LightCastle Partners along with the ecosystem enablers launches Founder Institute’s Virtual Pre-seed Accelerator Program 2020

LightCastle Analytics Wing
August 11, 2020
LightCastle Partners along with the ecosystem enablers launches Founder Institute’s Virtual Pre-seed Accelerator Program 2020

The Virtual Pre-Seed Accelerator Program of Founder Institute Bangladesh 2020 has been officially launched today through a webinar. This year’s edition is brought to you by Better Stories Ltd., LightCastle Partners, ULAB, and supported by Pathao and Shohoz. The program will also feature the “PraavaHealth Impact Fellowship” for a deserving impact entrepreneur accepted into the cohort.

The session titled “Startup Funding in Dhaka: How to Raise Money for Your Business” hosted an esteemed group of panelists and guest speakers, including:

1. Maliha Quadir: Founder and Managing Director, Shohoz
2. Hussain Elius, Founder CEO, Pathao
3. Sylvana Q Sinha, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, PraavaHealth
4. Md Sajidur Rahman, CEO, Telenor Health
5. Nirjhor Rahman, CEO, Bangladesh Angels Network
6. Anita Ghazi Rahman, Founder & Partner, The Legal Circle
7. Fahim Ahmed, CFO, Pathao

Key discussion points of the session highlighted how to secure funding for startups, the Angel Investor landscape in Bangladesh, the Legal aspects of founding a startup, and practical examples of how successful startups have grown over the last few years. In addition, the panelists and guests conducted an interactive Q&A session with over 70 participants.

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The program begins on 27th October 2020, 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 to 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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