REPTO: Freedom of Education In Bangladesh

So many people in Bangladesh are out to become an entrepreneur. However, only a few make it to the primary stage of realization, let alone the next two steps, which involves actually starting up and tackling mammoth social, financial, and mental obstacles. That is where this new startup, REPTO – Education Center comes in! REPTO, inspired by the word Repertoire, is an online course marketplace for e-learning, geared towards developing professional skill set of the current and prospective Bangladeshi workforce. This startup offers courses that range from Microsoft Office to Search Engine Optimization. At REPTO, students can be themselves, students can enjoy their freedom to learn and explore new horizons. In this article, we will feature three exclusive, in-depth, and productive courses that will benefit early-stage and experienced entrepreneurs all together.

The first step towards starting up involves educating oneself on the 101s. REPTO hosts an intensive entrepreneurship course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx). The course is titled, Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer? This course features six intensive lectures on the basics of entrepreneurship. This course would benefit anyone who is new in the game, and needs a friendly gesture to be welcomed to the startup ecosystem. This introduction to entrepreneurship is very simple; yet intensive that is tailored to meet a newbie entrepreneurs needs. Oh the best part about this course is that it’s completely free!

Next up, entrepreneur needs inspiration! REPTO also features an official REPTO course titled, A Journey With the Young Entrepreneurs and Freelancers that includes two sections with a total of eleven lectures; first section is an introduction to Entrepreneurship by Nishargo Nigar, and the second section is titled “How to Chose The Right Idea for Your Startup with Momen Khan”. Both sections involve lectures, a webinar, and assignments. The courses are aimed towards gearing up prospective entrepreneurs with case studies from the experts of the game, and prepping them for the real world startup ecosystem.

Lastly, we will talk about a course on the basics of fundraising by Pujee, which is titled, Fundamentals of Fundraising For Startups. This course features aspects of debt, debt financing, equity valuation, fundraising process, methods of equity valuation, details on cash flow, and insights on investor-startup relationship by Mustafizur Khan, CEO, SD ASIA, Bijon Islam, CEO, LightCastle Partners, and Riyad Husain, CEO, Magnito Digital. This course will equip entrepreneurs with the basics of their financial aspects. This course is geared towards the general population; therefore one does not need to be a finance background student to grasp on to the fundamentals of this course.

These are only a few featured courses out of a broad collection of quality courses – most of which are free. REPTO is an exciting startup with an ambitious dream; a dream to educate Bangladesh online, a dream to give freedom of learning to the people of Bangladesh, a dream by two young entrepreneurs to change the way Bangladesh learns!




Faez Mahdi