In 60 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. 2 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. 20,000 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.
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 was 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.
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.
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.
Arnav, a tech enthusiast loves to do product plans for startups. He likes to work at the intersection of UX, business, and engineering to deliver 🚀 super-fast MVPs to have the fastest POCs of ideas - to ensure quick, sustainable 📈 growth. As an ex-product manager of Pathao, he belives GOOD COMPANIES MANAGE ENGINEERING. GREAT COMPANIES MANAGE PRODUCTS. In his career, he got connections with different startups like ShopUp, Pathao, TicketChai, Beatnik, Buzzally, Pharma71, Champs21, etc and stepped almost 50+ brands and 15+ industries.
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.
As founders or teams, you are eligible for this program if you meet the following criteria: