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Webinar "Investment Opportunities in Startups in Bangladesh" – Online 9/26

Webinar "Investment Opportunities in Startups in Bangladesh" – Online 9/26

On Tuesday, 26 September, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, in cooperation with the Embassy of Bangladesh and the Startup Bangladesh Ltd., will host a webinar titled “Investment Opportunities in Startups in Bangladesh.”


Bangladesh is one of the fastest developing nations in the world, with more than half its population under the age of 25. Bangladesh’s startup industry has undergone substantial growth in recent years – more than 1,200 are active, while 200 new ones join the industry annually. Over the past decade, Bangladesh’s Startup Ecosystem has grown tremendously, raising over USD800 million in funding and producing more than 1.5 million employment opportunities. The government of Bangladesh has also been undertaking a number of efforts, including the establishment of the venture capital firm “Startup Bangladesh Limited” to support entrepreneurs and venture capital.

In this seminar, we will be welcoming a speaker from Startup Bangladesh Limited to introduce their services to support early-stage tech-based companies, as well as presenting opportunities for potential Japanese investors on incentives to invest in startups in Bangladesh. Also, Japanese companies with experience investing in Bangladeshi startups will be giving a presentation to share their experiences.  

We look forward to your participation.


Date:          Tuesday, 26 September
Time:          15:00-16:30 (JST) / 12:00-13:30 (BST)
Venue:        Online (Zoom)
Organizers: UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
                  Embassy of Bangladesh, Tokyo
                  Startup Bangladesh Limited
Supporter:   Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Language:   English – Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

Programme  (tentative)

15:00-15:05   Opening Remarks
                      Ms. Fumio ADACHI
                      Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

15:05-15:10    Welcome Remarks
                      H.E. Mr. Shahabuddin AHMED
                      Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan

15:10-15:30    Keynote Presentation “Investment Opportunities in Startups in Bangladesh”
                      Mr. Sami AHMED
                      Managing Director and CEO, Startup Bangladesh Limited 

                      <Pitching by Bangladeshi Companies>                                
                      ・Mr. Zubair AHMED, Founder & CEO, HISHAB (FinTech)
                      ・Ms. Sadia HAQUE, Co-founder & CEO, ShareTrip (TravelTech)

15:30-15:35    Presentation “How does the Embassy facilitate Japanese investors?”  
                      Dr. Ariful HAQUE
                      Minister (Commerce), Embassy of Bangladesh, Tokyo

15:35-15:55    Presentation “Business experience in Bangladesh by Japanese investor”
                      Mr. Motoyuki ODACHI, COO, Cipher Core Co. Ltd.

15:55-16:05    Presentation “Investment Opportunities in Bangladesh for Japanese Companies”
                      Mr. Yuji ANDO
                      Country Representative, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Dhaka

16:05-16:20    Q & A

16:20-16:30    Closing Remarks
                      Mr.  Zunaid Ahmed PALAK, MP
                      Honorable State Minister, ICT Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh 


Pre-registration is required to attend the seminar. Please register by clicking on the registration button below. 

We welcome your questions and comments to the speakers.
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Contact information

UNIDO Tokyo Office (Attn: Mr. Murakami / Ms. Fukuyama)