YY Goshti, the very first independent social business incubator, was launched on February 18, 2016 with support from EMK Center. YY Goshti aims to create a generation of social business entrepreneurs by providing training, mentorship and seed capital while materializing their social business ideas.
The launching ceremony hosted a specialist panel, consisting of three of the members of their honorable Advisory Assemblage, included Ms. Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre, Ms. Shaila Khan, Assistant Country Director, UNDP Bangladesh, Mr. M. K. Aaref, Director, EMK Center; moderated by Mr. Shazeeb. M. Khairul Islam, Founder of YY Goshti. The speakers discussed a broad array of topics involving Social Business, Social Enterprises and Youth Involvement on the World stage among others. As they encourage Interactive Youth Participation, the audience neither tired nor relented in with their barrage of inquiries.
The program proceeded with a symbolic opening of the YY Goshti via cutting of a cake by the panel and the organizers. Immediately after a photo of the panel and the team on stage, the attending participants broke out into an unmediated freestyle networking session, which now seems to be recurring incident at all events related to SBYA Global. The open lobby-sofa-style seating and complementary coffee and snacks contributed to an unbound networking collaboration that superseded even the expectations of the organizers who planned the session.
Following the networking session, filled with discussions on diverse topics, selfies, posts and tweets, the gathering of inspired collective individuals disbursed with the expectations of future collaborations brimming with potential.