‘Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2021’ bootcamp inaugurated

Publish: 9:41 PM, June 13, 2021 | Update: 9:41:PM, June 13, 2021

DHAKA, – The Innovation and Entrepreneur Development Academy Establishment (Idea) project of the ICT Department has started a five-day online “Bootcamp” from today with 65 selected startups of Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2021.

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak joined the digital platform as the chief guest and inaugurated the boot camp, said a press release.

Speaking on the occasion, Palak called upon the startups to use technology through mutual cooperation and rigorous practice and to innovate using their own talents.

The state minister said the startups, participating in the boot camp, will make Bangladesh self-reliant through adopting proper nursing and incubation as well as place Bangladesh as a dignified country in the world.

He said that, “In order to build startup culture and entrepreneurial supply chain through the collaboration of young entrepreneurs and innovators, the ICT department is undertaking and implementing various programs including setting up 39 high-tech parks, 64 Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Centers and Innovation Centers at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka.”

Saying that this would play an important role in creating technology based employment, Palak called upon the young entrepreneurs to start small on a big scale and move fast to reach the target, said the release.

Perth Pratim Deb, Executive Director of Bangladesh Computer Council, presided over the function. Tina F. Jabin, Managing Director of Startup Bangladesh and Abdur Rakib, Director of Idea Project were also present at the ceremony.