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    Meetup Program of ICT Entrepreneurs of Bangladesh Held in Uttara

    Amrai Digital Bangladesh Forum, a meetup program of ICT entrepreneurs of Bangladesh at an elite hotel in Uttara, Dhaka. The organizers said it was originally part of a regular event. The initiators of Amrai DigitalBangladesh Forum is where the meetup program will be organized in different areas of Bangladesh, said the main attraction of the forum, Liaquat Hossain. Various speakers highlighted the government's development, contribution and future initiatives in the program. They said, "The government has been working for the development of the country and is currently coming to Qatar around the world as a model of development. But ordinary people rarely know about this subject. On the other hand, the Jamaat-e-BNP launched an opposition party active on the digital platform.” The speakers urged all to stand against the conspiracy.The Prime Minister addressed the contribution of the Government of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the construction of Digital Bangladesh, Information Advisor to the Government of Bangladesh, Mr. Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Architect of Digital Bangladesh and Mr. Junayed Ahmed Palak, the Honorable Minister of the Government of Bangladesh. Representatives from more than 60 companies were present on the occasion. Members of the forum said the perception of Bangabandhu would be the ideal soldier to join the forum.

  • Startup urges for women contribution

    State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junayed Ahmed Palak has called for women to step up and get involved more in startups to create digital Bangladesh. He said women are not lagging behind nowadays, in fact they are growing fast forward everywhere. Women also have to play a big role in the formation of digital Bangladesh. It will not be possible to create a digital Bangladesh without women’s contribution to the society. The State Minister depicts this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of 'Global Women Competition Series 2019' organized by She Loves Tech Bangladesh, a startup organization for women, at the idea Floor of ICT Tower in Agargaon, Dhaka. “The startup initially might face several problems, and it requires solution”, Palak said.” If we fear to resolve problems, we will be far behind. The startup has to be prepared for the challenge in every aspects. We have even seen that the startups that started 10 years ago couldn't do much. Today things are changing, startup is moving forward. Many startup companies are now the largest companies in the world”. The minister said that number of women in startups are quite low. About 9 percent of women are in the ICT sector worldwide. It won’t be too much in Bangladesh too. Empowerment of women is possible only when women also advance themeselves in the technology sector. The state minister said the government is assisting women and men in various ways with their grants to build startup ecosystem for all entrepreneurs. The startup has the opportunity to invest up to Tk 10 lakh at the initial stage and Tk 1 crore in the next. He said that the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's digital Bangladesh will be inclusive. May all men and women enjoy the benefits of this through a common platform. To achieve this goal, the ICT department is taking and implementing various activities including setting up of 28 hi-tech parks and incubation centers in different districts of the country. It was informed that seven teams will participate in the selection phase of the competition. From there a team will be finalized to attend the main event in Beijing. The event is organized by the International Organization for Business and Engineering and ICT Division in Bangladesh.The seven teams that have been finalized in the preliminary selection phase are Wee Reichs, Digital Doorji, Shopway, Hello Tank, Dhaka Cast, Ekbaz and Romoni XYZ’s.  On the occasion, Mujibul Haque, Project Director of Idea Project, Investment Advisor Tina F. Jabin, and IDFC CEO Arif Khan spoke on the occasion.

  • Freelancers want to get the benefit of Hi-Tech Park

    Bangladesh Freelancers Development Society (BFDS) delegation met with Minister of State for Information Junayed Ahmed Palak.The delegation met at the state minister's office at the ICT tower in Agargaon in the capital.During this time, the leaders of BFDS informed the Minister of State about the various problems and possibilities of online freelancers.During this time, they sought assistance in introducing ID card system for online freelancers in Bangladesh, Small Freelancer team and other Venture Time ID cards.During the meeting, the freelancers also sought detailed assistance to ensure that youngsters can successfully start freelancing, including taking advantage of various hi-tech parks in the country.Representatives of Pran RFL Group, Apex, Urmi Textile also sought total cooperation in order to sell their products through Amazon in various countries of the world online.State Minister Junayed Ahmed Palak assured the overall support of the sale of Bangladeshi products in the online market worldwide and freelancers successfully managing their operations.He said the present government is a business-friendly government. We strive to ensure that everyone, including online freelancers, can take advantage of all the government-provided benefits. BFDS chairman Dr. Tanjiba Rahman, General Secretary Mahfuzur Rahman and other officials and representatives of Pran RFL Group, Apex, Urmi Textile, BRAC Bank and Eastern Bank were present.

