Global Entrepreneurship Research Network: Annual Meeting

The Global Entrepreneurship Research Network is a working coalition that catalyzes and aligns research that is integrally linked with the practice of entrepreneurship and the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Ms. Beauty Akter who is the Executive Director of GERN-DIU attended the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network Annual Meeting at Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2019. She shares about the barriers to entrepreneurs are facing in 2019-2020, and which type of entrepreneur-support entities the research outputs help the most to them. Key benchmarking tools include the Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) and the Index of Dynamic Entrepreneurship (IDE). GEN also engages in collaborative initiatives including the […]

DIU will host the National Final of Entrepreneurship World Cup- 2019 (Bangladesh)

DIU will host the National Final of Entrepreneurship World Cup- 2019 Bangladesh. Mr. Asif Iqbal is appointed as the Country Director of Bangladesh for Entrepreneurship World Cup Bangladesh. Mr. Iqbal is also working as the Lecturer of the Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Daffodil International University. The Entrepreneurship World Cup is more than just a global pitch competition with a shot at life-changing prizes. With 100,000 entrants from around the world, EWC elevates entrepreneurs – providing you with tools and resources to grow your venture. It doesn’t matter how far you’ve come – idea-stage, early-stage, growth-stage or beyond – EWC can […]

Building a Healthier Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem- GEC2019

The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Congress, which takes place this April 15-18 in Manama, Bahrain, unifies a broad collection of voices from the thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions who attend the event.   While the overarching purpose of the Congress each year is to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures anywhere in the world, GEC 2019 will focus its numerous sessions and networking opportunities on three specific themes for this year.   Dr. Md. Sabur Khan was one of the panelist of the session entitled “Building a Healthier Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Confidence and a Compass to […]

Call for Article: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practices

The main source of income of a country is the revenue it earns from the taxation system. One such tax is income tax levied on job holders which in turn depends on the employment market. As a developing nation, Bangladesh has traditional jobs which often remain saturated, i.e., many a time do not offer new job openings. For additional revenue to be generated for development, the employment market has to expand generating new types of job vacancies. One way to do this would be to create entrepreneurs who would set up new industries and businesses generating employment and new types […]

WITSA Secretary General Dr. James H. Poisant visits DIU

Dr. James H. Poisant, Secretary-General of World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) visited Daffodil International University(DIU) yesterday on 23 April 2019. Invited by Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Former Chairman of Global Trade Committee & Director of WITSA and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Daffodil International University, he made this visit to  DIU. Professor Dr. S M Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro Vice-Chancellor of DIU accorded floral reception at his arrival in the campus. Mr.  Mohammad Nuruzzaman, CEO of Daffodil Family, Mr. Md. Emran Hossain, Director (Administration) of DIU, Mr. Md. Shahid-Ul-Munir, President of Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) and […]

DIU wins ‘Rookie of the Year’ Award in GEC 2019

Daffodil International University has won the ‘Rookie of the year’ Award for its outstanding performance in promoting GEN Entrepreneurial effort countrywide. The award has been conferred in a colorful ceremony held on April 15, 2019 in Manama, Bahrain during Global Entrepreneurship Congress and Dr Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, DIU received this recognition for the University. 2500 delegates from 200 countries & 50 minister including Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister of ICT Division of Bangladesh were present in the program. Developing Entrepreneurs is the core focus of the University and to achieve the objectives the University is taking […]

Daily Entrepreneurship- International (13 April 2019)

Biotech startup develops single-cell printer Biotech company Cytena has developed a single-cell printer that can isolate individual cells and dispense them one at a time. The ability to analyse single cells is essential in the development of biopharmaceuticals, and in cancer and stem cell research. The German startup describes its technology as based on an “inkjet-like principle.” Cell samples are loaded into a dispensing cartridge. Small samples are displaced into a nozzle where an image is taken of each sample. A super-fast image processing algorithm counts the cells in each image and classifies them according to criteria such as size […]

Daily Entrepreneurship- Bangladesh (13 April 2019)

Bangladesh receives nearly $12b remittance in 9 months Expatriate Bangladeshis sent nearly US $12 billion remittance in the first nine months of the current fiscal 2018-19, which is the highest in the last three years. During the July-March period in the fiscal 2018-19, expatriate Bangladeshis sent $11.87 billion which is 10.30 per cent higher than the amount received in the corresponding period of the preceding fiscal, BSS reports. According to Bangladesh Bank (BB), the country received $10.76 billion remittance during July-March period of 2017-18 financial year while $9.19 billion in the corresponding periods in fiscal 2016-17, $11.06 billion in the […]

Daily Entrepreneurship- International (11 April 2019)

iMod Structures Raises $11M Series A To Build Out Modular Classrooms Overcrowding in public schools is a widespread problem all over the country, particularly in California. Thus far, the solution has been to build portables to help accommodate the overflow of students. Anyone who’s stepped foot in one of these portables can attest to the fact that they are not always the most comfortable or secure “buildings.” Vallejo, California-based iMod Structures, wants to take the concept of portable classrooms to another level by bringing modular, or prefabricated construction, to the public education sector. And it’s just raised an $11 million […]

Daily Entrepreneurship- Bangladesh (10 April 2019)

Bahrain’s Investcorp keen on Bangladesh Bahrain-based private equity and venture capital firm Investcorp is set to invest in Bangladesh as the country’s striking economic growth over the past five years continues to grab the eyeballs of global players. “We have decided to invest in Bangladesh due to the sustainable and impressive performance of the economy,” said Mohammed Mahfoodh Alardhi, executive chairman of Investcorp, in a press briefing yesterday at the capital’ Westin hotel Alardhi is on a two-day trip to Bangladesh with a team to explore investment opportunities. [More Info…] Complex regulatory regime may hinder 5G: Banglalink CEO Bangladesh’s current […]