CMED Health best startup at Seedstars Dhaka
Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, brought its Bangladesh round to a successful closing at Seedstars Dhaka, on Sunday.
Held at GP House, the event made the jury panel to witness presentations of eight selected start-ups.
The CMED Health won the Bangladesh round of Seedstars World and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD 1 million in equity investment.
Professor Mohammad Kaykobad was present at the event as the Chief Guest and shared words of encouragement with the startups. Speaking at the event he said, "Bangladeshi youths are very talented and they need global exposure. I would like to thank the organizers for arranging this event, which will help the young entrepreneurs to compete internationally".
Welcoming everyone to GP House, Grameenphone CEO Michael Foley said, "I'm glad to see the innovative products of the participants. Such innovations will certainly help us to create a supportive ecosystem for the digitalization of the country."
Winner will be invited to the Seedstars Asia Regional Summit in Bangkok in November and will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Seedstars Global Summit, taking place in Switzerland in April 2018. The Global Summit is a weeklong training programme with the opportunity to meet the other 75 local winners, as well as investors and mentors from around the world. Traditionally, the final day of the Summit will be dedicated to pitching in front of an audience of 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to the USD 1 million equity investments.
Eight startups, out of 178 applications, were invited to pitch were - Arektu, CMED, Head Blocks, Microtech, REPTO, Jolpie, Cookups & Barikoi. The eight startups pitched in front of a prestigious jury consisting of Tina Jabeen of Startup Bangladesh - IDEA, Kazi Hassan from Grameenphone, Khurshed Alam from LankaBangla Finance, Dikshit Kukreja from Genex Infosys Limited, Mustafizur Rahman from CVCFL, Ahad Mohammad of Razor Capital, Samad Miraly from Startup Dhaka, Tareq Al Muntasir from Socian, and Adriana Collini from Seedstars.
In order to deliver the best possible event and to provide local entrepreneurs with this opportunity, Seedstars is working closely with a number of partners including their local ambassador Tanvir Sourov of Socian Ltd.
Adriana Collini from Seedstars said, "We are quite surprised to see the growth of the Bangladeshi Market and Startup Ecosystem. The Startups of Bangladesh are very energetic and we see great potential in them!" Seedstars is a Swiss-based group of companies, which has the goal of impacting people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.