Bridge for Billions is a digital ecosystem of incubation programs that provides the right tools & guidance to early-stage entrepreneurs to develop their companies, facilitates the roles of mentors and eases your work as programme managers by letting you leverage a scalable platform and proven methodology as well as gain control and visibility on the progress of your incubated companies.
It offers a gamified and step by step experience that allows entrepreneurs to create their business plans and structure their model. Far from theory, the pedagogy pushes early-stage founders to formulate their ideas and answer the tough questions. It invites them to “get out there”, talk to people, research, and validate their ideas. The mentor is here every week to challenge assumptions, double check and support.
Tell us more about your organisation in the application form below. We will offer licenses to 10 participating incubators and accelerators, who will benefit from the opportunity to offer entrepreneurs access to structured resources and mentorship opportunities unique in the Bangladesh accelerator ecosystem.
If selected, you will undergo a training by the Bridge for Billions team about the incubation platform, its methodology and how to run your incubations programmes with it. After that, you will have the flexibility to implement it as you see fit: (1) Either as part of an ongoing onsite incubation program; (2) Or as a standalone offer to impact enterprises that you would not have been able to incubate otherwise.
All incubators and accelerators will be responsible for recruiting their cohort of impact enterprises and mentors for the programme. A website and marketing materials will be provided so that both mentors and impact enterprises can apply through your own Bridge for Billions’ portal.
Program licenses will be valid from May until December 2020. In this time, incubators will let their entrepreneurs and mentors match one another via the platform's matching module, and have them start the structured online incubation with weekly activities and mentorship sessions. Not all programmes have to run concurrently, each incubator will need 4 months for their participants to complete the full Bridge for Billions incubation cycle.