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Top 10 Promising Startup in Bangladesh Rising for Change

Bangladesh is one of the largest marketplaces of Asia, so it has now become a land of opportunities for entrepreneurs. We see many businesses are starting around us every now and then. But not so many of them are successful or live up to the mark. To stay alive in the world of business, the main requirement is the uniqueness and necessity of the business in the eye of the respective consumers. Today, we present to you the businesses which are surviving proudly in the market and binds the customers by the extraordinary services they are providing.

Source: PreneurLAB

Top 10 Promising Startup in Bangladesh Rising for Change

1. Ajker Deal

Ajkerdeal.com is an online shopping marketplace in Bangladesh. They have in excess of 150000 items from around 500 distinct classes on their site for online shopping. They work with almost 2000 top of the line dealers. The list of products that are found on their website starts with watches, beautifiers, fragrances, shoes, smartphones, hardware, kitchen accessories, home beautification, etc. and the list goes on. Ajkerdeal.com was found by Fahim Mashroor, who is also the founder of bdjobs.com. It was first launched in September 2011 in Bangladesh.

2. Chaldal

Chaldal.com is an online grocery and food products provider in Bangladesh. They sell fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy, groceries and personal care, and household items through their websites and mobile apps. It is currently serving all of Dhaka city which is almost 50 locations, except certain parts of old towns. To ensure 1-hour delivery, Chaldal maintains 9 different micro warehouses across Dhaka city. Chaldal also ranked 9th in the world’s best 500 startups 2015, the ranking was produced by Forbes Magazine’s startup assister ‘Y Combinator’. It was co-founded in September 2013 by Waseem alim, Zia Ashraf and Tejas Viswanath.

3. CMED Health

CMED Health limited is a startup Health Tech company focusing on preventive health care. Their mission at CMED is to accurately access the vitals of people’s health over time in the environments where they live, work, and play so they can live more productive lives. They offer smart healthcare devices that include Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, Smart Glucometer, Smart Pulse Oximeter, Smart Weight Scale, Temperature Scale, etc. All of the data collected from these devices can be stored on a cloud service via a smartphone app.

CMED Health was found in 2016. It’s headquarter is located in Dhaka. CMED Health Limited was co-founded by Dr. Khondokar A. Mamun (who is also the Chairman of CMED Health), Dr. Farhana Sarkar, Md. Ashraf Dawood and Monirul H. Chowdhury.

4. Doctorola

It is the first online doctor’s appointment booking service platform in Bangladesh. Besides appointment booking, they are also providing information about blood donors and hospitals. It now provides information of over 8000 verified doctors forms 63 districts.

Mohammad Abdul Matin Emon is the founder and CEO of Doctorola. The idea of Doctorola evolved into a service platform in early 2014, it was only a doctor’s directory along with a feature for appointment requests at that time. But since its’ official launch in October 2015, It is operating in full capacity with the help of their quick and easy to use website backed by a call center and adding many new features helpful for the users.

5. Handy Mama

Handy Mama is an app for providing professional cleaning and handymen services, serving in Dhaka. They provide services like professional home and office cleaning, carpet and sofa cleaning, pest control, home appliance repair and service, electrician, plumber, painter, and carpenter, packing, moving and shifting, etc. They have over 1000 verified experienced handymen with over 30 service vendors. HandyMama was found in 2015 in Dhaka by Mr. Shah Paran who is also the CEO of HandyMama Bangladesh.

6. Khaas Food

Khaas Food is an e-commerce platform that aims to provide safe and pure foods in Bangladesh. Through their website, they are trying to provide organic food to as many people as possible. Their main aim is to provide adulteration free, additives free and chemical-free pure food to the consumers. Now, they are operating in a total of 7 outlets which are situated in Mohammadpur, Gulshan, Badda, Uttara, Gopibag, Mirpur, and Chattogram. They sell honey, milk, brown sugar, fruits, meat, and fish, etc. which are pure and chemical-free. KhaasFood started with a capital of only 2 lakh but now it has become a million-dollar company. KhaasFood was found in 2015. Habibul Mustafa is the co-founder and Chairman of KhaasFood.

7. Pathao

Pathao is a Bangladeshi on-demand digital platform and Transportation Network Company. It’s headquartered is in Dhaka. The company is operating in three cities of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet. Pathao is the first major ride-sharing company in Bangladesh to get an enlistment certificate. They started with ride-sharing but now they are operating also as food delivery service, parcel, and courier service. There are more than 500 employees working with Pathao at present. Pathao is valued at over $100 million. Pathao was found on October 9, 2015. It was co-founded by Hussain Elius, Shifat Adnan and Fahim Saleh. Pathao has recently launched a ride-sharing service in Nepal.

8) Repto

Repto is an online course marketplace where the students can take online classes, exams and get certified. Then they connect the best students with the employers according to job requirements. They provide over 90 courses including Entrepreneurship, Freelancing, Computer science, Software Development, Graphics Design, Business, marketing, and communication, etc. You can also find miscellaneous courses that features everything from rocket science to Guitar Playing. Repto was founded on March 9, 2016. The founder and CEO of Repto is Ishtiyak Sheyam.

