Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Application deadline has been extended for “eGeneration presents Startup World Cup 2019, Bangladesh”, organized by Fenox Venture Capital.

After receiving requests from entrepreneurs, the deadline has been extended and applications will now be accepted till Monday, March 25, according to a statement.

For the first time this year, one Bangladeshi technology startup will be getting the opportunity to represent Bangladesh and compete in Startup World Cup Grand Finale, the global technology startup pitch competition with an investment prize of $1,000,000.

To select the startup, a regional competition will be held in Bangladesh. Fenox Venture Capital, one of top venture capital firms based in Silicon Valley, ranked 16th in the latest global ranking of Mattermark Seed Stage. eGeneration Ltd., on the other hand, works on cutting-edge technologies like blockchain, data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and has a diversified portfolio of clients all over the world, including nations such as USA, UK, UAE, Russia, Uganda, Japan, Canada, Denmark, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and India.

The regional competition in Bangladesh titled “eGeneration presents Startup World Cup 2019, Bangladesh” will be co-organized by Bangladesh Innovation Forum (BIF) and partnered by Venture Capital and Private Equity Association of Bangladesh (VCPEAB), TiE Dhaka and EO Bangladesh.

UNDP is the Knowledge Partner and RTV is the Media Partner.

Ten of the best startups in Bangladesh will be invited to pitch for the opportunity to compete at the Startup World Cup 2019, Bangladesh Finale, happening on April 6th, 2019.

Some of the judges include Dr. Anis Uzzaman, Co-founder and CEO, Fenox Venture Capital; Shameem Ahsan, General Partner, Fenox Venture Capital, Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos; Mustafizur R Khan, Founder and CEO, Startup Dhaka; and Minhaz Anwar, Head of Accelerator, GP Accelerator. Interested participants can apply through www.egeneration.co/fenoxswc.

The global mega competition returns for a third year searching for the next world champion amongst the top startups from around the globe. There are over 40 different regional startup competitions being held in over 40 different countries including Bangladesh, across 6 continents. Fenox will bring all regional winners to the Grand Finale for the Championship competition, where they will battle for the investment prize.

In previous years, Startup World Cup Grand Finale featured prominent figures from the entrepreneurship community, including Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple), Daymond John (Star of ABC’s SharkTank & Founder of FUBU), Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder of Reddit) and Guy Kawasaki (former Chief Evangelist of Apple). Grand finale speakers for this year include Marissa Mayer, former CEO of Yahoo and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, among others.