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FS Weekly Review #28

How Kormo and Banglalink are Helping the Urban Youth of Bangladesh Connect to Jobs and Develop Their Career

Bangladesh has registered strong economic growth, consistently exceeding 6% GDP growth over the last decade and is on a trajectory to reach middle-income status in a few years. With this has come the challenge of syncing job growth with the increase in economic activity. Unemployment still hovers around the double digits, with underemployment estimated to […]

Registrations For First “Future In The Bay Of Bengal: Interactive Talk And Learning Workshop” Are Open Now

A half-day event exploring the opportunities to build sustainable startups and organizations in the blue economy. Experienced professionals from Bangladesh and the United States will deliver talks and facilitate participatory learning sessions on marine ecology, economy, and resilience in the Bay of Bengal region.

Startup Success: Timing is More Important Than The Product

The year you founded your startup or company has a lot to do with your chance of success as an entrepreneur than anything else, according to people who have been in the business of building companies. When we often obsess with product and market, for most businesses it is often about the timing of the market. […]

Go Zayaan, The Online Travel Platform, Raises Investment

Go Zayaan, the online travel platform has closed a new investment round from OS Ventures and BRAC Osiris Impact Ventures.

Chaldal and Cookups Announce Strategic Partnership

Chaldal.com, Bangladesh’s leading groceries platform, and Cookups, Bangladesh’s leading platform for homemade food has entered a strategic partnership that heralds a stunning comeback for Cookups after a month-long hiatus

Online Shopping Among The Bangladeshi Smartphone Users Lowest In Asia Pacific

A recent study done by the GSM Association, a trade body representing the interest of worldwide MNOs, found that Bangladeshi smartphone users are among the lowest (11%) in the Asia Pacific to shop online, lagging behind even Pakistan (21%) while on per with Myanmar (11%). The report puts smartphone users in the Asia Pacific into […]

A Practical Lesson In Leadership: Tell A Good Story

One of the most important jobs of a leader is dealing with people. Inspiring them. Showing them path and direction. The most effective way to lead humans is through telling believable stories. That makes that most important job of a leader: storytellers.

Ayrin Saleha Ria works at Future Startup as a full-time Research Associate. She has a background in Applied Sociology. Before joining the FS team, she worked and volunteered with a number of social organizations. As someone who comes from a social science background, she takes a deep interest in research around important social-economic challenges in our society. A voracious reader, Ayrin is passionate about working for the betterment of society, takes a deep interest in human society and behavioral science, and loves books.

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