LightCastle Partners in partnership with WorldFish Bangladesh successfully completed the 3rd Batch of the “Accelerator Program in search of Aquaculture Entrepreneurs” in Rajshahi. The 2-day residential training program took place on September 29 and 30, 2021.
The top 26 aquaculture entrepreneurs who were previously picked from the Bootcamp, were invited to partake in this accelerator program. Participants came from distant villages in Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dinajpur, and Bogura to take part in the program, held at BLC, Rajshahi.
The entrepreneurs were selected from an initial batch of 54, based on previously set matrices to measure their business, such as their business size, understanding of the market systems, the basis of investment prospects and market linkage potential. The program’s prime objective was to provide these budding entrepreneurs with business development support and investment readiness training. The sessions were conducted by senior project managers from LightCastle Partners and senior personnel from WorldFish Bangladesh, who covered diverse topics to assess the business end and the technical fish-farming aspects of aquaculture enterprises.
The detailed lectures helped in preparing the 26 shortlisted entrepreneurs for the upcoming Invest-readiness day and Demo day set to take place in October 2021, in Rajshahi, where they will pitch their business details in front of Industry experts.