  • 6 Months Free Office Space for Entrepreneurs

    Twenty-eight Hi-Tech park are being developed across the country. State Minister for Information and Communications Technology Junayed Ahmed Palak said six months of free office space will be provided to new entrepreneurs.He says, 'A new entrepreneur can enjoy all kinds of benefits for six months. This will create an ecosystem for startups across the country’. He said this while inaugurating a competition titled 'Startup Contest for Beijing-based Women She Loves Tech' at the Startup Meeting of Agargaon ICT Tower in the capital on Saturday (August 31th). Seminars were arranged at Turtle Ventures, IOBE and the EMK Center.Referring to Bangladesh as a country of immense potential, the Minister said, "Here all the strong, weak and especially capable should be given equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits of digital Bangladesh." He also said, "When a woman becomes economically self-sufficient, the empowerment of women in the country is fully established." Only if women can visually increase their participation in the ICT sector can it be possible to make women economically self-sufficient in the country. 'It is to be noted that the competition was organized by She Loves Tech, an international startup for Beijing-based women organized by the Turtle Venture, IOBE and EMK Center initiatives. Representatives from 40 countries of the world will participate in the competition in Beijing, China. After the day-long competition between the seven teams in the Bangladesh phase, the winning team will have the opportunity to go to Beijing.On the occasion, Tina F. Jabin, Advisor to Startup Bangladesh-Idea, and senior executives of ICT, including RITS Browser CEO KM Rashedul Majid were also present.

  • Sharmin Ahmad and Farhana Hanip were honored in the United States

    The next Southeast Chapter, a social organization in Washington DC and Virginia, have honored two American women personalities for their special contribution to education and socio-economic women empowerment.  On the Fund Rising Concert at the Lee Kauffman Auditorium in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday (August 28th), the president of the Southeast Chapter Afsan Khan, handed over the honor to Sharmin Ahmad Ripi, the eldest daughter of the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh Tajuddin Ahmed and Farhana Hanip, president of People's Tech, the largest Bangladeshi-owned IT education company in the United States and the woman entrepreneur. Among others who spoke on the occasion included Afsan Khan, president of the Southeast Chapter, one of the founders and advisor of the organization, former president Mostafizur Rahman Parvez, marketing director Farhana Zaman Mou and honorable women personalities Sharmin Ahmed Ripani and Fahman Ahmad Ripi. The founder of People N Tech, CEO Engineer Abu bakar Hanip was present on the occasion as well. Fuad and Friends, Cronez and Anila Naz Chowdhury performed the music at the Fund Rising Concert. The media partner of the event was NRB Connect TV. Educationist Sharmin Ahmed is the eldest daughter of the Former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, late Tajuddin Ahmed, and the Former leader of the Bangladesh Awami League, the late Johra Tajuddin. She has been living in the United States for 5 years. He has been a consultant at various institutes and organizations on human rights and women's empowerment for nearly two decades. The book 'Tajuddin Ahmed Leader and Father', written in the 27th with the contribution of Tajuddin Ahmed in the history of the liberation war of Bangladesh, has received praise in various places. Farhana Hanip has set a unique example of women’s empowerment in the United States.Farhana Hanip, president of People-Tech, the largest IT-educational institution owned by Bangladesh, has a special role in social empowerment by establishing women in the workplace.  Her biggest contribution is that she has provided about 4,000 women in the United States with advanced employment in the field of IT through the Female in IT or FIT project under the PeopleNTech Foundation. Her husband, Engineer Abu bakar Hanip is the founder of PeopleNTech. People N Tech has trained about 5,000 people in the IT field so far, providing them with advanced paid jobs, most of whom had previously worked in America. Presently they are working for a salary of $ 8,000 to $ 200,000. It may be referenced that Agami (Next) continues to play a role in educating the underprivileged children of Bangladesh.  The association made its debut in California in the 21st. There are currently four chapters in the United States. They are the next California Chapter, founded in 2003, the next Northeast Chapter in New York in 2012, the next Southeast Chapter established in 2004D.C. and Virginia, and the next Carolina Chapter, established at 2015. The three founders of the organization are Babu Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan from California and Sabir Majumder of North Carolina. There are more than 200 volunteers in these four chapters. They have helped 12,000 disadvantaged children in 30 schools in the country through the next Bangladesh Foundation.

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UGC visited a study tour comprises 50 trainee of two batches of Foundation Training

The UGC visited a study tour comprises 50 trainee of two batches of Foundation Training (coming from 20 universities) run by the Graduate Training Institute (GTI) financed by the University Grants Commission. Professor. Dr. Md Sajjad Hossain, Honorable Member of the Commission and also a full-time member of the Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC) spoke about the University automation for the visitors. The Graduate Training Institute is the first institute of BAU, established in 1976. GTI was established with the financial assistance of FAO/UNDP to train officers working in agriculture and rural development GTI performs the third function of the university: extension and community service. The motive behind establishing GTI in BAU campus was to make links between teaching, research and extension. Speaking on the occasion of 16th and 17th foundation training for University officers, Prof. Dr. Sajjad Hossain delineates about the prospectus of Foundation Training more specifically training on teaching, learning, curriculum and quality assurance provided by GTI- Graduate Training Institute, BAU, Mymensingh. “It’s a training of changing attitude, a training of making fellowship with other 15 university's teacher colleagues, a training of gathering & sharing knowledge, a training of making individuals a lifelong learner". Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Member, UGC; Jesmin Pervin, Additional Director of International Co-operation & Collaboration ,among others, were present in the courtesy call.

