Summary: In this captivating 15-minute keynote address, we delve into the dynamic world of logistics and mobility and its profound impact on the future of megacities. Our esteemed speaker, an industry trailblazer, will shed light on the innovative solutions transforming urban mobility and reshaping the logistics landscape.
Join us to explore the symbiotic relationship between mobility advancements and urban development in megacities. Learn how cutting-edge technologies, smart infrastructure, and sustainable practices are revolutionizing transportation, ensuring seamless connectivity, and addressing the challenges of rapid urbanization.
Drawing parallels with the “Future of Movement in Megacities” panel discussion, this keynote emphasizes the significance of collaboration among startups, policymakers, and industry leaders to unlock the full potential of logistics and mobility. Be inspired by success stories, gain insights into upcoming trends, and discover how startups can contribute to building sustainable and efficient urban mobility solutions.
Embark on a transformative journey with our keynote speaker as we reimagine the possibilities of logistics and mobility in shaping the cities of tomorrow. Together, let’s embrace innovation, create smarter urban ecosystems, and drive towards a more connected, accessible, and sustainable future.
Summary: The forthcoming panel discussion on the “Future of movement in megacities” is set to be an enlightening and captivating session at the summit. The panel, composed of leading experts in urban mobility, will explore innovative strategies and visionary solutions to address the challenges of transportation in rapidly growing megacities.
Over a duration of 30 minutes, the esteemed panelists will discuss cutting-edge technologies, sustainable mobility options, and smart urban planning to tackle congestion, reduce carbon footprint, and enhance overall transportation efficiency. They will emphasize the need for collaborative efforts between public and private sectors to create integrated and future-ready transportation systems.
This engaging session aims to provide attendees with valuable insights into the future of movement in megacities, paving the way for smarter, greener, and more accessible urban transportation systems.
Summary: The keynote session on “E-Commerce in Bangladesh, 50 Billion Dollar Opportunity” promises to be a dynamic and insightful highlight of the summit.
The keynote will center on the exponential growth of the e-commerce market, emerging trends, and the factors driving consumer behavior. The speaker will emphasize the transformative impact of digitalization on businesses and consumers alike, and the role of technology in fostering innovation and inclusivity.
This session aims to leave the audience with a clear understanding of the remarkable growth prospects in the e-commerce industry, empowering entrepreneurs and stakeholders to tap into the 50 billion dollar opportunity that lies ahead in Bangladesh.
Summary:The engaging panel discussion on “Unlocking the Potential of the E-commerce Sector” is set to be a captivating highlight of the summit. Over the course of 45 minutes, a panel of esteemed experts and industry leaders will delve into the myriad opportunities and challenges in the e-commerce landscape.
The discussion will revolve around strategies to accelerate the growth of the e-commerce sector, foster digital entrepreneurship, and drive innovation in online marketplaces. Panelists will explore the role of technology, logistics, and policy reforms in creating an enabling environment for e-commerce businesses to thrive.
This insightful session aims to provide valuable insights and actionable takeaways for startups, policymakers, and investors looking to harness the full potential of the e-commerce sector and contribute to the digital transformation of Bangladesh’s economy.
Summary: Join us for an enlightening 15-minute keynote presentation, as our distinguished speaker, a visionary investor in the education technology space, uncovers the transformative impact of EdTech on the future of education. Delve into a journey of innovation and reimagine the possibilities of learning in the digital age.
In this captivating address, we explore how EdTech solutions are reshaping traditional educational models, fostering personalized learning experiences, and democratizing access to quality education. Discover how emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and interactive learning platforms are revolutionizing classrooms and enhancing student outcomes.
Drawing parallels with the “Future of Education & Work – How Startups Can Contribute” panel discussion, this keynote emphasizes the pivotal role of startups in driving the EdTech revolution. Witness inspiring success stories and learn about investment opportunities in the EdTech landscape.
Together, let’s envision an empowered future of education, where innovation, technology, and inclusive learning opportunities empower the next generation of learners, paving the way for a brighter and more equitable tomorrow.
Summary: In this engaging fireside chat, “Future of Education & Work – How Startups Can Contribute,” the Honorable Education Minister of Bangladesh and a prominent edtech founder will come together for a dynamic conversation. With a duration of 15 minutes, the session will delve into the transformative potential of startups in shaping the future of education and work.
