Visa launching programmes to support fintechs, startups in Bangladesh
Digital payments platform Visa is set to launch a new programme for startups and fintechs in Bangladesh.
Recognising the challenges that fintechs and startups in Bangladesh often face in different stages of their journey, the programme aims to help enhance their product propositions and develop better user experiences, said a press release.
As a fintech initiative for Bangladesh, Visa will hold a series of 12 webinar-based events from June 17.
The programme, designed as a three-part series of webinars "The Launch Series", "Mentorship Sessions" and "Thought Leadership" will focus on cutting edge innovations and technologies that Visa has in its arsenal for fintechs.
"Bangladesh is an important part of the digital commerce landscape in Asia Pacific today where consumers and businesses are adopting innovative methods of making and receiving payments at an accelerated pace," said Soumya Basu, Visa country manager for Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
"…and fintechs and startups are driving this innovation by creating seamless digital experiences," he said.
Visa has partnered with Startup Dhaka for its fintech initiative programme.
"I am delighted to announce that Visa is about to set their steps in mentoring and assisting the startups in Bangladesh for the very first time," said Mustafizur Rahman Khan, founder and CEO of Startup Dhaka.
"This initiative will not only make a difference in the existing payment solutions but also help the startups to expand their connection and resources. This fintech initiative by Visa for Bangladesh is a great way to connect with the startup ecosystem," he said.
Fintechs will get a chance to learn about tools and technology they can deploy in payments, as well as interact with leaders and subject matter experts from Visa and the startup ecosystem, according to the press release.
The initiative aims to help participants not just understand nuances of digital payments better but to provide necessary support in augmenting digital payment solutions for the Bangladeshi consumer, it said.