Dr. Jonathan Ortmans, President, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) of United States was present as the chief guest at the Inaugural Ceremony. This enigmatic figure launched the most awaited competition Startup Idea for Fund on January 28, 2019. Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University presided over the ceremony. A good number of distinguished guests from home and abroad were also present.
Inaugural Ceremony of Startup Idea for Fund competition was held with the startups of season one and thirty thousand participants. The program introduced the competition internationally in concurrence with the 17th founding anniversary of Daffodil International University (DIU) at its permanent campus at Ashulia.
Dr. Ortmans delivered the keynote address – focusing on entrepreneurship and mobilizing the youth to promote economic development. He said that Bangladesh is now a country of the youth. He hoped Bangladesh will be changed through the energy of this youth. It is an upcoming country with a serious entrepreneurial mindset and a fine destination for the investors and high innovation centric businesses.
The Startup Idea for Fund was organized by the Department of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (DIE), Daffodil International University. The competition was coordinated by Mr. Reyed Mia and Ms. Maliha Islam, in association with Bangladesh Venture Capital Limited. Mr. Mohammed Shibli Shahriar, Head, Department of Innovation & Entrepreneurship guided the launch duly supported by other team members.
Startup Idea For Fund team paid a tribute with thirty thousand voices and hundreds of guitars together with respect. The crowd recalled the glorious memory of late freedom fighter, popular songwriter, composer, and music director Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul and one of the pioneers of band musicians in Bangladesh and a star celebrity, Ayub Bachchu