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Sigmind Takes Top Honors in Dhaka

DHAKA, BANGLADESH – Sigmind, a video machine learning startup, captured first prize at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup held recently in Dhaka. Tanvir Tabassum, the founder of Sigmind, advances to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 184 countries.

“Sigmind integrates state-of-the-art machine learning-based technologies to detect objects, faces and firearms in real-time from multiple camera feeds,” said Tabassum. “The system has some innovative technologies like real-time search on video space for specific incident detection and posts analysis.”

Sigmind reduces the level of effort to operate the cameras by 80%, transferring cost savings to government and corporate clients — as well as individual home owners.

Tabassum will participate in an acceleration program which features virtual training and one-to-one mentoring with international mentors to prepare for the EWC Global Final, which will be held in Riyadh on November 12-14, 2019.

Finalists at EWC Bangladesh included:

  • Hellotask, a school of maids
  • Sigmind, an A.I driven video analytics for face and LPR identification
  • Edublock, an edu-tech product for learning STEM and Robotics
  • Best Price, a communication platform between vehicle-owner & spare-parts supplier
  • Happihub, an O2O (Online to Offline) customer reward platform

More than 102,000 contestants from 184 countries entered the Entrepreneurship World Cup. The initiative combines a broad-reaching pitch competition, aimed at ventures ranging from idea stage to growth stage, with a virtual accelerator program to help all participants launch, strengthen and scale their enterprises. Global Finalists will face off against one another at the Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2019.

EWC is an initiative led by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Misk Forum with support from a collection of national and global partners, including the Global Educational and Leadership Foundation and GSVlabs.

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