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Jolkona Catalyst Entrepreneur Profile #7: Shazeeb Islam

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 learn how to scale their impact.

Our seventh entrepreneur feature is Shazeeb Islam, Founder & CEO of Social Business Youth Alliance Global. Social Business Youth Alliance Global is a non-profit organization designed to train youths interested in launching their own ventures.

Shazeeb Islam’s Bio 

Khairul IslamDuring his time in university, Shazeeb was greatly inspired by the work of Dr. Muhammad Yunus and the concept of social businesses that strive to solve societal issues in a sustainable way.

In 2013, he and seven other students who shared his passion created Social Business Youth Alliance Global, a non-profit organization that trains youths interested in launching social businesses.

To date they have inspired more than 2000 young people and have helped launch 3 successful social businesses.

Shazeeb Islam holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Dhaka. You may find Shazeeb playing cricket on his free time and visiting new places.

Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @jolkona for updates as their accelerator begins!

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