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Introduction and Scope of Yunus Social Business Centre

Yunus Social Business Centre, Pokhara is the one stop resource centre for the Social Business, the concept pioneered by Novel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus. It is a support wing of Yunus centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh to promote the entrepreneurial way of thinking and Social Business in Pokhara, Province no 4. It was formally established as one of the 142 Yunus Centres around whole world. It is regulated under MOU with Yunus Centre , Dhaka signed in January 9, 2018 during video conferencing event with Prof. Muhammad Yunus between him and Representative of Novel Academy. The YSBC, Pokhara Acts as:

  1. Resource centre of Social Business and entrepreneurship
  2. Regular organizer of Social Business workshops.
  3. Organizer of Social Business Idea challenges and social business incubation program.
  4. Social Business consulting agent.
  5. Facilitator of  Social Business Researches
  6. Facilitator for internship for student to Yunus Centre Dhaka.


Centre Mentor: Prof. Dr. Vikash KC

Centre Manager: Mr. Kshitiz Baral

Centre Location: Novel Academy, Newroad, Pokhar-Lekhnath-9

About Social Business Challenge 2019

Social Business Challenge is a nation -wide social business idea pitching competition initiated by Yunus Social Business Centre, Nepal located at Kings College, Kathmandu. Under the same umbrella YSBC, Novel Academy is taking the responsibility for the Pokhara Chapter of SBC, 2019 to conduct the provincial level program in province no. 4.

Nature of the program


The program aims to encourage the entrepreneurial ways of thinking in youths. Its target group is the youths pursuing Bachelors and Master level degrees regardless of the faculty and colleges. The participants pool includes the bachelors and master colleges in Province no.4, to mention, Novel Academy, PCM, LA Grandee, PEC, WRC, NTHMC, Agriculture College Puranchour, PN campus etc. At least 12 and at most 15 teams will be selected after the screen-out process to pitch their idea for the final event. The winner team will be funded for the nation – wise event including their transportation, fooding and lodging and registration fee in the program. YSBC has collaborated with Urja lab, an IT company as a local partner for the program. Besides, we propose your organization for the sponsorship varying in the benefits and sponsorship amount.

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