Bangladesh's startup ecosystem is maturing at a fast pace, providing the young entrepreneurs a platform where they can innovate and disrupt.
With an enthusiastic and tech-savvy Gen-Y, Bangladesh is emerging as one of the hottest startup hubs in Asia.
Here's a round-up of 10 startups that are redefining the ecosystem in the South Asian country.
Technolive is a news aggregator app which compiles news in real time from various websites and social media. This app uses machine learning algorithms for monitoring the news.
The Tech Lab
The Tech Lab aims to reinvent Bangladesh’s education system. It is an engineering institute catered towards Bangladeshi children. The Tech Lab provides courses on programming, electronics, robotics, and mechanical engineering among other courses.
Unigigg provides a platform that connects students with their potential employers with an aim to popularise unconventional jobs like photography in the Bangladeshi society. This startup is currently in its alpha testing phase and is getting a very positive response.
Branoo is an e-commerce startup catering to men, women and kids alike with a wide variety of products from various brands. It has its own warehouse to store products. Branoo offers several payment modes to the customers.
Track My Vehicle
Track My Vehicle is a startup which aims to address one of the biggest problems of Bangladesh: vehicle stealing.
Using the mobile app and website, the customers can get the reports on their vehicles’ speed, location, and other important statistics.
Bangladesh’s video-on-demand startup, Bongo, is popularly called the country’s very own version of Netflix.
It is an entertainment catalog with a library of over 30,000 movies, TV shows and music videos. Bongo plans to extend its services to other countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal and the U.S.
Buckets Engineer is a subscription-based service for the autistic kids in Bangladesh.
The startup has created a hub of applications and tools so as to allow the parents, therapists and educators to undertake a dynamic approach and make the autistic children learn better.
Kokhon is a website that is dedicated solely to aggregating events happening all over Bangladesh’s capital ‘Dhaka’.
The startup helps people by suggesting them about the relevant events happening in the city. The website can be customised by the users and organisers for a better experience.
Dam.com.bd is the first online shopping database of Bangladesh. It gathers and compares the price information of every single product in the market, helping the consumers to grab the best deal.
Zuumzuum is an e-commerce platform for lifestyle shoppers who are looking for products from reputed brands at competitive prices throughout South Asian markets. It was founded by ex-Groupon member Rafi Mustafa.
(WION Edge with inputs from Karanveer Singh Arora, Ashna Mishra)