In the Grand Finale of ‘Bangabandhu Innovation Grant (BIG) 2021’ the best winning startup will receive a grant of USD 1,00,000 with special honors, which is the biggest reward from the ICT Division for the startups in this Mujib year.
The final result of the much-anticipated "BIG 2021" will be announced next Saturday.
At the end of the campaign in 142 countries, more than 7,000 startups and innovators from 57 countries including Bangladesh, applied to the contest at the initial stage. Subsequently, the best 26 startups were selected through a breathtaking reality show consisting of 13-episode at the end of the boot camp with 65 top indigenous startups.
At the same time, the best 10 startups were selected from the international level through a competitive contest. In the BIG 2021 Grand Finale program, 36 startups chosen from home and abroad will receive a total grant of BDT 3 crore 60 lakh where each startup will get BDT 10 Lakh. A total of 46 startups, including 26 local startups selected from the reality show, the top 10 startups at the international level and the top 10 startups of the iDEA Project portfolio, are in the "BIG 2021 Grand Finale". Finally, the best of the best will be awarded a grant of USD 1,00,000.
The Minister of Finance of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh A H M Mustafa Kamal will be the chief guest at the Grand Finale of "BIG 2021" and the state minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak will preside over the program.
The ICT Division has organized a special program on the occasion of the Grand Finale of this magnificent event on the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence and the Mujib year.