate in the SGI2 Challenge 2023 today and set out on a path towards creating a positive impact on society and the environment. Together, let’s drive change, innovation, and sustainability.

Ready to embark on this unique journey? Apply now!

Deadline: 23 September (2023)


Phone: +8801764940469

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