Dhaka,  Sunday
19 May 2024

Team EduAssist of BDU invited to Hult Prize Bangkok 2024 Summit

Messenger Desk

Published: 22:35, 7 April 2024

Team EduAssist of BDU invited to Hult Prize Bangkok 2024 Summit

Photo: Courtesy

From June 21st to June 24th, 2024, ‘Team EduAssist’ has been invited to participate in the ‘Hult Prize Bangkok 2024 Summit’ competition at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Out of the 10,000 teams from 100+ countries that started the 2024 competition, only 360 startups will continue to the Hult Prize 2024 Summits.

‘Team EduAssist’ consisting of three students from the Educational Technology Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University—Md. Ayman Asif, Md. Murad Hasan, and K M Bodruddoza—is actively engaged in addressing the educational needs of individuals with specific disabilities. This team emerged as champions at the Hult Prize on Campus Local Competition held at BDU on February 18, 2024. Now, they have been selected to participate in the next phase of the competition in Thailand, organized by the Hult Prize 2024.

They express gratitude and appreciation to the Honorable Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Dr. Muhammad Mahfuzul Islam, for his invaluable support and guidance. Simultaneously, they extend their thanks to Md. Ashrafuzzaman, Chairman of the Department of Educational Technology, for his support. Additionally, they have sought the university's full cooperation for their participation in the Hult Prize Bangkok 2024 Summit in Thailand. They emphasize their commitment to continue such constructive work to uphold the stature of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University on the global stage.

The 'Hult Prize' is known as the world's largest business venture competition, jointly organized by the United Nations and the Bill Clinton Foundation. The competition has been dubbed the 'Nobel Prize for Students' by the American media outlet ‘Huffington Post'. Every year, in response to the call of former US President Bill Clinton, many students leap into solving a specific problem for this competition. Teams are awarded $1 million US dollars (approximately 11 crore Bangladeshi Taka) as a prize for solving the problem and creating business opportunities from the solution.