BIG provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and startups to showcase their innovative ideas and receive financial assistance to turn them into reality. Under the able leadership of the Daughter of the Bangabandhu, Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and with the advice of the Honorable adviser to the Prime minister of ICT Affairs Mr. Sajeeb Wazed, The BIG platform aims to provide a supportive ecosystem for startups by offering grant, mentorship, and networking opportunities. The grant is open to all startups, regardless of their sector, and encourages diversity and inclusivity. With the proper guidance of the Honorable State Minister for the ICT Division of Bangladesh Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, The BIG platform has already funded several promising startups through the iDEA project and is set to continue supporting the next generation of innovators.
BIG is being organized by the Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project of the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) of the ICT Division of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. With the right direction, this wonderful initiative is being led by the Project Director of iDEA and Joint Secretary Mr. Md. Altaf Hossain and the Deputy Project Director (Deputy Secretary) Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman.
This year, BIG is going to be organized for the third time. BIG 2023 is coordinated by the senior consultant and Operation Specialist of the iDEA project Mr. Siddhartho Goshwami. The Communication Consultant of the iDEA project & Lead of Communication of BIG 2023 Mr. Shohag Chandra Das and the consultant for iDEA Lab Operation, Training, Experience Zone & Lead of Technology of BIG 2023 Mr. Abul Kalam Ahsanul Azad are playing roles as the co-coordinator of BIG 2023. Besides, The Consultant for IT Service & Support of the iDEA project Mr. Md Momenul Islam with other experts is also assisting in this great initiative.