In 90 days incubation program is designed for helping early stage startups to move ideas into a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) stage. The program curriculum will cover subjects that entrepreneurs need, in order to systematically approach Customer Discovery, Design Thinking, Product Development, Pitch Deck design, Market Sizing, Bootstrapping, Fundraising - everything an early stage startups needs to cover but teams find it hard to get support in our market. 3 months of intense learning from inhouse and expert mentors will help founders to prepare an investment ready pitch deck to face investors. No equity is required but the program will cost Tk. 30,000 after acceptance into the incubator.
Just because it is a cool product does not mean the market wants it. Since problems and solutions are subjective, as an entrepreneur you need to fully understand them in relation to the other. Learn what makes your idea worth exploring, and what does not.
Know what your consumer really wants, and how they want it. A good product is a one that firstly provides certain utility better than any other. Secondly, one that the consumer not only want, but are also willing to pay for. See how to approach product development if you’re in your early stages.
Impress the investors with a full proof business pitch. Acquiring funds require a set of key information to be collected, tracked, and effectively presented. Learn how to be pitch perfect.
Attend the expert sessions online. Instead of pushing through traffic for the sessions, attend them from your offices or homes. Get your assignments and worksheets. Complete them as mandated to assess the performance potential of your business.
Meet the experts for one on one mentorship and discuss the business problems you’re facing. Get expert insights on your KPI deliverables.
Mustafizur Khan is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and a marketer with over 22 years of experience. He founded Startup Dhaka, an entrepreneurship development platform and manages an accelerator programs as the operating partner. He is a partner at IDLC Assessment Management company, a $5mil dollar VC Fund I.
Inam Uz Zaman is the project lead of Startup Dhaka's Online Learning Platform “Upskill”. Prior to his current role he led the strategy division of Purplebot Digital, and was the cofounder of a peer to peer food marketplace called “Foodtong”. He has a BBA Degree from IBA, University of Dhaka. Business Development and Marketing via Digital Channels are his particular areas of interest.
Samad Miraly is a Canadian-Bangladeshi investor and startup enthusiast, who started investing at the age of 10. The gadget geek in him led him to tech investing. He is a Partner at IDLC Asset Management Venture Capital Fund I and an Executive Director at Olympic Industries Limited.
Nahid is currently working as the program manager of Startup Dhaka. She works as the Admin Coordinator of Grameenphone Accelerator. She is also the project lead of Tiger Cage, country’s first investment based reality show where real entrepreneurs meet real investors to raise investment. Nahid has helped various startups through accelerator program, events, workshops and bootcamps.
Fayaz is a serial entrepreneur, investor, mentor and a startup community advocate from Bangladesh. Fayaz co-founded Startup Dhaka and Magnito digital. He also is a director at Fortuna Group that has investments in various sectors including life insurance, insurance, food and leather.
Nazmul Ahmed (Najm) is a Marketing Consultant; With more than 12 years’ experience of planning and executing marketing & sales for startups. He is an expert in lead generation & conversion optimization for growth stage companies through both digital media and traditional marketing to build and maintain a marketing machine.
Sajid Amit is Associate Professor and Director, Center for Enterprise and Society (CES), and Executive MBA (EMBA) at ULAB. He is also the Country Ambassador for the World Innovation Forum (WIF), a subsidiary of the World Economic Forum. Sajid has experience in providing hands-on experience in scaling small business and helping startups refine their business models, business strategies, go-to-market approaches, and scaling by connecting to wider markets.
Asif is the founder director of CFA Society Bangladesh, member of CFA Institute's Asia Pacific Research Exchange (ARX) society engagement committee. He was the Former Associate Director at Exotix Capital, one of the biggest frontier market stock brokerage based out of London. More than 8 years of experience with 4.5 years on the Buy side working for NY based hedge fund Caravel Management LLC.
Ali is the founder director of CFA Society Bangladesh and played crucial role in the formation. He was the Former Research Director at BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage, the pioneer in equity research in Bangladesh with a team of 8 analysts under him. Worked in IFC’s Investment team for 2 years and Eastern Bank’s proprietary portfolio management team with total experience of 10 years.
Safwan is the founder director and also current treasurer of CFA Society Bangladesh. He was the Former Head of Research at BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage. He has provided research advisory services to institutional clients with combined AUM of US$30mn. He has also managed a large number of investor roadshows in Bangladesh.
Specialized in business model development, financial structuring and inclusive business design with 10+ years of experience in corporate and investment banking (Citibank, N.A.), financial inclusion (Citi Foundation), private, development and public sector consulting. Co-founder and CEO of LightCastle, one of the country’s fastest growing data & analytics firm with 175+ projects in 5 years and LC Impact focusing on small business acceleration (including gender focused programs like Women in Tech) and impact investments.
Rashed is currently the country head (Bangladesh) of Augmedix. Previously he worked with General Motors as Project Engineer and at the Boeing Company as Senior Manager for Operations Control Centert. Now he oversees operations and growth initiatives in Augmedix Bangladesh. During his Leadership Augmedix Bangladesh has grown 10X and all set to double every year next few years.
As founders or teams, you are eligible for this program if you meet the following criteria: