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First Time Hult Prize held at Sheikh Kamal textile Engineering College

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The Hult Prize is an annual, year-long competition that crowd-sources ideas from MBA and college students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education. It was founded by Ahmad Ashkar and is funded by Bertil Hult, the latter of whom, along with his family – founders of EF Education First – donates US$1 million in seed capital to help the winning team launch a social enterprise.

The Prize is a partnership between Hult International Business School and the United Nations Foundation. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton selects the challenge topic and announces the winner each September; he mentioned it in a 2012 Time article about “the top 5 ideas that are changing the world for the better”. The Hult Prize has been referred to as the “Nobel Prize for students” by Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus.

This is the 1st time Sheikh Kamal textile Engineering College has organized Hult Prize on-campus Programe. Md. Moktar Hossen was selected as a Campus Director and he had made an organizing team.

1608721563997The organizing Team Members are:

Md.Moktar Hossen,Campus Director

Zannatul Nayema, Logistics coordination

Sagarmoy Sengupta, Social Media Manager

Md.Tanjidur Rahman, Coordinator of Media & Press

Mohammad Ali: Business Development Coordinator

Sudipta Kumar Chakrobarty, Deputy Campus Director.

Md. Tanvir Ahmed Akash, Events Coordinate

Md Shah Alam, Head of Event Photography

Md. Habibulla, judge coordinator

Iffat Jahan, coordinator of communication and Promotion

Md Risadul Haque Mridha – Head of Public relations and communication.

Md Shariful Islam Sojib, co-ordinator of food and beverages.

Tanzila Sultana, Co ordinator of finance

Md Sajal Hossain, Campus judge, and team participant

Rafiul Islam, Head of Team Coordinator

Mahamodul Hasan, Training co-ordinator

Main Uddin

Md Manirul Islam, (Head of communication and promotion )

Md Shohanur Rahman, Coordinator of Judges & Team Participants

Md.Nasim Al; Hezaz Khan Labib, Head of brand and marketing

Udoy Kumar Datta Assistant Graphic Designer

Md Samirul Islam Videography

Md. Muksedul Momin, Head of Outreach and Experience Running

Sheikh Kamal textile Engineering College has arranged a more effective session and workshop for all the participants.  It’s 1st time but the on-campus program was so amazing and most of the students have participated in the Business idea competition.

Almost 12 Teams completed their registration for the on-campus program.

They were:

  1. SPARK TEX,
  2. RED RAIDERS,
  3. DREAM MAKERS,
  4. FLAME KINGS,
  5. DREAMERS,
  6. FLAVOUR FEAST,
  7. STARK,
  8. ZERO HUNGER,
  9. THE PHOENIX,
  10. PEAK PERFORMERS,
  11. JOY BANGLA,
  12. SUPERNOVA.

From the 1st Round, only 6 teams were selected for the Semifinal Round, and finally, 4 Teams were selected for the final round.  Then the Final Round of On-campus Program was held on 18 December Friday at 11 am. In the Final Round, The chief Guest was MD Firoze Khandakar, Principal, Sheikh Kamal Textile Engineering College, and was accompanied by our distinguished special guests; Yasmin Nahar Sheela, Lecturer (Technical), Sheikh Kamal Textile Engineering College.

The panel of judges was Farheen Islam, Senior Executive, Business Development, WSDA, New Zealand; Asif Hossain, Co-founder and chief strategy officer, Tetra and Alisha Jannatul Tazreen, Manila Regional Finalist, Hult Prize Foundation, Director of Campus, NSU, Former employee, BRAC.

Finally, the judges selected 3 Winners Teams. The champion team was “Team Spark-Tex. The team members are Md. Manirul Islam, Tareq Miah, Sharmin akter and Zannatul Nayema.

This was the 1st time the Hult Prize on-campus program was held at Sheikh Kamal textile Engineering College but The campus Director Md.Moktar Hossen organized it very perfectly and all the organizing Team members also worked perfectly. The campus Director Md.Moktar Hossen told,”Lead a generation to change the world”. It was the first time but Our organizing team members and all the participants were so amazing. Our Honourable Principal and all the Teachers also helped us to organize This program. Hope our on-campus winner team will do their best on Regional Segment”.

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