• 1st phase complete


What we do/Mentor

We build the capacity of the Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) by linking them to an experienced business mentor.  Mentors spend approximately three weeks with each business over a 10 month period.

Mentors help build the capacity of the entrepreneur and their team in the following key areas:

  • Market access, marketing and promotion
  • Implementing simple business processes in areas such as finance and HR
  • Preparing the business for investment

Where do OPEN's mentors come from?

We are privileged to have access to highly experienced international business mentors through our partnership with Challenges Worldwide.  Challenges Worldwide is a pioneering social enterprise based in the UK.  It has placed business mentors in more than 40 countries over the last 15 years.


As well as accessing international mentors, OPEN is committed to building and deploying a network of Bangladeshi business mentors.  If you would like to get involved in mentoring one of our SGBs please contact us.

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