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.