f you’re a woman entrepreneur, then “She Loves Tech” would it be a very familiar phrase for you, right? “She Loves Tech” is one of the largest startup competitions around the world winning which would be a great honor for any startup or entrepreneur.
This competition provides women opportunities to receive acceleration in a very positive environment. Besides China, UAE, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, and many other countries, this year, again She Loves Tech will arrange a competition in Bangladesh for the second time which is “SHE LOVES TECH Bangladesh 2020”.
If you still have no idea about She Loves Tech, then you must know is that it’s the largest platform for women entrepreneurs to showcase and receive appreciation for their talents. This first global startup competition works as a bridge to connect all the women entrepreneurs worldwide.
Since 2015, the “She Loves Tech” competition is organized for women entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries around the world. The women entrepreneurs feel committed to building technology and innovation and also entrepreneurship friendly ecology because of this competition.
Their primary focus is on creating more opportunities for women, which led them to organize a competition like She Loves Tech. Through She Loves Tech, selected entrepreneurs can take their startups to a next level.
In the last four years, “She Loves Tech” has raised funds over $100M for more than 2000 startups from 30 countries, which joined the competition. Previous finalists have received funding from most popular investors like Microsoft, Amazon, Wavemaker, Vertex Ventures, etc.
Undoubtedly She Loves Tech has already set an aim to establish an exciting environment and develop the qualities of women leaders and their startups in the tech industry.
She Loves Tech 2020 is expecting startups to participate from the following verticals –
- Health & Well-Being
- Women’s Issues
- Food & AgriTech
- Consumer & Retail
- Enterprise Solutions
- Smart Cities
- CleanTech & Sustainability
SHE LOVES TECH Bangladesh 2020
Like the previous five years, “She Loves Tech” is going to organize the most significant event for women entrepreneurs this year too. “She Loves Tech Bangladesh 2020” is expected to be one of the most considerable startup competitions this year again.
Due to the pandemic time, this year, the event will be happening virtually. The official regional partner of “She Loves Tech” in Bangladesh this year is Turtle Venture. The ICT Ministry of Bangladesh and Startup Bangladesh will completely support this program.
Senoark Digital, EMK Centre, Women in Digital, UNDP Youth Co:Lab, Youth Hub, and Dhaka Cast , Lightcastle partners, learning 101, Citi Foundation, Startup Chattogram are the valued partners of Turtle Venture which are promoting female leaders of Bangladesh through She Loves Tech Bangladesh 2020.
Startup Chattogram is the media partner and Learning 101 is the education & community partner of She Loves Tech Bangladesh 2020.
The eligibility criteria of participants of She Loves Tech Bangladesh 2020 –
- The participating startup should be at an early stage seeking funds (Und doer US$5M).
- Must have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
- The participant can be a male or female founder who owns a technology startup. The startup must be about technology impacting women positively.
- Most of the users should be female.
- Women should own the maximum number of consumers.
Details of “She Loves Tech Bangladesh 2020”
Competition Date: 14th and 15th October 2020
14th October 2020 – Bangladesh Mentorship Session
15th October 2020 – Final Pitch Day and Announcement of Shortlisted Startups
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/577594316461859/
Apply Link: She Loves Tech website
Deadline for registration: 30th September 2020
Top 3 winning startups from She Loves Tech Bangladesh 2020 will be receiving advantages of having –
- Co-working Space
- Capacity Building for six months
In the same way, the top 5 startups from the She Loves Tech Bangladesh 2020 will have the advantages of –
- Access to National & International Program
- 6 Week-Long Readiness Investment
- 6 Months-Long Mentorship Program
For more queries, you can mail at [email protected] or visit. Or you can check the frequently asked questions there.
The global winner of this competition will receive in-house advisory services, many special media, and mentorship prizes. They will also get an equity-free cash prize of US$15000, which they can use for the development of the startup. Moreover, fast track access to the partner funds and accelerators of “She Loves Tech” will be made available for the winner.
The online registration for this exciting event in Bangladesh started on 10th July 2020 which is going to be closed on 30th September 2020 means today! So hurry up and register your name or your startup’s name for “She Loves Tech Bangladesh 2020” just now!
Tarannum Jahan Tanha
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