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Testing the next generation of leaders

Ebtesam Haque | Published: March 19, 2020 00:16:09 | Updated: March 25, 2020 21:24:51

Members of the IUT Career and Business Society -- organisers of BizNation 2020 Members of the IUT Career and Business Society -- organisers of BizNation 2020

Islmic University of Technology (IUT) Career and Business Society has been inspiring engineering students to venture into their talent in entrepreneurship since its inception over three years ago. This club, being the only business club in IUT, has achieved immense success in a very short time.

Members of IUT Career and Business Society has been proving their worth in various places outside IUT. There have already been two editions of Intern, BizNation (Intra); and for the first time, IUT Career and Business Society has decided to bring the competition out of their own ballpark. IUT Career and Business Society plans on hosting BizNation 2020, the first ever inter-university business festival in IUT from March 12 to April 03.

The next generation of leaders is ready to go, and there has never been a stronger platform for them to capitalise on. Organisers intend to provide a platform that will be a perfect blend of competition, festivity and implementation. It will be a fantastic opportunity for the students, faculties, companies and guests to interact with the huge pool of international participants from 57 different member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). IUT Career and Business Society are growing rapidly, with more than enough achievements over just the expanse of three years. With their strong outreach and partnership, they are expecting a storming number of 600 participants.

To keep up with the fast moving society, one has to be in their A game to dominate. BizNation will bring to students' real-life critical cases that will put a student's case solving abilities to test, and design business strategies that will shape the future of a fast-growing industry. Tackling the problems, teams will have to develop new business ideas and strategies to develop their ideas and make their idea feasible. With outstanding challenges and exciting twists to come, BizNation not only brings a competition, but an experience of a lifetime.

When it comes to revolutionary ideas, it matters less about the field of study. If any student thinks/he has what it takes to change the game, then CBS welcomes him/her to take the challenge at the beautiful campus of IUT. Enthusiastic students can rise up to the occasion, and take a shot at the grand prize money of Tk 200,000.

Details of the event: BizNation 2020

 Undergraduate students from any university of any background are eligible to participate in this event, in teams of three or four members. However, the organisers have not allowed cross university teams. The champions will take home Tk 100,000. Prize money for the first runner-up and second runner-up have been announced as Tk 60,000 and Tk 40,000  respectively.

The online round of the tournament  began on March 13. The on-campus round and the third round will be taking place on March 21 and March 29 respectively. The grand finale will take place on April 03.

For more information and queries, participants and interested ones can contact through the club's Facebook page, IUT Career and Business Society - IUT CBS or can visit the Facebook event page:bit.ly/Biznation.

The writer is a final year student at Islamic University of Technology (IUT). She can be reached at ebtesam@iut-dhaka.edu

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