BRAC Bank, DU launch Uddokta 101 for entrepreneurs

Staff Correspondent

25 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BRAC Bank and the University of Dhaka on Saturday jointly initiated 'Uddokta 101,' country's first-ever accelerator programme in the banking sector, for entrepreneurs. 

Under the initiative, there will be 4 batches of 'Uddokta 101' in 2021, said a press release. 

The first batch of Uddokta 101 was comprised of 31 entrepreneurs, aged between 24 to 55 who were admitted to the course after rigorous screening and interviews from the applicants.

About 21 of the first batch of students are female entrepreneurs.

The first class held on April 10, 2021, was on 'Growth Hacks and business model canvass: The Strategyzer approach' conducted by Dr Rafiuddin Ahmed, Associate Professor at Department of Marketing, University of Dhaka.

The second class on 'Laying the Legal Building Blocks for Your Venture,' facilitated by Khundkar Hasan Shahriyar, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Vice Chairman, Complaint Management and Legal Issues, e-CAB was held on April 17.

Mohammad Abdul Haque, Finance Secretary, e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh, and Secretary-General, Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum, was the guest speaker.

The third class held on April 24 was on 'Refine/Redefine Your Startup Business Plan,' facilitated by Dr Nazmul Hossain, Associate Professor, University of Dhaka.

Mohammad Oli Ahad, Founder and CEO of Intelligent Machines Ltd, attended as the guest speaker.