How to exercise for more investment readiness and impact management fitness

What is included in our training and voucher offer?

A powerful fitness opportunity for incubators and impact enterprises

Both the Investment Readiness Train-The-Trainer Programme and the Impact Management Train-The-Trainer component target incubators. Selected participants will participate in trainings that cover the latest knowledge and tools in Investment Readiness or Impact Management. Upon completion of the Train-The-Trainer component of the capacity building programme, these incubators are required to pass a Theoretical Exam and Trainer’s Assessment in order to become eligible as service providers for the Voucher Scheme Component. Then, impact enterprises can select an eligible service provider and jointly apply for a voucher that will subsidise the cost of the services delivered by service providers on the topics of either Investment Readiness or Impact Management. These services will be carried out during the Voucher Scheme component of the capacity building programme.

How does the application work?

For incubators: Train-the-Trainer offer

Applications have closed for the 2021 round of the Train-the-Trainer component of our capacity building programme! Please check back in early 2022 for information on the next round of applications.

Incubators are encouraged to apply for the Train-the-Trainer component, which has been specifically developed for these kinds of service providers and was tailored to the Bangladesh context. You can choose to participate in one or both of our Train-The-Trainer tracks, Investment Readiness and Impact Management. For more details about both programmes, please see this PDF. Please check back here in early 2022 for more information!

What is the application timeline for incubators?

Updated application timeline for 2022 to come in due time

How to know if you are eligible as an incubator

Please check the following conditions before you apply:

As an incubator, you have to:

  • be legally registered in Bangladesh;
  • commit to participating in a series of online bootcamps to be held between mid-May to end July 2020 (exact dates tbd);
  • have been in operation for at 2 least years;
  • have provided services on investment readiness and/or impact management to impact enterprises;
  • plan to run an iteration of one or both types of services in the next 6 months.

For impact entrepreneurs: Voucher Scheme

Our new Voucher Scheme 2021 is launching now. Please check out exactly how and until when to apply for this new round!

For impact entrepreneurs, the Voucher Scheme is a great opportunity to access tailored support on Investment Readiness and/or Impact Management. You are able to select an incubator that has successfully taken part in the Train-The-Trainer component and jointly develop a programme that will serve as the basis of your application. Detailed information on the Voucher scheme can be found in the following document.

Eligible impact enterprises are invited to submit a joint application with one of the pre-approved incubators (see further below). The application itself will ask impact enterprises and their partner incubator to submit a capacity development plan with specific deliverables against which the success of the service delivery can be measured. These deliverables will also be included as part of the service contract. We advise that applicants craft this plan before beginning the application process using a template that we will provide on this website. The plan should specify the type of service provided, the format, and the price for the services provided. If you want to check the application questions beforehand, just click the button below.

What to keep in mind before applying

Before starting, please look at these documents. They provide essential information to correctly fill out the application.

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Service delivery menus will provide an overview of the types of services we expect to see in the plans you create. Please refer to them in your joint discussions and use them as the basis for the service delivery templates that you submit in your application.Investment Readiness menuImpact Management menu
Service delivery templates provide the required format for submitting the training plan at the application stage. Please fill this out together, making reference to the service delivery menus.Investment Readiness templateImpact Management template

How to find your service provider

Looking for an incubator or accelerator to partner up for the Voucher Scheme? The new list of our 2021 eligible service providers is now available! Check out and contact your preferred one from the 4 organisations below:

What is the application timeline for impact entrepreneurs?

How to know if you are eligible as an entrepreneur

Please check the following conditions before you apply:

As an impact enterprise, you have to:

  • be legally registered in Bangladesh
  • have been in operation for at least 2 years (for Investment Readiness services only or services for both Investment Readiness and Impact Management) OR 1 year (for Impact Management services)
  • explicitly seek to address a social or environmental problem
  • have at least one full-time team member who will continue to work at the organisation full time while the participating team member takes part in the programme
  • already have a product or service that you are ready to sell
  • already have customers buying or using this product or service
  • be applying jointly with a pre-approved service provider
  • have the resources to pay 20% of the cost of the incubation, acceleration, or service provision fees.