EDU-Runner up “Social Business Youth Convention 2014”
East Delta University became runner-up of “Social Business Youth Convention 2014” organized by Eastern University, in collaboration with Yunus Centre,at Eastern University Plaza on 2 July 2014. The day-long event was focused on the theme of ‘Empowering Youth through Social Business.’
A competition on Social Business Plan was held on that day. A panel of four judges ranked top five Social Business Plans among 30 plans submitted by the teams from 20 different public and private universities. The competition and two workshops on it were organized by Eastern University Business & Social Entrepreneurship Club.
The main attraction of the convention was the Keynote Speech delivered by Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yunus at 2.30 pm as the Keynote Speaker during the closing session. He appreciated the young talent and East Delta University teams for their unique project and the performance and thanked Eastern University for arranging such an event.In his speech he elaborated the concept of Social Business and said that it has become very popular all over the world because it can be a medium for poverty reduction. Social Business gives the young entrepreneur the platform to get ahead with their goal without waiting for a better opportunity to come through some other ventures. He phrased, “Social Business is not for maximizing your profit, it’s a medium to resolve socio-economic issues”.