Investment Boot Camp for Ag-MSEs

July 24, 2018

LightCastle Impact in association with held an Impact Investment Boot Camp for Ag-MSEs on the 9 th of July, 2018, at RDRS Guest House in Rangpur. Truvalu is an impact-investment company based out of Netherlands that works with growing Ag-MSEs in key 10+ emerging markets, including Latin America, Africa and some parts of Asia; […]

Smart Capital Investment Program Contract Signing with BFP-B

July 24, 2018

VIPB, Syngenta Foundation and LightCastle Impact have signed an agreement with Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh to develop a Smart Capital Investment Program to create Farmers’ Hubs, provide business development support via accelerator programs and risk capital. The initiative will help Ag-MSEs become fully investable growth businesses. The program estimates value chain development of 10,000+ small holder farmers and 60+ MSEs over a […]

Roundtable on Strengthening Market Access and Integration into Corporate Value Chains

May 13, 2018

On April 10th, a high-level roundtable was hosted at the Amari Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh with  senior executives and managers from national and international corporations, women business owners of micro, small and medium enterprises, business associations, NGOs, donor agencies and high-level government officials from the Ministry of Commerce, including the Honorable Secretary, Shubhashish Bose. “The […]

Business Incubation for the Agro SMEs: Truvalu and LightCastle Agreement

May 10, 2018

On May 3rd, 2018, LightCastle Partners signed an agreement with Truvalu Enterprises, a dutch organization specialized in SME funding, business development and market linkage opportunities in order to assist a business incubator program. With prior experiences in accelerator programs and incubators, both parties aim to identify the high potential agro SMEs to support them with […]

Smart Capital in Agro MSE: Impact Investment Initiative

April 13, 2018

A two-year long impact investment project was initiated this April, 2018 with a hope to transform country’s agro based MSEs (Medium and Small Enterprises) into growth oriented business ventures. The project titled ‘Transforming Small and Medium Agro Enterprises into Growth Oriented Business Ventures’ aims to help the MSEs expand business by providing capacity building, agro-technology, […]

Understanding the importance of quality control

November 20, 2016

Narayan Biswash is a veteran ground nut trader from Boultoli Bazaar, Goaplganj. He has been in this profession for the past 35 years. Prior to joining the Unnoty program, he had to remain satisfied by selling his products to other large arotders (wholesalers) in the Khulna region solely. Getting access to large institutional buyers like […]