BRAC Bank and Department of Marketing, University of Dhaka have conducted the graduation ceremony of Bangladesh’s first-ever entrepreneur accelerator programme in the banking sector titled ‘Uddokta 101’.
As they completed the three-month intensive training, a total of 60 emerging entrepreneurs were given certificates at a ceremony at InterContinental Hotel in Dhaka on Monday (28 March).
The accelerator programme comes against the backdrop of the rise of entrepreneurship in Bangladesh and especially an increasing number of women venturing into the business field.
This training aimed to facilitate the promising entrepreneurs in developing their entrepreneurial and managerial skills to help them expand and sustain businesses.
Abu Farah Md. Nasser, Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank, handed over the certificates as the chief guest.
Md Mofizur Rahman, Managing Director, SME Foundation; Professor Dr. Muhammad Abdul Moyeen, Dean, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka were present as special guest.
Professor Dr. ABM Shahidul Islam, Chairman, Department of Marketing, University of Dhaka, Selim RF Hussain, Managing Director and CEO and Syed Abdul Momen, Deputy Managing Director and Head of SME Banking, BRAC Bank, were also present.
In partnership with the Department of Marketing of Faculty of Business Studies (FBS), University of Dhaka, BRAC Bank launched the entrepreneurial accelerator course in 2021.