The discussion will revolve around innovative solutions and approaches that startups can bring to the education sector, equipping learners with 21st-century skills and preparing them for the changing landscape of work. The Education Minister will share insights into government initiatives and policies to foster an enabling ecosystem for edtech startups, while the edtech founder will highlight success stories and the role of technology in enhancing learning outcomes.
With an emphasis on collaboration between the government and startups, this fireside chat aims to inspire a shared vision for the future of education and work, catalyzing impactful innovations that will drive social and economic progress in Bangladesh.
Summary: In this compelling 30-minute panel discussion, thought leaders and EdTech pioneers converge to explore the critical role of technology in shaping the future of education amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution. Join our esteemed panelists, including the Honorable Education Minister of Bangladesh and a prominent EdTech founder, as they engage in an open and insightful dialogue. Uncover how EdTech innovations are bridging gaps in education, equipping learners with essential 21st-century skills, and fostering an agile learning ecosystem.
The discussion will focus on the ways EdTech solutions are addressing challenges in education access, teacher professional development, and personalized learning. Gain valuable perspectives on policy measures and initiatives to catalyze EdTech adoption and foster a collaborative ecosystem between startups, policymakers, and educational institutions.
In sync with the “Future of Education & Work – How Startups Can Contribute” keynote, this panel will emphasize the profound impact of startups in shaping the EdTech landscape. Witness thought-provoking insights, exchange ideas, and explore how collaborative efforts can accelerate the EdTech revolution in Bangladesh.
Together, let’s embark on a journey of transformation, where EdTech drives inclusive education and empowers learners to thrive in the rapidly evolving world of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Summary: In this keynote, we will delve into the vast potential of the agriculture industry in Bangladesh and explore five promising sectors ripe for innovation. Join us as we uncover opportunities to revolutionize farming practices, enhance food production, and address crucial challenges. Discover how cutting-edge technologies and sustainable solutions can propel the agriculture sector towards greater prosperity, food security, and environmental resilience.
Summary: Agriculture is at the heart of the economy of Bangladesh as it contributes to over 11.5% of the GDP and employs over 37% of the total population. Bangladesh’s Agriculture Policy 2018’s main objective is to ensure food security and ensure improvement of the socioeconomic conditions of people. This can be further accelerated through innovation, mechanization, and digitization of the agriculture sector.
To address the future of food security, this session begins with the Honorable Agriculture Minister of Bangladesh sharing the importance of Smart Agriculture to build Smart Bangladesh. Next, Ms. Olga Speckhardt, Head of Global Insurance Solutions of Syngenta Foundation, will share with us the unique opportunities of Bangladesh compared to other emerging economies.
Fahad Ifaz from iFarmer will then shed light on solutions to create an efficient agri-supply-chain. Finally, Mashrur H Shurid from iPage will share the possibilities of agri-tech and the challenges of tech adoption in the agriculture industry of Bangladesh.
Summary: In the face of unprecedented challenges and opportunities, our panelists will delve into the journey of Bangladesh’s healthcare startups and their role in innovation, Digital Bangladesh, and the growth and prosperity of the country. We will dive deep into the cutting-edge innovations that are making healthcare accessible to all and empowering individuals to take control of their health.
Our esteemed startup founders will share their inspiring journeys of overcoming obstacles, scaling innovations, and harnessing technology to create impactful solutions. Together, we will explore how collaboration between startups and policy makers is shaping a brighter future for healthcare in Bangladesh.
This session will offer a unique platform to discuss the role of healthcare in Bangladesh’s tremendous growth journey. Join us for an engaging conversation to learn how the intersection of entrepreneurship and healthcare is driving progress, inspiring positive change, and elevating our ecosystem to new heights.
Summary: Discover the untapped potential of Bangladeshi startups that harnesses the power of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for the global market. While many startups focus locally, it’s essential to recognize the immense opportunities in creating SaaS software that resonates internationally. Overcoming challenges like complex payments and the prevalence of free software requires a mindset shift and strategic vision.
Taking inspiration from successful startups worldwide, we can leverage talented resources at cost-effective rates through labor arbitrage. By earning revenue in a stronger currency while benefiting from local talent, startups can offer competitive pricing without compromising quality.
