5 Startups That Caught Our Eyes Last Week
Jobike: Jobike is an on-demand bike-sharing service that allows users to make short bike trips within its coverage area for a small fee.
The idea is simple: instead of owning a bike, you can rent a jobike using the jobike app and start your trip. Once done, park it in one of JPS (Jobike Preferred Space) or a legally allowed public space and lock it. The next jobike rider will find and take it from there. Each bike comes with GPS tracker making it easier to locate a bike.
Jobike aims to build a convenient form of public transportation in Dhaka. For payment, it has a QR code based payment system and a network of agents that enables riders to refill or top-up easily from a jobike agent and make the payment.
Olwel: Olwel, a Finland based healthcare startup operating in Dhaka, connects doctors with patients who prefer to receive medical consultation at their home.
The idea is to deliver quality healthcare service to patient’s doorstep with the help of technology. Patients can use Olwel App, Website or call directly to avail the service.
Foodpeon: Foodpeon is a Dhaka-based on-demand homemade food delivery service. It works with women entrepreneurs who cook healthy food at home and sell through Foodpeon platform. It has recently launched a corporate service.
On-demand is increasingly becoming a trend across the board. The socio-economic reality in Dhaka also supports the potential of on-demand services. Foodies can order via Foodpeon website or phone.
Zantrik: Zantrik originally started as an on-demand service platform for car and motorcycle repairing. It has introduced a much talked about yearly subscription service called ‘roadside help’ which provides subscribers repairings help if their car or motorcycle malfunction in the middle of a journey. It has built a network of service providers throughout the country to ensure on-time service. While initially it was focused only on car and motorcycle repairment, it has since expanded to a few other areas including home appliances, Sanitary and plumbing, and electrical service. To start with, users can download Zantrik app to avail its service.
Track Lagbe: Truck Lagbe is an online booking platform for pick up, truck, covered van and similar transports. It connects truck owners and shippers and reduces inefficiency that often cost extra or causes wastage to truck owners.
Using Truck Lagbe platform truck owner can find trips they are looking for. For shippers, once then enter shipment details into the app, it automatically matches it with an appropriate truck. Truck Lagbe has also local agents across Bangladesh who work as a registration point for interested truck owners to use the service.
In order to ensure safety, it verifies every truck owner and shipper before onboarding. It uses GPS tracking to give real-time data to users about their product and truck.
To start with, Truck owners and shippers can download the Truck Lagbe mobile application to connect with each other.