With SD Asia as the strategic partner, the Grand Finale of Bangladesh Youthfest took place on 13 & 14 of May 2016 at North South University. YouthFest is one of the largest cross-country contests in Bangladesh that included knowledge sessions and showcases over seven districts namely: Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet, and Rangpur. Bangladesh Youthfest kicked off in February 2016 as an endeavor by the Bangladesh Brand Forum, BBF, its mission “Inspiring the Nation’s Future”, with a vision to create seven Innovation Hubs across the seven districts.
In the two-day festival, one of the most interesting session was the Lecture Series catering to students seeking insightful learning from over 40 experts of the country, who have not only worked as the best professional in their respective industries, but also seek to train young minds with their real life experiences. For the guidance and counseling of the undergraduate crowd attending and participating in the event, ‘Career Talk’ session was conducted by 15 companies for job placement; such Unilever, Grameenphone, Reckitt Benckiser, WebAble Digital, Nestle, Standard Chartered, British American Tobacco, Symphony, Asiatic 360, Shwapno, and SSD Tech.
The Grand Finale highlighted 42 winning teams from the seven regional rounds competing to become the best out of seven broad categories, such as – Social Issue, Technology: New Product, Technology: Fresh Idea, Entrepreneurship Idea, Tech-based Entrepreneurship Idea, Paper Presentation on Prediction of the Regional Economy for 2025, and Women Entrepreneurship. The biggest honor for the seven winning teams will be the opportunity to attend the largest creativity festival in Asia, Spikes Asia 2016.