Changing the way entrepreneursgrow business and raise capital

Method

LC Impact focuses on building business models centered on a clear product/value for small businesses. Via accelerator programs we adopt lean startup principles, conduct sessions, link up with mentors/entrepreneurs and facilitate market connections. Presently, our focus industry is agriculture and technology e.g. we work with bio-tech businesses who provide small-holder farmers with seedlings developed in low cost green houses. We have run 25+ accelerator programs and have currently have USD 1.5 million+ in committed capital from investors for our graduates.

Industries we serve

ICT
Agriculture
Energy
Climate
WASH

Milestone

Entrepreneurs Reached
2000
Boot Camps Conducted
10+
Boot Camp Participants
800+
Accelerator Programs Conducted
25+
Accelerator Program Participants
300+
Investment Committed
$1.5mn

News

Multisectoral Dialogue on Safe Water

January 10, 2019

Corporate Connect: A Capacity Building Program to Strengthen Market Access for Women-Owned Businesses

January 9, 2019

LightCastle Partners with UNCDF jointly organizes seminar on Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

December 27, 2018

First Season of SMARTCAP Accelerator Program Completed

November 1, 2018

Focus Areas

Bangladesh’s fertile geography makes it ideal for agriculture and agro-based businesses. 20-30% percent of the GDP comes from the agriculture sector, 47% of the total workforce is employed in this sector, and 80% of the businesses in the ag-sector are MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises). At LC Impact, our focus is on regions where Ag-SMEs that receive little market-relevant business development support, practical opportunities to accelerate growth, and opportunities to link with growth-orientated funding opportunities. This includes regions in Northern Bangladesh – predominantly Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions, as well as Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal and Dhaka Divisions.

Success Stories

Partners