9) Seba.xyz

Sheba.xyz is an online service marketplace in Bangladesh that connects households with verified service providers. They provide 300+ home and office services in total like beauty, appliance and gadget repair, food, laundry, cleaning, rent-a-car, shifting, renovation, plumbing, fixing air condition, etc. that the customers will need in their everyday life through an app. Sheba.xyz is valued over $10 million. Sheba.xyz was found on 29 July 2016. It’s headquarter is located in Dhaka. The co-founders of Sheba.xyz are Adnan Imtiaz Halim, Ilmul Haque Shajib and Abu Naser Md. Shoaib.

10. Sohoz

Shohoz.com is an online travel service provider that aims to make long-distance travel in Bangladesh easy and convenient by offering online bus tickets, hotel reservations, and launch tickets. They also provide online movie tickets, ride-sharing, truck booking, food delivery, ferry tickets, etc. Shohoz has raised $15 million investment recently led by Singapore based Golden Gate Ventures. Shohoz was found in 2013. It’s headquarter is located in Dhaka. Maliha M Quadir is the co-founder and Managing Director of Shohoz.

Contributor: Mustari Rahman Ritu | Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.

Note: This list is made on the basis of information collected from the internet. And it is made in alphabetic order. The serial number does not indicate any type of ranking.

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Top 10 hotel brands/chains in Bangladesh

The hotel sector in Bangladesh is very popular in the world. There are many hotels in Bangladesh but a few of them are quite famous. Because they give their best service. Therefore, hotels have now become one of the brands, and they are known as the top hotels in Bangladesh. Most of the hotels are located in Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and those hotels are doing good business. Hotels are not just made to stay. Many of these are events, wedding parties, and political events. There are also many branding product stores. So, the top branding hotel in Bangladesh is described below.

1. Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka, Gulshan

It is a multinational hotel brand run by Marriott International that targets business travelers and small conferences. It was founded in 1995 and has hotels worldwide. In Bangladesh, it is known as Four Points Sheraton Dhaka, Gulshan. It is located in the heart of Dhaka city. This hotel is convenient for many foreign embassies and high commissions, and they are a few steps away from premium shopping and dining. That is why the hotel provides the best service to tourists. Many tourists and businessmen come to Bangladesh every year. Therefore, Hotel Sheraton is always active to welcome them.

Contact:
6/A North Avenue Commercial Area, Dhaka 1212
Phone: 09609-444555

2. Amari Dhaka

Amari Dhaka is the top second hotel in Bangladesh. People know it as Amari Dhaka Hotel. They always provide good service to their customers. For example, 134 soundproofed rooms offer free Wi-Fi, free wired internet, and 24-hour room service. Amari Dhaka VIP provides good facilities to the person. They also organize various events.

Contact:
47, Road No 41, Gulshan-2, Dhaka City, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh 1212
Tel: +880 2 5505 9620

3. Best Western Plus Maple Leaf

The Best Western Plus Maple Leaf Hotel is located close to the train station and the great airport. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the airport railway station and a 13-minute drive from Shahjalal Intl Airport (DAC). They have a 24-hour restaurant and room service. In the morning they serve a complimentary buffet breakfast. They also have Bhuvan SPA, high-speed Wi-Fi internet, rooftop BBQ restaurant. They communicate with their guests in three languages. Preferred, English, Arabic, and Hindi. So it is the third top hotel in Bangladesh.

Contact:
Best Western Plus Maple Leaf
Plot 1B, Road 1, Sector 1, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka 1230, Bangladesh.
Front Desk Hotline: +880-1966667677   Tel. : +880-2-48964855 
Fax: +880-2-8932835

4. Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf

Grand Sultan Tea Resort and Golf are located in Sylhet outside Dhaka. So, if the travelers want to visit Sylhet, they have to travel 4 hours from Dhaka. They will also be able to fly from Dhaka to Shahjalal International Airport. It is located at Srimangal in Sylhet. It is the only and five-star resort in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. They have classified 135 rooms into 08 sections. They give their guests all five-star benefits. On the other hand, they arrange all kinds of meetings or events.

Contact:
Srimongal, Moulvibazar – 3210, Bangladesh.
For Reservation: +88 01730 793501 -4
For Corporate or Group Event: +88 01730 793555
Fax: +88 08626 73020

5. Hotel De Castle

Hotel de Fort Lee. Dhaka, a boutique hotel in Bangladesh. They started their hotel business in 1997. Their priority is to provide the best service to the guest. They provide 100% service to their guests during their stay at the hotel. They are working to establish world-class hospitality services. Because of this, they want international travelers to enjoy their leisure time well.

Contact:
Address: House 72, Block -B Road -21 Banani, Dhaka -1213 Bangladesh
Cell: +8801914392889
Email: info@hoteldecastlebd.com

6. Le Meridien Dhaka

Le Meridien Dhaka is a fully furnished Italian-designed hotel. They also decorate their 304 rooms in Italian design. The hotel was built in 2014. It is located in the vicinity of Banani. It is a 20-minute drive from the airport railway station. They give their guests all five-star benefits.

