Grameenphone launches a nationwide call for applications from startups to join its program called GP Accelerator 2.0 at a press conference at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon today.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister, ICT Division, Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and Information Ministry has made the announcement at the event as the Chief Guest. GP CEO Michael Foley along with Yasir Azman, Deputy CEO & CMO, Grameenphone; Solaiman Alam, Head of Digital, Grameenphone; Talat Kamal, Director, Communications, Grameenphone and Minhaz Anwar, Head of startup Ecosystem, Grameenphone were present for the event to present the details of the program.
This year, with the launch of Grameenphone Accelerator 2.0, Grameenphone takes a step further to reach out to tech innovators and startups across the country and help them transform their ideas to minimum viable products through a pre-accelerator. Tech innovators and startups from across the country can register online.
At the pre-acceleration round, 25 selected startups will go through product research, design, validation and company formation. The deadline for the pre-acceleration round is until May 15, 2019.
More advanced startups can apply directly for the accelerator program until July 15, 2019 where a four and half month’s training will be provided by expert mentors from home and abroad. GPA 2.0 is a collaborative program where investors and key startup ecosystem players are all are coming together to design the curriculum and deliver it.
The startups accepted for the accelerator program will receive go to market support, scale and growth boot camps conducted by expert global mentors, workspace at GP house, access to GP distribution channels and opportunity to pitch to local and global investors.