weavers, investors, entrepreneurs
For socially and environmentally conscious entrepreneurs
In February 2016, Shazeeb M Khairul Islam launched the YY Goshthi Incubation Program with his team of volunteers to inspire and support a new generation of social business entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. After three successful years, this initiative was later established as YY Ventures Limited in March 2019, with a renewed focus to incubate and invest in early-stage social businesses in Bangladesh and beyond. Today, we have supported 70+ entrepreneurs who have collectively improved the lives of 200,000+ people - and we are only getting started!
We believe that a more equitable and just world is possible if we foster ‘Social Business’ while leveraging young people’s talents and ideas.
Our incubation programs and investments are an encouragement and support that we can offer to the people willing to be the agents of change, a change we collectively envision. Our subsidiaries and portfolio companies use entrepreneurial capacity and innovative means to achieve social and environmental objectives with a sustained impact. These companies are actively working with global agendas such as SDGs; with their sustainable model and impactful objectives, they spill over into new and promising partnerships, initiatives, ideas, and innovation. In addition to our own programs and investments, we offer advisory services to family foundations, impact funds, corporations, development agencies, and government agencies to design and manage a range of innovation programs including accelerators, incubators and innovation challenges.