The Netherlands government has launched the “Orange Corners Incubation Programme” in Bangladesh, providing support, skills, funding, and resources to young entrepreneurs. This initiative aims to transform their innovative ideas into sustainable businesses. The programme offers world-class training, funding opportunities of up to 50,000 Euros, and a global network to help entrepreneurs elevate their ventures. Applications for the programme are open until early June 2023.
Selected participants will attend a selection boot camp in late June 2023, and the most promising teams will be onboarded to the first cohort in July 2023. The programme prioritizes female representation, with a minimum of 50% of the cohort dedicated to supporting women-led businesses in Bangladesh. Orange Corners is a global initiative by the Netherlands’ foreign ministry, empowering young entrepreneurs in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
YY Ventures, BYLC Ventures, and SAJIDA Foundation implement the Orange Corners programme in Bangladesh, with support from DBL Group and Unilever. This initiative is set to foster the growth and success of the next generation of entrepreneurs in the country.