Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) arranged a Start Up financing Program to disburse BDT 1.00 crore, the highest ceiling of the loan under “EBL Startup Explorer”, in favor of ShareTrip, a leading travel booking site in the country.
Earlier, EBL launched the Startup loan product “EBL Startup Explorer” in association with Startup Bangladesh, a venture capital company under ICT Ministry of Bangladesh.
Md. Ashikur Rahman, Director, Bangladesh Bank as the chief guest attended the Program held on June 4, at EBL head office in Dhaka. Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director and CEO; Sadia Haque, CEO of ShareTrip and a number of Startup entrepreneurs also attended the program.
Md. Ashikur Rahman, Director, Bangladesh Bank said that “Entrepreneurs like you will be the catalysts for Bangladesh's journey to a developed nation by 2041. Through your innovative spirit and unwavering determination, you will spearhead the transformative changes that will reshape the country's economic landscape.”
Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director and CEO of EBL said, "EBL gives priority to those who pursue the goal of digital transformation of Bangladesh. Digital transformation is always associated with technology and innovation.
Sadia Haque, CEO of ShareTrip said “This kind of support will motivate us to rise above and we are very optimistic about our future. Startups with their creativity and innovative ideas can lead Bangladesh to a digital and prosperous Bangladesh, I believe."
M. Khorshed Anowar, DMD and Head of Retail and SME Banking, Syed Zulkar Nayen, Head of Business, Mohammad Salekeen Ibrahim, Head of Asset, Retail SME, Md. Shabu Munshi, Head of Asset, SME from EBL were also present among others on the occasion.
Caption: Eastern Bank disbursed BDT 1.00 crore, under their Startup loan product “EBL Startup Explorer”, in favor of ShareTrip, at a ceremony held at the bank's head office in Dhaka, today, June 4. Md Ashikur Rahman, Director, Bangladesh Bank; Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director and CEO, EBL; Sadia Haque, CEO, ShareTrip; EBL DMD and Head of Retail and SME Banking M. Khorshed Anowar, Head of Business Syed Zulkar Nayen also attended the program, present among others.