BACK GROUND OF B’YEAH

Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice & Helpcentre (B’Yeah) aims to encourage and increase youth participation in the private sector. It is exclusively working on economic and social empowerment of Youth through entrepreneurship development. It is aspires to build a strong community of Youth Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh which can become the platform for young entrepreneurs and to assist their growth of business to improve their socio- economic prospects. It has already gained increased acceptance among cross section of people at the national and the international level due to its tireless efforts to promote young entrepreneurs through support, mentoring and gender balanced policies.


B’Yeah: A member of the Global network of YBI (Youth Business International)

Youth Business International has set up several youth business initiatives to help young people to start and grow their own business and create employment. YBI was founded as a joint venture of The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and The Prince’s Trust. It works in partnership with trusts, foundations and a variety of franchise partners to enable the business community to promote youth entrepreneurship. This is achieved through a global network of business support, mentoring and access to start-up finance.

B’Yeah joined the YBI Global network in 2009 and committed to organising accessible financial support, mentoring and training to those who have a viable business idea but are unable to find necessary help.

Working area: B’Yeah’s activities currently focus on young people living in Dhaka and its suburbs. However, it aims to expand its outreach to district areas as well.

Building a prosperous Bangladesh through youth entrepreneurship

To promote youth entrepreneurship through the means of capacity building, mentoring and networking.

The mission of B’Yeah is to promote youth entrepreneurship for 1,000 entrepreneurs in 5 years. B’Yeah will convert at least 25% of them to fully functioning entrepreneurs whom will provide gainful employment for 2500 to 3000 job seekers.  B’Yeah intends to promote the concept of Mentoring in Bangladesh and recruit sufficient mentors to provide support to the youth entrepreneurs. Through promoting young entrepreneurship, B’Yeah aims to:
  • Empower Bangladeshi youth, especially women through self employment.
  • Facilitate growth in SMEs in Bangladesh that meet the criteria of sustainable development.
  • Promote awareness of the Mentoring concept in Bangladesh.
  •  Increase number of youth entrepreneurs

  •  Ensure sustainability of start up business and its growth

  •  Increase number of youth job opportunities

  •  Encourage local business community to support as mentors

  •  Encourage local banks and financial institutions

  •  Create an enabling  business environment

  •  Empower Bangladeshi youth, especially women

  •  Collaborate with Government agencies, educational and vocational institutions, NGOs   and other youth entrepreneurial based organizations to deliver the organization’s core   objectives.

  •  Secure partnerships with MNCs and mainstream financial institutions and banks for   financing and supporting the youth enterprise.

  •  Enhance capacity of B’Yeah staff, mentors and volunteers.

  •  Establish B’Yeah as a champion of youth entrepreneurship.

  • Encourage

  • Innovation

  • Collaboration

  • Diversity

OUR TEAM

Manzoor Hasan (OBE) Chairperson
Abdul-Muyeed Chowdhury                Founder Chair
      Ashfah Huque
          Executive Director
Syed Fakrul Hasan Murad                Treasurer
S.A.M Showket Hossain                 Board Member
Golam Mainuddin             Board Member
Ubaidur Rob             Board Member
Salahuddin Kasem Khan
            Board Member
M.K. Aaref             Board Member
Ms. Mahrukh Mohiuddin Board Member
Gulshan Nassrin Chowdhury Board Member
Layla Naznin Harun                Board Member
      Shahariar Sadat
          Board Member
Sharmin Jahan Chowdhury MEL Coordinator 
Mahadhe Hasan Project Manager
Md. Shahin Forhad Coordinator-capacity building
A.H.M Mostofa Kamal Programme Officer
Tania Akter Program Officer
Sajal Mallick  Program Officer-Youth Digital Center
Md. Shahin Miah Sr. Finance Officer
Mazed
Md. Mazedur Rahman Admin & HR Officer
Yeasmin Akter  Field Officer
Ali Ahmad Sahal ICT Officer
Chandni Tahzin Mabin Program Officer
Mithun Ghagra  Office Assistant