Week In Review: SD Asia’s Top 3 Articles From Last Week

Every day, we at SD Asia work hard to bring you the best startup, entrepreneurship, business and tech news from Bangladesh, from Asia and around the world. There are times when we hear of news that holds us in awe, or times when our review lists have created a storm. More importantly, we try to inspire the Bangladeshi startups first. Sometimes we deliver some advice pieces for the entrepreneurs and tech lovers.

Without further delay, here are our top 3 articles from last week.

1.GPAccelerator Calls for Applications for 3rd Batch


Grameenphone Accelerator has started to receive applications for the 3rd batch of the program. The GPAccelerator program has been designed to help local tech startups build and grow their businesses fast and robustly. SD ASIA continues as the operating partner of the program for the second year.

Ambitious tech startups with MVPs can apply through www.grameenphoneaccelerator.com/apply until 4 March 2017.

The program only accepts tech startups that have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Interested startups need to have a minimum of two co-founders who must be committed to the program full time in order to take advantage of the program offering.

2. ‘Idea Project’ will Organize the Entire Startup Ecosystem of Bangladesh


“The startup culture in Bangladesh is yet very new. To take the Bangladeshi startups to the international level, the entire ecosystem needs to be organized. To bring that ecosystem together, ‘Idea project’ is initiated by the ICT ministry.’’

Md. Abdul Bari, personal secretary of Bangladesh ICT minister said all these in an interview with SD ASIA.

In the interview, he also talked about the various plans and different projects initiated by ICT ministry for the startups.

3. Three Brac University students give Bangladesh its first nano satellite


Three Brac University students on Wednesday paved Bangladesh’s first path for having a footprint into the space by developing the first nano-satellite of the country.

The low-cost small satellite, categorized as nanosat, has been designed, developed and assembled by Brac University students-Abdulla Hil Kafi, Maisun Ibn Monowar and Raihana Shams Islam Antara.

Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT) also known as Kyutech-one of the best technology universities of Japan collaborated with Brac University in developing the first nanosat.

Tousif Alam