Innovation Xtreme Is Back with a Bang

innovation-xtree_GP_SDAISADaily Dhaka Times: SD ASIA is proud to announce the Grameenphone Innovation Xtreme (IX) 2015 on December 5, 2015. This year the theme for the event is titled “Bangladesh: The Next Tech Frontier.” Innovation Xtreme is the biggest start-up event in Bangladesh and is an initiative of SD Asia – a content and event platform for startups, businesses & investors.

The day-long Grameenphone Innovation Xtreme will be held at Radisson Hotel Dhaka and will be a unique technology business event. Grameenphone is the title sponsor of this event, while Microsoft is the Gold Partner, along with Facebook and media partner Tech in Asia.

The IX 2015 will bring together the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem – investors, experienced entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, local and international media – to showcase the potential of innovators and entrepreneurs in Bangladesh.

The event has been designed to showcase the tech opportunities in a collective Internet-connected community and how people are redefining the rules of a borderless world. The central theme of IX 2015 will be to gravitate around one notion, “Innovation in Bangladesh”, highlighting the success stories and the opportunities. However, this year there will be more focus on tech and IT start-ups. This year five top startups will have the opportunity to win Facebook Start-up package, each worth $50,000.

This year’s event has been designed to be bigger, and targeted towards a more diverse participant-group. The event should have students, entrepreneurs, developers, academia, corporates, investors, international organizations, NGOs, and local & international media.

Nehal Ahmed, Director, Marketing at Grameenphone said, “Grameenphone has an ambition of providing ‘Internet for all’, meaning we recognize the increased demand for data driven services throughout Bangladesh. We have an extensive strategy to reach this ambition where awareness, affordable devices and attractive content are three key aspects. As sponsor to IX, it is a reflection of this strategy where we see future in digital connectivity through the active empowerment of entrepreneurs and the startup community.”

It is anticipated that within 25 years people from Bangladesh will have the ability, as an individual or a corporation, to start becoming a meaningful member of a global business community. The objective of this year’s Innovation Xtreme event is to highlight the technological and economic potential of Bangladesh in front of a diverse community to partner for the development of an industry that will be worth $1 billion within the next three years.

Speaking at the press briefing, Mustafizur Khan, CEO & Founder of Startup Dhaka, said, “Through this one-day annual Innovation Xtreme event – we will showcase the potential of innovators and entrepreneurs in Bangladesh that currently exists. And by bringing international and local investors, entrepreneurs, businesses under one roof, the event will work as catalyst to deepen the interest about the Internet based local economy.”

Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director, Microsoft Bangladesh was also present on the occasion.

Who are the speakers at IX 2015?
IX-2015 has a number of confirmed speakers including representatives from Fenox (Venture Capital), Facebook, Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group, Segnel Ventures, MasterCard, IMJ Investment Partners, Magic Accelerator,,, GOBD, Eight Roads Ventures, BDJobs, and SD Asia among a number of other notable organizations. Grameenphone is the lead sponsor, Microsoft is the Gold Partner and the event partners are Facebook and TechInAsia.

How to register for IX 2015?
Visit: Registration at
Contact: Faez Mahdi, SD Asia, Phone: +8801674284519

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