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FS Weekly 82: Insights, Research, and Inspiration for Building Lasting Enterprises


Welcome to another edition of Future Startup Weekly, a newsletter about entrepreneurship, technology, expertise, and doing good work. Our mission is to help create a more entrepreneurial world, empowering people to seek and apply their agency. 

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What's in store for today:

  1. The Art of Enterprise with Asif Rahman 
  2. Founder Story with Irfan Rafique, Founder and CEO, SupplyLine
  3. Business Deep Dive on Interactive Cares
  4. The Generalist With Shahriar Zaman
  5. Insight on a framework for changing our lives from James Hollis 

Avoiding Complacency, Useful Founder Traits, Obsession, and Venture Building: A Conversation With M Asif Rahman (Part II)

Gain practical insights into venture building and life as serial entrepreneur and investor M Asif Rahman reflects on lessons from his over two decades journey, must-have founder traits, avoiding pitfalls that derail startups, and cultivating the obsession necessary to succeed. 

Founder Story 

Building at The Intersection of B2B Supply Chain and Fintech in Bangladesh: A Conversation with Irfan Rafique, Founder and CEO, SupplyLine

Learn about the origin of SupplyLine, its innovative asset-light model for streamlining retail distribution, and its invoice financing solutions and gain insights into building a startup in an enormous but underserved market from this excellent conversation with SupplyLine Founder Irfan Rafique.

Business Deep Dive 

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

Take a closer look into Interactive Cares' story, its business model and value proposition, its product and services, its competitive position and advantages, and its ambition going forward.

The Generalist 

Building Materials Marketing Playbook and Real Lessons from The Trenches of Marketing: A Conversation With Shahriar Zaman

Gain a unique perspective on marketing building materials, creating demand and shaping trends, designing effective marketing strategies, and how organizations can get better at marketing from this excellent conversation with Shahriar Zaman, Head of Marketing, AkijBashir Group.


Insight, Courage, and Endurance

Learn about the fascinating three-pronged framework for changing our lives illustrated by James Hollis in his excellent book A Life of Meaning. 

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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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