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A research by BetterStories has revealed that, contrary to popular belief that ideas don’t matter, a lot of startups in Bangladesh actually fail because they often start with a bad idea. Therefore, the Zeitgeist.OOO will offer 10 “Red Ideas” and the workshop will offer 10 pre-developed business “Red Prints” to further build on. The best of the participants will be offered a co-founder role and a CTO/CMO position in the 10 new startups built on these 10 new “Red Ideas”.

This partnership between the German Embassy, Whiteboard of Grameen Phone and BetterStories Limited has been formed to promote the German innovation in Bangladesh and solve some of the most critical problems of this country.

Who can apply

If you are a graduate from Polytechnics, Science, Engineering, Agricultural, Business or any other backgrounds then you are fit to apply.

What’s in it for you

Selected CTOs and CMOs will be offered a yearlong incubation, up to 70% of the equity of the startup to be earned over a period of 3 years, an opportunity to pitch to a high-profile Jury consisting of CXOs of Grameenphone, BetterStories Limited, the German Embassy, and a set of local and German experts. The selected participants will also get access to German expert’s advice, access to Grameenphone assets and growth hacks by Whiteboard.

How to Win This!


“10 Red Ideas 10 Solutions!”


Pick and choose from any of these problems and come up with a solution which will blow us away.

10 Red Ideas


“Germans are known for their precision, efficiency and innovation across the globe. We’re happy to create this platform with BetterStories and WhiteBoard. We look forward to seeing what comes out of Zeitgeist.OOO”

Our Network

Jury, Mentors and Experts

Kazi Hassan
Kazi Hassan Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer
Grameenphone Ltd
Eva Maria Zoll
Eva Maria ZollFounder
Travis Todd
Travis ToddFounder
Silicon Allee
Minhaz Anwar
Minhaz AnwarChief Storyteller
BetterStories Limited
Ines Neidhardt
Ines NeidhardtPolitics, Press & Culture Attachee
German Embassy
Daniel Ciganovic
Daniel CiganovicBusiness Development Director
ME SOLshare Ltd (Bangladesh)
Syed Ashiqur Rahman
Syed Ashiqur RahmanHead of Business Innovation
Grameenphone Ltd.
Syed Tanvir Husain
Syed Tanvir HusainChief Human Resource Officer
Grameenphone Ltd.
Farha Naz Zaman
Farha Naz ZamanHead of Digital Marketing
Grameenphone Ltd.

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Project Officer
Phone: 01703994534

Saraben Turin
Project Associate
Phone: 01703995662