Earlier this month, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and the Silicon Valley based Founder Institute, a leading global startup accelerator, have partnered to promote entrepreneurship among students of ULAB and the youth of Bangladesh.
The Founder Institute provides a 4-month, part-time, idea-stage training programme that identifies high-potential founders and guides them through company-building, led by expert mentors and startup founders. The first founder Institute event this semester was titled ‘Startup Pitch Bootcamp: Learn How to Pitch, from Top Entrepreneurs’ at the ULAB campus on Satmasjid Road, Dhaka. The event was attended by Founders of Chaldal.com, Pathao, and high-profile angel investors such as David Halpert of Prince Street Capital.
The ULAB Center for Enterprise and Society (CES) is a research center at ULAB dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge at the nexus of business and social imperatives. CES also has an initiative known as Startup ULAB that aims to identify student entrepreneurs and connect them with resources internally and through external government and private sector partners.