We fund Bangladesh’s most promising founders, hone their leadership capabilities, strengthen their business acumen, and help validate their big ideas as they transition into investable business.
For over a decade, we have taught leadership to more than five thousand of Bangladesh’s most promising young women and men. Having mentored many of them who have gone on to launch their own companies, we have seen firsthand the challenges startups face in their early stages.
We created BYLC Ventures to help passionate young founders get kick-started with their big ideas. We do this by providing technical support to validate a product or solution and seed funding to go fast to market. We also provide a set of acceleration support including a plug-and-play commercial space to work from, customized business training led by successful CEO-turned-mentors, and a suit of professional support such as legal, accounting, and corporate governance.
We aim to invest, together with local angels and institutional investors, in at least 20 startups every year.
YEB participants undergo intensive training on design thinking, project management, financial planning, team management, product market fit, and other necessary skills required for designing a detailed business proposal, and effective project implementation.
BYLC's world-class business accelerator training, led by industry experts, offers training on strategies and best entrepreneurship practices from top leaders around the world. Leave BYLC Venture’s accelerator training with a solid strategic plan and a network of partners, investors, and mentors.
Designed to help you thrive in a challenging business environment, our curriculum has been co-created with globally recognized experts with a proven track record of running accelerators
Using experiential teaching methods, our workshops focus on building your capacity to better understand and manage yourself as well as to inspire and mobilize others toward common business goals
Whether an elevator pitch to a potential business contact or building an investor deck, we help you sell your numbers and potential to investors, new team members, and business partners
Real investors, angel and institutional, from Bangladesh and abroad have signed up with us to give you "brutally honest" feedback when you need it the most—during the business building phase
Our in-house experts, who have previously raised funding from international VCs, will provide guidance on managing your accounts and how best to build your financial models
Lawyers from our legal partner organization will provide full board secretarial support as well as contract vetting
Bi-weekly check-ins with resident entrepreneurs to push you towards your goals and help you make mid-course corrections
Matching each founder with an experienced founder from a closely related industry for expert advice and mentoring
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A production and packaging company of cellulose-based biodegradable biopolymer bags
An agri-tech company working on mushroom production and biofloc fish farming to supply fresh, hygienic, and natural product
A producer of educational and interactive learning materials and toys