Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Sankalp Dhaka Summit Today

Entrepreneurial ecosystem to get focus

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 March, 2023 12:00 AM
  • Print news

An international conference titled ‘Sankalp Dhaka Summit’ will be held today in a bid to share knowledge about entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bangladesh.

Over 40 experts and 200 professionals are expected to participate in the daylong knowledge exchange programme at a city hotel, said a press release on Saturday.

Intellecap and Aavishkaar Group are jointly organising the summit titled ‘Catalysing Bangladesh’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’ to discuss and define the entrepreneurial success at 12 interactive sessions.               The discussion will focus on green-friendly practices in apparel manufacturing, climate resilient agriculture, renewable energy, waste free cities, health and nutrition, gender and livelihoods.    

Intellecap Managing Director Jayesh Bhatia said Sankalp Dhaka will discuss three key elements of building a vibrant enterprises ecosystem-capital, technology and capacities.      

“Drawing inspiration from the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s call for global investors to join the Smart Bangladesh 2041 journey, Intellicap will bring together its global expertise to work with stakeholders to spur the entrepreneurial spirit for making measurable contribution towards driving a sustainable economic and inclusive agenda for Bangladesh,” he said.

Startup Bangladesh Managing Director Sami Ahmed said the public venture capital agency is supporting an inclusive innovation ecosystem of investors, government and academia focusing on sustainable innovation and the circular economy.

“Sankalp Dhaka helps us to be connected with global investors who can provide financial and strategic support to home grown startups. This will enable these startups to be scaled up, contributing to the development of the overall startup ecosystem in the country,” he said.

Circular Apparel Innovation Factory Director Venkat Kotamaraju said RMG in Bangladesh already plays a pivotal role in Bangladesh’s economy to attain future growth.

“Along with the leading voices from across the RMG value chain, we aim to inform and shape a cohesive pathway to accelerate the green transition and to mainstream circular economy which will further elevate RMG Bangladesh’s position to the global value chain.”