Press Release (22 November, 2016)
Investments into five New Entrepreneur (NU) projects were announced on Thursday at the 415th Social Business Design Lab. The New Entrepreneurs, children of Grameen Bank borrowers are seen in the photo with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. This Lab marked crossing 10,000 new entrepreneurs financed from Grameen's Nobin Udyokta fund.
The 415th Social Business Design Lab organized by Yunus Centre took place on 22ndNovember 2016 at the Grameen Bank Auditorium with nearly 155 participants from national and international organizations attending. The Design Lab was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.
Five new Nobin Udyokta business plans were presented at today's Lab. All Nobin Udyokta businesses, presented at the Design Lab are the children of Grameen Bank borrowers’ families. These five plans included Putul Kutir Shilpa by Putul Rani, who has 15 years of experience in making traditional handicraft items. Rashid Cycle Store project was presented Md. Jewel Hossain who is expert in repairing bicycles and has decided to become an entrepreneur using his skill. Rina Rani Roy presented Prokriti Beauty Parlor project. Ms Rani, mother of one, is a trained beautician and determined to become a self reliant entrepreneur. Other two projects are Tanvir Garments by Nur Mohammad who is an entrepreneur with a physical disability and Shourav Tailros and Cosmetics by Mst. Shahina Begum.