Summary: In this panel discussion, industry leaders and SaaS experts will share valuable insights and strategies for scaling SaaS startups sustainably. Join us to explore key challenges and success stories in the SaaS landscape, as the panelists discuss effective approaches to overcome growth barriers, optimize customer acquisition, and achieve long-term success in the competitive SaaS market. Gain valuable knowledge from seasoned professionals on how to navigate the complexities of scaling SaaS ventures and unlocking their full growth potential.
Summary:Join industry experts, AI researchers, and policy influencers in a captivating 45-minute panel discussion on the latest trends, challenges, and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Explore the ethical considerations of AI implementation, its transformative effects on industries, and the potential for societal impact. Gain insights into how AI is shaping our future and hear success stories from leading AI-driven companies
Summary: Don’t miss this exclusive fireside chat with Jaan Tallinn, the visionary co-founder of Skype and renowned AI thought leader. Engage in a stimulating 20-minute conversation as we delve into his remarkable journey, from revolutionizing communication through Skype to his passion for artificial intelligence. Discover his perspectives on the AI landscape, predictions for the future, and the critical role of AI in shaping humanity’s destiny.
Summary: In this enlightening keynote session, “Evolution of Impact Investing and Why It’s Important for Bangladesh,” our esteemed speaker will delve into the dynamic landscape of impact investing. Over 20 minutes, the keynote will shed light on the evolution of this transformative investment approach and its significance for Bangladesh’s sustainable development.
The session will explore the growing global momentum of impact investing, highlighting how it goes beyond financial returns to create positive social and environmental impacts. Our speaker will discuss the key drivers and success stories in impact investing, showcasing its potential to address critical challenges in Bangladesh, such as poverty, inequality, and environmental sustainability.
Through real-world examples and insights, the keynote will underscore the pivotal role that startups and entrepreneurs can play in driving positive change through impactful business models. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how impact investing can serve as a catalyst for social and economic progress, fostering a more inclusive and resilient future for Bangladesh.
Summary: Join our esteemed panel of impact investors, ecosystem builders, and social entrepreneurs as they discuss the current state of the impact ecosystem in Bangladesh and chart a course for its future.
Bangladesh has always seen exciting impact enterprises solving critical problems in health, education, employability, agriculture. The government is already aligning incentives to support impact investing and the development community is also looking into new frontiers like blended capital to encourage more commercial capital to flow into impact oriented ventures. However as the country transitions to more sustainable venture backed for profit impact enterprises the ecosystem is only emerging. Standardization and verification of impact measurement and management (IMM), capacity building, showcasing Bangladesh ecosystem to the world, incentivizing more catalytic & blended capital will become key.
Delve into the challenges and opportunities for impact-driven initiatives in the country, exploring ways to foster collaboration, attract sustainable investments, and drive meaningful social and environmental change. This engaging discussion will shed light on the untapped potential of impact-driven endeavors in Bangladesh and how collective efforts can lead to a more inclusive and prosperous future for all.
Summary: The panel discussion aims to shed light on the role and significance of impact investors in Bangladesh’s Impact Investment Ecosystem development landscape. Impact investing refers to investments made with the measurable positive social and environmental impact alongside financial returns within an effective governance structure. In recent years, Bangladesh has witnessed a growing interest in impact investing, with various organizations and individuals actively participating in this sector.
The panel discussion on impact investors in Bangladesh will provide a comprehensive understanding of the current state and potential of impact investing in the country. It will highlight the role of impact investors in driving sustainable development, address challenges and opportunities, and emphasize the importance of collaboration and supportive policies as strengths. The insights shared by the panelists will inspire individuals, organizations, and policymakers to actively engage in impact investing to create a positive and lasting impact on Bangladesh’s society and environment.
Summary: In this engaging panel discussion, we delve into the realm of impact investing with a gender lens and explore its potential in Bangladesh. Join us as we unravel the strategies and opportunities for investing with a focus on promoting gender equality and women empowerment.
Discover the role of gender-lens investing in driving positive social and economic change, and explore how it aligns with sustainable development goals. Our panel of experts will shed light on the current state of gender-lens investing in Bangladesh and assess the readiness of the ecosystem to embrace this transformative approach.
