How to Build The Future: 4 Founders Share Their Lessons in Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Meaningful Work

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Sep 28, 2021

Our latest collection of founder interviews features four founders building exciting ventures in four different industries: Dr. Nazmul Arefin Momel is the co-founder and CEO of ToguMogu, a Dhaka-based maternity and parenting platform that provides parenting services and products from pregnancy to kindergarten. Tahir Hasan Riddha is the co-founder and CEO of ROOTs Edu, an edtech startup based in Dhaka. Mizanur Rahman is the Co-founder of Dorik, a Sylhet-based low-code/no-code website building platform serving global customers. Muntasir Tahmeed is the co-founder and Managing Director of Inspira Advisory and Consulting Ltd, a Dhaka-based research and consulting firm that helps bi-lateral donors, UN agencies, and Nonprofits to design better-informed, data-driven interventions. 

While the four founders come from different industries, they share a common thread: building ventures from scratch. All of them are young and have built sustainable businesses in their particular verticals. 

The collection contains everything you need to know to build and run a startup, and actually enjoy it, including struggles of early days, how products and ideas evolve, what to avoid, how to navigate growth, and inspiration to keep you going and offers rare insights into personal growth, doing work that matters to us and much more.


Building a Maternity and Parenting Platform in Bangladesh with Dr. Nazmul Arefin Momel, Co-founder and CEO, ToguMogu

Dr. Nazmul Arefin Momel
Dr. Nazmul Arefin Momel

Dr. Nazmul Arefin Momel is the co-founder and CEO of ToguMogu, a Dhaka-based maternity and parenting platform that provides parenting services and products from pregnancy to kindergarten. Founded in 2017, ToguMogu has built a comprehensive solution for parents and kids from content for pregnancy to kindergarten, reliable shopping, to consultancy and services such, finding nearby daycare and schools, among others. 

ToguMogu says its parenting app provides a 360-degree solution for parents. It also runs an e-commerce marketplace where it sells everything related to parenting and kids ranging from baby products, books, stationery, and additional items for parents. It also connects parents with third-party services like expert consultancy, caregiving services, baby and family photography services, etc. The company aims to become the ultimate family health and wellbeing platform in Bangladesh for parents and kids. 

In this fascinating interview with Future Startup, Mr. Nazmul tells us about his background, founding and building a parenting and kids services platform from scratch in Bangladesh, talks about the state of ToguMogu, the early days of ToguMogu, and how the company came to where it is today, how ToguMogu work as a product and company, and its ambition going forward, discusses his experience of building a team, growing the business, shares his take on dealing with challenges of being a founder and much more.  


How ROOTs Edu Is Building a Distinct EdTech Platform in Bangladesh with Tahir Hasan Riddha, Co-founder and CEO, ROOTs Edu

Tahir Hasan
Tahir Hasan

Tahir Hasan Riddha is the co-founder and CEO of ROOTs Edu, an edtech startup based in Dhaka. Founded in 2019, ROOTs covers SSC, HSC NCTB curriculum, and university entrance admission tests. The company says it has completed 350,000+ minutes of live classes and served about one lakh students. In June, the company raised an undisclosed pre-seed investment led by Omicon Tech Ventures.

In this fascinating interview with Future Startup, Mr. Tahir tells us about his background, founding and building an edtech startup from scratch in Bangladesh, talks about the state of ROOTs, the early days of ROOTs and how the company came to where it is today, how ROOTs work as a product and company, and its ambition going forward, discusses his experience of building a team, growing the business, shares his take on dealing with challenges of being a founder and much more. 


“We have been trying to build something like this for years”: An Interview with Mizanur Rahman, Co-founder, Dorik

Mizanur Rahman
Mizanur Rahman

Mizanur Rahman is the Co-founder of Dorik, a Sylhet-based low-code/no-code website building platform serving global customers. Launched in 2019, Dorik has seen excellent growth within a short period. 

We recently had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Rahman about his journey, making of Dorik, and his take on low-code/no-code trends and entrepreneurship. Below is the transcript of the conversation, lightly edited for clarity.

The conversation is intellectually empowering and offers fascinating insights into how Dorik came into being, how the company has grown over the past months, the state of Dorik’s business today and ambition going forward, designing products people want, and much more. We thoroughly enjoyed doing the interview and we hope you enjoy it as much. 


On Growing Inspira, The Business of Consulting, and Venture Building with Muntasir Tahmeed, Managing Director, Inspira Advisory and Consulting Ltd

Muntasir Tahmeed
Muntasir Tahmeed

Muntasir Tahmeed is the co-founder and Managing Director of Inspira Advisory and Consulting Ltd, a Dhaka-based research and consulting firm that helps bi-lateral donors, UN agencies, and Nonprofits to design better-informed, data-driven interventions. Founded in 2015, Inspira has experienced excellent growth within a short period of time and has quickly become a leading player in the space.

In this wide-ranging interview with Future Startup’s Ruhul Kader, Mr. Muntasir offers an insight into his journey, the making of Inspira, and the ecology of building a research and consulting business in Bangladesh. We talk about his path to entrepreneurship, how Inspira came into being, the early days of building the company, delve into the making of Inspira and how the company has evolved and grown over the past years, discuss the operational mechanics of the business, the state of Inspira today and its ambition going forward, his take on the ecology of the consulting business in Bangladesh and lessons from his entrepreneurial journey so far and much more.

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