‘Slush Global Impact Accelerator’ Begins in Dhaka

‘Slush Global Impact Accelerator’ Begins in Dhaka
Safwan Mahfuz

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For the first time ever, Bangladesh will be part of Europe’s largest startup and technology event, ‘Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator’. From the 22nd of November to the 1st of December, participants will have the platform to present their inventions and ideas to the top tier investors from around the world at this event which will be held at Helsinki, Finland. From here on, the investor companies will be able to meet with participants whose invention they liked and discuss financing of that project. Out of the 3 participants who will be taking part in the event from Bangladesh, one person will be nominated for the award.

MLab will be responsible for organising Slush 2016 Global Accelerator Program’s Local Pitching Competition in Bangladesh. As a prerequisite to this event, MLab, Slush and Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be collaborating to start the “Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator’ talent hunt competition on the 26th of August. About 15000 participants from 100 countries will be taking part in the ‘Slush 2016 Global Impact Accelerator’ in Helsinki this year. MLab or Mobile Laboratories is a concern of MCC Limited. MLab serves as a hub that supports growth-oriented businesses through innovative and cutting edge knowledge products and systems specialising in mobile business incubation and acceleration facilities.

Participants must first register to take part in the competition. After registration, participants must attend the event held on the 26th of August at the EMK Centre in Dhanmondi to present their ideas in front of a panel of judges after which 3 of the best candidates will be nominated for the event in Helsinki. MLab will be facilitating and sponsoring the 3 chosen participants for their trip to Helsinki.

MLab has stated that, through this competition, Bangladesh’s most creative startups will be nominated. Apart from the attractive prizes, the winner will receive the opportunity to share their ideas with Europe’s largest startup platform. To take part in the competition, participants must fill up the following form by the 10th of August: https://bit.ly/29Hkesx

In a statement regarding the event, Olga Balakina has said that, “We are very happy to have Bangladesh take part in the Slush Global Impact Accelerator event for the first time. Through this platform, startups in this region will be able to share this innovative ideas and will get the opportunity to mutually interact with one another and also possibly receive financing from the largest venture capital companies from around the globe. We hope the Bangladeshi companies taking part in this event are able to achieve success on this platform.”

In a statement, an MLab coordinator has said, “MLab serves as a hub that supports growth-oriented businesses through innovative and cutting edge knowledge products and systems specialising in mobile business incubation and acceleration facilities. We hope Bangladesh is able to achieve success at this event.”