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Grameenphone launches regional design bootcamp ‘Jelay Jelay Smart Uddyokta’

Grameenphone's flagship startup innovation platform GP Accelerator has launched "Jelay Jelay Smart Uddyokta", a regional design bootcamp with the endeavour to unleash the potential of youth ideapreneurs.

A formal announcement was made at Sheraton hotel Dhaka today, where community builders from different districts, startup founders, GP Accelerator (GPA) alumni, mentors alongside industry specialists took part.

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Startup Bangladesh is working as a strategic partner with GP Accelerator to strengthen and drive this initiative at the regional level.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister of ICT, graced the event as the chief guest.

Sami Ahmed, managing director and CEO at Startup Bangladesh; Yasir Azman, chief executive officer of Grameenphone, and high officials from both the organisations attended the event.

"Jelay Jelay Smart Uddyokta" initiative aims to foster entrepreneurship to address regional challenges and build local innovative solutions.

The programme will engage 30 community builders and conduct pitch sessions at 20 locations, with the goal of identifying and rewarding the top 20 ideapreneurs.

This initiative is particularly targeted at university students and potential entrepreneurs who are passionate about innovation through startups, offering them valuable skills, mentorship, networking opportunities, and funding support.