Gain valuable insights from prominent investors and policymakers as they share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in leveraging finance to address gender disparities. Join us to understand the power of investing with a gender lens and its potential to drive inclusive growth and foster a more equitable future for Bangladesh.
Summary: The captivating keynote session on “From Idea to Unicorn: Secrets of Startup Success” promises to be an inspiring and insightful highlight of the summit. In just 15 minutes, a notable VC with a proven track record of backing successful startups will share invaluable insights on the journey from idea to unicorn status.
The keynote will delve into the critical factors that contribute to startup success, including innovation, market fit, and strategic execution. The speaker will draw from their expertise and experiences to provide key takeaways for aspiring entrepreneurs, guiding them on the path to creating transformative and scalable businesses.
This dynamic session aims to empower the audience with actionable strategies and best practices, fueling their aspirations to build exceptional startups and unlock the secrets of becoming unicorns in the competitive business landscape.
Summary: Embark on a captivating journey with our distinguished panel of VCs, seasoned investors, and successful startup founders as they share invaluable insights into the critical first year of a startup’s life. Unravel the key priorities that determine early-stage success, explore the essential skills needed to navigate challenges, and uncover common distractions that can hinder growth. Through candid discussions and personal experiences, this enlightening session will equip budding entrepreneurs with the wisdom and resilience to make the most of their startup’s pivotal first 365 days.
Summary: Discover the art of becoming an irresistible investment opportunity as our esteemed panel of experts delves into the secrets of attracting investors. Gain insights from successful entrepreneurs, seasoned VCs, and angel investors on crafting a compelling pitch, showcasing your strengths, and positioning yourself in the competitive startup landscape. Uncover the key attributes that make ventures investable, and learn how to build a compelling narrative that captivates potential backers. Join us for this engaging discussion that will empower you to take your startup to the next level by mastering the art of being investable.
Summary: Explore the intricacies of nurturing a vibrant investment ecosystem in this engaging 30-minute panel discussion. Join seasoned investors, startup founders, and policy experts as they delve into the critical components required to foster a thriving investment landscape. Uncover the strategies to attract funding, support early-stage startups, and build investor-startup synergies. Gain valuable insights on creating an environment where innovation and growth can flourish, transforming the landscape of entrepreneurship and fueling economic progress.
Summary: The invigorating panel discussion, “Problems to be Solved: An Open Discussion,” is set to be a thought-provoking segment of the summit. In this 30-minute session, esteemed panelists will engage in an open dialogue to identify and address critical issues in Bangladesh that require innovative solutions.
The discussion will center around the pivotal role startups play in tackling these challenges and driving positive change in the nation. Panelists will explore how the startup ecosystem can foster innovative ideas, leverage technology, and collaborate with policymakers to address pressing societal and economic issues.
By fostering an environment of collective ideation, this session aims to inspire action and collaboration among startups and stakeholders, working towards a brighter future for Bangladesh through innovative problem-solving and entrepreneurial spirit.
Summary: The upcoming panel discussion on “Going to Mars” is poised to be an enthralling and thought-provoking session at the summit. During the 35-minute duration, a panel of esteemed experts in space exploration will delve into the future of human spaceflight and the ambitious endeavor of reaching Mars.
The discussion will revolve around cutting-edge technologies, space missions, and the challenges and opportunities of interplanetary travel. Panelists will share their visions for Mars exploration and shed light on the scientific, engineering, and logistical aspects of such extraordinary missions.
This captivating session aims to leave attendees inspired and informed about the fascinating journey towards Mars, fostering a collective sense of wonder and curiosity about humanity’s potential to venture into the cosmos.
Summary: Join us for an insightful keynote presentation by iDEA – Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy, the driving force behind Bangladesh’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Discover how iDEA plays a pivotal role in nurturing startups and fostering innovation. With a comprehensive range of services, including co-working spaces and dedicated mentors, iDEA empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their visions into successful ventures.
Learn about iDEA’s mission to accelerate entrepreneurship development and provide a supportive environment for startup incubation. Gain valuable insights into the vibrant community they have built and how they have catalyzed the growth of promising startups. Explore the success stories of young entrepreneurs who have thrived under iDEA’s guidance and see how they continue to shape the future of Bangladesh’s startup landscape.
