BCIC Climate StartUP Jam! Powered by StartUp Bangladesh
Join The Climate Startup Jam! 6,7,8th March. A 52-hour co-creative session in which people with various backgrounds like entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, executives, engineers,data scientists,developers,hardware geeks, hustlers, marketing ,business developers , designers, lawyers, journalists, academics, and activists come together to create a more climate just world.
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The most important thing to us is building the ecosystem in Bangladesh .

Startup Bangladesh a founders educational enterprise committed to the fundamental principle that people have the possibility of success, fulfillment and greatness.Startup Bangladesh provides early-stage companies with accelerator program, and unique events like Startup Bangladesh Hackathon,BCIC Climate Jam, and Connect2Silicon Valley and connect2Europe.With hundreds of experienced startup mentors around the world, a vibrant community of startup founders, we help companies succeed in ways others in the space do not. We are startup Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Facing The Challenge

Schedule

The most important thing to us is
buidling the ecosystem in Bangladesh grow.
Schedule
Founder's Inspiration Day

Get inspired to move massive resistance in your way to Startup stardom. Saturday 8th February, 2014 from 2PM at EMK Center, Dhaka. Join the Event!


Build the world's most legendary team in Dhaka!

Team build day. We are going to be doing, moving, taping into creativity. Come prepared to play to your highest good. Risk it all for team! Thursday 13h February, 2014 from 9:30AM at EMK Center, Dhaka. Join the Event!


Tech Night

All technical tools hands on orientation. What's a domain, hosting? How to pick startup names. Email campaigns. Friday 21st February, 2014 from 4PM at EMK Center, Dhaka. Join the Event!


Official Unconference

Do you have a burning pre-event burning a hole in your StartUp dreams? Let us know. Share your ideas here!

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The Coaches

Samantha Morshed

Samantha Morshed, is the founder of Hathay Bunano and its brand Pebble (www.pebblechild.com). Born in Nottingham UK, educated at Oxford Brookes in Physics, Birkbeck College, University of London in Financial Economics and with 8 years in the City of London with Credit Suisse Financial Products, Schroders and Nomura Research Institute – Europe (NRI-E), Samantha's interest in social enterprise started in 2004 with a basic question 'how do you create sustainable employment without microfinance debt or economic migration for rural women?'. What started out as a question and a personal initial investment of $500, a decade later has evolved into a thriving social enterprise, comprising a non-profit organization in Bangladesh and three limited companies in Bangladesh, UK and Malaysia, with employment creation for more than 6000 artisans in more than 60 rural production centres throughout Bangladesh and export of hand made toys around the world. Samantha was recognized in the 2009 New Years Honours List with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen of England for her services in creating rural employment.

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The Judges

72 hours to save the world!
Facilitators

"The facilitator's job is to support everyone to do their best thinking. To do this, the facilitator encourages full participation, promotes mutual understanding and cultivates shared responsibility. By supporting everyone to do their best thinking, a facilitator enables group members to search for inclusive solutions and build sustainable agreements" - Sam Kaner and colleagues (2007) p. 32. Our facilitators are the creative jolt at events. Creativity has many functions. One is to hold space for our valued founders. Our dedicated facilitators are the best in the business.
Naima Zakaria

Naima is a member of IAF International Association of Facilitators. Trained in Team Creativity Process under Gerard Puccio

Quazi M. Ahmed

Our awesome facilitator ,Quazi takes pride in his excellent track record in consulting, training, and action research in the areas of organizational and human resources development for private, nonprofit and public sectors for the last 18 years. His recent clients include, but are not limited to ILO, UNDP, Gameenphone, DHL, Ericsson, A2I Project at Chief Advisor’s Office, and Katalyst. Dubbed a social entrepreneur by the US-based nonprofit Ashoka, Quazi was elected an Ashoka Affiliate in 2004 for his contributions to youth development in Bangladesh.

Mohammad Zakaria

An long tim participatory planning facilitator and 2nd Ashoka fellow from Bangladesh. Muhammad will show us how its done on the floor and where ideas come from. Be in the villages or in Startups. https://www.ashoka.org/fellow/mohammad-zakaria

Minhaz Anwar

Minhaz is an StartUp Activist and one of the pioneers of Bangladesh StartUp movement which has been abuzz across the country off late. With 15+ years of experience in local business landscape and development domain he realised that it is the young entrepreneurs of Bangladesh who would change the game for Bangladesh. He has been working on business incubation, StartUp mentoring and opportunity brokering for the last 5 years through his dream venture BizCube, Bangladesh’s first incubator proper. He is the licensee of Bangladesh StartUp Cup and host of this 7-month long mentorship driven business model competition.

Ownership

Facilitators who are able to take ownership of teams process they are facilitating and find them the right expertise in the room to grow. They put dedicated effort to make an event successful.


