A weeklong roadshow aimed at promoting investment into Bangladesh concluded in the USA, with Startup Bangladesh Limited unveiling greater opportunities in its Startups and Technology sector.
On the final day, local and international delegates joined the “US- Bangladesh Tech Investment Summit” to discuss investment opportunities in Startups and Technology Sector of Bangladesh, the untapped investment goldmine of Asia.
Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) organized the roadshow titled ‘The Rise of Bengal Tiger: Potentials of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh’ in the cities of New York, Washington D.C, Los Angeles and San Francisco in California.
Started on July 26, the roadshow was held to promote Bangladesh’s economy, investment opportunities and capital markets.
The final programme was held on Tuesday in the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, California.
Salman F Rahman, MP, Private Industry & Investment Adviser to Prime Minister of Bangladesh; Lisa M. Gillmor; Mayor, City of Santa Clara, California; and Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam; Chairman of BSEC; were present.
Abdur Rouf Talukdar, Senior Secretary of Finance Division; Tapan Kanti Ghosh Secretary of Ministry of Commerce; Fatima Yasmin Secretary of Economic Relations Division; Md Sirazul Islam, Executive Chairman of BIDA and Executive Chairman of BEPZA; and Tina Jabeen, Managing Director and CEO of Startup Bangladesh Limited; also attended it.
A panel discussion was also held with prominent guests of Silicon Valley on potentials of trade & investment in Bangladesh.
It was moderated by Shameem Ahsan, President, VCPEAB.
Anis Uzzaman, Founder & CEO of Pegasus Tech Ventures; and Tina Jabeen, Managing Director and CEO of Startup Bangladesh Limited; delivered the keynote speeches.
The programme kicked off by Prof. Rubayat-Ul-Islam, Chairman of BSEC.
Tina Jabeen, in her keynote speech, upheld the Bangladesh Story - the story of consistent growth spearheaded by the current government led by the visionary Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the impetus behind the growth journey; Bangladesh’s perspective plan 2021-2041, said a media release on Wednesday.
She exemplified the successful stories of homegrown startups, how they are already attracting international investors validating that Bangladesh is ready to be the next breeding ground of unicorn in Asia.
Tina Jabeen at the end of her Keynote speech played a video message from Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn where he said that “Great innovative leaders understand that technology is the future and this is how startups are created in silicon valley with global relevance and global scale. It's a rare thing but when it happens that's the sign and innovative leadership I applaud for.”
Salman F Rahman urged Non-Resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) and expatriates to avail of the opportunities presented by the nation.