Summary: Join us for an insightful keynote presentation on the role of the Virtual CFO (CFO V3) as a crucial element in a startup’s journey to success. Delve into the challenges startups face and the reasons behind their failures, as we embark on a voyage to explore the depths of the business landscape.
Unravel the significance of value-driven leadership and its impact on shaping the destiny of a startup. Learn about the innovative CFO V3 concept, representing a blend of Virtual, Visionary, and Value Creator attributes, essential in transforming startups into thriving enterprises.
Discover the CFO V3 Business Model, a powerful framework designed to optimize financial strategies and create a sustainable growth trajectory. Gain insights from Plutus Consulting Co-Founder, a visionary driving change and empowering startups with financial wisdom.
Embark on a journey with Plutus Consulting wings, exploring their aspirations and endeavors to support startups in achieving their fullest potential. Join us to understand how the Virtual CFO role elevates startups, enabling them to navigate challenges and emerge as successful, future-ready enterprises.
Summary: How can we leverage the Bangladeshi diaspora to further strengthen our ecosystem? As we have seen in India, Indonesia and elsewhere, combining local know-how with global experience yields results and accelerates the growth of markets. How can we achieve the same impact in Bangladesh?
Summary: Discover the cutting-edge world of Mobilous, a pioneering app-building platform that is transforming the way mobile apps are developed. Join us for an engaging keynote presentation as we delve into Mobilous’ revolutionary features, including its proprietary drag-n-drop engine, enabling rapid and codeless app creation for iOS, Android, and Web platforms simultaneously.
Learn how Mobilous tackles complex challenges, streamlining app development with its patented technology, granting it exclusive patents in the US, Japan, and India. With no separate coding required, Mobilous empowers developers to swiftly create high-speed, native apps that can be directly uploaded to app stores.
Explore how AI enablement amplifies app capabilities, bringing data visualization, insights, and recommendations to life. Mobilous resolves the issues of managing multiple codes for different platforms, significantly reducing reliance on expensive multi-disciplinary developers, and ensuring quick transitions to digitization without compromising technology relevance.
Join us to witness the future of app development with Mobilous and understand how its codeless technology, coupled with high-performance cloud architecture, revolutionizes the landscape of mobile app creation, helping businesses stay agile, competitive, and ahead in the dynamic market.
Summary: The announcement session on the “Bangladesh-India Startup Bridge” marks a historic milestone in fostering collaboration and innovation between the two neighboring nations. Join us as we embark on a journey of partnership and mutual growth, opening up new opportunities for startups on both sides of the border.
In this 15-minute session, we will explore how startups from Bangladesh and India can leverage this joint initiative to reap significant benefits. The Startup Bridge aims to facilitate knowledge exchange, technology sharing, and best practices, creating a vibrant ecosystem of innovation.
Discover how this initiative can empower startups with access to a larger market, enabling them to scale and expand their operations regionally and beyond. With increased cross-border collaboration, startups can tap into a diverse customer base and explore new avenues for growth and revenue generation.
The Bangladesh-India Startup Bridge is not just about business opportunities; it’s about fostering a spirit of camaraderie and learning. Join us in this exciting announcement session as we embark on a journey of collaboration, friendship, and collective progress, driving our startup ecosystems to greater heights.
Summary: Co-led by UNDP and Citi Foundation, Youth Co:Lab invests in young people across 28 countries and territories in Asia and the Pacific so they can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship.
Since 2018, Youth Co:Lab has been working closely with the government of Bangladesh and key local ecosystem partners to incubate youth-led social enterprises and SDG-focused startups, build capacity of Entrepreneurship Support Organisations, as well as influence inclusive entrepreneurship policy formulation.
This year, at the Youth Co:Lab Final Pitching event in the Bangladesh Startup Summit 2023, the Top Seven Startups from Youth Co:Lab Springboard Programme 5.0 will present their ventures that address pressing social and environmental challenges, for a chance to win USD 10,000 in grants. From addressing climate change to promoting gender equality and inclusive growth, these young change-makers are at the forefront of building a prosperous Bangladesh. A day of inspiration, collaboration, and celebration awaits you as we champion youth entrepreneurship and social innovation for a more sustainable and equitable future.