Tiger Cage Launch Event held

Tiger Cage, an entrepreneurship-themed video series from Startup Dhaka, was launched on 10th December at EMK Center, Dhanmondi. Tiger Cage is the first ever video series in Bangladesh giving startups the opportunity to pitch in front of investors who are willing to provide funding access to startups. The show aims at mitigating one of the Bangladesh startup ecosystem’s
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ICT acclamation for Tech trailblazers

The changes in technology have paved the way for production to quadruple in just a couple of years and people, especially the younger generation, have adopted ICT very fast, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith, speaking as the chief guest at the programme. This is why the government chose information and communication technology for spearheading the country's development, he told the
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Travel startups on attention grabbing feat

The second wave of internet-era travel companies has captured the attention of venture capitalists. In the last five years, travel companies have raised more than $1 billion in venture capital funding. That includes short-term rental startups, travel and tourism apps, marketplaces for “experiences” and other travel or hospitality tech platforms. Airbnb, a $38 billion company and an anomaly in the category, has
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Banglalink Launches Incubator 2.0:

Banglalink has officially launched the second batch of startups for its IT Incubator initiative. The IT Incubator initiative is coordinated in collaboration with Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, of ICT division. The official ceremony took place on Thursday at Dhaka’s Le Meridien Hotel. Banglalink started the IT Incubator initiative with a vision of fostering digital innovation in Bangladesh. After the success of
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Soaib Grewal Talks about Design Thinking

In an era of highly technological and unforgiving competitiveness, it takes iterative adaptability to sustain in the business. Today, almost all of the leading global companies practice Design Thinking in their way to develop user-centric products. At its core, Design Thinking is a process for creative problem-solving. It enables organization not only to learn faster through iteration but also encourages
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National Demo Day and Bangladesh StartUp Awards 2017 Announced

To inspire startupculture across the country the government will be awarding ten Bangladeshi technology-based startups in May 2017. Besides, the first-everNational Demo Day will be held to connect startupswith a host of local and foreign investors on 25 May 2017.Startups are invited to apply online: by 14 may 2017. Information and Communication Technology(ICT) Division of the Government and BetterStories Limited
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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 until 4
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Over taxation bleeds the venture capital firms in Bangladesh

Experts concerned on Monday said that over taxation puts a bar in creating a venture capital (VC) eco-system which thus has stalled the growth of IT startups in Bangladesh. During a seminar titled ‘Creating a Venture Capital Eco-system: Government’s role’, organized by the ICT division at the Software Technology Park in Karwanbazar, they said that at present the VC firm needs
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