BRAC Bank, BRACU join hands to groom women entrepreneurs

Published : 06 Aug 2022 09:00 PM

BRAC Bank and BRAC University have joined hands to launch a comprehensive Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme aimed at helping aspiring women entrepreneurs become successful in business. 

The two organizations have partnered for the intensive training programme styled ‘Uddokta 101’, an initiative of the bank’s women banking segment ‘TARA’. 

‘Uddokta 101’ is a targeted certification course for aspiring women entrepreneurs, having a minimum of one year of business experience. Alongside them, BRAC University alumni and students can also take part in the programme.  The programme is to facilitate the promising women business owners in honing their managerial and entrepreneurial skills helping them sustain and expand businesses.  Syed Abdul Momen, DMD & and Head of SME, BRAC Bank; and Professor Vincent Chang, Vice Chancellor, BRAC University; signed an agreement to this effect at the bank’s Head Office in Dhaka on August 3, 2022. Professor Sang H Lee, Dean, BRAC Business School, BRAC University; and Mahiul Islam, Head of Retail Banking, BRAC Bank; were also present.  In the three-month long training session, the aspiring entrepreneurs will deep dive into business plan, record keeping, accounting, and taxation, compliance, HR management, operations and supply chain management, e-business, export-import management and important aspects of business management. 

Syed Abdul Momen, DMD & and Head of SME, BRAC Bank expressed, "BRAC Bank has always been proactive in nurturing SMEs in Bangladesh. With this accelerator programme, we aim to help SMEs and women entrepreneurs grow by up-scaling their businesses. ”