Startup Bangladesh Limited, a pioneering venture capital firm operating under the ICT Division, has unveiled a strategic investment venture in Bongo, a prominent digital entertainment platform in Bangladesh. This joint initiative is poised to significantly enhance the landscape of online entertainment and content consumption within the nation.
Formalizing this collaboration, an agreement has been inked between the two entities, involving a substantial investment of Tk 5 crore earmarked for Bongo’s ambitious growth and expansion strategies. The signing event, a distinguished occasion, transpired in Dhaka and saw the presence of key figures such as Zunaid Ahmed Palak, the State Minister for ICT; Md. Shamsul Arefin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Startup Bangladesh; Sami Ahmed, Managing Director of Startup Bangladesh; and representatives from Bongo.
The State Minister remarked that this strategic partnership with Bongo vividly underscores Startup Bangladesh’s resolute dedication to nurturing innovation and propelling domestic startups that cater to the multifaceted demands of the populace. He further emphasized that Bongo’s remarkable trajectory harmonizes with the vision of an intelligent Bangladesh, and expressed eagerness to amplify the platform’s influence in the domain of indigenous solutions.
Md Shamsul Arefin, Secretary of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, articulated that this transformative journey is underpinned by innovation and synergistic collaboration, as exemplified through the alliance with Bongo, which aims to reshape Bangladesh’s digital entertainment panorama. The strategic investment underscores their unwavering commitment to fostering homegrown startups, thereby fostering technological eminence, and aligns seamlessly with the vision of a progressive Bangladesh thriving on pioneering solutions and enriching experiences.
Sami Ahmed, Managing Director of Startup Bangladesh Limited, highlighted the conviction that Bongo’s pioneering approach to delivering entertainment possesses the potential to redefine how Bangladeshi audiences engage with content. The partnership is poised to provide Bongo with the necessary resources and support to further innovate and revolutionize the entertainment sector.
Evercare Hospital Provides Free Treatment for Children’s Heart Perforation
Evercare Hospital Chattogram, a prominent healthcare provider in the port city, recently organized a Special Patient Forum within its Department of Paediatric Cardiology to commemorate World Heart Day – 2023.
The event featured key addresses, including a welcoming speech by Dr. Ratnadeep Chaskar, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Evercare Hospitals, Bangladesh. Dr. Tahera Nazrin, Founder and Head of the hospital’s Paediatric Cardiology Department, provided an overview of the department, while Samir Singh, Chief Operating Officer of Evercare Hospital Chattogram, delivered the closing remarks.
Dr. Chaskar underscored the significance of their special initiative, stating, “We view the free Paediatric Cardiology Department package for underprivileged children as an exceptional endeavour.” Dr. Nazrin, in her address, emphasized the importance of creating awareness about heart conditions in children, highlighting that these conditions are both treatable and preventable. She further spotlighted the hospital’s comprehensive Paediatric Cardiology services, including the provision of free devices and balloons for the treatment of congenital heart defects and defective valves in underprivileged children.
Evercare Hospital Chattogram’s unwavering commitment to offering complimentary treatment for congenital heart defects in underprivileged children reflects its dedication to enhancing the well-being of all members of the community.
Bengal Exclusive Shop Launches in Panchagarh, Sirajganj
Bengal Plastics Ltd. has expanded its reach by inaugurating its 119th and 120th showrooms in Debiganj, Panchagarh, and Belkuchi Bazar, Sirajganj, on September 17th and 20th. These Bengal Exclusive shops aim to enhance accessibility to Bengal plastics products and improve the consumer experience in these regions.
Bengal Plastics Ltd. remains dedicated to delivering high-quality plastic products to consumers at affordable prices, ensuring customer satisfaction.
The official opening of the showroom was graced by the presence of Mr. Fazle Rabbi, Deputy General Manager of Houseware and Marketing Head, Muhammad Rashed Ul Alam, along with local business figures, distributors, and other attendees from Panchagarh and Sirajganj.
To celebrate the showroom’s launch, a special 15% discount on all products is being offered at the Debiganj Exclusive showroom in Panchagarh, valid until September 30, 2023. The event was organized by Mr. Khairul Islam from the Marketing Department on behalf of Bengal Plastics Ltd.
JCI Dhaka Founders Concludes Career Connect Expo on a High Note
JCI Dhaka Founders proudly organized the ‘Career Connect Expo 2023,’ spanning 2 days from September 17th to 18th. The inaugural day witnessed a high-profile panel discussion and an open dialogue, featuring esteemed speakers such as A.K.M Fahim Mashroor, the CEO of Bangladesh’s leading online job marketplace, Bdjobs.com, Dr. Md. Abul Kashem Mia, Vice Chancellor of the United International University, and Ziaul Haque Bhuiyan, the National President of JCI Bangladesh.
In the course of this comprehensive discussion, these distinguished speakers provided invaluable insights to budding entrepreneurs on the intricacies of human resource management. They deliberated on innovative solutions to address enduring challenges, underscoring the critical role of selecting and retaining top talent within their organizations.
On the event’s 2nd day, September 18th, 30 prominent companies conducted interviews for nearly 300 meticulously shortlisted candidates throughout the day. Prospective applicants had expressed their interest in job opportunities through bdjobs.com and easy.jobs. Subsequently, carefully chosen candidates received exclusive invitations for interviews, having successfully navigated a rigorous screening and selection process.
Asif Rahman, the Local President of JCI Dhaka Founders, expressed his profound enthusiasm, stating, “We take immense pride in hosting such a significant event under the banner of JCI Dhaka Founders. We anticipate that the Career Connect Expo will become an annual cornerstone, facilitating companies in their quest to genuinely recruit the most suitable candidates.”
The event’s associate partners include Bdjobs.com, Venue Partner – United International University, Media Partners – Orthosongbad, Canvas, Bizcope, Backspace, The Dhaka Times, and Event Partner – Event Management Company Circl.
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