Who can participate in this program?

  • Entrepreneurs with at least 1 year business experience
  • Entrepreneurs with trade license

Our Partners:


Duration of the Program


12 weeks

Course hours

3 hours per sessions

Class days

On Weekend (Saturdays)

Program details

Features of the Program

  • Class size: 30(approx)
  • Total 4 batches per year
  • Last 2 classes will be at the University class room. For rest of the classes will be online
  • Mentoring after the course
  • One to one Mentoring
  • Certificate and graduation

Course Fees

Male Entrepreneur BDT 5000

Female Entrepreneur BDT 3000

Lesson 1:

Growth Hacks and business model canvass: The Strategyzer approach

Lesson 2:

Laying the legal building blocks for your venture

Lesson 3:

Refine/redefine your start up business plan

Lesson 4:

Financial management and analysis

Lesson 5:

Assessing and obtaining financial resources for your venture and loan management

Lesson 6:

Design/redesign product development (MVP), marketing and digital marketing i.e. Tech skills

Lesson 7:

Pricing, sourcing and supply chain management

Lesson 8:

Exploring local and export market assess and readiness.

Lesson 9:

Communication, negotiation, leadership and networking (Babson exercises & case studies)

Lesson 10:

Soft skills for entrepreneurs, ideation to scaling, pitching

Lesson 11:

Life skills, people skills, social and emotional intelligence

Lesson 12:

Wrap up and graduation with one to one mentoring

Pool of trainers in the accelerator program:

Dr Rafiuddin Ahmed

Associate Professor, Dept of Marketing. University of Dhaka (DIRECTOR of the DBEDP).

Quazi M Ahmed

Founder and President, BOLD (Bangladesh Organization of Learning & Development).

Dr Nasrin Akter

Professor, University of Dhaka.

Dr Suborna Barua

Associate Professor, University of Dhaka.

Professor Moinuddin Chowdhury

Chief Patron, SLSD (School of emotional intelligence).

Dr Nazmul Hossain

Associate Professor, University of Dhaka.

Dr Md Mizanur Rahman

Professor, University of Dhaka

Mr Khundkar Hasan Shahriyar

Vice Chairman legal team (e-cab).

Instructors from BRAC Bank

Mehruba Reza

Head of Women Banking-TARA and Student File
Retail Banking
BRAC Bank Limited

Shajed Al Haque

Head of Business Transformation and Products
SME Banking
BRAC Bank Limited

The Graduates will get:

Course evaluation at the end of the 3 month training program
Demo session by students in front of judges from BBL and University of Dhaka for pitching their business
Top 3 participants will win the opportunity to avail pre-approved loan of up to BDT 5 lac at regular interest

Application selection process:
(April to June, 2021 term)

  • Step 1: Call for application (15th to 31st March, 2021)
  • Step 2: Application selection and interview (1st April to 3rd April, 2021)
  • Step 3: Communication (via SMS and email) to successful candidates (4th April, 2021)
  • Step 4: Payments (male BDT 5,000 and female BDT 3,000) in bKash/Nominated Bank account (4th April to 8th April, 2021)
  • Step 5: Entrepreneurship accelerator class will start via zoom (10th April, 2021) from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday. All classes will be on Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM.
  • Step 6: After 12 sessions the term will end in July 3rd, 2021.

After successful registration, interview and selection, the trainee needs to provide below information before starting the session:

  • 1: Photograph of participant
  • 2: Academic documents
  • 3: Number of employees
  • 4: Years of business experiences
  • 5: Facebook page link (optional)
  • 6: Photographs of office/factory/outlets (optional)
  • 7: Business history
  • 8: Photographs of office/factory/outlets (optional)
  • 9: Business volume - sales in quantity, production capacity, growth.