Presented with
Implementing Solutions

Tiger Challenge (International Applicants)

How can innovators and entrepreneurs create economic and social prosperity in Bangladesh?

Submissions are Closed


Selima Ahmad MP

Member of Parliament, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, President and Founder, Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mbwana Alliy

Founder and Managing Partner, Savannah Fund

Rajan Anandan

Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India


Sonia Bashir Kabir

Chairman, SBK Tech Ventures; SBK Foundation

Ankhi Das

Public Policy Director, India, South & Central Asia, Facebook

Vilas Dhar

President & Trustee, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Douglas Hansen-Luke

Executive Chairman, Future Planet Capital || Judge for the Future Planet Capital Prize

María Ángeles Leon

Founder, Open Value Foundation


Dr. Mohammad Mahfuzul Islam PEng

Vice-Chancellor, Canadian University of Bangladesh


Nirjhor Rahman

CEO, Bangladesh Angels

Denielle Sachs

Managing Director, The Tembo Group

Sudhir Sethi

Founder and Chairman, Chiratae Ventures

Christina Tewes-Gradl

Managing Director, Endeva

Chintan Vaishnav

Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, Academic Director, MIT Tata Center for Technology + Design

Judging Criteria

Solutions from international applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Alignment: The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth.
  • Potential for Impact: The planned solution implementation has the potential to impact lives and drive economic growth in Bangladesh.
  • Scalability:  The solution can be scaled to affect the lives of more people.
  • Feasibility: Solution implementation is feasible, and the team has a plan for financial sustainability.
  • Innovative Approach: This is a new solution, a new application of a solution, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge, and the team clearly identifies its competitive advantages (e.g. intellectual property).
  • Team Capability: The team is well prepared to develop the solution and has demonstrated it has the necessary skills to expand the solution to Bangladesh. 

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