Yunus Social Business Centre is on a mission to solve the socio-economic problems of the country through social entrepreneurship. The centre facilitates the growth of social entrepreneurship through training, providing access to seed capital, mentoring, and networking. The centre is driven by the motto “inspire, incubate and accelerate” the growth of social enterprise and social business that largely focuses on solving the problems of the community bringing the efficient drivers of the corporate world. We enable the youths with the social ideas to transform the impact driven ideas to sustainable social enterprise by facilitating them office space, advisory support and mentorship from our own staff and from external network of people as well, seed money up to NRs 150,000/- to exceptional and passionate entrepreneurs and access to network of investors for the incubatee to pitch their ideas.
The centre also runs Social Business Challenge with an aim to foster and engage the youth and educators on understanding the concept of social entrepreneurship. Under this program we conduct workshops in the valley and in the most prominent cities of Nepal to solicit applications and facilitate them till the final round for thecash prize of NRs 100,000 to the winner.
In 2015, we organized International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship that had participation of more than 400 people from the country and outside the country, 8 international speakers, 48 national speakers and 34 partner organizations and many more paper presentations on the social entrepreneurship. The objective of the conference was to educate the participants and partners on the idea of social entrepreneurship and the need in the country.