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ADB Tracer Study: Bangladesh Computer and Software Engineering Tertiary Education

Tasfia Fairooz October 13, 2019

Summary of “Bangladesh: Computer and Software Engineering Tertiary Education in 2018.” By Asian Development Bank (ADB) The study was aimed to help government with evidence to inform and design better policy interventions for IT/ITES education and training. This study tracks the graduates of computer science and engineering and/or institutes of information technology (CSE/IIT) from nine universities in Bangladesh to understand the

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IDLC Venture Capital Fund gets BSEC approval

The securities regulator has approved the registration plan of IDLC

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Finding the best mentor for your Startup

“Mentors help entrepreneurs navigate the rollercoaster ride that is a

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Hidup.co.id, the new wave in proptech in Indonesia

Jakarta, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 – The Indonesian startup property

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Startup Dhaka Incubator Batch 2

After the successful demo day of batch 1 Incubator, Startup

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Startup Dhaka Conducted First of its Kind "Wealth Management Forum"​ in Bangladesh

Startup Dhaka has organized first of its kind wealth Management

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What is an Iball Compbook and How is it Different from Other laptop models?

SD Asia Desk Feature July 19, 2019

A laptop is one of the necessities of life these days. However, not all can afford to buy one as it is also a costly investment to make. But, there is one brand that is making laptop affordable in India is none other than the iBall. If you want to know about iBall and its series of affordable laptops that you can buy, then

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STARTUP DHAKA INCUBATOR BATCH 1 COMPLETES THEIR INCUBATION JOURNEY

Nahid Farzana Feature July 17, 2019

After 3 months of rigorous training, Startup Dhaka Incubator batch 1 has come to an end. 11 brilliant teams participated in the 1stbatch, and by the end of 3 months with the help of mentors and partners they have shaped their ideas to prototypes. Startup Dhaka Incubator is an intensive, result-oriented program that is tailored to making business ideas market-

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Saying goodbye to GPA

Mustafizur Rahman Khan Feature June 30, 2019

After accelerating 26 teams in the last 3 years, it’s time to say goodbye.  It all started with an email from GP’s then Head of Strategy, Erlend, who happened to watch our Startup Dhaka documentary. He invited us for a meeting, which led to his asking for a proposal to do something to promote the local startup ecosystem. We worked

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Meal Temple Group invests in Myanmar with Freshgora

SD Asia Desk Feature June 11, 2019

Meal Temple Group, the leading startup in food delivery and logistics in Cambodia and Laos is continuing its expansion in the region by partnering FreshGora.com in Myanmar, after raising seed stage funds less than a year ago. Freshgora.com is a local startup based in Yangon, Myanmar, offering many ondemand services through its online based mobile application and website. Meal Temple

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Mercantile Bank eyes VC opportunities

Elvis Gomes Feature June 11, 2019

Mercantile Bank, a private bank of Bangladesh, has declared that it has applied to Bangladesh Security and Exchange Commission for alternative investment approval. It will be named as MBL Asset Management Company. Lanka Bangla Finance and IDLC Finance were the first players to move forward in VC opportunities. IDLC Finance has already made investments in Chaldal.

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To enhance safety, Uber introduces Phone Anonymisation

SD Asia Desk Feature June 11, 2019

Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, today introduced two-way Phone Anonymisation, a new technology that will improve the way riders and drivers connect and communicate with each other. With this, when a rider and driver contact each other regarding a trip, both phone numbers will be anonymised, ensuring neither can see the other’s personal contact details.   Phone anonymisation

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What are the reasons for the Popularity of WordPress Hosting?

