Press Release

Venture Capital and Private Equity Association of Bangladesh (VCPEAB)
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between VCPEAB and Bangladesh Computer
Council (BCC) for Digital World 2017 Cooperation
Monday, October 16, 2017


Venture Capital and Private Equity Association of Bangladesh (VCPEAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the Department of Information & Communication Technology, Ministry of ICT, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh for cooperation and successful execution of Digital World 2017. The signing was held in the BCC office premise on October 16, 2017.

Digital World is one of the flagship events of the government organized by ICT Division of the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology. It not only showcases local ICT industry potentials but also provides a stage to share e-Governance activities, citizen services, e-commerce development in the country and so on. ICT Division has appointed its organization BCC as the executing agency to carry out necessary activities for organizing Digital World 2017 which is scheduled to be held on 6-9 December, 2017 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka. BCC and VCPEAB agreed to work together in the spirit of Vision 2021: Digital Bangladesh to enhance, further promote and strengthen Digital Bangladesh and its digital economy.

Speaking on the occasion, General Secretary of the association and Managing Director of BD Venture Limited Mr. Shawkat Hossain said, “The association has been working closely with the ICT Ministry for the development of startup businesses and employment generation in the sector. Now, working particularly in the Digital World 2017 will further strengthen the scope of engagement and future sustainability of the sector and thus the Digital Bangladesh.” In this context, VCPEAB promises to take part in the development of the country.

The other members of the Board of Directors including Mr. Wali-ul-Maruf Matin, co-founder and Managing Director of Maslin Capital were present at the MoU signing. From BCC, the Executive Director, Mr. Swapan Kumar Sarker signed the MoU. Other directors and high officials from BCC were present at the MoU signing.