Our model incorporates market systems approach, technology and empirical analytics. Combination of business-growth strategies, mentorship, networking amplifies entrepreneurs’ access to resources and information. In short, we are taking the entrepreneurship ecosystem to a new level.
Fostering entrepreneurship development is critical for the growth of Bangladesh. To that end, we strive to impact the ecosystem in parallel with developing individual ventures. By building game-changing platforms like Pujee, PitchPerfect and TechBeez, we aim to impact the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
We developed an online fintech platform for startups. It allows them to easily generate basic financials as part of capital raise. The idea was to introduce a tool that will render the power of generating financials to literally anyone – regardless of prior knowledge in finance.
The platform has a registered user base of 800+, many of whom have successfully leveraged it to raise investment for their particular ventures. Pujee was supported by the EMK Center and has won the Manthan Award in 2015.
The Pitch Perfect
We developed a pitch-tech platform that host essential resources to prepare winning pitch decks for effective fundraising. Startups leveraged the online tool to build requisite capacity. As part of the project, we also organized a pitching competition, awarding BDT 50,000 as seed funding to the winner and connecting the top 5 finalists with potential investors.
The winning team went on to raise approximately $100,000 from outside investors and is now well on its mission to create a lasting organization in Bangladesh. PitchPerfect was supported by the EMK Center.
In collaboration with the EMK Center, we conceptualized and run an entrepreneurial platform for Women in STEM in Bangladesh – TechBeez. It is a networking, event and competition platform aimed at connecting aspiring female students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields with successful and inspiring female leaders in the ICT and digital industry. By building a bridge between female ICT professionals and female students through networking opportunities, events and competitions, we aimed to inspire further involvement of women in ICT and facilitate the growth of digital Bangladesh.
Our goal was to focus on products/services that worked towards solving some of the most pressing social maladies existent in Bangladesh namely, female harassment & abuse, pregnancy & motherhood, education & literacy, traffic & transportation and healthcare & wellbeing.
Over 200 participants applied, and after rigorous screening, we recognized ~20 aspiring female entrepreneurs for their brilliant ideas. The winning team was awarded BDT 50,000. Moreover, the top five teams were connected with industry practioners for future mentorship.