Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladesh is in the face of major economic and health adversities. This monumental crisis has led the ICT ministry to launch ACT COVID-19 National Call to collect ideas and business solutions from innovative entrepreneurs to salvage the crumbling economy and address the health and safety challenges ensued from the massive disruption in lives.

    LightCastle Partners played an integral role in the programme as a knowledge partner to shortlist top 144 ideas from a total of 681 submissions; conducted online bootcamp sessions and provided one-to-one mentorship to the teams. 

    Bijon Islam, CEO of LightCastle Partners was among the respected jury members to judge the live pitch sessions of 71 finalists and award the 36 winning ideas.