Together with the Tiger IT Foundation, we are excited to announce the launch of the Tiger Challenge powered by MIT Solve to address the question How can innovators and entrepreneurs create economic and social prosperity in Bangladesh?
The Tiger Challenge is open to any international applicants who have entered or intend to enter the Bangladeshi market, and the Tiger IT Foundation is offering up to USD $2 million in funding for selected winners of the Challenge.
Details of the Technology Call
The inaugural Tiger Challenge aims to find and support solutions from that will:
- Accelerate economic growth and create high-paying jobs across geographies and demographics in Bangladesh, especially among marginalized populations and youth;
- Provide equitable and cost-effective access to services such as healthcare, education, and skills training to enable Bangladeshi society to adapt and thrive in an environment of changing technology and demands;
- Reduce economic vulnerability and lower barriers to global participation and inclusion, including expanding access to information, internet, and digital literacy; or
- Support economic development and food security in rural Bangladesh through sustainable agricultural methods that are resource efficient, low/zero carbon, and do not contribute to regional pollution.