NUS rolls out entrepreneurship friendly scholarships

Speaking of innovation, National University of Singapore (NUS) has introduced scholarships for first year undergraduate students who are keen on starting their own venture upon graduation. The scholarship will cover tuition fee and living expenses for four years of undergraduate studies and allows recipients to apply for seed funding of up to S$50,000 for their start-ups, upon graduation. Awardees will also
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$1.1M investment by Seedstars to build Yangon Innovation Center

With aims to support 50 startups in the next of five years, Switzerland-based Seedstars will establish the Yangon Innovation Center (YIC) and invest $1.1 million to develop the startup ecosystem in Myanmar. An agreement to develop the center was signed between the Yangon Regional Government and Seedstars on October 5. Upon winning the bid to operate the centre on a build, operate
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yher Bangladesh: Celebration of Women Changemakers

Build Bangladesh and ygap Australia and have jointly hosted the pitch day event of the first ever female – led flagship accelerator program named yher Bangladesh – Celebration of Women Changemakers on 6th October 2018 at the Institute of Architects Bangladesh. yher Bangladesh, a women exclusive accelerator program, commenced on the 29th of September 2018 for a week-long group training provided
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From left to right: Samad Miraly, Sanchayan Chakraborty, Minhaz Anwar, Jayesh Parekh, Naima Chowdhury, Tina Jabeen, Akkie Okma, H.E. Harry Verweij, Kazi M. Aminul Islam, Sajid Rahman, Maliha Quadir, Tanveer Ali and Nazmul Karim

Bangladesh Angels Announces Launch, Opening a New Era in Start-up Investing in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Angels, a trailblazing investment network in the country, was inaugurated at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden on 4th October, 2018.  The event was graced by the presence of venture capitalists, financiers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders from both Bangladesh and abroad.  H.E. Harry Verweij, the Ambassador-Designate of Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Mr. Kazi M. Aminul Islam, Executive Director, Bangladesh
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Startup Expo for GPAccelerator Batch 5 held

GPAccelerator organized Startup Expo for the Batch 5 at GPHouse on 9th September 2018. The five selected teams from Batch 5 of GPAccelerator showcased their products during the event. With a great response, the event was participated by the key stakeholders like visitors, mentors and GrameenPhone employees.   GPAccelerator in collaboration with Startup Dhaka is an innovation-driven accelerator
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Investment Opportunities in Bangladesh: Discovering a Hidden Gem

Bangladesh is gradually establishing itself as “Asian Tiger” for extraordinary economic growth. In the last couple of years, it had over 7% GDP rate which is expected to rise up until 2050. To continue this robust economic progress, Bangladesh needs to focus on developing infrastructure, increasing collaborations and creating an investment climate. Recently, Startup Dhaka and BongoBD hosted a networking event
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Digital Analytics: Insight is power

To survive in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing marketplace, businesses need to understand consumer behavior and connect them on an emotional level. Having a good knowledge of the customers is not enough anymore. Amidst superabundance of information, it’s only the customer insight that makes a digital marketer invincible. Digital Analytics gives us a deeper understanding of the trend and behavioral pattern
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Growth Hacker reveals his secret recipe

In a red bloody ocean of competitiveness, it’s quite challenging for any startups to acquire new customers. Traditional marketing being expensive and having a tight marketing budget, startups in their early stages are forced to look for alternative ways to grow. Growth Hacking allows startups to skyrocket their sales in an innovative way. Recently Reza Chowdhury, a renowned Growth Hacking
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GPAccelerator Opens Application Round for 5th Batch

Grameenphone Accelerator has opened the call for applications for the 5th batch of the program. The program, delivered in partnership with Startup Dhaka, invites tech-based startups with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to apply through until mid-night 7 April 2018. GP Accelerator is an innovation platform that offers a 4-month curriculum-based mentorship program through several international
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Startup Dhaka Partners with Daffodil University to Jointly Develop Online Education Courses

Startup Dhaka and Daffodil International University (DIU) signed an MOU to on board DIU as one of the knowledge partners of Startup Dhaka online school. Startup Dhaka online school is an initiative to teach the aspiring entrepreneurs and students of the country the A-Z of entrepreneurship. Different local and international mentors will share the knowledge and experience in this
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Application Open For E27 TOP100 APAC Bangladesh Qualifiers

TOP100 APAC 2018, presented by WeWork is a program organized by e27 that empowers insights, connections, talent and funds opportunities for early-stage tech startups in Asia. This year Startup Dhaka is organizing the Bangladesh Qualifiers of the TOP100 with the support from White-board. The local qualifiers round will be held on 10 th April at GP HOUSE, Bashundhara where startup enthusiasts,
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