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Strives to create an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem and foster a progressive development landscape for the country.

The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) at BRAC University, founded in 2011 under the visionary leadership of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (KCMG), serves as a beacon of sustainable innovation, guiding entrepreneurs from ideation to tangible impact.

With a proven track record of empowering over 2000 aspiring entrepreneurs, nurturing 30+ innovative ventures, and providing crucial incubation support to 20+ startups, CED has solidified its position as a catalyst for change in Bangladesh’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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INSPIRATION. INNOVATION. IMPACT. TOGETHER.

Progress focused,
Results driven

… vision to create entrepreneurial mindset in youth in accepting the challenges for taking the risk of generating new wealth through the establishment of sustainable ventures.

CED’s global footprint spans across 40+ collaborations with prestigious institutions like the University of California at Berkeley, University of Washington, Columbia University, New York University, Copenhagen Business School, Cornell University, among others.

Through 50+ diverse development projects on impact research, capacity development, supply chain mapping, digital solutions, global value chain, climate change, gender equity, women empowerment, renewable energy, circular economy, and recycling, CED has touched the lives of countless marginalized community members.

Our commitment to driving positive change is evident in our partnerships with renowned organizations, such as GoB, BRAC, World Bank, ADB, US State Department, US Embassy, Laudes Foundation, Kingdom of the Netherlands, GIZ, DANIDA, UNEP, UN Women, Fred Hollows Foundation, Plan International, etc., who recognize CED’s pivotal role in fostering economic growth and sustainability.

Bangladesh’s first-ever supply chain disclosure mechanism promoting transparency and traceability in the apparel industry, named MappedinBangladesh.org, was introduced by CED in 2019, now showcasing ESG data from over 3600 export-oriented RMG entrepreneurs.

In 2016, CED also pioneered the establishment of BRAC University‚Äôs Business Incubation Centre (BIC), marking a historic milestone in Bangladesh’s entrepreneurial landscape.

With continued support from national and international partners, CED is dedicated to a relentless pursuit of socio-economic advancement, inclusive growth, and a prosperous future for all.

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