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3 Interesting Startups To Watch

Dhaka’s startup scene got a little shake-up recently-AjkerDeal just raised an impressive round, while Connecting Startups Bangladesh, an initiative from Government, just announced its final 10 winners. Things in the Dhaka’s startup scene has started moving forward slowly but steadily, we are getting a pretty steady flow of interesting startups. Check out three startups that we have found interesting.

The on-demand service platform is set to launch commercially today [July 29]. Founded by Adnan Imtiaz Halim, Sheba is one of the five graduate startups from GP Accelerator’s first batch.

The startup piloted its service in Mohakhali DoHS area for past couple of months and now offers services in 7 different locations in Dhaka. According to SimilarWeb data, the startup now draws around 5k monthly users.

The startup offers a host of health and beauty products along with wellbeing services online. You can order medicine, personal care products, baby products, and other healthcare related products and get them delivered to your place.

The best thing about Bhalothakun is its niche focus, while eCommerce in Bangladesh is getting competitive daily.

Unigigg is an online platform that helps young people [students and recent graduates] acquire skills and connects them with potential employers while also helping employers to find great talents.

The platform, beta testing its service, aims to help young people to find a career they love and employers find people who best fit their organization.

Mohammad Ruhul Kader is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur and writer. He founded Future Startup, a digital publication covering the startup and technology scene in Dhaka with an ambition to transform Bangladesh through entrepreneurship and innovation. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, and society. He is the author of Rethinking Failure. His writings have been published in almost all major national dailies in Bangladesh including DT, FE, etc. Prior to FS, he worked for a local conglomerate where he helped start a social enterprise. Ruhul is a 2022 winner of Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He can be reached at ruhul@futurestartup.com

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