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FS Weekly 41: 10 Minutes School, Infinite runway, Zayanx Health, DocTime, and more

I took a two-week break on the eve of Eidul Adha. It feels good to be back. I don’t have an intro for today. 

However, I have a favor to ask. We are hiring an Editorial Fellow (full-time position), please see the details here. If you find the position interesting, please apply or refer someone who fits the bill. Thank you in advance. 

We published an excellent cohort of stories over the last two weeks that I’m super excited to share with you all. 

On to the updates.

I. Ayman Sadiq: 10 Minute School, the future of EdTech, navigating fame, and building an organization (Part II)

Ayman Sadiq is the founder and CEO of 10 Minute School, one of the largest edtech startups in Bangladesh. 10 Minute School started as a small bootstrapped operation in 2015. The company has since experienced phenomenal growth and become one of the most important online education technology companies in Bangladesh. Early this year, 10 Minute School raised its first external investment from Sequoia Capital India’s Surge program. How 10 Minute School has come this far is a fascinating story and offers invaluable insights into entrepreneurship and building things from scratch. Read

II. Hong Kong-based logistics startup Lalamove enters Bangladesh, online hiring activities show

Hong Kong-based logistics startup Lalamove has apparently been working to launch its operation in Bangladesh, online activities of the company show. The company has been hiring actively for several positions including a managing director in Bangladesh. Dhaka's logistics scene has been getting a lot of attention from multinational players of late. Lalamove is the second multinational logistics startup to enter Bangladesh in 2022. Read

III. The Infinite runway 

Anything meaningful takes a long time to build. Although it runs counter to our culture of immediacy and instant gratification, it is impossible to create something worthwhile without investing enough time. Read

IV. Parvez Ahmad: Zayanx Health, the future of digital healthcare services, and management lessons 

Parvez Ahmad is the Chief Operating Officer of Zayanx Health. Zayanx Health is a sister concern of Zayanx Group. The company started its official operation early this year and offers a long list of digital healthcare services, including online doctor consultation, healthcare packages, online medicine delivery, health mart, home diagnostics services, and so on. Read

V. Anowar Hossain: The origin of DocTime, building a world-class digital health product, and lessons learned (Part I)

Anowar Hossain is the founder of digital healthcare startup DocTime. Officially launched in October 2020, the company has built an excellent product and experienced meaningful growth. Read

Recommendation: excellent resources from around the internet 

I. Book: The Minimalist Entrepreneur by Sahil Lavingia

II. The Ultimate Burnout Guide: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention. Read

III. be an asker. Read

IV. The Secret to Enjoying a Long Winter. Read.

V. The $100 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart. Read.

Mohammad Ruhul Kader is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur and writer. He founded Future Startup, a digital publication covering the startup and technology scene in Dhaka with an ambition to transform Bangladesh through entrepreneurship and innovation. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, and society. He is the author of Rethinking Failure. His writings have been published in almost all major national dailies in Bangladesh including DT, FE, etc. Prior to FS, he worked for a local conglomerate where he helped start a social enterprise. Ruhul is a 2022 winner of Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He can be reached at ruhul@futurestartup.com

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