Possible If You Want: 9 Successful Bangladeshi Tech Entrepreneurs on the Transformational Power of Internet

Possible If You Want: 9 Successful Bangladeshi Tech Entrepreneurs on the Transformational Power of Internet

Over the perhaps last 20 years, the internet has reshaped our world. Today, we communicate and connect differently. We shop and consume differently. We build companies and solve problems differently. The internet has penetrated and transformed almost every area of our lives. From ordering food, shopping grocery, buying a television, sharing a moment with a friend, communicating with a relative abroad, consulting a doctor, calling a cab, the internet is in everything that we do. 

In the context of Bangladesh, the proliferation of mobile phones and mobile internet has brought this transformation even more closer to our homes. Our connected handheld devices enable constant connection to information, opportunities, entertainment, and each other. They put the world at our fingertips. 

The internet has effectively rendered geographical barriers irrelevant. A farmer living in a remote area in Maheshkhali now can access the market in Dhaka. A consumer living in Dhaka can buy from a small seller making nakshi kantha in a remote village in Rangpur. The internet offers immense opportunities and opens doors of incredible possibilities. 

In a series of fascinating interviews, powered by Grameenphone, with leading technology entrepreneurs in Bangladesh from as diverse sectors as education to transportation, we dive deep into the power and possibilities of the internet and how, if used properly, the internet can bring about revolutionary changes to the lives of individuals and communities. 

We interview 9 founders of some of the leading technology companies in Bangladesh exploring our innate possibilities, the power of the internet, and what happens when we bridge the two. Each interview offers fascinating and useful insight into the technological development in Bangladesh, how the internet has been reshaping various critical industries and how the internet enables individuals to pursue power and possibilities in a global village. 

In this final episode of the series, we bring you all the stories and interviews of the series together in one place with an ambition to offer you a comprehensive understanding of how the internet is reshaping our lives and societies, empowering individuals to access and explore opportunities once only available to select few, transformation of how business operates, and gradual decline of the power of geographic barrier. We hope you enjoy as much as we did doing the series. 



How Internet Is Reshaping the Future of Education with Yanur Islam Piash, Co-founder and CEO, Bohubrihi

Education is one of the many sectors that the internet has fundamentally transformed. Bohubrihi, an online learning platform offering courses on a range of topics from programming to marketing, has been on the forefront of this transformation of education. 

In this excellent interview, Yanur Islam Piash on the power of the internet, and the future of education. We dig deeper into a wide range of topics from the power and possibilities of the internet, how the internet has driven down the cost of starting companies to how Bohubrihi operates, the impact of the internet and technology on the education sector in Bangladesh to how the internet has allowed Bohubrihi to operate and grow amid the pandemic and much more.


How Internet is Transforming the Future of Commerce with Morin Talukder, CEO, Pickaboo

Pickaboo CEO Morin Talukder on how the internet has transformed the future of retail, our lives and work, and enabled individuals to access resources and pursue possibilities and opportunities previously impossible to access. 

In this excellent interview with Mr. Morin, we dig deeper into the power and possibilities of the internet, how Pickaboo operates, the impact of the internet and technology on the retail industry in Bangladesh, how the internet is shaping the future of commerce, and how the internet has allowed Pickaboo to operate and grow amid the pandemic and much more.


On the Power of Internet and Transformation of Consumer Tech Space in Bangladesh with Maliha M Quadir, Founder and MD, Shohoz

Shohoz Founder and CEO Maliha M Quadir on how the internet has transformed our lives and work and enabled individuals to access resources and pursue possibilities and opportunities that were hard to access before, her first experience with the power of internet, her work at Shohoz, how Shohoz has evolved into an critical consumer tech company in Bangladesh, Shohoz’s operations in transportation, healthcare, grocery, ticketing, and food delivery and how these essential services have empowered consumers amid the pandemic and much more.


How Internet is Transforming Trucking Industry in Bangladesh with Anayet Rashid, Founder, and CEO, Truck Lagbe

Truck Lagbe Founder and CEO Anayet Rashid on how the internet has transformed our lives and work, enabled individuals to access resources and pursue possibilities and opportunities that were hard to access before, and is transforming the trucking transportation industry, the future of trucking and much more. We explore a wide range of topics: the power and possibilities of the internet, how the internet has transformed the world of work and life, how the internet has made entrepreneurship easier, how the internet is transforming the future of trucking industry in Bangladesh, how the internet has allowed Pickaboo to operate and grow amid the pandemic and much more.


