22 Jun 2022, 21:25

iDEA, BUP to work together to enrich startup culture

DHAKA, June 22, 2022 (BSS) - Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy
(iDEA) Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT Division
and Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) today signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) for working together to enrich the startup culture in the

Project Director (Joint Secretary) of the iDEA Project Md Altaf Hossain and
Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies of BUP Brigadier General Md Moazzem
Hossain, PhD, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides at the ICT
Tower in the city's Agargaon area, said a press release.

Under the MoU, the iDEA Project and Bangladesh University of Professionals
Human Resource and Leadership Club (BUP HRL) will carry out different
startup-oriented programmes, including developmental activities, related to
innovation and entrepreneurship.

Chairman of the Management Studies Department Dr Md Arifur Rahman and
Chairman of Department of Business Administration in Marketing Lieutenant
Colonel Sarder Ali Haider of BUP, Senior Consultants of iDEA RHM Alaol Kabir
and Siddhartho Goushami, Legal Consultant of iDEA Adneen Zereen, National
Consultant (Communication) of the iDEA of ICT Division Shohag Chandra Das and
other officials from BUP and iDEA Project were present at the MoU signing
ceremony, among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Md Altaf Hossain said that the core purpose of the
MoU was to enrich the entrepreneurial culture at university level by
providing the necessary resources, funding and appropriate networking to
scale up.

The iDEA will also work to create entrepreneurship among the younger
generation and encourage them to lead, including creating different
opportunities for youth development, he added.

Altaf said that the two organizations will work together to provide
appropriate resources, training and quality mentoring for innovators and
entrepreneurs by utilizing and expanding the various facilities on both

According to the MoU, iDEA and BUP HRL Club will jointly undertake different
initiatives for the development of entrepreneurial culture including jointly
organizing necessary sessions, training, mentoring, campaigns, seminars,
awards and different programs.

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