What is #StartKoro?

#StartKoro is a virtual bootcamp for innovators, developers, designers, ideators, and entrepreneurs. Startups have always been hard. Even when you think you are putting in your best. The pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives, creating difficult conditions for businesses and enterprises and also for startups. But in every crisis lies great opportunity if we are innovative. This is the time for you to roll up your sleeves and join 🚀 #StartKoro. Bootcamp will allow you to learn from the best of the best 😮 local and international mentors, attend workshops, build your product, pitch in-front of VCs, and scale/launch your startup.

Why You Should Join?

The 3 sessions and 1 bootcamp of #StartKoro will be conducted by local and international expert mentors. You will learn from their experince and be able to build your product. There will be 1:1 mentoring, networking and collaborating opportunities. Organizers will offer access to funding, access to global network and further support. Top participants will get opportunity to win exciting prizes and support to scale up. In every session, 3 participants will win entrepreneurship related book sets worth thousands of taka..

#StartKoro 2020 Success Stories

“Out of all the participants of Start Koro 2020, 2 projects were funded by FNF Bangladesh, 3 supported by bdapps, 3 got Facebook ads credit by Facebook, 1 startup became a finalist in UNDP Youth CoLab accelerator and 1 project won global Facebook Online Hackathon by Facebook.”

#StartKoro 2021 Success Stories

There were 1:1 mentoring, networking, and collaborating opportunities. The organizers offered the participants access to funding, access to the global network, and further support. Top participants got opportunities to win exciting prizes and support to scale up. The focus areas of the program were tech startups/4th industrial revolution, female economy and f-commerce, social impact startups, and freelancer to entrepreneurs.

2022 Focus Areas

🚀 Tech Startups / 4th Industrial Revolution (AI, AR, VR, Blockchain)
🚀 Green technology startups
🚀 Environmental startups
🚀 IOT/AI/Robotics/EV startups
🚀 Female economy startups, and other promising startups.

Videos

#StartKoro Season 3 Video Series: 5 Networking Tips for Startup Founders

Networking is an investment in your business. It takes time and when done correctly can yield great results for years to come. Check out the video on how to increase your exposure through networking. Visit https://youth.digital/startkoro3/ for more updates #StartKoro3 #Preneurlab #fnfbangladesh #StartKoro

Posted by Preneur Lab - Tech for Social Good on Monday, 21 June 2021
StartKoro Season 3

Check out this video to know the 5 main reasons why startup fails. Visit https://youth.digital/startkoro2/ for more updates #StartKoro3 #Preneurlab #fnfbangladesh #StartKoro

Posted by Preneur Lab - Tech for Social Good on Wednesday, 30 June 2021
StartKoro Season 2

Sucess stories guves us inspiration to move forward. Check out this video to know the top 5 succesful startups around the world. Visit https://youth.digital/startkoro3/ for more updates #StartKoro3 #Preneurlab #fnfbangladesh #StartKoro

Posted by Preneur Lab - Tech for Social Good on Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Prizes & Benefits


🚀 Top 5 startups will get support to register a business or to register trademark or get legal support.

🚀 In every session, 3 top active participants will win Entrepreneurship related book set as gifts.

🚀 Top 30 participants will be invited in a physical bootcamp

🚀 Top participants will be prepared for global accelerators via bootcamp.

🚀 Top 3 winners will get 1 years access of OFC.AI from Preneur Lab

FAQs

Do I need to have a startup to apply?

No. You just need to have the passion to build a product or startup to join the bootcamp.

Is it mandatory to have COVID-19 related ideas or startups?

No. You can have any kind of product idea that you want. As a major pandemic is going on, there will be ideas on new normal innovations but any innovation is welcome.

What is “New Normal”?

New Normal is a term that refers to the new way of doing things following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is this a hackathon?

This is a bootcamp but this will prepare you to land to 3 hackathons after the bootcamp.

Do I need to be a coder or CSE graduate to be a part of this?

No. Anyone can join including startups, f-Commerce owners, ideators, business professionals, designers etc.

Do I need to have a group or team to join?

At this moment you can join individually. Later, you can form teams or continue as individual as well.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes. Winners of the demo day will win prizes. All participants completing the whole bootcamp will receive a certificate. You have to make sure you attend the sessions online.

