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GIST Startup Boot Camp – Thursday and Friday, May 22 and 23

A new generation of entrepreneurs is quickly rising up in Bangladesh. GIST, in partnership with Startup Dhaka, is seeking out Bangladesh's 30 most promising tech startups to participate in the upcoming GIST Startup Boot Camp to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday-Friday, May 22-23, 2014. At the event, entrepreneurs will get a chance to attend the entrepreneurial training, receive mentoring designed to spark innovative thinking, and present their venture in a pitching tournament, all to accelerate among technology ventures in Bangladesh. The main components of the Startup Boot Camp will include:

  • Interactive entrepreneurship training by US entrepreneurs and investors to a community of entrepreneurs from 30 top Bangladeshi tech startups.
  • One-on-one mentoring to help entrepreneurs refine go-to market and develop investor presentations and elevator pitches.
  • Three-month, post-event virtual mentorship for the top five finalists of the venture pitch tournament.

GIST Demo Day - Saturday, May 24

On May 24th, Startup Dhaka and CRDF Global invites you to attend GIST Demo Day where the top 10 Bangladeshi startups will pitch their business ideas and receive feedback from a panel of venture capitalists, angel investors and accomplished entrepreneurs. Demo Day is open to entrepreneurial and investment communities as well as stakeholders involved in entrepreneurial ecosystem building in Bangladesh.

Day - 1

Day - 2

Demo Day

TBA

Dhaka

May 22-24th

This year, of course.

Multiple Speakers

Top Experts.

Limited Seats

Registration process is closed.

Schedule

Day 1 – Thursday, May 22, 2014

Attendance by Invitation Only. 30 top startups (60 entrepreneurs). 80 people total

Day 2 – Friday May 23, 2014

Attendance by Invitation Only: 30 top startups (60 entrepreneurs). 80 people total

Day 3- Saturday, May 24, 2014

Open to the Public
Open Entrepreneurship Training – Up to 150 entrepreneurs

Team

Amadeyr Cloud Ltd.

Industry: Technology for Development
Website: http://amadeyr.org
Detail

amarCV.com

Industry: E - commerce, Career Service
Website: www.amarcv.com
Detail

Appnometry

Industry: E – commerce
Website: www.appnometry.com
Detail

BioScience Agro EcoVillage

Industry: Green tech, Food & beverage & Agriculture
Website: www.bioscienceagro.com, www.bsa-ecovillage.com
Detail

Bongo

Industry: Entertainment
Website: www.bongobd.com
Detail

Buckets Engineer

Industry: IT
Website: n/a
Detail

CityScope

Industry: Energy & Information Access
Website: n/a
Detail

Dam.com.bd

Industry: E-Commerce
Website: dam.com.bd
Detail

ERROR Lab

Industry: Green tech, Consumer electronics, Financial & Energy
Website: www.error-lab.com/
Detail

Fera Tech Ltd.

Industry: E - commerce, Food & beverage, Financial, Telco & BFSI
Website: www.feratech.net
Detail

Fortune Tech

Industry: E-Commerce
Website: www.fortunetech.com.bd
Detail

Greener Nano-Tech

Industry: Pharmaceutical, water purification, and soft drinks industry
Website: www.fortunetech.com.bd
Detail

Hypertag Solutions Ltd

Industry: E-Commerce, Media, Financial, Mobile Financial Service
Website: www.hypertagsolutions.com
Detail

i2eat.com

Industry: E-Commerce, Food & Beverage, Media
Website: i2eat.com
Detail

iVive Labs

Industry: E-Commerce, Software Development
Website: www.ivivelabs.com
Detail

LightCastle Partners

Industry: Financial, Business Analytics
Website: www.lightcastlebd.com
Detail

Monariz Fashions

Industry: E-Commerce
Website: www.monariz.com
Detail

MUTHOFUN

Industry: Telecom
Website: www.muthofun.com
Detail

Myjatra.com

Industry: E-Commerce
Website: www.myjatra.com
Detail

Panacea

Industry: Anti-Counterfeit
Website: www.panacealive.com
Detail

PixeLizard

Industry: Consumer Electronics
Website: www.pixelizard.com
Detail

Singularity Limited

Industry: Health & medical devices
Website: www.singularitybd.com
Detail

SmarTech

Industry: Greentech, Agriculture
Website: n/a
Detail

SobjiBazaar.com Limited

Industry: E - commerce, Agriculture
Website: www.sobjibazaar.com
Detail

TapStar Interactive Software Limited

Industry: Education, Entertainment & leisure, Mobile Game Development
Website: www.tapstarapps.com
Detail

Team 4 Techs

Industry: Light Engineering
Website: n/a
Detail

Team Engine

Industry: Multiple sectors
Website: www.tm-engine.com
Detail

Emfxr

Industry: ICT, Healthcare
Website: www.urbanlaunchpad.org
Detail

QDoc

Industry: CT, Healthcare
Website: n/a
Detail

143play

Industry: Entertainment & leisure, Games
Website: www.143play.com
Detail

Mentors

Jim Bagnola

President, The Leadership Group International

Jim Chung

Executive Director, Office of Entrepreneurship, George Washington University.

Thor Ernstsson

Entrepreneur and founder, Casual Corp

Amyn Saleh

Director, Bengal Glass

Masrur Hannan

Founder, Bonolota UX Designs

Syed Uddin

Managing Director, MAAR Ltd

Sajid Rahman

Advisor, Sabre Advisors

Anita Ghazi Rahman

Founder, The Legal Circle

Richard Boerner

Superintendent - American International School Dhaka

Raisul Kabir

CEO, Brain Station-23

Riyad Husain

CEO, Magnito Digital

Nazmul Chowdhury

First Vice President & Head of Brand, The City Bank Ltd.

Sharful Alam

Chief Operating Officer at Aamra Networks Limited

Taro Araya

CEO, MIAKI

Tanveer Ali

Executive Director, Inflection Ventures

M.K Aaref

CEO, EMK Center

Iraj Islam

CTO & Co-Founder, NewsCred

Maneeza Hossain

Director, Aegis Textiles Group

Sameer Sattar

Head of Chambers, Sattar & Co.

Khadem Mahmud Yusuf

CEO, Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Ltd

Nazim Farhan Choudhury

Serial Entrepreneur

Judges

Zarif Munir

Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group.

Jim Davidson

Private Investor, JGDVentures.com

Shuvo Rahman

Director, Intelligent Image Management Ltd.

Jim Bagnola

President, The Leadership Group International

Jim Chung

Executive Director, Office of Entrepreneurship, George Washington University.

Thor Ernstsson

Entrepreneur and founder, Casual Corp

CRDF Team

Natalia Pipia

Associate Program Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, CRDF Global.

Ovidiu Bujorean

Senior Program Manager, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, CRDF Global.

Amanda Gant

Associate Program Manager

StartupDhaka Team

Mustafiz

Founder Startup Dhaka

Samad Miraly

Co-Founder, Startup Dhaka

Fayaz Taher

Co-Foudner Startup Dhaka

Outreach Partners

Media Partners

Sponsors

Let us know if you are interested in being an outreach partner for the GIST Startup Boot Camp. Email at fayaz@startupdhaka.org

Organizers