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BYLC VENTURES

We set founders up for success

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.

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What we do

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. 

How to secure funding

Your entry to BYLC Ventures is through the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC). Each year we receive hundreds of ideas for evaluation. Based on the applications submitted online we select the top 50-100 teams for an intensive residential bootcamp, where we take founders through a product design sprint. The founders are evaluated both on their skills as well as their commitment and grit. YEC winning teams are then awarded seed funding and invited to join our accelerator program.

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Youth Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (YEB)

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.

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Accelerator training

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.

Support beyond money

At BYLC Ventures, in addition to funding, we offer our founders access to business and professional networks that are a necessity to operate and scale a business in Bangladesh. Our pool of mentors and advisors include industry leaders from diverse sectors who commit to sharing their time (and sometimes money) with our founders and help grow their business. Furthermore, we have signed up the most business-savvy professionals in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to guide you on all things legal, financial, and corporate so that you are set up for success from early on. 

Founder-focused curriculum

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

Leadership development

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

Sales-focused pitch clinics

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

Brutally honest feedback

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

Virtual CFO

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 

Legal support

Lawyers from our legal partner organization will provide full board secretarial support as well as contract vetting

One-on-one mentoring

Bi-weekly check-ins with resident entrepreneurs to push you towards your goals and help you make mid-course corrections

Mentor matching

Matching each founder with an experienced founder from a closely related industry for expert advice and mentoring

Getting into BYLC Ventures

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KNOW OUR STARTUPS

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Selvice

An online marketing platform for event logistics

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EcoWraps

A production and packaging company of cellulose-based biodegradable biopolymer bags

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Agri Mushroom and Multi-farming

An agri-tech company working on mushroom production and biofloc fish farming to supply fresh, hygienic, and natural product

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Tinkers

A producer of educational and interactive learning materials and toys

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Address
Medona Tower (Level 12)
28 Mohakhali C/A
Dhaka 1212


Contacts
Email: ventures@bylc.org 
Phone: +880 195 844 7278



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