Business Competitions are pretty popular among Bangladeshi university students. There are opportunities in abundance if you are interested in competitions related to business and entrepreneurship. There’s a chance you have participated in a few of them. Here’s everything you need to know about some of thesome the most prestigious business competitions in Bangladesh for university students, which may help you prepare for them. 


The HULT Prize is a year-long competition that crowdsources ideas from university-level students. HULT challenges its participants to solve a pressing social issue around food security, water access, energy, and education. Your university needs to have Campus Directors who will be responsible for organizing the HULT program on your campus. Mentorship and workshops will be available to the participants.

Awards: $1, 000, 000 in seed funding

Feature: Pitch

Rounds: 3 (The first round is the OnCampus round, the second round is region-based and the third one is global)

Team members: 3-4


The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online, which are then reviewed by experts before entering a global public vote to pick the top entrepreneurs who compete in the Tech-I finals. In addition, mentorship and workshops will be available to the participants.

Awards: $70, 000 in seed funding

Feature: Pitch

Rounds: 3

Team member: Individual submission


The HSBC Business Case Competition is an annual, regional competition designed to encourage and allow young people to apply practical business skills and knowledge to real-life business scenarios.

Awards: BDT 225, 000 in cash prize

Feature: Case solving

Rounds: 4 national rounds and 5 global rounds

Team members: 4


Brandwitz is an annual and one of the most prominent students-run business competitions in the country on the University level. Every year, it is organized by IBACC (IBA Communications Club).

Awards: BDT 2, 50, 000 prize money

Feature: Case solving

Rounds: 4 

Team members: 4


The Telenor Youth Forum brings together young leaders worldwide (and has previously partnered with Grameenphone while launching their program in Bangladesh) to develop digital solutions that reduce inequalities, empower societies, and collaborate with the Nobel Peace Centre. Mentorship and workshops will be available to the participants.

Awards: Trip to Norway

Feature: Pitch

Rounds: 3

Team members: Individual submission

The sheer learning experience, the exchange of ideas, and an all-expense-paid trip (in terms of the international ones) are what make business competitions the ultimate prize to pursue for a university student.