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FS Weekly 85: Insights and Research for Building Enduring Enterprises

This week’s FS Weekly covers: 

  1. The Art of Enterprise with Nabila Nowrin 
  2. Founder Story with Rayana Hossain 
  3. Business Deep Dive on Pickaboo’s expansion 
  4. Insight on lessons from Raisul Kabir
  5. Brand story on cross-border climate education program CIC
  6. FS update 

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FS Weekly 85: Insights and Research for Building Enduring Enterprises

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On to the updates.

The Art of Enterprise 

Nabila Nowrin: The Making Of Moar, and The Pain and Pleasure of Entrepreneurship

Get an insider view into the pain and pleasure of being a founder, organization building, and much more from serial entrepreneur Nabila Nowrin. Nabila is the co-founder of Moar Space Limited, a Dhaka-based coworking space, Bohu Bangladesh, a contemporary furniture company, and Ree Architects, an architecture and interior design consultancy firm. 

Founder Story 

Rayana Hossain: Growing ISHO, Designing Organizational Dynamism, And Upsides Of Being Yourself  

ISHO is a fascinating company. Achieving fast growth is not the only thing that separates the company, ISHO has built an equally fascinating organization over the years. In this gem from our archive, the ISHO founder offers a glimpse into the emerging furniture behemoth in Dhaka, building dynamism into your culture, and how to stand out in the market. 

Business Deep Dive 

Pickaboo Quietly Builds A Formidable Presence in Electronics and Appliances Market

Founded in 2016, Pickaboo started out focused squarely on the mobile phone and gadgets vertical. It took them several years and several missteps to establish themselves as one of the premier destinations for these product categories through an obsessive focus on customer experience, logistics, and operational excellence. The company is now using a proven playbook to expand to an adjacent vertical. 


Eight Entrepreneurial Insights from Brain Station 23 Founder and CEO Raisul Kabir

Raisul Kabir, the unassuming founder and CEO of Brain Station 23, one of Bangladesh's top software exporters, has quietly defied the odds to build a 700-person juggernaut. His nearly two decades-long entrepreneurship journey offers a masterclass in venture building. 

Brand Story 

Climate Innovation Challenge: Building A Unique Interdisciplinary Global Program For Climate Education and Innovation

An Australian Consultant, a Bangladeshi Social Entrepreneur, and a Chinese student entrepreneur based in the US come together to found a global interdisciplinary climate education program. Learn how Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) runs a global virtual program, educating the next generation of climate champions. 

Future Startup Updates 

Future Startup Brand Partnership Program: Our partner program has helped a long list of companies build powerful market positions, build brand awareness, generate leads, and access unexpected opportunities. We are accepting new partners for Q3. Learn more here

White Paper on online medicine delivery: Read our whitepaper, published in collaboration with ULAB-CES, to get a deeper understanding into the emerging online medicine delivery market in Bangladesh. 

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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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