FINWITZ 2017: The Journey
October 24, 2017: Press Briefings
Finwitz 2017 was launched on 24th October with a grand ceremony at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) premises. This auspicious occasion was graced by the presence of Dr. AKM Saiful Majid, Director of IBA-DU, Dr. Md. Rezaul Kabir, Moderator of IBACC and Mr. Rashed Hasan, Senior Vice-President of LR Global Bangladesh, along with other officials and organizers of the competition.
November 17, 2017: Round One – Workshop
Rashed Hasan, Senior Vice President of LR Global Bangladesh Asset Management Company Ltd., and Sabrina Afroz, Assistant Vice President of LR Global Bangladesh Asset Management Company Ltd. shared their vast knowledge and experience with the participants of FINWITZ 2017.
November 24, 2017: Round One – Fund Manager’s Conundrum
In ‘Fund Manager’s Conundrum’, participants were put in the shoes of the fund manager and were given the responsibility of allocating funds across different sectors. After an intense competition, 18 teams qualified for the Round Two of Finwitz.
The judges from the first round – the fund manager’s conundrum.
December 5, 2017: Round Two – Workshop
Mr. Nazmul Karim, an Investment Manager at Aavishkaar Frontier Funds, and Mr. K. M. Saqiful Alam, a Lecturer in Decision Support Systems at North South University, giving their valuable time and shared their immense knowledge with all the participants before Round Two.
December 12, 2017: Round Two – Know Your Entrepreneur!
In Round Two – ‘Know Your Entrepreneur’, 6 prominent startups of Bangladesh pitched their ideas in front of the 18 teams who took the role of Venture Capitalists. After 12 grueling hours and an intense round of presentations, 6 teams graduated to the final round.
December 14, 2017: Round Three – Workshop
Workshop for Round Three was held in the premises of LR Global Bangladesh Asset Management Company Ltd.
December 22, 2017: The Grand Finale: The Winning Pitch
In ‘The Winning Pitch’, the 6 finalist teams delivered an enthralling pitch to a panel consisting of the most experienced professionals in the industry. After two months of grueling competition through 4 intense rounds, the nation’s first ever competition on investment management, Finwitz, came to an end, crowning its inaugural champion. The winners were:
Champion: Finatics (Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka)
1st Runners Up: Beta Bots (Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka)
2nd Runners Up: No Name Consulting (Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka)
Dr. Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, MP, Standing Committee on Ministry of Finance, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, who conducted the prize giving ceremony along with the Reaz Islam, CEO of LR Global Bangladesh Asset Management Company Ltd., President of the ceremony, Prof Dr. A K M Saiful Majid, Director IBA, University of Dhaka and Dr. Md. Rezaul Kabir, Assistant Professor, IBA, University of Dhaka and Moderator, IBA Communication Club.