Bangladeshi startup "Vertically" has been selected as one of the finalists to attend the global rounds and represent Bangladesh at University Startup World Cup 2020.
Afroza Tanzi is the co-founder of "Vertically", which is an AgriTech startup that connects youths with agriculture via technology and helps deliver agri-products to the consumers at a reasonable price said a press release issued by International Organization for Business and Engineering (IOBE) on Sunday.
Venture Cup China will host the global round of University Startup World Cup 2020 online, which will start on October 17th and end on October 20th.
International Organization for Business and Engineering (IOBE), which is a common platform for training youths interested in the sector of entrepreneurship, business and engineering, is official country partner of Venture Cup Denmark and University Startup World Cup in Bangladesh and Nigeria the release added.
Chairman of IOBE Arnill Ashraf said, "We are very excited that Afroza Tanzi will represent Bangladesh globally among foreign investors and international startup community. It's also good news for the startup community in Bangladesh that young university students from Bangladesh are interested in entrepreneurship and are representing Bangladesh internationally."
Morten Ugelvig Andersen, CEO of Venture Cup Denmark and University Startup World Cup said, "The University Startup World Cup is very pleased to join hands in a strong partnership with IOBE, who brings a strong network within university entrepreneurship in Bangladesh."
"This partnership has resulted in two impressive startup teams qualifying for the global competition finals. Both teams provide innovative and sustainable solutions to major challenges and have real potential to do well in the competition and beyond."
"We look forward to having the teams with us in the competition and help them join a global network of talented university entrepreneurs," added Morten.
At the global rounds of the University Startup World Cup 2020, top university startups from around the world will gather to meet investors, companies and tech experts to be a part of a long-lasting network and pitch for the chance of winning cash prizes.
Around 2000 startups from around the world have applied for University Startup World Cup this year.
Only 43 startups have been chosen by the jury as finalists and got the ticket to attend the global round. Global winners will receive around 35,000 USD cash prizes the release added.