Tech startups get boost with Bangaldesh demo day
The Bangladesh telecom company Grameenphone and Seedstars, an emerging market startup investor are digitally going live with the broadcast of the GP Accelerator 2.0 Online Demo Day on 8 July, 4:00pm - 5.30pm (GMT+6). The online event is open to all attendees.
As the first acceleration program managed by Seedstars focused on early-stage startups in Bangladesh, it is an initiative by GrameenPhone to provide startups in the country a platform to build their ideas and grow.
The Online Demo Day is a culmination of the four and a half months-long program, and startup teams got a chance to work with international mentors from the USA, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Thailand, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Canada, as well as local startups from Bangladesh.
Among other benefits, the 9 startups selected had access to a $5000 equity free grant, one-on-ones with entrepreneurs in residence and co-working with other startups and ensure experience sharing and network expansion, and access to Seedstars partner network.
The batch includes teams from Bangladesh developing Online Renting Furnish Platform, Buying Auto-mobile Parts and Services through Mobile Application, FieldForce Tracking and Management Solution, One-stop solution of tailoring and others.
“GP Accelerator powered by Seedstars is a great opportunity to witness and get involved with Bangladesh's top early stage startups,” says Ratish Narayanan, Seedstars general manager.
Seedstars is a Swiss-based private company with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The groups’ activities cover over 90 ecosystems through a variety of initiatives such as the Online Seedstars World Competition, acceleration programs, physical hubs called Seedspace, venture capital investments and company building activities.