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Effective business diplomacy key to boosting entrepreneurship

Experts say at WBAI Week-2021 event


Published : 22 Oct 2021 09:47 PM

Speakers at an event highlighted the needs of effective application of business diplomacy for further development of global entrepreneurship.

They observed that Covid-19 has created both the new challenges and opportunities for the young entrepreneurs and new Start Ups. For initiating ‘Digital Bangladesh’ program earlier, Bangladesh is growing fast and set an example of role model of development even amid the pandemic situation

The remarks came up in the inaugural ceremony of the World Business Angels Investors Week-2021, held in the capital on Thursday.

The Week is coordinated globally by the World Business Angels Investment Forum - an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) with the theme of Business Diplomacy for International Entrepreneurship. 

Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, Country Economist, UNDP in Bangladesh and Tina F. Jabeen, Former Managing Director and CEO, Startup Bangladesh Ltd. spoke at the inaugural session.

Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University presented keynote paper on ‘Connecting Startups and Scale-ups with Investors’ at the inauguration ceremony.  

Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Bangladesh Chair of World Business Angels Investors Week-2021 and CEO of Daffodil Family delivered welcome speech while Baybars Altuntas, Executive Chairman World Business Angels Investment Forum delivered speech through a video message.

After the inauguration, a roundtable discussion titled ‘Role of Angel Investors in the Development of Startup Ecosystem’ was held on. 

Bijan Islam, CEO of Lightcastle Partners, Rizwan Rahman, President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), M Asif Rahman, Founder of ARCom & WP Developer and Dr. Lafifa Jamal, President, Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT) discussed at the roundtable as the speakers. 

While presenting keynote paper, Dr. Md. Sabur Khan said, Covid-19 has created both new challenges and as well as opportunities for the young entrepreneurs and new Start Ups. For initiating ‘Digital Bangladesh’ program in earlier, Bangladesh is growing fast and set an example of role model of development even in global pandemic situation. He urged all to be doer and make friendship with the technologies like ‘Internet of Thinking’, Artificial Intelligence and work smartly.   

This is to be mentioned that ‘World Business Angels Investors Week-2021’ has started worldwide from last 18th October 2021. This special week is being celebrated by 72 countries in the world including Bangladesh. 

This year, the global theme of WBAIW is ‘Business Diplomacy for International Entrepreneurship’.