On September 23rd
during Seedstars Dhaka, powered by GP Accelerator, 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. The program is Title Sponsored by
LankaBangla Finance Limited and supported by ICT Division of Posts,
Telecommunication and ICT ministry
Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 23rd,
2017 - Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup
competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its
Bangladesh round to a successful close during Seedstars Dhaka. The event took
place this Saturday at GP House, and eight selected startups were invited to
present their ideas in front of the local jury panel.
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 GPHouse, 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.”
The local winner, CMED Health Limited deals with IoT enabled cloud based preventive healthcare platform that
monitors health parameters, predict
health risks and reduce health cost.
REPTO education Center and Cookup Technologies become 1st and second
runners up respectively.
CMED 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 program 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 170
applications, were invited to pitch were other startups + URL.
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, Prince Mojumder 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. The event was powered by
Grameenphone Accelerator and co-sponsored by LankaBangla Finance, Genex Infosys
Limited and CVCFL and Aamra Technologies. The Swiss Embassy, EMK Center,
BetterStories Limited, ICT Division, Digital Bangladesh, Startup Bangladesh and Aramex were critical for the successful
execution of the event.
\"They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we
were seeds.\" - Mexican proverb
Seedstars is a Swiss-based
group of companies which has the goal of impacting
people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.
Seedstars connects stakeholders within these ecosystems, builds companies from
scratch with public and private partners and invests in high-growth startups. Through different activities of startup
scouting, company building, and
acceleration programs, the team has now access to entrepreneurs, investors,
incubators, corporations and government officials from 75+ countries. The
Seedstars group includes:
- Seedstars World, a worldwide startup competition,
sourcing in 75+ emerging markets the top talent from these regions
- Seedstars Growth, a three-month
virtual acceleration program
- Seedspace a network of coworking and co-living
spaces now in 25+ countries
- Seedstars Academy, a six months program to train
aspiring local entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses, currently running
in Nigeria and Ivory Coast
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● Arektu: E-commerce software as a service for the 10,000+ brands
that sell through Facebook in Bangladesh.
● CMED Health Limited: IoT enabled cloud based preventive
healthcare platform that monitors health parameters, predict health risks and reduce
● Microtech Interactive: Our product makes learning for children fun and interactive using augmented
● Barikoi: We help
logistics and e-commerce companies to be efficient.
● Head Blocks: The leaders fail mostly for their wrong investment on
people. So we help you to search the right people to excel your organization.
● Cookups Technologies: Cookups is airbnb for
home-cooked meals. A platform for buying and selling wholesome homemade food.
● Jolpie Technologies: Jolpie, the health-tech company is a complete healthcare platform
that focuses on appointments, consultations, medicine and health records.
● REPTO: Education Center is
an online course marketplace that aims democratize the education system of
● Meghdut Analytics: We are
enabling organizations from emerging economies to become data-driven using a
cloud-based self-service BI solution.
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