Safat Rahman, BAUET Correspondent. 19 Mar, 22
Bangladesh Army University Of Engineering & Technology (BAUET) hosted the
Hult Prize on-campus program on March 5, 2022. The Hult Prize is considered the
world’s biggest engine for the launch of for good, for-profit startups emerging from
university with over 2500 staff and volunteers around the world. It is also the
world’s biggest student-centered event and crowdsourcing platform. Each year
thousands of university students from 150+ countries participate, and since its
inception, participants have represented 1,000+ institutions of higher education.
Run entirely by volunteer student Campus Directors, the Hult Prize On Campus
Program gives students a vital role to play in changing the trajectory of some of the
world’s toughest challenges, starting in their communities and countries. The
annually held competition sources ideas from students after challenging them to
solve a pressing social issue on topics like food security, water access, energy, and
This time the Hult Prize is asking teams around the world to create 2000 jobs by
2024 by thinking global & acting local.
The Hult Prize on-campus program was organized and hosted by the Hult Prize at
BAUET and technically supported by the Department of CSE.
The advisor's panel consists of Mohammed Golam Sarwar Bhuyan and the former
Associate Professor of the department of CSE, Md. Sabbir Ejaz. This year’s
Campus director of the Hult Prize at BAUET was Himel Biswas & the Deputy
campus director was Asif Ishtiaque.
The on-campus program took place physically on 5 March 2022. Judges comprise
of Mr. Yousuf Efti is a sales leadership trainer, Founder at Future Icon,
Chairperson-Training, and Development at BOLD, Consultant at FutureLeaders,
Managing Director at Fast Aid Hospital Ltd., and Former Head of CSR at
McDonald Group. An Award-winning international trainer in Bangladesh. He got
the designation as a Global Goodwill Ambassador from abroad for his
humanitarian work. Prince Roy, Entrepreneur, Co-founder & COO of LAB-AR.
Ibrahim Khalil, Cybersecurity Professional, Entrepreneur, Co-founder & COO of
leading cybersecurity startup PentesterSpace.
Honorable Vice-Chancellor Brig Gen Prof M. Mustafa Kamal was present as the
Chief Guest at the closing ceremony.The Champions from the competition were "KormoZoggo" while "Vigorous" and
"Arrival 2.0" secured 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up spot at the Hult Prize at
BAUET on-campus round respectively.
The winning team will participate in the regional summit. After that, they will get a
direct entry to the accelerator program of the Hult Prize. The award ceremony will
be held at the United Nations headquarter. The winning team of the start-up
business competition would set off to spring their business with training on the
fundamentals of entrepreneurship, business strategy, guidelines, and with a
moderate fund of USD 1,000,000.