The demo day for Grameenphone Accelerator 3.0 was hosted by Grameenphone at GP House on September 21, 2022. The innovation and digital transformation drive at Grameenphone have been led by GP Accelerator as 44 firms have received support from GP Accelerator since its inception in 2015. The program was redesigned to assist startups in gaining access to Grameenphone’s most sought-after resources, such as distribution channels, push for 10x growth and raise a sizeable sum of growth capital to hasten the acquisition of talent and customers in the region.
Grameenphone Accelerator 3.0 is powered by the executive consortium members BetterStories Limited, LightCastle Partners, and Upskill, which onboarded the 7th batch consisting of 6 startups on February 10, 2022. AirWrk, Game of 11, iPage, Lilac, OneThread, and Onnow, the startups from this cohort presented their businesses in front of the investors, ecosystem builders, and enthusiasts during the event.
Yasir Azman, CEO of Grameenphone, said, “Grameenphone has always prioritized the needs of young people and we will keep improving Bangladesh’s startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are happy to support and contribute to this path of empowering the young people and marching toward our common vision of becoming a self-sustaining knowledge-based economy.”
The event was graced by special guest Mohsina Yasmin, Executive Member, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) along with Hans Martin Hoegh Henrichsen, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer; Farhana Islam, Head of Social Impact, Grameenphone; Khairul Basher, Head of Communications, Grameenphone; Mustafizur Khan, Founder & CEO, Upskill. The Demo Day event was attended by investors, guests, and other esteemed officials.
Brief introduction of the 6 startups of the 7th batch of Grameenphone Accelerator 3.0:
Grameenphone Accelerator 3.0, powered by three of Bangladesh’s leading ecosystem builders – BetterStories Limited, LightCastle Partners, and Upskill – is a gateway to the world for Bangladeshi founders that are global-first and can effectively achieve 10x growth.