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E-Carnival begins at BRAC University

FE REPORT | November 13, 2019 00:00:00

A two-day e-commerce fair began in the city's BRAC University auditorium on Tuesday, aiming to promote budding entrepreneurs and create a matchmaking platform for the sellers and prospective buyers.

The event titled 'E-Carnival 4.0' is the fourth edition of its kind organised by the BRAC University Business Club (BIZ BEE).

Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Mohammad Tamim inaugurated the fair, attended by high officials, faculty members, participating businesses and students from different departments of the university.

Speaking on the occasion, Mohammad Tamim said the event is an important platform for the young entrepreneurs who are likely to create employment rather than being employed.

He said the businesses should focus on creating new jobs, which is essential for the country's economy.

Mr Tamim suggested the participants to be aware of the happenings around besides becoming an expert on a specific field.

According to the organisers, 16 e-commerce businesses are taking part in the E-Carnival, showing and selling wide range of products including attires, beauty care, cosmetics, food items, gifts, ornaments and accessories.

A good number of the entrepreneurs are either students or alumnus of the BRAC University (BU).

An entrepreneur Nazib Mahmud Chowdhury participated all the four editions of the fair to showcase his merchandise offered under a venture called BD Badges House.

"I offer customised gifts including T-shirts, wrist bands, wooden sketch and notebooks for individuals and corporates," said Mr. Mahmud, who has been running the business for the last six years since his second year of the graduation at the university.

He is now an enlisted provider of renowned large corporations operating in Bangladesh like Arla, Robi, Berger and Huawei, he added.

The young entrepreneur hailed E-Carnival for creating a platform for the buyers and sellers under one roof.

A third-year student of the university Tasnim Orpa has been leading a cosmetic and beauty care business for the last two and half years.

"I launched the venture called The Velvet Box in partnership with one of my friends to meet the demand for quality cosmetics," said Ms. Orpa.

"I execute my operations mostly through social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram," she said, adding that she started the business with an initial amount of Tk 5,000 only.

She expected that the E-Carnival would help expand her customer base as the event draw huge gathering which represents thousands of future buyers.

The Financial Express is the media partner of the event.

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