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Tourism is a booming sector in Bangladesh with international arrivals and departures increasing day by day. 3.02% of the nation’s total GDP was contributed by the tourism sector in 2021, according to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. However, for a sector so full of potential, there is still significant room for improvement throughout the industry. […]
Speaking at the FS Talk January, held virtually on 28th January 2023, transportation tech startup Shuttle Co-founder and CEO Reyasat Chowdhury said they started Shuttle without an app, with two minivans, and did everything manually using excel and other tools in the early months. The move was supremely advantageous for Shuttle. It allowed the company […]
BRAC Bank, one of the leading private banks in the country, announced Thursday that it is turning its digital banking app Astha into a super app.  The company introduced a new iteration of the app and added a bunch of diverse features under the name Astha lifestyle that includes video and music streaming, online learning, […]
Faym Bappi is the co-founder and CEO of HypeScout, Bangladesh’s first influencer marketing platform that is now plotting to go regional. We recently had an opportunity to speak with Faym about all things HypeScout, influencer marketing, and startups.
One common challenge successful companies suffer from is the threat of cannibalization. It is one of the outcomes of the innovator’s dilemma.  Innovator’s dilemma happens when a good business overlooks apparent smaller but potentially disruptive opportunities in favor of its existing high-margin business.  This can happen in two ways.  One, it can happen because the […]
I find agri-tech a bit of a misnomer because it does not tell the full story and sometimes misrepresents the extent of the work a company does. It is almost like calling yourself a retail-tech company when you are basically a retail shop that uses accounting software Tally to manage your finances.  Misnomer aside, a […]
Information technology company SystemEye Technologies Limited has launched an integrated services platform to provide comprehensive technology solutions to small and medium enterprises and startups in Bangladesh. The company announced the launch of these services at a press conference at a hotel in the capital’s Kawran Bazar, Dhaka on Thursday.  The company said it has launched […]
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