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FS Weekly 83: Insights and Research for Building Enduring Enterprises

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What's in store for today:

  1. The Art of Enterprise with Mohammad Oli Ahad 
  2. Founder Story: A collection of eight founder Interviews 
  3. Business Deep Dive on Arogga's lab testing launch
  4. Insight on driving results with an OKR champion
  5. Brand Story on Bdjobs SME recruitment solution 
  6. Updates from Future Startup 

The Art of Enterprise 

The Making of Intelligent Machines with Mohammad Oli Ahad

In this fascinating old entry from our archive, Founder and CEO of Intelligent Machines Limited Mohammad Oli Ahad talks about how Intelligent Machines came about, the power of artificial intelligence, and the rough edges of the entrepreneurship journey. 

Founder Story 

Eight founders on organization building, entrepreneurial challenges, and surviving and thriving

A collection of eight of our founder stories from last year. Gain fascinating insights into how organization building from scratch works, what are the major challenges founders face, how to build an excellent culture, and how to survive and thrive. 

Business Deep Dive 

Arogga's Launches Lab Testing, Healthcare Aggregation Play in Bangladesh

Grain insight into a broader trend where online pharmacies are using their customer relationships and logistics capabilities to push into adjacent healthcare verticals through the lens of Arogga’s recent foray into lab testing. 


How to Drive Accountability and Results With an OKR Champion

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has become one of the popular frameworks across organizations. Learn how to successfully implement OKR in your organization using the idea of OKR champion. 

Brand Story 

Bdjobs Launches Recruitment Solution for SMEs, Aims to Become Job Platform for Entire Economy

For over two decades, Bdjobs has catered primarily to formal sector corporations, predominantly targeting the graduate job market. The company has now set its sights on the nation's vast informal micro, small, and medium enterprise sector with a new solution.

Future Startup Updates 

Future Research: We have formally launched our research arm: Future Research and Consulting. Our ambition is to help companies, investors, NGOs, and academic and government institutions in their critical work of building a better world. Learn more

Podcast appearance: This is super late but I was invited to the Bubble Ratio podcast to talk about our work at FS and Bangladesh’s startup ecosystem. You can watch it here

Whitepaper: Again late, we published a whitepaper on the state and future of agri-tech in Bangladesh in partnership with CES-ULAB. You can find it here

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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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