Attentiveness

Most attendees (35-40%) are participating in their first Startup Bangladesh event and may not fully know what to expect. The best Startup BangladeshFacilitators take the time and effort to go around to meet each team, learn about what they are building, and make it clear that they are at the event to help and answer questions.


Energy

Attitude is everything! Attendees feed off of each other’s energy and that first boost of energy & excitement should come from the Startup Bangladesh Facilitators!


Passion

The ability to bulldoze all obstacles and keep the tone and professionalism of the event. To be invincible at the blocks people, process and old ways of thinking brings up. Open mind, open heart and engaged open Will is the hallmark of a successful Startup Bangladesh facilitator.

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About StartUp Bangladesh

The most important thing to us is building the ecosystem in Bangladesh .

Startup Bangladesh a founders educational enterprise committed to the fundamental principle that people have the possibility of success, fulfillment and greatness.Startup Bangladesh provides early-stage companies with accelerator program, and unique events like Startup Bangladesh Hackathon,BCIC Climate Jam, and Connect2Silicon Valley and connect2Europe.With hundreds of experienced startup mentors around the world, a vibrant community of startup founders, we help companies succeed in ways others in the space do not. We are startup Bangladesh.

We are Design

Great products start with a great user experience—one that makes customers happy and brings them back for more. We help startups design functional solutions, not just pretty pictures.


We are Data

Successful startups can make informed product and marketing decisions, know how much customers are willing to pay, and what it costs to acquire them. We help startups learn how to define and measure customer-driven metrics.


We are Distribution

Startups need scalable, cost-effective customer acquisition. We specialize in distribution for search, social, and mobile platforms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Apple, and Android.




We are Hardware

Hardware and IOT we have specialized micro-controller and radio know how and other domain relevant skills to take you to prototype to Shenzhen, China.

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The Team behind it all

The most important thing to us is facilitating people with good ideas.
Naima
Founder

Naima, of Startup Bangladesh and BCIC. She is working on a climate startup with a mission to personalize carbon data. In November of 2013 Naima was in Warsaw at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference as a Bangladeshi delegate from the government of Bangladesh to exhibit "Loss and Damage: Bangladesh". You can visit part of the exhibit here (gonogobeshonabd.org/faces/index.html) This raised awareness for the plight of the 15 million climate refugees in Bangladesh. Loss and Damage is now an official Unfccc mechanism. She is the author of the book Climate Care : How I Built a Company to reduce personal emission and How You Can Too. She lives in Hurdal ecovillage in Norway www.hurdalecovillage.no She is on the Ashoka Scandinavia Board for 2013 to 2014. She is a youth leader within the core Federation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America(FOBANA). She believes in building stronger entrepreneurial communities and encouraging access to funding, technology, healthcare, education, and nutrition in developing countries through startup innovation.

Sazid Saleh Shaan
Operations

After 3 years of EEE and IT. Started self teaching and job in the field of web technologies online. Love beautiful designs, music, technology. Addicted to movies, animes and cartoons. Concerned with desh and a "Planeteer" at heart.

Rayhan Mahmud
Operations

A student of economics and finance,he has taken a keen interest in the study of entrepreneurship as perhaps a step towards his pipe dream.He Loves human,coffee and his mom. His goal is to spread smile as if they are herpes. He has worked in many youth organizations and conducted many events.

Wakil Ahmed Isnad
Marketing and Ticketting Lead

Wakil Ahmed is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Dugdugi.com.bd - the 1st online digital music service and distribution company in Bangladesh. He is studying in BRAC University and working as an intern in Google Business Group - Dhaka. Besides, he is involved with different social activities happening all around Dhaka.

Riyadh Al Nur
Technical Lead

Full-stack web developer, electrical engineer, tech freak and a nerd for all things electronics. Certified by Microsoft to code. He likes building things especially things that involve both hardware and software. He doesn't look like your everyday nerd though! He loves spending his time coding, gaming, eating, with friends and family or staying in shape. He currently works at NewsCred as a software engineer.

Junayed Hasan
Creative Lead. Supervising the Bangla version of the blog

Currently studying as a CSE student. Loves to do design and creative writing. Affiliated with some social and commercial organizations. Besides these he also works in his own design studio. Addicted to music 24-7 and to him music is similar to oxygen. Loves to eat a lot.

Salman Khan Promon
Operations and Scientific Analyst of Climate issues

Student of the Department of Mathematics & Natural sciences - currently doing major in both Biotechnology and Microbiology. Currently working on the correlations and solutions (psycho social and biological factors and others) among the factors and symptoms those are altering the climate into a specific consequences. Involved in some social and commercial organizations.

Qurratul Ayeen
Branding Lead

Building the design community in Dhaka. Do you Dribble? Ask her about BDdribble meetup. A true animal lover and a green thumb.

M Yakub Mizan
Developer Recruitment

Development Coordinator of an online gaming startup. He leads a geographically distributed team and help them collaborate on different software projects. Co-founder of a web studio. Helping startups build their web presence. If you want to know about the finest restaurants in town, ask him!

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