SD Asia Desk Feature June 10, 2019

In today’s world if anyone is standing out of internet marketing, then you first get them something great. So many different choices are there you have to make but if you are not careful then maybe you have to spend a long time reading and learning without taking any action. They may step in internet marketing is taking the first

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Uber releases anthem to energize ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup fans

SD Asia Desk Feature June 10, 2019

As part of its exciting partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC), Uber, the world’s largest personal mobility company, has released Way-O, Way-O, a song to energize fans at one of the world’s most anticipated sports tournaments – the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, 2019.   The rhythmic anthem is a cultural blend of harmonies, written by Sonal Dabral (Ogilvy)

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Uber Eats rents a commercial space from Bproperty

SD Asia Desk Feature May 29, 2019

bproperty.com, the country’s leading real estate property portal that enables selling, buying and renting properties through its online and offline services, have recently signed an agreement with Uber Eats on Sunday, 26 May 2019. Uber Eats has rented a commercial space from Bproperty to use as an on-boarding center for their delivery partners and to facilitate other services.   The signing

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Sunbird, a journey of art and passion

SD Asia Desk Feature May 29, 2019

Samira, a self motivated educator hold multiple postgraduate degrees. Masters degree in Education and Development, diploma in International Laws, and certified in Social Enterprise and Leadership, Samira doesn’t seem to be weighed down. Unlike most people holding just any one of those degrees, Samira teaches Pilates in various studios in Dhaka. One may wonder why. Perhaps worldly affairs do not

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How Do Companies Decide Which Strategy to Use for New Projects?

SD Asia Desk Feature May 29, 2019

New projects are always challenging, whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or a young beginner. However, setting the proper strategy for achieving all the goals needed for the project is a long process. There are many steps you have to follow, and none of them should be underestimated.  In other words, the only way of finding the correct strategy is

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Winner Announced for Jolkona Catalyst Showcase Spring 2015

Mustafizur Rahman Khan Feature May 28, 2019

May 5 marked the end of the third Jolkona Catalyst accelerator program, an intensive three-week accelerator program for entrepreneurs from emerging countries. For their spring cohort, eight of the most promising entrepreneurs from Bangladesh traveled to Seattle for mentor-based training and pitch coaching. After their trainig ended participants pitched their ventures in front of the Seattle social entrepreneurship community at

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Top 5 Antivirus Software Programs to Protect Your Data Privacy Online

SD Asia Desk Feature May 26, 2019

With the increase of technology in daily work; the threats are also becoming very common. Technology eases our work but at the same time, criminal minds known as hackers can misuse this technology against you and can cause harm to your data privacy. The best way of keeping all these threats away is by installing a good antivirus program in

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MSME Loan Schemes: Features & Benefits

SD Asia Desk Feature May 19, 2019

MSME loan schemes are offered to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to help them sustain growth and expand the business. When a loan is availed by an MSME sector, it is called MSME loan. The loans for MSME are offered by different lenders in the market. It goes without saying that it is important for the loan lenders to verify

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Free Terrarium TV and Choice of Best Free VPNs for Android

SD Asia Desk Feature May 19, 2019

Terrarium TV is an Android app, which can get you all the high-quality TV streaming services and HD videos from across to globe to your Android devices. Unlike the P2P streaming followed by many other such apps, Terrarium TV functions as a streaming device by its own. It has a very flexible UI and also man top features which makes

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Easy UX Fixes to Boost Conversions on Your E-commerce Website

SD Asia Desk Feature May 19, 2019

Positive user experience and conversions on your e-commerce website are more related to each other than you might think at first. Nearly all potential shoppers scroll down to the end of the page to read firsthand reviews of the products others previously bought. If the conversation thread is dead or outdated, then they might think that something is wrong with

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Celebration of Women Innovators

SD Asia Desk Feature May 13, 2019

On March 13, 2009, UN Women, supported by Global Affairs Canada, launched the Innovators against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) competition for young women innovators in Bangladesh. Its key objective is to provide them with an opportunity to unleash their potential and creativity to find ground-breaking ideas and innovative solutions to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, with a specific focus on

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AKASH, Micro-insurance for Farmers

Elvis Gomes Feature May 13, 2019

Meet Akash, who wants to work with rural agriculture by providing micro-insurance to farmers, vulnerable to natural calamities.   Proggo Protik, CEO, Akash: https://www.linkedin.com/in/proggo-pratik-85341b108/

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Press Release for “Belt and Road Meets Digital Bangladesh” Conference, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, May 6, 2019

SD Asia Desk Feature May 13, 2019

The “Belt and Road Meets Digital Bangladesh” Conference was held at Shenzhen Stock Exchange, on May 6, 2019 at which more than 25 Bangladeshi Technology Companies had the opportunity to present to almost 100 Chinese investors and companies. Shenzhen is the technology capital of China and more than 2100 companies are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange is the 8th

