In our country, we have some dedicated young starts taking our country to a new height. We have gathered top 10 Bangladeshi Entrepreneurs working for our countries pride.
Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh:
Raisul Kabir is the founder of BrainStation-23. He started BrainStation right after graduating from BUET in 2006, today it is an over 120 people company with 100+ engineering graduates. Raisul graduated from BUET in EEE and did his MBA from EWU. He started his first company Paradigm Neomedia in 2003 when he was a student which became a famous web design company at that time. He is also a founder of an e-commerce company called BIPONEE, which he started in 2012 and became #3 local e-commerce company. Later he sold it in 2015 to Zero Gravity Venture for an undisclosed sum. Under his leadership, BrainStation-23 was awarded as one of the top 10 Software Outsourcing
Companies in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in a row. BrainStation has also raised an undisclosed sum for IPE capital this year.
2. Habib Ullah Bahar
Habib Ullah Bahar is the co-founder of Field Buzz a software system that uses smartphones to help organizations manage their remote or dispersed operations. In less than 2 years and without any external capital Field Buzz has acquired famous clients in many different countries
including in Afghanistan, Germany, USA, and Bangladesh. Entrepreneurship runs through Bahar’s blood. He founded his first company PROGmaatic Developer Network right at after coming out of BUET, where among their things, his team developed more than 20 android apps for Samsung for use as core system apps or as free regional add-ons. That company did not 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 is not the giving up type, he continued to try his luck. Today his company Field Buzz is one of the fast-growing startups in data analytics space in Bangladesh.
3. Md. Atiqur Rahman Sarker
Hailing from a remote village in Comilla Mr. Atiqur had faced many difficulties in life. His philosophy is that every challenge is a sort of opportunity to learn from. He started Filament Engineering with a vision to create strong local electronic brands and generate employment
opportunities. His company now works in the field of Solar, Renewable energy, and Clean cooking and employees. 48 people and manufacture Solar controller and inventor while working as an EPC for Solar. His idea, Muspana Sabuj Chula, clean cooking stove, has got GACC, UN Foundation Spark Found.
4. Khobaib Chowdhury
Although Khobaib Chowdhury graduated from BUET with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering, his most successful venture is actually in the fashion industry. After graduating in 2009, he worked as a freelance Android Application Developer for a couple of years Then in 2015 he graduated from the Founder Institute with Styline Collections Ltd, an online marketplace for modest fashion.
5. Md. Waliullah Bhuiyan
Mr. Bhuiyan comes from a humble background. His personal philosophy is people should do what they love. He established ‘Light of Hope’ in 2013 as a social enterprise that aims at improving Children’s education. He has over 6 years of experience working in development sector on various issues including education, climate change, renewable energy, water, and sanitation. He has a bachelor degree in EEE from the Islamic University of Technology. Light of hope works directly with primary level schools to make education engaging, interesting and fun for children through their innovative services.
6. Hussain M Elius
Hussain M Elius is the Co-founder of Pathao. He was adept at coding when he was in class 6 and got into freelancing when he was in high school. While in university he started a UI/UX firm began doing UI outsourcing and consultancy. He is both an engineer and a business graduate. He started Pathao along with his friend Shift Adnan and 3 delivery agents in mid-2015. Today it has many branches all over the country and handles over 500 deliveries a day.
7. Ayman Sadiq
Mr. Ayman a graduate from IBA, Dhaka University started 10 minute school as an educational platform. However, before starting this organization, he was a teacher for three years at MENTORS. Which might explain his motivation behind the 10-minute school. 10 Minute School allows students to learn tutorials, practice from the follow-up tests, monitor their progress and compare it with others. He does all these things completely FREE of cost for the students.
8. Adnan Imtiaz Halim
After graduating from AIUB, Mr. Adnan has had a diverse career. He worked at Grameenphone, Nokia, LM Ericsson etc. However ‘Sheba’ is not his first entrepreneurial venture. Before ‘Sheba’ he co-founded jilapi.com which is an online shop for computer hardware and software.
9. Minhaj Chowdhury
Minhaj Chowdhury is a Bangladeshi- American and CEO/Co-founder of DrinkWell, graduated from both Harvard Business School and The John Hopkins University. He co-founded Drinkwell in 2014 and has been working as it’s CEO ever since. 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. He spent 2 years helping public sector organizations design and deploy health insurance exchanges and data systems via Salesforce as a technology consultant.
10. Shams Jaber
Shams Jaber graduated from BRAC University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies. He co-founded The Tech School which provides science and technology education to children of underprivileged backgrounds for free.