Buet Entrepreneurship Development Club (BUET EDC) has successfully organised the second version of Pioneros, an inter-varsity business case competition. Powered by LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd., Pioneros 2.0 was bigger and better. The objective of Pioneros is to provide a first-hand experience to the participants in solving real life problems of the business world.
About 500 teams from 43 universities from all over the country registered and participated in the online round. The first workshop was held on November 24, 2017, providing the tips and strategies on case solving, presentation and experiences of Pathao. The second round was more intense with 60 teams selected who had to solve a case on spot and present in front of the jury.
Ten teams moved on to finals, before which LafargeHolcim Bangladesh held a workshop at their headquarters to give the finalists a glimpse of how an industry works.
The final was a tight competition between 10 teams from BUET, University of Dhaka, North South University and Bangladesh University of Professionals where they had to present the solution of the given case. The judges were Shariful Islam, Human Resource Director; Fahima Shahadat, Head of Infrastructure and Technical Services; Naimul Abedin, Acting Head of Marketing; Syeda Kamrun Ahmed, Director, eGeneration – all from LafargeHolcim Bangladesh.
BUET Entrepreneurship Development Club pulled off quite a commendable hosting that night. Pulling off such a big inter university event with a small but dedicated members flawlessly was praiseworthy. The finale was divided into two segments with a short cultural break between the presentations.
After the final break, the winners were finally declared amongst much enthusiasm that reverberated throughout the auditorium. The second runners-up was team Hashtag from IBA, Dhaka University comprising of Tasmia Khan, Tasfia T. Katha, Aneem Islam, and Sadman R. Chowdhury. The team that came second was team Ingenious of Mohaiminul Islam, Galib Hasan Khan, Fahim Rashid Chowdhury, and Md. Shihabuzzaman from BUET. The winning team was team Tycoons from BUET that had Tanveer Ahmed Tomal, Imtiar Jalal Niloy, Monzurul Islam, and Shadman Sakib who won the prizemoney of BDT 1 lakh.
The night ended with speeches from the judges and they talked about how satisfied they were with the overall organisation of the finale and the calibre of the finalists. All the finalists and judges sat down for a gala dinner at the end of the programme and BUET EDC added another feather in its cap after organising the first ever inter-varsity business case competition, that too by an engineering university.