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Top 10 Software Company in Bangladesh

The software has developed during that time from projects put on plates to now about prompt access through online activation. Before, customary software organizations delivered programming projects offered to shoppers through a circle that required buy time and establishment. In the present day, on account of the internet and cloud technology, clients would now be able to increase quick access to a software installation upon purchase. This article looks at the top 10 software companies across Bangladesh along with some of their brightest company highlights. Who Are Bangladesh’s Top Ten Software Companies? TigerIT Bangladesh: Tiger IT is reliable and one of the most renowned software companies in Bangladesh with more than ten years of long haul involvement, contributing to the IT part of the nation. They have huge involvement in building up various applications and games alongside a couple of government ventures. This IT firm in Bangladesh demonstrates its imaginative execution in setting up NIST guaranteed AFIS. Tiger IT expands on its experience and concentrated abilities to give national scale IT arrangements. It has profound knowledge into biometrics data including an enormous populace. They have a decent work culture. KaziSoftware Limited: Kazi Software Established in 2004, Kazi Software is an award-winning custom software development company. They help enterprises and startups design, build and launch innovative products. They work with their clients as a coordinated group– empowering them to convey better, faster and at a lower cost. The mission of this IT Company in Dhaka is to simplify the ways of life of the clients in terms of using advanced technology. Administrative jobs, e-commerce associations, research related works, etc. are being performed in a wide range by Kazi IT. NewCred: NewsCred is on a mission to make marketing better for everyone. As the leading content marketing software, NewsCred provides the world’s most ambitious brands – Pepsi, Visa, Dell, ConAgra, Hewlett Packard, and more – with the best solutions in content creation, marketing management, cross-channel publishing, and measurement. Every day, marketers rely on NewsCred to orchestrate their marketing across channels, collaborate with global teams, build brand awareness, and drive sales. Enosis: Enosis Solutions is an offshore software engineering, image processing, and consultancy company where people, knowledge and proven methodologies converge to deliver high-value services in record time. They maintain a performance-oriented work culture. DataSoft: Data Soft is referred to as the first CMMI Level 5 software development company in Bangladesh. Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, USA is a well-known industry which is used to measure the maturity of software development processes. They are the first software company in Bangladesh to be recognized as the CMMI Level 5 Software Development Company for its software engineering capabilities and high maturity in the area of software applications. Brain Station 23 Limited: Brain Station 23 Limited is a 100+ people software development company in Bangladesh, working since 2006, providing enterprise & customized web applications and mobile software development services to both local and international clients. With 90+ Talented CS graduates, we have been serving local clients along with small and medium-sized clients located in the US, Canada, The UK, and other European countries. SELISErockin' software: SELISE is a software firm engaged in the creation of digital platforms from strategy to execution. Their understanding of information technology and the internet helps them enhance business performance across industries. They serve Insurers, Retailers, Telcos, Advisors, Sports Clubs, Civil Engineers and many more. They strategize, develop and maintain digital platforms for leading businesses across the world in Finance, Insurance, Consumer Goods, Sports, Events, Telco and Civil Engineering. Spellbit: Spellbit started its remarkable journey as a freelancing agency in IT-related services. The passionate and skillful service providers have been using their dynamic talent in their respective jobs. This is one of the best IT Firm in Bangladesh. The mission of Spellbit is to provide skillful service to the clients based on the demand and changing technology in time. Their ethics is based on honesty, they strictly follow to provide the desired services of the clients. IBCS-PRIMAX: IBCS-PRIMAX started its journey in 1989 with a mission to establish itself as a single-point customer-centric IT solution provider for the domestic and international market. The company strives to deliver professional business applications which is technologically agnostic. IBCS-PRIMAX’s delivers services to meet the diversified information needs of its valued clients in achieving their business objectives. Dream 71: One of the uprising software firms is Dream71 Bangladesh Ltd. Their main goal is to develop mobile application software development and game development. In a very short time, they’ve been able to draw the attention of the local market as well as the international market too. Their innovative work with A2I, text book based scientific game development, is supposed to be a milestone in the education sector of Bangladesh. They also have the legal patent to develop first-ever cricket related dynamic app of the country. Besides all these stuffs they have shown significant success to develop many more unique apps and games for several institutions. The unique part about Dream71 Bangladesh Ltd is not only in the local market they have expanded their wings in the international arena as well as having global partners from different parts of the world.

