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Best of Future Startup 2021: 18 Must Read Founder Interviews

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Dec 22, 2021

Like every year, this annual reflection is a collection of interviews with some of the most interesting people building companies in Bangladesh and beyond. 

These are fascinating interviews. Each interview looks deeper into the companies these founders are building, how these companies operate and are doing as businesses. 

Equally important, each interview explores ideas around how these founders approach the difficulty of building a business from scratch, how they stay productive, make decisions and deal with stress and challenges that come with being a founder. 

Each of these interviews is intellectually empowering to read. More potently, each interview offers a proxy, albeit to a limited extent, for some of the most fascinating and promising founders and companies in Dhaka that you should follow. The interviews are not in any particular order. Enjoy! You can check out the Founder Stories series here


Building A Global SaaS Business From Bangladesh: An Interview With Sheikh Shourav, Founder and President, Apploye Inc

Sheikh Shourav
Sheikh Shourav

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The Art of Entrepreneurship: Kowser Ahmed, Founder, The KOW Company

Kowser Ahmed Nirob
Kowser Ahmed

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Making of Audacity and The Art of Entrepreneurship: Abu Bakkar Siddiq, CEO, Audacity

Abu Bakkar Siddiq
Abu Bakkar Siddiq

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How We Built SWAP: An interview With Parvez Hossain, Co-founder, and CEO, SWAP

Parvez Hossain SWAP Founder
Parvez Hossain, SWAP Founder

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On MyAlice, Conversational AI and The Ambition of Building a Global SaaS Startup with Shuvo Rahman, Founder & CEO, Alice Labs

Shuvo Rahman
Shuvo Rahman

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On ProSpark, B2B EdTech, and Founder Education With Alfa Bumhira, Co-Founder and CEO, ProSpark

Alfa Bumhira
Alfa Bumhira

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On Strides Co, Fashion eCommerce, and Building a D2C Business With Alavi Khondoker, Co-Founder and COO, Strides Co

Alavi Khondoker
Alavi Khondoker

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Truck Lagbe Co-Founder and CEO Anayet Rashid Reflects on the Evolution and Ambition of Truck Lagbe

Anayet Rashid
Anayet Rashid

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On Building Amarlab, Digital Healthcare In Bangladesh, and Entrepreneurship With Tazin Shadid, CEO, AmarLab

Amarlab
Tazin Shadid

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On TechCare, Building a Global UX and UI-Focused Software Company, and Necessary Founder Education with Tofael Hossain, Co-founder, and COO, TechCare

TechCare Tofael Hossain
TechCare Founders

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On Building CodeCrafters, Entrepreneurship, and a Good Life: An Interview With Ellis Miller, Founder, CodeCrafters International

Ellis Miller
Ellis Miller

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On Building a Tech-first Home Improvement Platform in Bangladesh, Interior Design Market, and Lessons in Entrepreneurship with Sarjeena Maodud, Co-founder and CEO, Sheraspace

Sarjeena Maodud
Sarjeena Maodud

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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

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On Building Halda Valley Food and Beverage Ltd, Entrepreneurship, and Life: An Interview with Shamim Khan, Founder and Managing Director, Halda Valley Food and Beverage Ltd

Shamim Khan
Shamim Khan

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

Muntasir Tahmeed
Muntasir Tahmeed

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The Making of Misfit Technologies: An Interview with Munimul Islam, Co-founder and CEO, Misfit Technologies

Munimul Islam
Munimul Islam

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Making Online Education Personalized and Social With Shadman Majid, Co-founder and CEO, Sohopathi

Shadman Majid
Shadman Majid

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Ruhul Kader is a technology and business analyst based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Future Startup and author of Rethinking Failure: A short guide to living an entrepreneurial life. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, technology policy, and society. He can be reached at [email protected]

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