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FS Weekly Digest: Our 06 Must Read Stories From Last Week

1. Chaldal Launches Bangladesh’s Largest E-commerce Warehouse

Chaldal, the leader in online grocery, is set to launch Bangladesh’s largest E-commerce warehouse in Dhaka today in a move to consolidate its position in the market. The new warehouse will work as the central warehouse, connecting other smaller ones enabling the company to improve its productivity, save cost and improve logistics.

2. CMED Health Wins The HEAD Foundation Innovative Social Enterprise Award At SVC 2018

CMED Health, the Dhaa-based preventative healthcare startup, has won The HEAD Foundation Innovative Social Enterprise Award in the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (SVC Asia) 2018, jointly organized by NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, and DBS Foundation. As part of the award, CMED will receive an S$20,000 in a grant. CMED Health is the first enterprise from Bangladesh to win the prestigious award.

3. Introducing Founder Stories: The Largest Collection Of Interviews Of Bangladeshi Entrepreneurs

We are excited to share our first major collective knowledge project, Founder Stories, a collection of interviews with founders and entrepreneurs from diverse walks of life building consequential companies.

4. Light Of Hope Founder Waliullah Bhuiyan Wins The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018

Waliullah Bhuiyan, Founder and CEO of Education startup Light of Hope, has been named as one of the winners of the 2018 Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards. Waliullah is one of eight entrepreneurs who has been chosen for this year’s awards from 2,120 entrepreneurs who applied for the awards from every continent. The other seven winners are Andrew Almack, Founder of Plastics for Change, Diana Chao, Founder of Letters to Strangers, Samir Lakhani, Founder of Eco-Soap Bank, Priya Prakash, Founder of HealthSetGo, Adepeju Jaiyeoba, Founder of Mother’s Delivery Kit, Mayank Midha, Co-Founder of GARV Toilets, and Abi Ramanan, Co-Founder of ImpactVision.

5. With Its Sub-brand Growups, Cookups Tiptoes Into Online Grocery

Cookups, the on-demand homemade food marketplace, has been doing a lot of interesting stuff lately. For example, it has been selling fresh produce and groceries under a sub-brands aptly named Growups. It says it sells only safe produce and vegetables under this brand. The model for Growups is similar to Cookups overall model - a marketplace. It has enlisted a handful of producers and suppliers who sell safe food in Dhaka to sell their products using Cookups’s platform. It charges a small commission on each fulfilled order.

6. Shadmart’s Parent Company Gets Into B2B Cross-border Logistics Business, Launches Shadco Express

Shadco Group, the parent company of eCommerce startup Shadmart, has launched a new Shipping Solution for 3rd Party companies in Bangladesh who want to import products from Chinese companies. The service, aimed at the SME businesses in Bangladesh who already import from China and have suppliers there, plans to simply import from China to Bangladesh by offering an integrated shipment solution that includes paperwork to loading and unloading to customs clearance to final delivery. It also provides online tracking solution, SMS notification, free consultation, and 12-hour customer support.

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