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Govt awards top 10 start-up firms

  • Published at 12:41 am May 26th, 2017
Govt awards top 10 start-up firms
The government has awarded the country's 10 start-up companies in different categories. Of the awards, one was the best start-up, another goes to best women start-up and others to best divisional start-up companies. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for ICT Division, handed over the awards at a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka on Thursday. Top three award winners were given the chance to showcase prototype of their products at the function that was organised marking the National Demo Day. The winner of the demo will represent Bangladesh in the upcoming Techsauce Global Summit. Information and Communication Technology Division organised the National Demo Day and award ceremony in association with the start-up advocacy organisation Better Stories. Zunaid Ahmed Palak said: “Bangladesh is a fast emerging tech destination for regional and global players. We are very glad to get our local and international partners in the campaign to promote Bangladeshi innovation in next level. Hope the start-ups will bring new identity for the country.” Swapan Kumer Sarkar, Executive Director of Bangladesh Computer Council, delivered welcome speech on the inaugural session. Before the award-giving ceremony, a dialogue session was held on “Investment in technology sector in Bangladesh: Challenges and Possibilities.” A2I Innovation Director Mostafizur Rahman, Grameenphone Chief Executive Officer Petter-B Furberg, Star-up Bangladesh Policy Advisor Tina Zabin, Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Bangladesh Secretary General Shawkat Hossain and Uber South Asia Head of Public Policy Sweta Rajpaul Kohli participated in the session. Component Team Leader at Leveraging ICT for Growth Sami Ahmed moderated the panel with Zunaid Ahmed Palak in the chair. Access to Information (A2I) programme of Prime Minister's Office, GP Accelerator and Venture Capital and Private Equity Association of Bangladesh, Uber and Techsauce Global Summit are the partners of the national level programme.