Pitch2Win

Learn to tell your idea effectively,
when it counts the most!

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Visitor

100 Taka

  • Food
  • Networking
  • Enjoy the event

Participant

250 Taka

  • Four pitch clinic
  • Food
  • Pitch in front of judges

Prizes

Second

25,000 BDT Seed Fund
  • 16 week mentorship program
  • 3 months access & dedicated work space in hubdhaka (worth 30,000 BDT)

First

50,000 BDT Seed Fund
  • 16 week mentorship program
  • 6 months access & dedicated work space in hubdhaka (worth 60,000 BDT)

Third

15,000 BDT Seed Fund
  • 16 week mentorship program
  • 2 months access & dedicated work space in hubdhaka (worth 20,000 BDT)

Time Line

09 MAY
  • Information Session
  • Venue
    HubDhaka
  • 9th May 2014

17 MAY
  • Last day to register
23 MAY
  • Pitching Workshop
  • Workshop on pitching. It's free for everyone.
  • Venue
    HubDhaka
  • 23rd May 2014

30 MAY
  • Last day for registration fee
31 MAY
  • Pitch Clinic
  • Only for registered participants
  • Venue
    EMK Center
  • 31st May 2014, 10 AM - 01 PM

06 JUN
  • Pitch Clinic
  • Only for registered participants.
  • Venue
    EMK Center
  • 6th June 2014, 03 PM - 06 PM

07 JUN
  • Pitch Clinic
  • Only for registered participants
  • Venue
    EMK Center
  • 7th June 2014, 10 AM - 01 PM

14 JUN
  • Competition Day
  • Venue
    EMK Center
  • 14th June 2014


Mentors

Sumon

Sumon Selim

Muhammad Sumon Molla Selim-Co-founder and Director of Engineering at Kodeeo. Spends the entire day coding and experimenting with different tools. Sumon has rigorous experience of developing secured, efficient and scalable web and mobile applications. His interest to do something on his own have motivated him to start his own start-up Kodeeo.

Rishad

Rishad Ahmed

Rishad Ahmed is a 2in1 Freelance Brand Strategist who helps small business clients with their Strategic and Graphic Branding in Home and Abroad. He is also the Co-Founder of Award winning "GreenPack Paper Bottle LTD.

Shahidul

Md. Shahidul Islam

Founder & CEO, Eccolizer (a pvt. ltd. co.& a start-up too). Winner of The Richard Heinberg Prize in WJF Sustainable Business Plan Competition 2013, Washington DC, USA. Finalist in Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition 2013, Global Business Center, University of Washington. Selected as 1 of 8 young entrepreneurs from around the world in the YEA, Asia Innovation Forum, Tokyo, Japan.

Wakil

Wakil Ahmed

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 Electrical Enginnering in BRAC University and working as an intern in Google Business Group - Dhaka.

Ovick

Ovick Alam

Ovick is a self made entrepreneur and co-founder at WebAble (www.webable.com.bd), an exciting digital marketing start-up in Bangladesh. He started off with BridgeWee (www.bridgewee.com), his first start-up in 2009. He is a home-grown marketer from University of Dhaka who trained and traveled globally. And an active twitter user- @OvickAlam


Judges

Iraj Islam

Iraj Islam

CTO, NewsCred

Iraj is a Bangladeshi-Swedish serial entrepreneur, software engineer and product designer. He is passionate about building innovative products that change the world. Iraj was named Sweden's 3rd hottest entrepreneur by Swedish magazine InternetWorld in 2006, he was also named in the Silicon Alley 100 2012 by Business Insider.

Md. Sabur Khan

Md. Sabur Khan

Chairman of DIU

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan- Chairman of Daffodil International University (DIU), Mega Acceleration project “Creating 2000 Entrepreneurs”, a wing of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also former president of Bangladesh Computer Samity. Now as a successful entrepreneur, he is playing very active, motivational and leading role for developing an effective and interactive entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bangladesh.He is one of the founding members and the President of Bangladesh Business Angel Network- BBAN.

