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Startup Weekly #01: Stories of 5 Startups

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Jun 15, 2019
Muhammed Asif Khan
Muhammed Asif Khan

1. Alpha Catering: How Alpha Catering Is Changing A Big, Traditional Industry In Bangladesh Using An Old Playbook With Muhammed Asif Khan, CEO, Alpha Catering

Muhammed Asif Khan is the CEO of Alpha Catering, a catering service company based in Dhaka that aims to bring the global standard to local industry. Founded in 2016, the company has already made a name for itself in the market within a short period of time, thanks to its quality obsession, and continues to enjoy rapid growth. The story of Alpha offers an interesting case study for entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts alike in understanding the challenges of building a startup from scratch in Bangladesh, the realities of building a solid business, the demanding nature of entrepreneurship, and how to break into a big, established the traditional industry.

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Mahmudul Hasan Likhon
Mahmudul Hasan Likhon

2. Hello Task: Building An On-demand Maid Service Startup In Dhaka With Mahmudul Hasan Likhon, Co-founder and CEO, Hello Task

Mahmudul Hasan Likhon is the co-founder and CEO of Hello Task, an on-demand maid services startup based in Dhaka that connects verified maids with customers through mobile and web. Founded in 2017, the company has grown to a team of 12 people and aims to become the Uber for maid services in Bangladesh.

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Armin Zaman Khan
Armin Zaman Khan

3. Romoni: Building An On-demand Beauty Services Platform In Bangladesh With Armin Zaman Khan, Founder, and CEO, Romoni

Armin Zaman Khan is the founder and CEO of Romoni, an on-demand beauty services startup based in Dhaka that offers on-demand salon, makeup, spa, and bridal services. Founded in 2016 as a simple Facebook page, over the past few years, Romoni has evolved into an independent platform and a team of 12 people.

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Zulfikar Ali
Zulfikar Ali

4. BDTax: Growing A Digital Tax Processing Platform To 35,000 Users In Bangladesh With Zulfikar Ali, Founder and CEO, BDTax.com.bd

Zulfikar Ali is the founder and CEO of BDTax, a digital tax processing platform based in Dhaka. Founded by Zulfikar Ali and Shah Rahman in 2017, BDTax started with an ambition to provide an easy online platform for taxpayers in Bangladesh to prepare and submit their returns. The current version of the platform allows taxpayers to prepare their return online, download it and then submit the return in their NBR tax circle or at the tax fairs. Currently, 35000 taxpayers use BDTax.com.bd platform to prepare their income tax returns.

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Rifat M Huq Shikhbe Shobai CEO
Rifat M Huq Shikhbe Shobai CEO

5. Shikhbe Shobai: Inside Online Learning Platform Shikhbe Shobai With Rifat M Huq, Co-founder and CEO, Shikhbe Shobai

Rifat M Huq is the Co-founder and CEO of Shikhbe Shobai, an online education company based in Dhaka. Founded in 2017, the company has grown significantly and built a widely recognizable brand in the online learning space within a short span of time. It offers paid courses on a wide range of subjects including graphic design, UI/UX, Web and app development, etc.

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Ayrin Saleha Ria is an undergrad student currently studying Applied Sociology at ASA University Bangladesh. She takes a deep interest in human society and behavioral science and loves reading. She works at FS as a Community Management Fellow and writes about interesting companies.

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