Contact:
79/A Commercial Area, Airport Rd., Nikunja 2, Khilkhet
Dhaka, 1229 Bangladesh
Phone: +880 963-8900089
Fax: +880 2-8900090
Sales fax: +880 2-8900090

7. Long Beach Hotel

Long Beach Hotel stands by very near to the beach. This hotel is situated at Cox’s Bazaar. From this hotel, every guest can see the longest amazing beach of 120 km in the world. They are also offering world-class facilities and exhilarating experiences to their guests. This hotel is a perfect choice for business, romance, and holiday travel.

Contact:
14 Kalatoli, Hotel-Motel Zone,
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Tel: +88 0341 51843-6, +88 09666772266
Reservation: +88 01730338907, +8801755660051
Email: sales@longbeachhotelbd.com

8. Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is a hotel of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. It’s Headquarter is in Singapore. This hotel is located at the heart of the City Center. The hotel is fully controlled by its headquarters in Singapore. There are property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Pan Pacific Hotels Group is working on developing about 50 hotels in 29 cities across the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. They are also managing their resorts in various proprietary ways.

Contact:
107 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh
Telephone+880 2 5502 8008
Emailenquiry.ppdac@panpacific.com

9. Rose View Hotel

Rose View Hotel is located in Sylhet. It has been made in hilly areas and Keane Bridge is a local landmark. There are some areas which are attractions to the guest include Dreamland and Adventure World. Also, this ideal hotel can hold for business and private gatherings for over one thousand people, with full meeting and event facilities. The hotel has 140 fully furnished deluxe and suite rooms and they provide all five-star facilities to their guests.

Contact:
Tel: ++88 (0821) 721835, 720492
Mob: ++8801972787878,01977200705
EMAIL: info@roseviewhotel.com /sales@roseviewhotel.com

10. Six Seasons Hotel

The Six Seasons Hotel salutes the city and stands tall. From where one can see Gulshan Lake and the park on one side. There are also breathtaking views of lamas all around. This magnificent hotel has grown to 15 floors. Its architecture is magnificent and full of mechanical talent and richness which has never been seen before. Six Seasons Dhaka is the top, safest hotel in Dhaka according to Trip Advisor rankings. This hotel is conveniently located in the diplomatic area of Gulshan II. They also offer car services upon prior request.

Contact:
Road 96, House 19, Gulshan 2, Dhaka
Mobile: +88 01955393291
E-mail: info@sixseasonshotel.com

Writer: MD.Afzal Hossain 

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Top 7 Well-known E-Commerce Company In Bangladesh

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In Bangladesh, online shopping is getting more and more popular, people want to grab their products form hundreds of options. Consumers search for easier, trustworthy and applicable online shopping options where they can easily shop anytime as online shops are open 24/7. Big giants are attempting to grab the eCommerce market of Bangladesh like Alibaba already own daraz which was operating in Bangladesh for a few years.

Lets see what are the Top 7 E-Commerce Business in Bangladesh,

Rokomari.com

One of the most trusted and reliable e-commerce sites for books in Bangladesh, is rokomari.com. Since 2012, it has been operating and build their own home delivery system in Dhaka, Chittagong, and Rangpur. rokomari.com also sells electronics and accessories at very reasonable prices. They have great deals for books and other electronic products. You can purchase your products through cash on delivery, MasterCard, VISA card, Bkash, and DBBL as a payment system.

daraz.com.bd

Daraz BD, currently owned by Alibaba is one of the leading online shopping sites in Bangladesh. You can have almost everything here with a wide selection of electronics, fashion and home appliances. From 2015 March, Daraz started their journey to Bangladesh.  They catch a big portion of the market share selling products on discount offers, installment facilities. You can have your product on your desired pick up point as they are making a strong supply chain and warehouse facilities.

ajkerdeal.com

ajkerdeal.com has targeted the middle class with a wide range of daily necessary products. They have electronics, home appliances and food products. The products of ajkerdeal is very affordable everyone. They deliver their products theough cash on delivery, Bkash, DBBL, MasterCard, VISA card etc.

pickaboo.com

pickaboo.com is well known for the electronic devices. You can have almost any well known foreign brand’s electronic accessories at pickabook.com. From pickboo you will have brand warranty and 100% authentic products at very reasonable prices. They provide EMI too and have a very easy returnable policies for better customer experiences.

Bagdoom.com

Bagdoom.com is famous for its lifestyle products. They sell almost all kinds of life style products and they target the youth. Its previous name was akhoni.com. To become more specific and relatable to the youth they rebrand the site and the transformation is quite successful for the company.

othoba.com

othoba.com is an E-Commerce site which is more focused garbing the market of the accessories, daily groceries, and medical kits. It is doing business from November 2015. It is a sister concern of Pran-RFL group. Their advantage over other e-commerce site is lower delivery charges. The Pran-RFL company’s strong distribution system is working as a core pillar for the othoba.com.

PriyoShop.com

priyoshop.com is trust able and popular for clothing, footwear, jewelry, restaurants, health & beauty products. From 2013, priyoshop.com is raising. It has ensured all the necessary facilities for the consumers and racing to become one of the e-commerce market leader in Bangladesh.

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