Nash Islam

Nash Islam

CEO, G&R

Nash-an entrepreneur & tech community organizer from America who landed in Bangladesh in 2012. He is currently CEO of G&R Ad Network, and co-founder at Mangoes Mobile. He actively invests in US tech companies as a partner at Inflection Ventures and as an angel investor. Nash also worked at mobile ads start-up AdMob, acquired by Google in 2010. In his free time, Nash organizes Google Business Group meetups and participates in tech community events.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a business idea pitch?

A pitch is the way to deliver a business plan verbally. It is a short and effective presentation where an entrepreneur or group of entrepreneurs present or describe their ideas to prospective investors or clients. The #1 goal of a pitch is to get the right people excited about your business.

There are different types of ways to pitch such as; an elevator pitch which is a very short pitch that distils the idea into a short summary that takes only as long as a short elevator ride or a video pitch which is a pitch done via a short video rather than in person. Regardless of the means chosen to pitch, the aim is typically the same; describing a business opportunity with the intention of securing funding to develop the idea further.

A solid pitch helps entrepreneurs demonstrate experience and capabilities, determine the viability of a business idea, quickly gain valuable feedback, and stand out from the crowd.

Why do we need to learn to pitch?

A lot of the time people don’t understand why it’s important to be able to pitch well. The reality is that you need to be able to pitch to customers, whether they be companies or individuals. If you can’t pitch to an investor, they will be worried that you won’t be able to bring anyone else on board.

Martin Soorjoo, Pitch Strategist & Coach, founder of The Pitch Clinic.

This competition is created to coach entrepreneurs in the techniques necessary to present a successful pitch in order to secure funding from investors. Fact is the investors are being pitched to left, right and centre every day of the week. You have to really work on how you make your pitch stand out, how you make sure that within the first fifteen seconds you’ve got them listening to you.

What is "pitch2win"?

"Pitch2Win" is a unique contest intended to draw out the brightest minds and greatest ideas our country has to offer. In this event, you will have a chance to pitch your idea and get feedback on how to improve your pitching style. Hugely successful last year, this year’s competition will pack a punch with its intensive pitching mentorship sessions or "Pitch Clinic"s.

Mentors will be available for the Pitch Clinic sessions where they will give helpful tips, guidelines and the tricks of the trade. Participants will have a chance to practice their pitches and gain feedback from the mentors in these sessions. Participants will be graded on their performance and progress during each pitch clinic by their mentors. The event will see aspiring entrepreneurs deliver their best “elevator pitch” to a panel of judges who will decide the winners of the competition. Mentors will be individuals with extensive experience in business idea development and pitching. There will be five judges who have been selected based on their understanding of tech start-up culture and their own recent involvement with entrepreneurship.

When will this take place?

Please check our Time Line

Where will this take place?

Pitch Clinics will be held at hubdhaka and final pitching session will be held at EMK Center.

Hubdhaka
9th Floor, Building No 7, Road 3, Section 7, Pallabi (Near Mirpur 11, Central Jame Masjid), Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh- 1216, Dhaka, Bangladesh

EMK Center
House 5, Road 16 (new) 27 (old) , 9th Floor, Midas Center, Dhanmondi, 1205 Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Who can apply to participate?

Both, individual competitors and teams of up to four members are welcome. Female participants are especially encouraged to apply. We are seeking new startups and ideas as well as existing businesses. Participants will be considered on a "first come first served" basis so people should apply without delay.

How can I pay after registration?

Once accepted for participation, a registration fee of 250Tk per individual will be charged. Teams can pay via bKash or physically at the hubdhaka venue. The registration fee is 100Tk per individual for those who want to observe only for the day of the event.

If you will be travelling from out of Dhaka to attend this event then you may be eligible for a travel allowance. Please mention in the registration form if you need financial assistance to attend. Proof of residence will need to be provided to get travel allowance.

Prizes?

Please check our prize section.


Contact

HubDhaka - A startup campus

  • Islam Plaza, 9th Floor Plot No.7,
    Main Road-3, Section-7 Pallavi,
    Dhaka 1216
  • +88 015-3457-0784
  • contact@hubdhaka.com