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Today, the Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Bangladesh Virtual 2020 Semester!

If you want to build a startup in Dhaka and could use expert training and feedback, then apply to the Dhaka Founder Institute today, or attend a free event.

Those who apply by the Early Admissions Deadline (Aug 29, 2020) will have their application fees waived (typically $50), and if you enroll by the Early Deadline you are also eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships.

Since launching in Dhaka in 2015, the Founder Institute has helped launch several promising companies in the region, and our efforts in Dhaka have also been profiled by several high profile media channels.

To celebrate the launch, the Dhaka Founder Institute will several free startup events for the general public, where you can meet top entrepreneurs and learn more about the program:

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more - like Udemy, Realty Mogul, iCarsClub, Itembase, goplaceit, and Appota. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200 cities and 90 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Running the Founder Institute's efforts in Dhaka are local startup leaders Nayeem Ashrafi, and M Asif Rahman.

In addition, some of Dhaka's top entrepreneurs will mentor founders in the program, providing them with expert training, feedback, and evaluation. The list of mentors for the Bangladesh Virtual 2020 includes:

  • And many more to be announced.

The Founder Institute is the most challenging and effective step-by-step startup launch program for talented and motivated aspiring entrepreneurs. If you are serious about launching a startup, the Founder Institute can give you the structured process, constant feedback and evaluation from expert mentors, and global network of entrepreneurs you need to start an enduring company. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that focuses on people versus ideas, accepts founders with day jobs, and shares equity with all participants.

We hope you will join us in Dhaka and launch a company in 2018.

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