| 24 Nov 2019, 00:00 | Update : 24 Nov 2019, 16:31
The Asian University for Women university student The HultPrize Campus Director Sayma Akhter Jafrin And Her core members (Anindita, Tahmina,UlfatunNesa, Nashiba, Mehereen, Alma, Manisha and Roshni) with other Members and volunteers organizedHultPrizeOn Campus Grand finale being associated with HultPrize Foundation. In partnership with the United Nations, HultPrize Foundation, and Clinton Global Initiative, the HultPrize is hosting college and university events around the world in search of the next game-changing start-up. AUWHultPrize2019, had its successful grandfinale on 22nd of November 2019. While the preparation had begun months earlier, the final day witnessed the most intense but productive competition.
The program started by the National Anthem of 9 countries along with “AmarShonar Bangla” The first phase of the competition started around 3:00 pm and had 12 teams doing their first business idea pitching, in front of the prestigious external judges. The Final round of the event started around 6pm with the announcement of the top six teams who advanced and presented their idea again, in the finale. Diverse cultural performances by the students of AUW added colors to the event. Along with the performances, token of gratitude and acknowledgement in the form of awards, was awarded to the judges, mentors and the organizing team.
AUWHultprize2019 was exceptional because of the massive support received from the mentor professors, judges and the number of participants who had joined. The students of AUW could be seen in their best business persona, which really impressed the judges and ensured the reputation, the university holds Ms. Lauren Kana Chan, who is the Program Advisor. The founder Kamal Ahmad inaugurate the program. Professor Panel boardDrSharinShajahan Naomi, MrJohn Remarek, Dr Mukesh Gupta, Dr Nazim Uddin, Micheal Eaton, Dr Syed Shurid Khan were present in the program. The Judge was Micheal Foley, CEO of Grameen Phone; Dr. Mohidus Samad Khan Program Manager, Environmental Sustainability in Textile Industries.
Secretary; Board of Post Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET; KorviRakshandDhrubo, Founder and Executive Director of JAAGO Foundation; Monjurul Haque, CEO, Barcode; Dr Munal Mahmood, VP of Chittagong Women Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Matita, Imtiaz Alam FCA, FCMA, Chairman, Infinity Group of Companies & Corporate Support Limitedwere present in the program. A cultural show took place after the social-enterprise model show case session. The show ended up with the prize giving ceremony to the winning team.
The winners of this intra-campus event were team was “We Can” the first runner up was team “Project LAAL”. One winning team from each host city will be groomed for three months by the experts before regional final. The final round of program will be held in United Nation’s Head Quarter September, 2020, in which the winning team to be awarded the $1,000,000 prize. The Gold sponsors were Raj Group, Khan Agro Group, the silver sponsors were Unilever and Pure It, The daily Star and Radio Foorti was Newspaper and media partner.