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The Possibilities of Internet and the Digital Future of Healthcare with Sajid Rahman, Co-founder and CEO, Digital Healthcare Solutions

Digital Healthcare Solutions Co-founder and CEO Sajid Rahman on how the internet has transformed our lives and work and enabled individuals to access resources and pursue possibilities and opportunities that were hard to access before, his first experience with the power of internet, his work at DHS, the rise of digital healthcare services, and much more.


How Internet Has Transformed Logistics Industry in Bangladesh with Biplob G Rahul, Founder and CEO, eCourier

Over the past years, technology has transformed logistics in Bangladesh and beyond. This transformation of logistics has changed how businesses operate and consumers shop and consume. Today, a growing number of people order online and get their products shipped at their doorsteps. Logistics companies like eCourier are at the heart of enabling this transformation. 

In this excellent interview, eCourier Founder and CEO Biplob G Rahul explains how internet has given rise to a new generation of logistics companies enabling both companies and consumers to interact with each other with greater freedom and flexibility, how the internet has transformed our lives and work and enabled individuals to access resources and pursue opportunities that were hard to access before, his work at eCourier, how eCourier has enabled companies and consumers to shop and consume safely amid the pandemic and much more.


The Transformation of Food Delivery Industry with Zubair Siddiky, Co-founder and Managing Director, Foodpanda Bangladesh

Food delivery has long been predicted to become a dominant industry in Bangladesh. A growing urban population with dual-income families scarce of time and in need of support for household chores. These people seek convenience. A rapid change in family dynamics across the board. An increasing number of working women. The number of nuclear families is on the rise making it difficult for families where both husband and wife work full time to cook and manage food. All these changes have been identified as contributing factors to a growing demand for ready-made food and take-out culture. The coronavirus pandemic has fast-forwarded that future. 

Food delivery companies like Foodpanda have seen an unprecedented growth in the past two quarters of 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic and have become essential services. These companies have helped consumers to stay at home and maintain social distancing and thus helping contain the spread of the virus. 

In this excellent interview, Foodpanda Co-founder and Managing Director Zubair Siddiqy explains how food delivery services have turned into essential services for consumers across board amid the coronavirus pandemic, how the internet has transformed our lives and work and enabled individuals to access resources and pursue opportunities that were hard to access before, his work at Foodpanda, how Foodpanda has enabled consumers to shop and consume safely amid the pandemic, and much more.


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Sylvana-Quader-Sinha

How Internet is Transforming Healthcare with Sylvana Q Sinha, Founder, Praava Health

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed how we avail healthcare services in Bangladesh. Over the last one year, we have seen an unprecedented growth in digital healthcare solutions such as telemedicine, on-demand medicine and medical tests and so on. The transformation has allowed patients to avail healthcare staying at the safety of their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic. Praava Health is one of the few companies that have helped make this transformation happen. 

In this excellent interview, Praava Health Founder, Managing Director, and CEO Sylvana Quader Sinha, explains how digital healthcare services have gone mainstream amid the coronavirus pandemic, the work Praava Health has done in the space, how the internet has transformed our lives and work and enabled individuals to access resources and pursue opportunities that were hard to access before, her work at Praava Health, and much more.


Waseem Alim

On the Power of Internet and the Rise of Online Grocery in Bangladesh with Waseem Alim, Co-founder, and CEO, Chaldal

Coronavirus pandemic has fast-forwarded the future of ecommerce across markets. Of ecommerce verticals, online grocery has gained the most from the pandemic induced rise in online shopping. Online grocery companies like Chaldal have seen an unprecedented growth in the past two quarters of 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic and have become essential services. These companies have helped consumers to stay at home and maintain social distancing and thus helping contain the spread of the virus. The rise of companies like Chaldal is a testament to the power of the internet from the perspective of both the consumers and entrepreneurs. 

In this excellent interview, Chaldal Co-founder and CEO Waseem Alim, explains how online grocery has turned into an essential service for consumers across the board amid the coronavirus pandemic, how the internet has transformed our lives and work and enabled individuals to access resources and pursue opportunities that were hard to access before, his work at Chaldal, how Chaldal has enabled consumers to shop and consume safely amid the pandemic, the work we needed to do in order take the benefits of the internet to an even greater number of people in Bangladesh, and much more. 

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