Battle of Mind 2021 champions announced
A team of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University has crowned champions at the grand finale of talent competitions of the country, Battle of Minds.
Team Fan Club won the 18th edition of the competition after beating four other teams that made their way to the finals.
Team Say Our Name from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Team ANTS from Islamic University of Technology (IUT) were declared first and second runners up respectively.
More than 800 teams battled it out for a chance to represent Bangladesh on the global platform, to further compete with 26 participating countries.
The global winning team will receive up to 50,000 GBP in seed funding to fuel their entrepreneurial dreams.
MA Mannan, Planning minister was present at the virtual event BAT Bangladesh yesterday, speaking of and to the young minds of the country stressing the importance of talent platforms like this to groom the new generation and get them ready as professionals.
This year, participants of Battle of Minds chose one of the socio-economic challenges, Culture, Farming, Waste & Energy and worked to tackle it with a business plan.
The winning team ideated to take the plastic waste and mix it with sand to form eco-friendly bricks, with less carbon footprint than regular clay bricks.