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Importance of Learning Robotics

SD Asia Desk Feature May 13, 2019

Do you want to become advance and creative ? Do you want to save your time ? Do you want to inspire people and want to be a role model for future generation ? Then keep reading this article you will get to know your answer soon 😊 . You know, Technology is changing the way people do things in

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Meet the the most innovative wholesome goods marketplace, Pykari.xyz

Elvis Gomes Feature May 12, 2019

Meet Pykari.xyz, a marketplace for wholesale goods. Procuring wholesale goods is a great hassle at this moment. The business is also highly centralised within a few major cities and locations. Pykari.xyz wants to change this and make wholesale products accessible to everyone. You can find, compare and contact the best wholesalers to get the best possible deals.

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bproperty.com announces its strategy following acquisition of Lamudi

SD Asia Desk Feature May 8, 2019

bproperty.com, the country’s leading real estate marketplace, which acquired Lamudi Bangladesh earlier this year, now intends to operate in Bangladesh to serve the interests of all parties in this country. From now on, users will be automatically re-directed to bproperty.com whenever they try to access Lamudi.com.bd. Now Lamudi users can get verified products from bproperty.com which have all passed through

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Get home loans at only 50% processing fee from DBH through Bproperty

SD Asia Desk Feature, Uncategorized May 8, 2019

Bproperty, the country’s leading real estate marketplace, and Delta Brac Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. (DBH) have recently signed an agreement at the Corporate Head Office of DBH in Landmark Tower, Gulshan 2 on Monday. The deal enables customers to purchase from Bproperty with financing from DBH at a discounted processing fee of 50% and a lucrative interest rate based on

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The New Way of Learning English – Search English

SD Asia Desk Feature May 5, 2019

The Search English facebook group was founded in June 2016 with the slogan “Learn English to Change Life” by Search English Limited, a Startup Company of Bangladesh founded by Razib Ahmed along with Abul Khayer, Neyamot Ullah and SM Mehdi Hasan. At present the group has more than 1.9 million users. Out of that 1 million is from out of

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The Big Comeback of Comfy Shoes – Digital Nomads’ Impact on Fashion

SD Asia Desk Feature May 5, 2019

For decades, we have been dressing up for work following a strict dress code. These sets of rules and standards for dressing usually made a big impact on the employees, often making them feel uncomfortable. Women often fell victims to the notorious dress codes. From pencil skirts and tight button-ups, shoes were often the fatal part. Many women are used

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Germany’s SEA Kitchens opens flagship showroom in Dhaka

SD Asia Desk Feature May 5, 2019

SEA, the leading German modular kitchen brand, announced its presence in Bangladesh by opening a showroom in Banani, Dhaka today with a wide range of latest designs.   A joint venture with local Coffee People Ltd, the new showroom at House-21, Road-10, Block E, Banani, Dhaka-1213 will further strengthen the presence of SEA in the Asia-Pacific region. A well-furnished kitchen

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GP Accelerator 2.0 launched in Dhaka

SD Asia Desk Feature April 29, 2019

Grameenphone Announces Call for Applications from Startups from across Bangladesh Grameenphone launches a nationwide call for applications from startups to join its program called GP Accelerator 2.0 at a press conference at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon today. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister, ICT Division, Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and Information Ministry has made the announcement at the event as the

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A new era in Alternative Investment in Bangladesh

Elvis Gomes Feature April 28, 2019

Startup Dhaka has organized Alternative Investment Forum Series I on April 27th, 2019 at Art Café, Gulshan with a view to promoting angel investing in Bangladesh. The event is first of its kind specifically geared towards raising awareness about angel investing and early stage funding landscape in Bangladesh. 39 participants and 9 speakers illuminated the event with their presence. Checkmate

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DOOgether snags seed funding

Elvis Gomes Feature April 23, 2019

DOOgether, Indonesia based fitness and classes booking startup has raised an undisclosed amount in a seed funding round led by Gobi Agung which was joined by Everhaus, Prasetia Dwidharma, and Cana Asia. The fresh capital will be used to expand DOOgether’s merchant partner network, develop its mobile app further, and hire more professionals.  

