The Inter-University Business Plan Competition (Biz Minds 2017) was held on the 5th of July 2017 at A. T. H. Sunil Shantha Memorial Auditorium of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya. This competition was organized by the Young Entrepreneur’s Association of the Department of Commerce & Financial Management, University of Kelaniya.
The purpose of this competition was to animate the future dream business ideas of the Undergraduates. The keynote speech on “Start Improve Your Business” was delivered by Prof. Thilakasiri, the Director General of the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (ASLIDA). The candidates representing the University of Kelaniya, the University of Moratuwa and the University of Sri Jayawardenepura participated in this competition. Out of 74 teams, 27 teams were selected for the semi-finals and out of them, 7 teams who presented outstanding business ideas were selected to be competed in the Final Round of Biz Minds 2017. Finally, the championship was won by “Bazoora” Team. The places of the First Runner Up and the Second Runnner Up were won by “WinGift” Team and “BusKo” Team.
This event was graced by Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, the Vice chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Dr. P. N. D. Fernando, the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies and Director of the Career Guidance Unit (CGU), many undergraduates and Businesspersons.