Dhaka is next stop for Seedstars to find the best startup from Bangladesh

Seedstars World, the largest startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is coming to Bangladesh for the 4th time. Seedstars will be holding a dynamic pitch event on September 8th, at 12.30 pm.

The companies selected to pitch at the Seedstars Dhaka event need to be less than 2 years old, have raised less than USD 500,000 in funding and built a minimum viable product, ideally with existing traction. The Seedstars team is searching for one additional criterion: the startup’s regional and global scalability.

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With a strong network of international partners, such as Merck, SPECo, Enel or Continental (amongst others) the competition organizers are looking for smart startups that tackle regional issues and develop profitable and sustainable products for the global market.

The applications are open until August 30th and startups are invited to apply at https://seedsta.rs/Dhaka After a careful screening, the Seedstars team will shortlist 8 of the best seed-stage startups in Dhaka to pitch on September 8th for the opportunity to compete at the Seedstars Summit, that annually takes place in Switzerland.

In order to provide local entrepreneurs with this opportunity and aiming to deliver the best possible event, Seedstars is closely working with Tanvir Sourov, Seedstars Dhaka Ambassador, who is representing the initiative throughout the year. The event also counts with the support provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh.

It’s Seedstars’ goal to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from emerging markets, especially those targeting solutions that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With that in mind, Seedstars World is traveling to more than 65 countries to identify the most innovative seed-stage startups, awarding them the opportunity to win up to USD 1 million and network with investors and mentors from around the world at the global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. Its previous participants have raised over USD 92M collectively, providing employment to more than 2.100 employees worldwide.

The 8 startups selected will give a five minute pitch in English, in front of a jury made up of local startup heavyweights. Members of the public and press are welcome to come join the fun and should register on the above Seedstars Dhaka website as well!

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Mridha Shihab Mahmud

Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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