A Whole New World of Social Business Youth
“Chinese Youth Social Business Competition” is the first of its kind organized jointly by Social Business Youth Alliance (SBYA)- Global, Yunus Centre and Youthink Center China. Among hundreds of applicants, 14 social entrepreneurs were selected by Youthik Center China. The competition started on Audust 11th and ended on August 15th in Dhaka.
The competition kicked off on August 11th where the father of Social Business Noble Laureate Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus was the Chief guest. After this the young entrepreneurs were trained by Mr. Ferdous Mottakin,CEO, Offroad Bangladesh, Mr. Wahid Hossain, CEO, Oikkotan and Mr. Shazeeb M. Khairul Islam, CEO, SBYA Global on Social Business development and investors pitch. On the following day, Yunus Centre & SBYA Global organized a special tour at Grameen Industrial park, so that they could see some actual social businesses live in action. This helped them understand the mindset and motivation of someone who actually conducts a social business on a daily basis.
Then the young entreprenurs were paired up with 7 mentors to develop the final social business plan. Each of the delegates had come up with their own idea and all that was needed was help from the mentors to make the idea viable as a Social Business in accordance with the guideline prescribed by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yunus. At first the mentors sat with the delegates and discussed their ideas and the requirements for their idea to become a Social Business. The First Round of presenting happened on 13th August in KIB Complex with special guest judge Tafsir M Awal, Director, Panther Social, a social business also under the guidance of the Social Business Doctrine.
Next the top 7 finalists once again teamed up with their SBYA Global mentors to finalize their proposals and presented in front of the judge panel which comprised of Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Center, M F M Amir Khashru, General Manager, Yunus Centre, Alex Wang, President, Youthink Center and Shazeeb M Khairul Islam, Founder & CEO, SBYA Global at The Westin, Dhaka. Top 3 teams and 3 special category winners were awarded by judges followed by a small networking session.
SBYA Global Media Team