Multisectoral Dialogue on Safe Water

January 10, 2019

Realising the need to facilitate the proliferation of inclusive business models such as Drinkwell and Folia Water, Pureit brand of Unilever Bangladesh and the Innovation Hub of the UNDP jointly hosted a roundtable in Dhaka on “SDG 6 Multi-sectoral Dialogue on Safe Water” in Dhaka, on November 29, 2018. The round table discussed the existing […]

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

January 9, 2019

On January 7th, an inaugural event was hosted in Dhaka, Bangladesh to mark the start of a capacity building initiative “Corporate Connect: Strengthening Market Access for Women-Owned Businesses”- a technical advisory project implemented by the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group and The Ministry of Commerce of Bangladesh. This inaugural event was targeted […]

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

December 27, 2018

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and LightCastle Partners jointly organized a seminar on “Promoting Digital Financial Services in Agriculture: The Next step” on the 18 December 2018, at The Westin Dhaka. The event was graced by dignitaries and industry professionals from banks, NBFIs, venture capitals, impact investment funds, NGOs, development organizations and private sector […]

Diversification: From pulses to golden fiber

November 20, 2018

Hasib Matubbar is a young entrepreneur from Kanaipur Bazaar, Faridpur. He is involved in raw jute trading in the local jute mills. In one of the sessions by Unnoty; an accelerator program of LC Impact. He came to know about product diversification and decided to work for diversifying his portfolio. Group: Jute Trader Group 1 Original […]

Agricultural diversification at its best, from vegetables & pulses to jute

November 20, 2018

Towhidul Islam works for a Non-Governmental Organization named Prantojon, which mainly operates throughout the southern region of the country. The organization he works for selected him as a representative of its own in the accelerator program, Unnoty; an accelerator program of LC Impact. From this program, he fully came to understand the idea of designing […]

Spinning mill churning Golden Fiber

November 20, 2018

Al Hajj Shamsul Haque is a seasoned jute trader from Kanaipur Bazaar, Faridpur. In his region, he is a pioneer of raw jute trading in the local jute mills and has been in this industry for a long time. Although the business picked up in the 90s, it started stagnating in the early 21st century. […]

Momita Enterprise

November 19, 2018

The couple duo Mr. Md Delowar Hossain and Mrs. Momita Hossain have turned the tables in the flower cultivation sector by their venture “MOMITA FLOWER PRODUCTS”. From being a small flower producer they have now turned into a large firm where they have not only increased their production and sales by 50% but also created […]

Shahidul Farmers’ Hub

November 12, 2018

In suite of the nationwide success farmers gained following the Farmers’ Hub model, Mr. Md. Shahidul Islam also adapted it and received immediate benefits by planting seedlings and selling them at an 80% profit margin. Like all Farmers’ Hub’s he also developed his shed infrastructure, increased the number of hand held machinery and gradually increased […]

Environmental Resource Advancement Services (ERAS)

November 12, 2018

Environmental Resource Advancement Services (ERAS) had a mission of setting up a business entity in compost (organic fertilizer) market segment. The product is considered as a resource recovery option from urban waste. They have a long term vision to establish a business entity on environmental products through waste to resource recovery as well as waste […]