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IUB student becomes champion in EO GSEA 2020-21


The final round of EOGSEA (Global Student Entrepreneur Awards) Bangladesh phase has been hosted virtually for the first time. Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, MP, honorable State Minister for Ministry of Foreign Affairs graced the occasion as the Chief Guest in Dhaka on December 5, 2020.
Scheduling the registration phase of 5th EO GSEA 2020-21 competition during mid-October, starting with 10 student entrepreneur participating for the preliminary round and having outplayed the top 5 shortlisted contenders of the final, Efaz Ahmed from the Department of Biochemistry of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) was declared Champion for his start-up “Let’s Furnish”. The winner of 5th EO GSEA 2020-21 Bangladesh phase Efaz Ahmed will participate in GSEA Global Phase and have the opportunity to win USD 40,000/- grants and awards by competing with top student entrepreneurs around the world.
The Chief Guest, in his speech, stated that initiatives like this taken by EO GSEA would inspire youths to develop entrepreneurship skills. He mentioned that one-third of our population is youth, which is the major driving force for Vision 2021. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the ultimate goals of the running government are to transform Bangladesh into a developed country.
Tina F. Jabeen, Managing Director, Startup Bangladesh Limited and the Guest Speaker of the event underscored that “Startup Bangladesh Limited is always ready to invest in new ventures and to open new doors for the entrepreneurs to be more socially impactful through iDEA (Innovation Design & Entrepreneurship Academy) by providing mentoring, funding, co-working spaces, marketing, and legal supports”.
Prof. Sarwar Uddin Ahmed, Dean (Acting), School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) and the Board Member of EO Bangladesh, Zareen Mahmud Hosein, President of EO Bangladesh, Director, Shasha Denims Limited also spoke on the occasion as guest speakers. The honorable Jury Board Members were, Hossain Khaled, Founder President, EO Bangladesh, Managing Director, Anwar Group, Farzanah Chowdhury, Former President, EO Bangladesh, MD & CEO, Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd. and Prof. Imran Rahman, Special Advisor to the Board of Trustees & Dean, School of Business, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.
The other EO Bangladesh board members who were present on the evening were Md. Tanvir Khan, GSEA Chair, EO Bangladesh, Managing Director, J. K. Group of Industries and Ahmed Imtiaz Hassan, GSEA Co-Chair, EO Bangladesh, Director, Aristopharma Ltd.
Earlier in September, 2020, EO Bangladesh inaugurated its 5th EO GSEA journey virtually for the first time. On that virtual arrangement, Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP, honorable State Minister for Youth and Sports was present as the Chief Guest while Mr. Rajnikanth Rajagopal, GSEA Expert, EO Global remained present as the Guest of Honor.