Weekly Digest: Best Business and Tech Stories That You Missed In Last Week
Pricekoto.com, the Chittagong-based B2B marketplace, connects businesses and suppliers and enables big business purchases through its online platform. Founded in 2015, the company has over 2000 verified suppliers on its platform and 300 corporate buyers. It has been seeing a steady growth over the past months and “envisions a future for business purchases which is free from under-the-table transactions and efficient in terms of prices and speed.”
Building a company takes an endless supply of passion and hard work. You will face a lot of hurdles and then there will be social and peer pressures. Our parents and relatives often ask ‘what are we doing after getting a BBA degree from Dhaka University. But if you are passionate, then hard work will not be painful for you.
The introduction of robotech in garment industry will have two micro impacts that each will have further macro impacts. One is it will increase efficiency and profit resulting in more wealth for the owners and the select few. And it will destroy a part of repetitive and largely less productive manual labor in the industry risking jobs of hundreds and thousands of unskilled and semi-skilled labor in the country who would have a difficult time finding alternative employment opportunities. At the same time, it will also change the competitive landscape of the industry.
CEO of Telenor Health, Sajid Rahman, recounts his early life and career, discusses the ambition of Telenor Health, its flagship product Tonic, growth of the company, culture and challenges and the future of health-Tech, talks about technology and the startup ecosystem in Bangladesh and reflects on his management philosophy, takeaways from his journey, how he manages his days, and why our life requires a certain sense of detachment built into it to make it worth living.
Started in 2015, Telenor Health uses mobile technology to deliver a host of health services in emerging markets. Launched in Bangladesh, its flagship product Tonic now boasts 3 million subscribers and growing. Telenor aims to bet big on health and Telenor Health is the company to do so. The ambition of the company is palpable in its launch announcement: “Telenor Health AS aims to develop a “digital front door to health”, that can be scaled to tens of millions of consumers across Telenor markets and beyond.”