GP Accelerator calls for applications for 3rd batch | 2017-02-09 |

GP Accelerator calls for applications for 3rd batch

Business Desk     9 February, 2017 12:00 AM printer

Grameenphone Accelerator started to receive applications for the 3rd batch of the programme.


The GP Accelerator programme has been designed to help local tech startups build and grow their businesses fast and robustly, said a press release.


SD ASIA continues as the operating partner of the programme for the second year.  


Ambitious tech startups can apply through until 4 March 2017.   The programme only accepts those tech startups that have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).  Interested startups need to have a minimum of two co-founders who must be committed to the programme full time in order to take advantage of the programme offering. The GP Accelerator programme supports early-stage, homegrown tech startups of Bangladesh.


Previous startups are solving some of the biggest challenges of the time, such as CMED which is tackling preventable death from silent killers like diabetes and blood pressure.  Some are building on new found opportunities, such as Socian which is offering brands a way to decipher the conversation consumers are having on social media.


GP Accelerator has already completed two batches, with nine startups graduating from the programme. On average the startups have been able to increase the value of their startup 3.7 times in less than six months from the Demo Day.  GP Accelerator Graduates include Sheba, a platform that connects informal service providers with users.


Speaking about the value proposition of GP Accelerator, CEO of, Adnan Imtiaz said “GPAccelerator has saved two years of our time to go to market and made us confident to face the unknown future”.