Startup Dhaka has been promoting the startup ecosystem in Bangladesh for more than five years now. Since its inception, Startup Dhaka has been at the front lines, running accelerator programs, startup workshops, and online and offline courses. Startup Dhaka has worked with 1500+ startups, facilitated 68 investments, arranged over 35 startup events, and has published over 78 online courses. In line with these contributions, Startup Dhaka is set to launch a 3-month Incubator program. The Startup Dhaka Incubator is an intensive, result-oriented program and tailored to making business ideas market- and investment-ready. Be it a tech company or a conventional one, Startup Dhaka Incubator will work with any idea that addresses a concrete problem and has the potential for changing lives.
In regard to applications being on, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and Startup Dhaka will host an info session to orient the participants with the Incubator. It is scheduled to be held on 19th March 2019, at 3 pm. The session will take place in ULAB campus. After the info sessions, teams will have a clearer sense of expectations for the next three months. To top it off, there will also be a bonus session on pitch deck which will give the attendees a head start in fundraising and presenting their ideas better.
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ULAB is one of the valued partners for the program. ULAB itself is focusing extensively on Entrepreneurship Development through its Center for Enterprise & Society (CES).
The incubation program is designed to help early-stage startups to turn their ideas into a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in 90 days. Startups will not have to give up their equity but the program will cost Tk 50,000 after acceptance into the Incubator and will receive Tk.20,000 scholarship sponsored by Shohoz. The total value of the incubator program is over eight lacs taka ( Tk.800,000) when program benefits are measured in monetary value. The 3 months of intense learning will help founders to be investment-ready. Accepted teams will get the following benefits from the partners of Startup Dhaka Incubator.
- Scholarship of Tk. 20,000 from Shohoz (all teams), so actual cost of the program is Tk. 30,000
- FbStart package from Facebook
- AWS credit from Amazon
- Investment counseling from fund managers of IDLC VC fund I
- Investment Linkage and Exclusive Fundraising Mentorship from Edge Research & Consulting
- Chance to feature in Tiger Cage, the country’s first Startup Funding reality show
Startup Dhaka Incubator is supported by Shohoz, and facilitated by: University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Facebook, Amazon Web Services, Edge Research & Consultancy, and Lightcastle Partners.