Startup Weekend Dhaka

    Thursday, May 18 - 20, 2017

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Startup Weekend Dhaka

Thursday, May 18 - 20, 2017

Thursday, May 18 - 20, 2017
Event starts at 10:30 am

GP House
Ka-1/B Bashundhara Lane
Dhaka, Bangladesh 1229

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Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with almost 3000 past events in over 150 countries around the world in 2017.The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

If you have an idea and want to- 
  • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship,
  • learn the process of going from concept to creation,
  • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in Dhaka,
  • join or build an all-star team,
  • or take your own idea from concept to creation
Make sure it's a new idea and not an existing business. 

Startup Weekend Dhaka is your destination for the weekend of May 18- 20th! SD Asia is organizing the event which will be held at GP House, Bashundhara. 

Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. 

So, mark your calendar and work the weekend to be a startup!

For the 1000tk ticket you get:

  • Access to the full weekend-long event
  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Saturday night
  • Mentoring by experts from the ecosystem
  • Tasty meals all weekend
  • Exclusive sponsor products and snacks
  • Collaboration with awesome professionals
  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days
  • And over 100 new awesome Facebook friends!

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Thursday May 18th

10:30 am
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

11:00 am
Share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

12:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Pitches Starts
Optionally line up to give your pitch

3:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

3:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

4:30 pm
Submit names
Teams will finalize and submit their names and description

5:30 pm
Start Planning
Know your team members, decide on roles and plan how you will work on your idea over the next 2 days

8:00 pm
Wrap Up!
Finished for the day

Friday May 19th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm
Lunch & Namaz break

2:30 pm
Coach meeting
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

4:30 pm
Check in, status reports, call for help, teams continue to work

8:00 pm
Finished for the day.

Saturday May 20th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Final time to work for your startup. Ask for help if required

12:30 pm

1:30 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

3:00 pm
Final Presentations

6:00 pm
Judging & Awards

7:00 pm
Networking & Snacks

8:00 pm
Wrap up!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Dhaka team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.

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