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Al-haj Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Chairman, PHP Group delivering the 1st lecture of the series on “Struggle for Innovation: Story of a Self- made Entrepreneur” organized by Innovation and Incubation Center (IIC) at Daffodil International University. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees and Prof. Dr. Yousuf Mahabub -Ul - Islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University are also seen in the picture.

With the aim to inform and motivate the educated youths of the struggle and challenges faced on route to success by the well known entrepreneurs of the country, Daffodil International University Industry Academia Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship Development introduced by Innovation and Incubation Center (IIC) of Daffodil International University was launched today on March 30, 2016 at DIU Auditorium. Innovation and Incubation Center (IIC) of Daffodil International University has taken the initiative where country’s renowned 12 successful well known Entrepreneurs will took part in these lecture series gradually in different episode and will deliver their success story.

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A partial view of the audiences

Al-haj Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Chairman, PHP Group delivered the 1st lecture of the series on “Struggle for Innovation: Story of a Self- made Entrepreneur. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University delivered the welcome address in the program. The program was also addressed by Prof. Dr. Yousuf Mahabub -Ul - Islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University, Md. Abu Taher, Director, Innovation and Incubation Center (IIC). Country’s renowned industrialists, business leaders, economists, teachers, researchers, secretaries, ambassadors and elites of the civil society were present at the program.
The lectures of these 12 successful entrepreneurs will be compiled and published as a book which will act as a reference book for the students of Business Administration, Economics and Entrepreneurship Development department. This book will help the students to learn and understand their gained academic knowledge in perspective of real life experience. Initiative has been taken to develop 12 individual video documentaries on these successful entrepreneurs from Innovation and Incubation Center (IIC) of Daffodil International University.
While delivering Al-haj Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman told the audience the tale of the struggles he made to reach this level of success. He started his career as a Banker just after his graduation from University of Dhaka, but later on he shifted his career to entrepreneurship and finally developed himself as an icon of the industrial sector of Bangladesh.
Inspiring the students he reminded that he started his business after the liberation of Bangladesh with a capital of Tk. 1483 received from relatives and friends and now the annual turnover of PHP Group is Tk. 20 billion. This has become possible mainly because of his hard work, honesty and sincerity.