BLOCK71 Entrepreneurial Link: Bangladesh x Singapore
The Entrepreneurial Link series serves as a bilateral platform for knowledge exchange and networking between start-ups, investors, corporate partners in Singapore and key overseas entrepreneurial hubs. It also aims to deepen the links between the Singapore entrepreneurial ecosystem and the respective overseas hubs.
For this installment, BLOCK71 Singapore, together with Boston Consulting Group, will venture into Bangladesh's startup ecosystem.
Bangladesh is the 2nd fastest growing country (>7% growth in GDP annually), large and young nation (~80M citizens < 25 years), and has deep mobile penetration (75%+ i.e. 130M+ mobile subscribers). The country is on a journey to becoming a knowledge-based economy with a focus on creating an enabling ecosystem for the growth of SMEs and start-ups through dedicated initiatives on skilling, tech infrastructure, and enabling policies that have been evident over the last decade. It's significant cost advantage and pool of talent provides a compelling proposition to companies and economies across the globe from a value delivery perspective.
eGovernment Leadership Centre, National University of Singapore has been working with Bangladesh Government for the past 6 years to equip leaders with design, development of Digital Transformation strategies.
Considering the burgeoning start-up scene in Singapore and the demand for cost-effective talent, a Bangladesh delegation consisting of senior Government officials, Bosting Consulting Group, and leading tech companies from Bangladesh are visiting NUS on January 22, from 3-5.30 pm to interact with our family of start-ups with a focus on how Bangladesh based companies can become partners to Singapore based start-ups.
We urge you to participate in the 2-hour session which will have a showcase of the talent availability in Bangladesh as well as the market opportunity, followed by an opportunity to network with some leading and relevant companies from Bangladesh. This will be a valuable session for you if you are interested to tap into one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the world or are looking to offshore your development / augment your workforce. Please go through the attached profile book to know more about the visiting Bangladeshi companies and if you would like to meet with any of them for potential partnership discussions. We would be happy to arrange a dedicated 1-1 slot with them during/ after the session on 22nd Jan.
Registration will commence at 3.45pm.
4.00pm - 4.10pm: Welcome Address
4.10pm - 4.30pm: Sharing on the opportunities in Bangladesh
4.30pm - 5.15pm: Panel Discussion
5.15pm - 6.00pm: Networking