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UNB student entrepreneur wins Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies

Originally from Bangladesh, Tasneem Bint Abdul Majid grew up in Dubai and went to UNB's faculty of management in 2021 to pursue her dream of becoming an established business professional and entrepreneur. She completed her BBA and majored in marketing and had a concentration in international business.

This year she was recognized for her achievements in these areas with the prestigious Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies. Valued at $45,000 this year, the award is given to eight students enrolled in Atlantic Canadian Business schools who demonstrate entrepreneurship, in addition to academic success and a passion for supporting the communities in which they live and work.

Tasneem is extremely involved in her community and other entrepreneurial projects. For example, Majid has served as Vice President Internal with EnactusUNB and as Co-Chair of New Brunswick Women in Business where she supports young women interested in business careers. She has also won multiple awards including UNB Entrepreneurship Internship Award at the Newcomer Breakthru Competition hosted by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), the Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by the Business Administration Undergraduate Society (BAUS), and the third-place award at the Apex Business Plan Competition.
“Winning the Frank H. Sobey award means the world to me. It has made me more confident and visionary, and it has also provided me with the financing to invest in my business,” says Majid who is now Co-Founder and CEO of InvestoMaze, a startup which aims to revolutionize entrepreneurs' early-stage fundraising and networking journey by digitally connecting the entrepreneurial ecosystem and making it accessible to all.

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