Urban Innovation Challenge 2018

Our cities. Our solutions.

Top 13 teams for final round

The Urban Innovation Challenge exists for one reason: to find ways to improve life in Bangladesh's cities. We want to find the urban entrepreneurs who want to step up, and give them what they need to innovate.

What's in it for you

cm1Win BDT 500,000 as seed-funding

cm1Develop and test your solution with the world’s biggest development organisation

cm1Receive hands-on training on human-centred design, prototype development, legal affairs, financial projections and company valuations

cm1Get access to BRAC’s network, infrastructure and sector expert mentors

cm1Pitch to BRAC’s investment committee to get further investment


September 14, 2018

Deadline to submit Business Idea

September 27, 2018

Announcement of short-listed Business Ideas

October, 2018

Deadline to submit business proposal

October, 2018

Business Validation, Pitch and Winners’ Announcement

October 2018- April 2019

Business Incubation

April 30, 2019

Investment Pitch

Success stories from 2017