After 3 months of rigorous training, Startup Dhaka Incubator batch 1 has come to an end. 11 brilliant teams participated in the 1stbatch, and by the end of 3 months with the help of mentors and partners they have shaped their ideas to prototypes. Startup Dhaka Incubator is an intensive, result-oriented program that is tailored to making business ideas market- and investment-ready. Shohoz, one of the fastest growing ride-sharing platforms in Bangladesh was the supporting partner of the Startup Dhaka Incubator. Facebook, Amazon Web Services, LightCastle Partners, Edge Research & Consultancy, University of Liberal Arts and Upskill also joined the Incubator as Partners, to help startups transition into the real world of business from just a cool idea.
The teams will get an opportunity to pitch their respective products and services to investors and stakeholders at Demo Day which is to be held on 24thAugust, 2019 at Newscred Dhaka. Before the demo day, the teams are getting time to further work on their progress and traction so that they are well prepared to show their numbers to the investors.
Startup Dhaka Incubator will start taking application for the next batch from 27th July, 2019. Be it a tech company or a conventional one, anyone with any idea that addresses a concrete problem and has the potential for changing lives can apply to the program. Startup Dhaka will also host several info sessions to orient the participants with the Incubator.
Over the last 3 months, Rashed Noman, Country Director of Augmedix, Bijon Islam, CEO of LightCastle Partners, Asif Khan, Managing Director of Edge Research & Consulting Ltd, and the internal team of Startup Dhaka mentored these startups and helped them figure out their next course of actions for scaling their business and monetize from it.
Mustafizur Rahman, CEO & Founder of Startup Dhaka said, “We have been working in the startup ecosystem for a long time and realized launching an incubator program in this market was very necessary for the idea stage startups. With our experience and network, we believe we were able to help the startups from our pilot batch and looking forward to help more startups in the upcoming batches.”
Fred Victor, CEO of Dorji-e, one of the participating startups of 1stbatch said, “This was an amazing experience. We have learned a lot and met lot of people from the industry who were able to give us very helpful insights to take our idea forward and shape it as a business.”
Working in a variety of domain and industry, these 11 startups effectively advanced their startups towards solving critical problems that the mass people face on their daily life:
Travel Bangladesh is one of the top travel information site in Bangladesh that helps you to find every information through Bangla, English and Video content. It also provides contents, video making, digital marketing, it, pr, corporate, consultancy service to all the Travel companies.
Akash wants to work with rural agriculture by providing micro insurance to farmers vulnerable to natural calamities.
CGPA matters, is a platform for students to connect over academia, industry relevant dialogues, blogs, and provide them with resources to compliment the education system in making impactful academic and professional decisions.
Mindo is a medicare platform, but the first of its kind in promoting mental awareness, catering to those who need psychological counselling.
Minimal Furniture is an online shop for customized furniture production. They’ve been operational for almost two years now and are working to go international.
BD Parlors is a one stop shop for all kinds of salon and parlor services catering convenience to customers at all socioeconomic strata.
PickEdu is a peer to peer education platform that connects students to nearest tutors on demand. They’re currently focusing on university students who struggle because of divergent education backgrounds.
Pykari.xyz is a marketplace for wholesale goods. Procuring wholesale goods is a great hassle right at this moment, and it’s also highly centralized within a few major cities and locations. Gulistan Online wants to change this and make wholesale products accessible to everyone. You can find, compare and contact the best wholesalers to get the best possible deals.
Dorji-e is a digitized tailoring system, where consumers can choose size, specification and tailor from an aggregated app and avoid the hassle of physically going to the tailor. And the best part is: It’s all automatic and digitized. Even the dress patterns are in-built within the app so that there are no scopes for confusion.
Adama Robotics produces easy-to-use robotics kits, applications and courses for young learners to give them creativity, problem-solving and STEM technical skills better equip them for the future.
Adroit Solar Limited aims to install and do commissioning of industrial solar system industry’s on roof-top, which will reduce the electricity bill of the industry to zero.