Bangladesh, a country with many promises and more upcoming possibilities; pushing today’s young stars to become entrepreneurs. This country is emerging as the new Asian Tiger with its
Top 10 Young Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh:
1. Raisul Kabir
Raisul Kabir, a man with many talents in his fields. He started his startup ‘Brain Station 23’ right after his graduation from BUET in 2006. Today it’s one of the leading software company in Bangladesh and become a Global name in the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Canada, UK, USA, Israel, and the Middle East all along. Brain Station 23 was awarded as one of the top 10 software outsourcing company in Bangladesh in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
After graduating from BUET in EEE, he completed his MBA from EWU. “Brain Station 23” isn’t Raisul Kabir’s first initiative. He started his first company ‘Paradigm Neomedia’ – a famous web design company, in 2003 when he was a student. He is also the founder of e-commerce company ‘BIPONEE’ established in 2013. In 2015, he sold his venture for an undisclosed sum to Zero Gravity.
2. Habib Ullah Bahar
Entrepreneurship runs through Bahar’s blood. Bahar is the co-founder of Field Buzz. It is a software development company which develops software for the different organization to manage their remote or dispersed operations.
His first initiative was PROGmaatic Developer Network. Bahar found this venture right after graduation. His team developed more than 20 android apps for Samsung for use as core system apps or as free regional add-ons. But his company didn’t work out later. He was also one if the co-founder of Six Degree Communications, which distributed the first ever locally manufactured tablet in Bangladesh. However, that venture too did not work out for Bahar. However, he continued to try his luck. Today, Field Buzz is one of the fast-growing startups in data analytics space in Bangladesh.
3. Md. Atiqur Rahman Sarker
“Every challenge is a sort of opportunity to learn from” – This is the philosophy of Atiqur Rahman. This person came up from a remote village in Comilla and seen how difficult life can be. Atiqur Rahman is one of the co-founders of ‘Filament’ currently branded as ‘MUSPANAan
‘MUSPANA’ was established in 2008. His idea, Muspana Sabuj Chula, clean cooking stove, has got GACC, UN Foundation Spark Found. From the beginning
4. Khobaib Chowdhury
A BUET graduate student Khaobaib Chowdhury, in his early career, used to work as freelancer Android Application Developer. He also worked in Samsung Bangladesh for
5. Md. Waliullah Bhuiyan
Md. Waliullah Bhuiyan is the founder of Light of Hope. He was graduated in EEE from
6. Hussain M Elius
Hussain M Elius is the Co-founder of Pathao one of the fastest growing technology starts up in the transportation system. He learned to code when he was in class 6 and started freelancing when he was in high school. While Hussian was in university he started a UI/UX firm began doing UI outsourcing and consultancy. He started Pathao along with his friend Shifat Adnan and 3 delivery agents in mid-2015.
7. Ayman Sadiq
Mr. Ayman, a graduate from IBA, Dhaka University; started 10 minute school as an educational platform. He is a widely popular figure among the youth of Bangladesh. However, before starting this organization, he worked as a teacher at MENTORS. Which might be one of his motivation behind starting the 10-minute school. It is one of the largest online education platforms in Bangladesh. 10 Minute School allows students to learn tutorials, practice from the follow-up tests, monitor their progress and compare it with others.
8. Adnan Imtiaz Halim
Adnan Imtiaz Halim is the founder of
9. Shams Jaber
A dropout boy from the university is now the founder of one of the fastest growing startup at Dhaka. Shams Jaber founded The Tech Academy a startup changing the technology education in Dhaka. It is a social enterprise which teaches the children about technology. The Tech Academy teaches engineering, programming, and mechatronics to young, aspiring children of school ages. The Tech Academy designs its lesson in an interactive way that children start working on a project
10. Minhaj Chowdhury
Minhaj Chowdhury is the CEO and the Co-founder of DrinkWell. In 2012, he found that the villagers are willing to pay for clean water which was the core strategy for DrinkWell enterprise. Before Drinkwell he was the founding director of ‘Clean Water for Peace Project’ for three years. In 2015, he was featured in Forbes 30 under 30. DrinkWell is a social enterprise transforming Bangladesh’s arsenic crisis into entrepreneurial opportunity through a micro-franchise business model. Today DrinkWell has a network of over 200 entrepreneurs operating across 5 countries.
Contributor: Bijoy Shaha | Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.