Biniyog Briddhi supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh, in association with Roots of Impact and LightCastle Partners, hosted the Impact Startup Ecosystem Networking Dinner on Tuesday, 29 March 2022, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Corinne Henchoz Pignani, Deputy Head of Cooperation at the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh, graced the event with her welcome speech.
The event was organized to celebrate the achievements of the B-Briddhi programme since its launch in 2020, with the local program partners, impact entrepreneurs, investors, and the ecosystem players who have helped in moving the Bangladesh Impact Enterprise and Startup ecosystem forward. Overall 70 notable stakeholders (startups, investors, and ecosystem builders) from the Bangladesh Startup and Investments Ecosystem were present.
The presence of the stakeholders committed to developing Bangladesh’s impact investment framework made the event delightful. The guests shared their maneuvers and experiences, which exhibited prudent planning for the country’s startup ecosystem.
A short panel discussion was organized to highlight Biniyog Birddhi’s activity with the local entrepreneurs, moderated by Maxime Cheng, Lead Market & Capacity Building Programs at Roots of Impact. The following panelists joined the session to share their experiences:
Saraban Turin, Co-Founder & CEO, Turtle Ventures
Ilmul Haque Sajib, Co-Founder & COO, Sheba Platform Limited
Saif Rashid, Co-Founder & CEO, Apon Wellbeing
The event was also the first in-person networking session of the B-Briddhi programme aiding in establishing connections among the stakeholders. The networking dinner emerged as a blissful interaction session among the impact investment stakeholders facilitating the optimum environment to share their ventures.
Biniyog Briddhi is a multi-year partnership supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh and implemented by Roots of Impact and LightCastle Partners. B-Briddhi strives to improve the financial, social, and environmental performance of impact enterprises in Bangladesh by helping them to master investment readiness and impact management and get ready to access innovative finance to scale.