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The Best Startup Stories Of January [Month In Review]

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Jan 25, 2016

Startups have proliferated over the past few years in Bangladesh. Increasing number of people are claiming the honor of startup founders and once obscure trend is now becoming too mainstream. At FS, we tell stories of startups and entrepreneurs and we love our job.

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In January we did publish long-form, provocative, and interesting stories of startups and we did publish a couple of interesting ones. Here are a few for your comfortable read. 

Ron Mahbub
Ron Mahbub

Ron Mahbub Talks About SmartKompare, Growth, Personal Challenges Of An Early Stage Founder, And A Big 2016 | Jan 04

SmartKompare is one of the few Fintech startups launched last year in Dhaka and so far we know, the startup is seeing steady growth and is about to close an investment round.

Ron Mahbub, Founder and CEO of the company, is an interesting person. A programmer by trade, Ron has an unique approach to work, and building company.

Read the full story here.

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Jubair Bin Amin_Vromon
The Vromon Story | Click on image for more

Jubair Bin Amin Talks About The Past And The Future Of Vromon, Growth And Travel Startups In Dhaka | Jan 02

Jubair Bin Amin is the co-founder and CEO of vromon.com, a recently launched Travel-tech startup in Dhaka. Graduated from BUET [CSE], Amin is not new to the world of startup and entrepreneurship.

He is one of the co-founders and directors of rokomari.com. Earlier he founded hatbazar.com, which he had to discontinue for reasons. Jubair took ample lessons from his journey and has learned a lot from his failure.

Read full the story here.

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video streaming startups in Dhaka
video streaming startups in Dhaka

These Are The 03 Bangladeshi Video Streaming Startups You Should Know About | Jan 8

Netflix just announced its global launch, including Bangladesh. And It has received quite unexpected amount of attention from Bangladeshi internet users.

However, as it seems from outside things are not going to be easy for Netflix in many markets including Bangladesh. There are competitors in almost all of these markets and the demand is largely for local content.

In Bangladesh, there are at least 3 startups working in the space and all of these startups are trying to become the Netflix of Bangladesh.

With the launch of Netflix in Bangladesh, the space is going to be interesting one to see unfold in coming days. Here are the 03 Bangladeshi startups trying their hands in video streaming.

Read the full story here.

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The G&R 2.0 site dashboard plan from 2013. Around 100 sketches were drawn to prepare the prototype.
The G&R 2.0 site dashboard plan from 2013. Around 100 sketches were drawn to prepare the prototype.

The G&R Story: The Untold Story of A Bangladeshi Startup | Jan 9

Muhammad Nazimuddaula on building an Ad network in Bangladesh

Read the full story here.

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Tripping
The Tripping Story | Click on image for more

The Tripping Story: Conversation With Samia Rashid | Jan 10

Tripping is one of the few travel-tech startups that launched last year in Dhaka and caught our eyes. The platform has received quite good response from the market since it launched later in 2015.

Tourism is an interesting sector. Although, Bangladesh’s position in the global tourism competitiveness index is dismal at best but the sector has been seeing a steady growth in recent years.

Moreover, Bangladesh Government has just announced 2016 as the year of tourism riding the hope up for a different scenario for the sector.

Read the full story here.

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Mubir M. Chowdhury
Mubir M. Chowdhury

On Madviser And Technology For Making Better Decisions: Conversation With Md. Mubir M. Chowdhury Of Humac Lab | Jan 18

Mubir Chowdhury is the co-founder and COO of Humac Lab Ltd., a tech startup based in Dhaka. Recently, Humac Lab designed and launched a mobile application named Madviser that helps the users to make better decisions in choosing data and voice packages for their mobile phone usage by comparing different packages.

Madviser recently topped Seedstars World 2015, an international startup competition, Bangladesh round and is preparing to take part in the global final round in Switzerland to compete with 58 other startups to run for world championship in March 2016.

Read the full story here.


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