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Applications Are Open For Seedstars Dhaka 2016

Seedstars Dhaka, the local chapter of now famous global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets Seedstars World, organized its first event in 2015. It was quite a hit. Local startup Madviser won that competition.

The competition is back again this year with a bang! This year it will take place at Digital World 2016. Applications are open now for Seedstars Dhaka 2016. The event is scheduled on October 19, and application deadline ends on October 12.

If you are a startup who has a tech product/service which is scalable, received/secure investment less than USD 500K and started less than two years back, you are eligible to apply.

There are a lot of perks for the winning startups. The 8 best startups will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Dhaka 2016. The winner will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and global Seedstars Summits that include a boot camp and an investor forum and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for over $1mn in investment.

If you are not a startup but takes interests in the startup ecosystem, you can also attend the event. You can enjoy the top startup's pitch, inspirational discussions, and network with industry insiders, apply here. 

Mohammad Ruhul Kader is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur and writer. He founded Future Startup, a digital publication covering the startup and technology scene in Dhaka with an ambition to transform Bangladesh through entrepreneurship and innovation. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, and society. He is the author of Rethinking Failure. His writings have been published in almost all major national dailies in Bangladesh including DT, FE, etc. Prior to FS, he worked for a local conglomerate where he helped start a social enterprise. Ruhul is a 2022 winner of Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He can be reached at ruhul@futurestartup.com

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