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FreshoKartz raises seed funding

Elvis Gomes Feature April 23, 2019

FreshoKartz, an e-commerce platform connecting customers with farmers, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding. The funding was raised from Chennai-based investor Sunil Kumar Singhvi, along with a group of angel investors and high net-worth individuals.

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Truck Lagbe gets $1 million

Elvis Gomes Feature April 23, 2019

Truck Lagbe, an online platform connecting truck owners/drivers and shippers, has snagged $1 million investment in a pre-Series A funding round. With new funds, the company plans to launch new products, onboard more truck drivers and expand its operations to several new locations. Previously, the company also raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding three months ago.

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Pakistan’s Basic Debts Are Increasing to a Point Nearing Bankruptcy

SD Asia Desk Feature April 18, 2019

Pakistan is currently trying to seek a loan for between $6 to $8 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help pull themselves out of debt. The Finance Minister has proposed that money should also be sought in the form of a one-off tax to Pakistanis, where it’s believed that up to $12 billion could be sitting in bank accounts, which could

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Enovate Motors snags $298 million

Elvis Gomes Feature April 18, 2019

Enovate Motors, Chinese electric vehicle startup, has closed $298 million investment in Series A funding round from different public companies and government funds.  With the latest investment, Enovate has so far raised over RMB 6.5 billion ($760 million) in funding since it was founded in mid-2018. Enovate began construction on its first 5.1 billion yuan electric car factory in March 2019

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Increff bags $3 million from Binny Bansal

Elvis Gomes Feature April 18, 2019

Increff, Bengaluru-based supply chain management startup founded by former Myntra executives, has raised around $3 million in Series A funding round led by Binny Bansal, Flipkart co-founder, and 021 Capital, a venture capital firm. Founded in 2016, the startup secured seed funding of $2 million from marquee venture capital firm Sequoia Capital in 2017.

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Bangladesh Bank at risk of cyber attack

Elvis Gomes Feature April 18, 2019

Bangladesh Bank’s central server seems to be at high risk of hacker intrusion and stealing money by placing fraudulent orders as hackers have reportedly installed malware there. The intrusion is not uncommon to us as hackers have penetrated the server before and stole $101 million of Bangladesh Bank that was deposited in New York Fed account in 2016. In March, the Bangladesh

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How To Build A More Successful Career Through Education

SD Asia Desk Feature April 17, 2019

There’s no point in denying the significance of education in your future career advancements. Although there are some notable cases when people without a degree made a great success, such as Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, these are still rare exceptions. Having a solid education will open up a whole new world of opportunities that otherwise would not have been

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Kuvera gets backed by Eight Roads

Elvis Gomes Feature April 17, 2019

Kuvera, a tech-based wealth management startup, receives investment of $4..5 million from strategic fintech investment team of Eight Roads, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International. The company that makes venture capital investments across sectors, had set up a global team for strategic investments in the fintech space across India, China, the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong to add strategic value to Fidelity’s

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TheLorry gets investment from Unilever

Elvis Gomes Feature April 17, 2019

TheLorry, Southeast Asian logistics startup, got investment of undisclosed amount from global giant Unilever. The startup had just secured $5.85 million in Series B funding round about a month ago. The investment will see Unilever acquire equity in the form of convertible preference shares in TheLorry.

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Collateral free loan for women entrepreneurs

Elvis Gomes Feature April 17, 2019

Recently, the idea of collateral free loan for women entrepreneurs was pushed by National Board of Revenue on grounds that the non-performing loan rate is the lowest among women. It was suggested that the idea should be taken up to Bangladesh Bank by Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry and some related trade bodies.

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Grab opens Accelerator Programme

Elvis Gomes Feature April 16, 2019

Grab announced on Wednesday that it has opened a batch of two accelerator programmes for startups, targeting post-seed businesses focusing on agriculture. The accelerator programme, called Grab Ventures Velocity, aims to nurture 3 to 5 post-seed Southeast Asia-based startups that could empower farmers by creating a sustainable fresh food supply chain in the ecosystem. Collected from: Dealstreetasia

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