Urban innovation challenge announces 5 winners

The Urban Innovation Challenge exists for one reason: to find ways to improve life in Bangladesh’s cities.

To do that, we want to find the people living in those cities who want to step up, and give them what they need to get the job done.

We want to choose a small team of early-stage organisations (for-profit or non-profit) who have solutions with potential to benefit over 1 million people living in any one of Bangladesh’s cities. You could be a small NGO, start-up or just a group of university students who have a great idea that you want to make a reality.

Challenge 1

Challenge 2

Challenge 3

What you get

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

cm4Access to BRAC facilities and support from BRAC staff in your city

cm2In-person guidance from leading local entrepreneurs

cm5A 5-day, urban bootcamp to understand the problem on the ground

cm3Virtual sessions with international experts on design, prototyping and business development

cm6Up to BDT 500,000 per team in seed funding from BRAC and linkage to investors

14 December 2016

Deadline to submit application

14 January 2017

BRAC experts shortlist 30 applications

11 March 2017

Deadline to submit full proposal

7 May 2017

Winners announced

May-Oct 2017

Idea incubation and skill development

Oct 2017

Present your idea to investors