ECDC successfully hosted the Exhibition Round and the Grand Finale of Crown Cement PLC Presents Idea Season 3.0

Entrepreneurship and Career Development Club (ECDC) of the Directorate of Students Welfare (DSW), UAP aims to instill the entrepreneurial mindset of the students and provide the students with the knowledge and acumen that they need to have to open a startup business.

Idea Season 3.0 is a business idea competition where the students showcase their unique startup business ideas. Among 45 teams from the selection round, only 12 teams made it to the exhibition round proving their great entrepreneurial ideas. The club successfully organized the exhibition round of Crown Cement PLC presenting IDEA Season 3.0 on April 30, 2024.

The event was inaugurated by the honorable Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Asia Pacific, Prof. Dr. Md. Sultan Mahmud, and the Director of Directorate of Students’ Welfare, Dr. A.S. M. Mohsin at 10.00 am. The club advisor of ECDC, Mohammad Rakiv, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, was also present at the event. A total of nine faculties were the internal judges of the program. Among these 12 teams, only the top 5 teams were selected for the Grand Finale of the competition after the daylong showcasing of their business ideas to the respected judges and audience. The Grand Finale of Idea Season 3.0 was held on May 2, 2024. The external judges of the competition were the top-notch leaders who were brilliant in their fields of work. The external judges of the competition were Dr. Naheem Mahtab, Chief of Staff, Sheba Platform Ltd., Khan Farhana, Head of Program and Partnerships(HoPP), Dotlines Social Enterprise, Founder, Farhanas'Brainstation Muhammad Aminur Rahman, CEO & Chief Photographer, Checkmate Events, Imteenan Akhter Khan, Founder, DigiFix & ClickFix, Arifur Rahman, Director, Starcom Bangladesh.

Mr. Mohammad Rakiv, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration and the club advisor of ECDC, delivered his valuable remarks on the event. Md. Shariful Islam, Lead, Media and PR, Brand Communication, Crown Cement PLC, the sponsor for the competition also delivered his significant insights on the event. The Champion team of the competition was “Eco Warriors”. The 1st runner-up of the competition was “Live to Life” The 2nd runner-up of the competition was “Pet One Stop”.The event concluded with a prize-giving ceremony for all the winners and a photo session with all the winners, organizers, and volunteers of the competition.