Our eight entrepreneurs from Bangladesh have arrived for the Spring 2015 Jolkona Catalyst program. Jolkona Catalyst is a three-week, mentor driven accelerator program designed for entrepreneurs from emerging countries. During the next three weeks, they will work with mentors and coaches to hone their business models and to learn how to scale their impact.
Stay tuned as we introduce you to our first cohort from Bangladesh!
Our first entrepreneur feature is Adnan Hossain, CEO & Founder of It’s Humanity Foundation. It’s Humanity Foundation is a non-profit focused on providing free basic education to underprivileged children and business training to adults that allows them to transform a crafting skill into a viable source of income.
Adnan Hossain’s Bio
Since his youth, Adnan’s family had a tradition of distributing winter clothing to remote villages in Bangladesh. On one of his trips to a northern village of Bangladesh he met a woman and was impressed by her traditional handmade crafts. He got to know others in that village with the same skills that made these beautiful handmade goods as a pastime.
Adnan learned that these talented crafters did not have the means to send their children to school and was prompted to start his venture.
Adnan Hossain holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from BRAC University with a major in marketing and a minor in human resource management. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, reading and learning about history, culture and food.