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Social Business Design Lab held

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Staff Reporter The 41st Social Business Design Lab organized by Yunus Centre took place on Saturday at the Grameen Bank Bhaban. The program was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and brought together more than 130 participations from Bangladesh and abroad. The event was also live streamed by Yunus Centre and watched online by participants around the globe. Professor Yunus welcomed the participants to the Lab and updated the audience that 496 social business projects had been presented in the 40 labs organized to date since January 2013, of which 471 had been approved for investment, most of which were already in operation. At the 41st Lab held today, six new Nobin Udyokta (new entrepreneurs from Grameen Bank families) presented their business plans. Three of the six entrepreneurs were young women. In addition, Grameen Telecom Trust signed two joint venture agreements with SDRS Solar Project and Red Worm Vermi Compost project for the launch of their social businesses. Grameen Shakti Samajik Byabosha Ltd also signed nine new Nobin Udyokta projects.