• Sunday, Sep 25, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Grameenphone begins training for startups

  • Published at 06:34 pm March 29th, 2017
  • Last updated at 08:30 pm March 29th, 2017
Grameenphone begins training for startups
The new batch of Grameenphone-Accelerator startups began their four-month acceleration journey at GPHouse in the city on Wednesday. After a rigorous process of reading through over 600 applications, face-to-face interviews, and pitch presentations, six startups were introduced to the startup ecosystem at a ceremony, reports BSS. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was present on the occasion as the chief guest. Muhith said: “Grameenphone has been a good partner of the digitisation process and the introduction of GP Accelerator will increase the cooperation with the government.” GPAccelerator (GPA), in partnership with SD ASIA, has been designed to support early-stage, homegrown tech startups. Five startups are provided with an intensive, rapid and immersive training over the four-month programme. The startups receive Tk11 lakh in seed funding each, work space in GPHouse, and a set of relevant industry contacts to speed up the life cycle of their businesses. This fixed-term, cohort-based programme allows the ventures to build a robust business model, become investable and scale them up. The programme ends with a grand event, a demo day, where startups pitch to a plethora of experienced investors, partners and key clients. Third batch application round saw some strong teams and GPAccelerator decided to make room for one additional team. GPA felt that founders can benefit from attending the mentor session and get GPA support to strike some key relationships for their public service solution. The sixth team will not receive any funding nor will it have to give up equity. However, it will receive mentorship and other programme support to improve their business model.
50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail