WHO WE ARE

YY GOSHTI is Bangladesh’s first independent Social Business incubator that started in 2016 with a mission is to inspire and support young social entrepreneurs while they transform their communities by building scalable social businesses. Our Incubator provides startups with world class training, mentoring, access to resources and capital. YY GOSHTI COWORK is the fastest growing coworking space in Bangladesh. Currently with 2 locations in Dhaka, it holds dozens of startup and social business events in a year . Our boutique design studio YY GOSHTI DESIGN specialises in creating strong brand identities, storytelling videos and websites for organisations that delivers impact.

We are part of YY Ventures Limited, a social business company founded in Bangladesh which is a collection of enterprises & projects that inspires innovation, supports social entrepreneurs and drive social change.

"YY Goshti energizes everybody, helps everybody to think differently, think fresh, bring out new ideas, who knows one of these ideas will completely change the world"

Professor Muhammad Yunus

2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Founder of Grameen Bank

OUR TEAM

Lamiya Morshed has been the executive director of Yunus Centre, the global hub for the social business activities of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, since its inception in 2008 and her experience with social businesses spans over 23 years.

Lamiya Morshed
Chairman

Shazeeb has 6 years experience of working with social businesses and startups globally. He works full time at YY Ventures Limited as the Managing Director and was the founding CEO of YGAP Bangladesh.

Shazeeb M Khairul Islam
Founder, Managing Director

Highlighting the importance of Start Ups in the fast growing economy Akkie Okma contributes to their progress by offering training and mentoring in the development of business plans, pitching their businesses to investors and building supporting networks.

Akkie Okma
Technical Advisor

Khalid leads the design team at YY Goshti and has been helping social entrepreneurs build strong brands. He currently serves Social Business Youth Alliance as the CEO and has working experience with British Council.

Khalid Hossain
Director

OURIMPACT

2016

FOUNDED

30

ENTREPRENEURS

57380

LIVES IMPACTED
MEET SOME OF OUR INCREDIBLE PARTNERS

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"YY Goshti is the future of now. What one does not make alone, many create at YY Goshti. It is the best playground to tackle things differently and with joy."

Hans Reitz

Co-Founder, The Grameen Creative Lab

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