LightCastle brings Founder Institute Bangladesh Virtual 2020 Pre-seed Accelerator

LightCastle Analytics Wing
August 13, 2020
LightCastle brings Founder Institute Bangladesh Virtual 2020 Pre-seed Accelerator

The Founder Institute (, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator is accepting applications for its upcoming Bangladesh Virtual 2020 program.

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of the program’s mentors, partners, and participants, the cohort will be held completely online, allowing anyone to build a business alongside some of Dhaka’s top entrepreneurs and investors from the comfort of home. LightCastle invites all entrepreneurs and early-stage startups to apply to the Bangladesh Virtual 2020 Founder Institute at or attend a free online startup event in Dhaka at

The Dhaka Chapter will be led by local startup leaders, Bijon Islam, Founder and CEO, LightCastle Partners, Minhaz Anwar, Founder, and Chief StoryTeller, BetterStories, and Sajid Amit, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Enterprise and Society (CES), ULAB. The official partners for FI in Bangladesh are BetterStories Limited, Center for Enterprise and Society, ULAB, and LightCastle Partners. 

LightCastle being one of the official partners is supporting the program by organizing, managing, implementing, and mentoring the first-ever virtual cohort by FI. In addition, media outreach, sponsorships, and mentor pooling are also being handled by the LightCastle team.

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The program is backed by Pathao and Shohoz and will also feature the “PraavaHealth Impact Fellowship” for a deserving impact entrepreneur accepted into the cohort.

The Founder Institute Bangladesh Virtual 2020 pre-seed accelerator begins on 2020-10-27, and aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs looking to build solutions for the future will have the opportunity to:

  • Have exclusive access to the Pathao and Shohoz war chest of support
  • Get constant feedback and regular office hours with 50+ Dhaka Mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs.
  • Make quick progress on their business using a proven, structured process to get traction and funding that has helped alumni build great products and raise over $950M in funding.
  • Get fast-tracked to a suite of post-programs, including Funding Lab, to continue getting expert support for years to come.
  • Expand their support network to include startup founders, CEOs, and investors from the Founder Institute’s global network of 4,300+ alumni and 14,000+ mentors across 185+ cities

Interested founders can apply to the Bangladesh Virtual 2020 Founder Institute at and those that apply by the Early Application Deadline (30th August 2020) to avail be the Early Course Fee (the early price of $299 USD increases to $399 USD after the Early Deadline)

Learn more about the Founder Institute at

WRITTEN BY: LightCastle Analytics Wing

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