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Basis membership is mandatory for Software business

No organization will be able to do business in the software sector if there is no BASIS membership.Referring to a trade ministry circular, the organization said on Wednesday that it is mandatory for a business entity to have a membership of BASIS in order to conduct business in the software sector. Whether or not BASIS has membership in various government, private or non-governmental organizations will be verified.According to the statement issued recently from the trade union office of the Ministry of Commerce, all business entities in the software sector must accept membership of BASIS from now onwards under the provisions of section 4 of the Trade Organization Ordinance. All instances will be verified whether the software company has a membership of Basis.BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir said BASIS has been working closely with the Information Technology Department to build digital Bangladesh. The information and communications technology sector is constantly expanding and the number of business organizations is increasing. Therefore, all business organizations will work together for the development of this sector.Presently remote organizations will likewise need to take participation from BASIS and that will guarantee a check and harmony between their works in Bangladesh, said Farhana A Rahman, senior VP of the exchange body. Premise said the enrollment declaration will be checked in all legislature and non-government area before presenting any delicate.

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Educational institutions under the Department of Telecommunications is getting Digital

Under the governments postal and telecommunications department, four educational institutions are being converted to digital.These organizations are managed under the management of the BTCL, the postal department and the telephone industry.Through this, the process of digital teaching is also beginning.The decision was made to transform it into a full-fledged digital educational institution in a meeting with the board of directors of the educational institutions under the management of the department and the heads of the respective educational institutions, chaired by Postal and Telecommunications Minister Mostafa Jabbar.Postal and Telecommunications Department Secretary Ashok Kumar Biswas, BTCL Managing Director Iqbal Mahmud, Director General of the Postal Department SS Bhadra, Teshis Managing Director Fakrul Islam and Jasmine Jui, CEO of Vijay Digital were present in the meeting.Mostafa Jabbar said Bangladesh is the example of the digital revolution. The Department of Posts and Telecommunications has the responsibility of digitizing every educational institution under this department as a digital infrastructure, including the construction of digital highways. This makes it possible to study books in the classroom with digital content instead of a pencil.As part of the digitalization, the Minister said that all the activities related to the management of these institutions including digital attendance and results will be digitalized.The telecommunication minister said, I would like to start the teaching activities from the primary with the educational institutes managed by the Postal and Telecommunications Department.Referring to this, others will come forward, he said, adding that there was no concern for the students. This will be done if teachers need to build competencies to provide digital lessons. There is content up to the elementary level, but even if there is not enough content for high school, we want to start with the existing content.Illustrating the textual activities of nearly a thousand educational institutes operating in the digital system of the country, Mostafa Jabbar, the father of Bangla software, said that it does not take more than a month to complete a year's syllabus of digital curriculum through digital content.He said that computer is not just a tool for writing Bangla, not a programming machine, computer is one of the biggest benefits of learning.The minister said that when I started the work of spreading education on computers, there was no content. I assert that the change has to be from the very beginning. Mostafa Jabbar said that the educational institutions need to be prepared by training teachers to digitalize. The school cannot be digitized with just the equipment, he said.

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BDU Granted Scholarship to 14 Students

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University, Bangladesh has awarded scholarship to 14 students as per their need. The scholarship was given to 9 students from the university's IoT department and 5 from the ICT in education department.On Thursday, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr Munaj Ahmed Noor handed over the scholarship money to the students.Attendees were present on the occasion including Registrar of the University (current obligation) Mohammad Ashraf Uddin, Senior System Analyst Muhammad Shahinul Kabir, Lecturer of IoT Department Nurjahan Nipa, and Lecturer of ICT in Education, Munira Aktar Lata and Sabbir Hossain.Prior to giving the scholarship, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Munaj Ahmed Noor said that the scholarship was given on the basis of financial requirement for the students to continue their normal education activities.The Vice-Chancellor said that for the first time we have given this scholarship to fourteen students, with the aim of ensuring that the education life of a student is not disrupted due to financial incompetence under the guidance of the Prime Minister. At the time, Prof Dr. Munaj Ahmed Noor assures the students any kind of quick assistance in the study.

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Banglalink officials inaugurated digital platform for healthcare

Mobile operator Banglalink has announced the launch of a Doctor Bhai service as a digital platform for integrated healthcare, incorporated social insurance.  The company officially announced the service on Thursday, saying that customers will get different medicinal and restorative administrations through this platform, along with essential health and therapeutic data.The platform has been propelled in collaboration with Healthcare Information Systems Limited (HISL), a Banglalink administrations and innovation organization. Personal health records, reminders for medications, things like health care, will be available free of charge. The premium part includes the convenience of consulting doctors for diagnostic tests. The app can be found in the Play Store.