POST TIME: 20 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Successful entrepreneurs will make Digital Bangladesh: Palak
BSS, Dhaka

Successful entrepreneurs will make Digital Bangladesh: Palak

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, along others poses for photograph at the launching program of ‘Startup Accelerator’ organised by Bangladesh University in the capital yesterday. PHOTO COURTESY

The Government has taken a lot of initiatives for making a Digital Bangladesh as our Government wants our young entrepreneurs not just to run for jobs but to train them to become successful entrepreneurs.

This was stated by the State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak while addressing as the chief guest at the Startup Accelerator launching program arranged by the Bangladesh University at Krishibid Institution yesterday.

The goal of Startup Accelerator is to foster and nurture local entrepreneur and innovative ecosystem within Bangladesh and beyond. It helps to build regional and global connectivity among investors, entrepreneurs, professionals and provide a collaboration platform for all participants in the ecosystem

Bangladesh University has first started its journey as a startup among all the universities of the country. Earlier, this university created app like e-heart and 3D printer and gained many accolades, he commented.

Palak added, if an entrepreneur is successful, many employment opportunities will be created and innovative entrepreneurs will play a vital role to reach the target of achieving the status of middle-income country by 2021 & rich country by 2041.

He continued, the government will help to make IT based youth entrepreneur. The government will provide financial assistance to create 1,000 start-ups in Bangladesh by 2021.

He also highlighted the government strategies and limitless prospects in this sector to boost up the economy and mentioned the importance of ideas of quantum computing, nanotech and fintech in his speech.

Palak also assures the Bangladesh University students to setting up a IT library for them. He also appreciated the BUP authority for taking initiative to provide this sort of opportunities for youths.

Startup Accelerator will foster and nurture local entrepreneurship and innovative ecosystem within Bangladesh and beyond.

CEO of Grameenphone Michael Foey addressed the program as the special guest while CEO and Pro-Founder of US Market Access 2020 Technology Landscape in Silicon Valley Chris Burry presented a keynote paper on the topic.

Quazi Jamil Azher , Chairman of Bangladesh University , chaired the function.

Representatives of UNDP, Vice chancellor and Register of Bangladesh University, members of Board of Trustees, Head of all Departments and high officials of university were present on the program.