How the top startups will be selected?

A jury board will decide the winners evaluating the overall participation in the event and the pitch sessions. The criteria of top participants will be 1. Innovation in Idea 2. Scalability and Impact 3. Skills & Strength 4. Consistency and Engagement in the Bootcamp

Organizers

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Preneur Lab

Preneur Lab is a "technology for social good organization" working to empower young people, women and entrepreneurs.

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Startup Bangladesh Limited

Startup Bangladesh Limited is the first and only flagship venture capital fund of ICT Division sponsored by the Bangladesh Government.

Participants Recognitions

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Chalkboard

1. Chalkboard Communications Ltd. was the strategic partner of Stand-up for Sylhet II organized by Poriborton Kori.

2. Remarkable project: Fostering Responsible Digital Citizen Donor: European Union and FNF Bangladesh

3. Was a partner of “SHAAN” organized by Poriborton Kori.


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Lagvelki

1. Country’s first online pay-per-view movie streaming platform streaming Bangladeshi Independent films regularly Notable premieres: Dhaka An Opera, Color of Freedom (docu on Shahabuddin), Purnograsher Kal (Tale of an Ecliptic Time),

2. German cultural institution Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in association with Lagvelki, organized an online short film screening session titled “Short.film.tour- The German short film award” (The German Short Film Award is the most important award to short films in Germany, endowed with the highest amount of money since 1956 to outstanding short film productions.)

3. Organized a remarkable session with documentary industry experts & filmmakers for helping aspiring filmmakers named “Preparing My Documentary Project”

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MainlyCoding

1. A personalized AI-powered Online Learning Platform dedicated to learning and teaching Programming practically in Bangla. Later Shikho, a Bangladeshi education technology startup, had acquired 'Mainly Coding'.

2. Has trained 5000+ students so far by now.

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Malamal.xyz

1. Nowadays, Bangladesh's leading B2B and B2C portal for dedicated industrial products.

2. It is a one-stop-platform offering more than 2,000 industrial products that best suit the needs of small to medium enterprises.

3. Starting from an anti-cutter blade that costs Tk12, Malamal.xyz sells products like an inverter welding machine that costs as high as Tk5,29,000.

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Psycure

1. Has won the 2022 Diana Awards.

2. They are continuously running various campaigns such as Unwind Mind, Spring Mental Awareness, and others to create awareness in Bangladesh.

3. They have achieved
*Joy Bangla Award 2020
*Bangabandhu Innovation Grant Award 2021
*Young Global Changemaker Award 2021
*10th place in Youth Co:lab
*Research grant from SimCubator.

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Best Aid Limited

1. Recently received investment from YY ventures.

2. Among Best Aid’s successes is
*ICT Fund
*Inclusion in the National COVID portal
*Entrepreneurship Worldcup 2021 finalist
*Imagine If Bangladesh’s 2nd runner-up position
*SimCubator 2021’s first runner-up position.

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Durjoy DSS

1. A startup based in Bangladesh and USA, making sales effortless for brands in South Asia.

2. Aiming to reinvent the supply chain of the retail industry of Bangladesh.

3. Durjoy DSS represented Bangladesh's startup story alongside Chaldal and Kotha in front of Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce and global audience.

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Wastech

1. The first online platform serving the best recycled and upcycled craft products of BANGLADESH.

2. Received BASIS ICT Awards 2019 on Research and Development cross category.

3. Has received the honorable award from World Vision for Air pollution pilot project in Ershadnagar,Tongi UP.

4. Has grabbed the championship in NEST 1.0.

2nd Runner's Up at Urbania - World Vision Air Solutions Challenge 2021.

Sessions

Session 1 Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Important Skills of Entrepreneurship
Faisal Ahmed, Director, Banglalink Digital
Adnan Md Dewan, Startup Bangladesh
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Session 2 Finding the Problem to Solve Siddhartho Goshwami , IDEA Project Monday, August 8, 2022
Session 3 Startup Marketing and Sales Strategy Insia Istiaq, Marketing Manager, Frequency Telecom,
London, United Kingdom
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Bootcamp

To be Announced

Demo day

To be Announced