The Top Six Startups Of IX 2016

SD ASIA, one of the leading content and event making platforms for Bangladeshi tech startups, is proud to bring back its flagship event ‘Innovation Xtreme’ for the second time this year, with country’s largest telecom operator Grameenphone as the lead sponsor.

The event brought over 25 local startups booths and 25 renowned industry experts under one roof at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka on the 19th March 2016.

Here are the startups which made it to the top 6:

With the motto of ‘Travel Simplified’, aims to become the ‘One Stop Travel Shop’ for travellers in Bangladesh. Tripooly aims to provide clients the ability to choose travel deals from multiple travel agencies. Tripooly’s founding team members have strong networks in this industry and 26 years of experience, which will give them the access to affordable deals, ranging from leisure, business to honeymoon and Visa Assistance. Customers will be able to compare various travel packages, pick and pay in local currency, USD or Euro – online and offline!


REPTO – Education Center is an Online Course Marketplace. Where anybody can create courses with state of the art course creation web tools and sell their courses. Since it is open for all instructors hence REPTO has huge collection of paid and free courses. Therefore, in this platform anybody can learn whatever they like and boost their career and knowledge by their text and video tutorials.

Let’s Eat

Let’s Eat is an international restaurant directory platform which has been recently launched in Bangladesh in 2015 as a part of their 5-year expansion plan. Their aim is to become the world’s largest restaurant directory and make their users’ experience most memorable.


CHALO provides on demand car services in Bangladesh with highest level of customer service, safety and comfort. The mobile apps allow passenger to get cars in 10 minutes and up, pay fare by credit /debit card and bKash, give service feedback, and put driver reviews, check cars location in maps and many more. CHALO Technologies Ltd. is associated with Desh Ventures Inc. San Francisco, California, USA (A Silicon Valley Venture Firm.


SHEBA is a service platform for solving day-to-day household problems. It aims to make your daily life hassle-free by ensuring services from skilled professionals, providing services such as electrical repair, home appliance repair, plumbing, security solutions, Wi-Fi solution, and more.

Lightcastle Date

LightCastle Data, the latest product from the LightCastle Partners, is an online platform which allows companies to conduct consumer research in real time and take fast business decisions. If you have a new/existing business idea, and want consumer feedback on your product, concept, brand elements or pricing then register you company on LightCastle Data.

All the participating tech startups received Microsoft’s BizSpark/YouthSpark packages (worth $10,000).

Each of the top six startups –– TripoolyLet’s EatSheba, LightCastle DataRepto, CHALO won  FbStart  worth approximately US $50,000. FBStart members get access to free tools and services, ranging from Facebook credits, to free tools and services from 23 different third party partners including Adobe, GitHub, Hootsuite, MailChimp, UserTesting and others.

SD Asia Desk