YY Pitch Day 2017 held in Dhaka

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The YY Pitch Day was the culmination of the first phase of Blue Gold Innovation Challenge. It was held on April 2, 2017 at EMK Center from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Top 12 Entrepreneurs showcased their social innovations for funding to start commercial operations. An eclectic audience of social business experts, development sector representatives and entrepreneurs attended the event.

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The event started with an introductory session about BGIC’s journey so far, by Mr. Boudewijn Sterk, Manager Innovation Fund. This was followed by a short speech by Mr. Shazeeb M. Khairul Islam, President of SBYA Global and the Program Coordinator of BGIC, where he talked about what the event aims to do. After the introductory speeches, the official presentation session began. The 12 entrepreneurs pitched their business in 3 minute slots, followed by 3 minute question and answer sessions. The participants were scored by a panel of judges as well as the audience. The panel consisted of Ms. Hasin Jahan, Country Director, Practical Action; Mr. Najmul Huq, CEO of Grameen Uniqlo and Mr. A.S.M. Shahidul Haque, Private Sector Development Expert, Blue Gold Program.

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Salman Sadek, Founder of Tomalu, Syed Sadhli Ahmed Roomy, Founder of FarmVest,Tanjia Akter Tanu from Tanu’s Strawberry Farm and Gourab Sarker, Co-founder of Sunfarm were the winners of the Pitch Day and now are building their ventures with financial and strategic support from the YY Goshti & Blue Gold Program.

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A business of commercial harvesting of Pomato seedlings – a hybrid form of potato and tomatoes using grafting method to produce a new kind of crop that can be grown readily in coastal areas.

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A sustainable model farm to grow vegetables like broccoli, capsicum, cherry tomatoes,
strawberries and lettuce, as well as 2500 chickens, whose eggs and meat will be packaged and sold to locals through super shops/stores.

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An e-commerce matchmaking platform for farmers where customers directly crowd fund the farmers by booking their crops in advance. Firmest aims to ensure that farmers can have proper market price for their crops.

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A business of using intercropping method to harvest sun-flowers, extracting oil and advancing supply chain development, and using sun-flower crops to reduce
soil salinity.

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