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Future Startup Weekly 67: Optimism and entrepreneurship 

Welcome to Future Startup Weekly, our curated list of the best content on entrepreneurship, business expertise, and work from the past weeks.


Founder at Work: Abdul Gaffar Sadi, Co-founder, and CEO, Drutoloan

An inspiring discussion on the courage and joy of building something from scratch. See how optimism drives entrepreneurship, what it takes to start and build a business in a difficult market like fintech, and what makes entrepreneurship meaningful. 

Complement with: Our excellent interview with Abdullah Al-Rezwan, Founder, MBI Deep Dives


Sylvana Quader Sinha: The healthcare challenge, the evolution of Praava Health, and deliberate organization

Sylvana Quader Sinha is the Founder and CEO of  Praava Health. Come for a riveting discussion on the healthcare challenges in Bangladesh and the fascinating evolution of Praava Health over the last eight years and stay for unique insights into venture building in emerging markets, deliberate organizations, and lessons in entrepreneurship and life. 

Complement with: Our wonderful interview with Amir Salihefendic, Founder and CEO, Doist. 


PriyoShop: The B2B e-commerce startup looking to transform the MSMEs supply chain in Bangladesh

A fascinating account of how PriyoShop embarked on a strategic pivot from B2C to B2B ecommerce, laid out the foundation for building a B2B commerce platform, and found a growth path.

Complement with: Our excellent Interview with Asikul Alam Khan, CEO, PriyoShop on PriyoShop’s fast-evolving B2B eCommerce play


Interactive Cares: The quest to bridge the gap between education and employment

Learn the story of edtech startup Interactive Cares, its business model and value proposition, its product and services, its competitive position and advantages, and its ambition going forward.

Complement with: Our in-depth interview with Interactive Cares Founder and CEO Rare Al Samir about the evolution of Interactive Cares, edtech opportunity in Bangladesh, and much more.


Pickaboo: Unlocking new possibilities with an omnichannel e-commerce strategy

Learn how Pickaboo has built an ambitious omnichannel operation over the last three years, and how the move has helped the company overcome the ecommerce growth stalemate and expand its market and opportunity.

Complement with: Our recent interview with Chaldal Founder and CEO Waseem Alim on Chaldal’s strategic direction and underrated insights into startup and ecommerce in Bangladesh.

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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