Daily Entrepreneurship- Bangladesh (7 April 2019)

Rubana climbs BGMEA summit Rubana Huq, managing director of Mohammadi Group, is set to be the next president of the BGMEA after her panel managed a clean sweep at the biennial election — becoming the first woman to lead the garment sector’s apex trade body. Some 1,492 out of the total 1,956 voters yesterday cast their votes in the election to choose the leaders of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association for the next two years. [More Info…] Addressing the menace of NPLs It is heartening to learn that the newly elected government is keen to address the menace […]

Certificate Distribution Ceremony of CCED

The certificate distribution ceremony of the Certificate Course on Entrepreneurship Development (CCED) organized by Career Development Center (CDC) of DIU in association with Department of Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Daffodil International University was held on 01 April 2019 in 52 Milonayton, Daffodil Tower, DIU, Dhaka. Professor Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Honorable Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University was present in the occasion as the Chief Guest. The program was presided over by Mr. Abu Taher Khan, Director, Career Development Center. On behalf of the participants, the event was also addressed by Mr. Abidullah Afif, a student of Department of CSE. Professor Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul […]

Workshop on An Insight to ‘Future of Jobs’ from Skill Jobs

To prepare yourself for the challenging & competitive job market, Skill Jobs & CDC are going to organize a workshop titled An Insight to ‘Future of Jobs’ which will be conducted by an External Trainer from India. Workshop Details: Date: 10th April 2019 (Wednesday) Time: 10 AM to 1 PM (3 hours) Venue: Banquet Hall (9th Floor), Daffodil Tower (Sobhanbag), Daffodil International University Resource Person: Mr. Debasish SarkarHead – Learning & Development,Evolve360 Learning Solutions, New Delhi, India Registration Fee: BDT 500/- Eligibility: Graduating students (any level) and job seekers Key Topics to be Covered: Skill Gap (Gap between existing skills and Industry demand and systematic […]

Daily Entrepreneurship- International (5 April 2019)

Swedish fintech Zaver has raised $1.2M seed for its P2P payments platform Zaver, a Swedish fintech that has built a payments platform to facilitate peer-to-peer trades and more, has picked up just over $1.2 million in seed funding. Backing the burgeoning startup are VC firms Inventure and Inbox Capital, as well as a number of relatively well-established angel investors. They include Joen Bonnier (partner at Atomico), Tom Dinkelspiel, Pontus Hagnö, Fabian Hielte (owner of Ernström & C:o and a previous investor in Spotify and iZettle), Bo Mattsson (founder of Cint) and Fredrik Österberg (founder of Evolution Gaming). [More Info…] Fifty-Four […]

Daily Entrepreneurship- Bangladesh (5 April 2019)

Fix regulatory uncertainty to boost investment Regulatory uncertainty has become a major bottleneck for investment in Bangladesh, where private sector investments remain weak, said the World Bank in its latest report. At present, foreign direct investment is less than 1 percent of the GDP. Businesses, particularly the medium-sized ones, suffer from the inconsistencies in policy implementation, said the Washington based-multilateral lender in the Spring 2019 edition of the Bangladesh Development Update. The report, which puts special focus on regulatory predictability, was unveiled yesterday at the WB’s office in Dhaka. “Regulatory uncertainty makes property rights insecure, which is a deterrent to […]

Agile Bangladesh Symposium- 2019

Daffodil International Academy (DIA) is going to organize “Agile Bangladesh Symposium 2019’’ for the 2nd time in Bangladesh. Agile is a very effective and famous methodology for software project development. Symposium participants will get the opportunity to learn the implementation of Agile in different projects through interactive discussions, sharing best practices and through case studies. Symposium aims to provide a forum for fruitful interactions and dialogues among Software Developers, Testers, Designers, Architects, Team Leads, Project Managers, CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, COOs, Executives, Academics, Researchers and the fresh graduates who aspire to become software professionals. Apply for registration: http://bit.ly/AgileBangladeshSymposium02 Registration Fees: Professional […]

Daily Entrepreneurship- International (4 April 2019)

RIP Google+ That’s it for Google+, Google’s failed social network that once tried to take on Facebook and Twitter. As scheduled, the company has now started deleting user accounts and their data. Chances are you’re not going to feel all that sad about the end of Google+ since you probably haven’t used it for years. But if you’re feeling a bit nostalgic, here’s a little chronology of some of our coverage over the years. [More Info…] WhatsApp adds a new privacy setting for groups in another effort to clamp down on fake news WhatsApp today announced another protection for users […]

Daily Entrepreneurship- Bangladesh (4 April 2019)

BRAC Bank, bKash partner with Malaysian Incentive Remit for digital remittance services A new strategic partnership between the companies allows Bangladeshi expatriates based in Malaysia to send remittance directly from their phones to 1 million BRAC Bank accounts, 186 BRAC branches for cash collection and up to 30 million bKash mobile money wallets in Bangladesh, the bank said in a media release on Wednesday. Incentive Remit’s mobile-first, digital model saves customers time and money as they do not have to visit a bricks and mortar agent to send money home, the release said. International transfers to bKash mobile money wallets […]

Daily Entrepreneurship- International (3 April 2019)

Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint Being an entrepreneur, you are told, is a long and lonely journey. It is not a sprint, but a marathon. You need to have passion and fire in the belly to succeed as an entrepreneur. You trip and stumble, you need to get back quickly on to your feet and resume running. As an entrepreneur, you need a lot of stamina to stay the course. And, ask founders about their journey, a lot of them tell you that it is like running a full marathon. [More Info…] Restaurant tech startup Toast, seeing runaway […]

Daily Entrepreneurship- Bangladesh (3 April 2019)

Bangladesh to get e-commerce boost through digital foundation: UNCAD Although Bangladesh has laid an essential foundation for a technology-driven and skill-based digital economy, it still needs to put in place a comprehensive national e-commerce strategy and impro ve delivery logistics, said a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) report. A Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment, completed by UNCTAD at the request of the Bangladesh government, pinpoints improvements in telecommunications infrastructure, trade logistics, payment solutions, laws and regulations, skills development, and financing, that can accelerate e-commerce and spread the benefits throughout the economy. “All commercial activities are going to be […]