Startup youth will make Bangladesh a dignified country: Palak
Published: 06:51 PM, 12 June 2021
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said the start-ups participating in the boot camp would make Bangladesh self-reliant and a dignified country in the world by fulfilling their dreams by adopting proper nursing and incubation.
The state minister said this while inaugurating a five-day online boot camp with 65 selected startups of Bangabandhu Innovation Grant-2021 at the initiative of ICT Department's Innovation and Entrepreneur Development Academy Establishment (Idea) project.
The state minister said the ICT department is building a start-up culture and entrepreneurial supply-chain in collaboration with young entrepreneurs and innovators, setting up 39 high-tech parks, 64 Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Centers and setting up innovation centers at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka.
He urged the new entrepreneurs to start working with big dreams on a small scale and move fast to reach the goal. He said, “Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast."
Stating that every entrepreneur in the boot camp will be monitored silently, the state minister called upon all to move forward with caution and focus on innovation, saying these 65 startups are very important for the economic development of Bangladesh.
Perth Pratim Deb, Executive Director of Bangladesh Computer Council, presided over the function. Tina F. Jabin, Managing Director of Startup Bangladesh, Abdur Rakib, Director of Idea Project, and others were present on the occasion.