UAP participated in a national competition titled ‘Student to Startup- Season 1’
On 29-30 April 2019, UAP in association with ‘Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA)’, Startup Bangladesh, Center for Research and Information, and Young Bangla organised the event titled ‘Student to Startup - Season 1’ at its auditorium.
A two-day-long registration booth was open at UAP Plaza from 24 to 25 April 2019. Total of 86 teams from different universities submitted their start-up ideas.
On 29 April 2019, a special workshop was held for the registered teams. Air Cdre (Retd.) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury, Director, DSW inaugurated the programme. iDEA Project Assistant Programmer Mr. Zenith Biswas, Student to Start-up Coordination Cell Communications Officer Jawwad Bilayet Sarkar and Md. Solyman Hossain facilitated the workshop. The next day, the judges selected 3 winning teams in the “Pitching Round” who will join a four-day-long National Startup Camp in Savar.
Total of 120 teams from 40 universities will participate. 10 final teams will be crowned as winners to receive the funding up to 10 lakh taka each team, mentoring and other support. Furthermore, the top 30 teams will get an office in ICT Tower to develop their product!