The Government Software Technology Parks to be developed across the country will also provide space to incubate Startups. The objective of these incubators will be:
One of the key criteria is to select the right Companies to incubate. ICT Division and Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA), with support from BASIS and BCC have developed a process to select the companies to be incubated at the First Government Software Technology Park (STP) - through Connecting Startups Bangladesh.
Connecting Startups Bangladesh is a process through which Startups in the idea, launch, and growth stage can all apply for the incubation opportunity at the STP - which includes not only the space but also mentoring and training programs to help the Startups grow, and provide them with linkages to investors.
The Connecting Startups Bangladesh - Startup Competition will be launched on the 18th of October and will be open for applications for 1 month. After then the submitted applications will be scrutinized and the potential startups will be called for interview. From this group of potential startups, a handful will be chosen for incubation at the Janata Tower Software Technology Park - which will be declared during the BPO Conference in December 2015.