Sheikh Jahidur Rahman
Creating a new scalable social venture is a challenging and complex task. The risks of starting a new business are high, as illustrated by the high failure rates for new ventures. Youth School for Social Entrepreneurs (YSSE) is a youth organization which provides knowledge, mentorship, sponsors, ideation to create startups, and entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. On its way to fulfil the visions YSSE has organized an event titled “Impact Talk: Changing Lives in Bangladesh” on 25 August 2016 at SEL Centre, Dhaka. The event has been conducted by experts from Social entrepreneurship field. The event had an amazing panel of enthusiastic guests and they are Shazeeb M Khairul Islam CEO, Spark Bangladesh, Rahat Hossain, Co-Founder, CriticaLink, Debojit Saha, Founder and CEO, Surokkha,Waliullah Bhuiyan, Founder & CEO, Light of Hope, Tahrima Ahmed, Co-Founder, The Jar. ”To create policymakers, entrepreneurs and investors focusing on key needs of the society, everyone should play their role in establishing a society that serves us all in its ultimate objectives”, said YSSE Founder Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf Hossain.
”All human beings are born entrepreneurs and taking the business initiative to solve a social problem is called social business, ” said Spark Bangladesh CEO Shazeeb M Khairul Islam.
People who are planning to start their own business need plenty of tips and advice to help them succeed. There are many opportunities of doing business in Bangladesh but one of the biggest problems is without reaching reality almost all business die in some period of time.
Panellists addressed to pinpoint the important elements that an entrepreneur needs to keep in mind and consider while thinking about business. In this Impact Talk, potential entrepreneurs and existing social entrepreneurs brainstormed ideas about the startup ecosystem in Bangladesh leading them to learn from success stories, discussed about making network withdrawn startup community and talked about different ways through which they can implement their own start-up ideas and be successful.