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  • Student Nick Abraham Shows It’s Never Too Soon To Become An Entrepreneur

    In these uncertain times, many people are relying less on others for job security and taking matters into their own hands as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts our regular day to day programming. Take student Nick Abraham for example.

  • Michael Peres in Lynnwood, Washington.

    Michael Peres and ADHD: Propelling Success from Disability

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is oftentimes viewed as a serious condition that when left untreated, can lead to frustrations and further psychological problems throughout a person’s life. One successful entrepreneur, however, was able to defy the limits imposed by this disability and used the energy from ADHD to fuel a life’s purpose beneficial for him and others as well.

  • Bangladesh Youth Symposium held at IUB

    Youth School for Social Entrepreneurs (YSSE), a youth-led non- profit organisation, organises “Bangladesh Youth Symposium 2018” in association with “Independent HR Society (IHRS)” on the premises of Independent University in Dhaka.

  • Quick start-up, quick money

    When we think of starting a business these days, our thought is subconsciously drawn towards the disruptive startups that have helped their owners earn millions while propelling them to celebrity status. But have you considered that it's possible to have a successful business that does not require groundbreaking VR technology, expert advertising skills, or expensive video equipment?

  • Local health tech startup goes to the global round of Seedstars World this year

    Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Bangladesh round to a successful close last week for the third year in a row on October 23.

  • 6 steps to get people to trust your e-commerce site

    You have a site or Facebook page for your business. You have great products. You also have a good amount of people that know about you. But no one is buying. Where lies the mystery? How do you turn those visitors into buyers?

  • 6 questions to ask yourself to fail-proof your business idea

    Planning to kick-start a new venture? Then you must be considering your own set of factors to materialise your business plan. But if you are still on the fence and do not know whether your approach is solid and foolproof, here is a list of questions you should ask yourself before you take the plunge.

  • 10 cost-cutting hacks for small businesses

    Running your own business means far more freedom and prospective income than working for someone else.

  • SPRING Accelerator opens applications for mid-sized businesses to scale

    Spring, a global accelerator funded by DFID, USAID, Nike Foundation, and Australian Aid, is taking applications for mid-sized, growth-

  • GP Accelerator receives Batch 4 as Batch 3 departs

    Grameenphone Accelerator (GPA) held a combined event on August 10, 2017 at GP House for Batch 3's Demo Day in conjunction with the media launch for Batch 4.

  • Spark* Bangladesh Accelerator: An exciting opportunity for emerging social entrepreneurs

    Spark* Bangladesh is launching its fourth Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator programme.

  • The data-driven future is here

    Next Step speaks to Cramstack, a data company with its very own business intelligence and analytics platform, about the data revolution in Bangladesh.

  • How to deal with angry customers online

    The digital presence of organisations has undoubtedly been a boon to maintain customer relationships. However, it has been a curse at the same time.

  • Habits to-be entrepreneurs must nurture

    Not all can cut it as successful entrepreneurs. For some, it seems effortless while for others it calls for nurturing certain qualities.

  • ClimateLaunchpad 2017 kicks off in Bangladesh

    The world’s largest green business idea competition, ClimateLaunchpad, powered by Climate-KIC, the European Union's main climate innovation initiative, kicks off the fourth edition of its green global business idea competition for the first time in Bangladesh.


    Five reasons you should have a nine-to-five before taking the leap of faith.

  • First-ever National Demo Day

    The ICT Division of the government and BetterStories Ltd. are jointly organising the first-ever National Demo Day and Bangladesh Startup Awards.

  • Venture into your inner creative

    Here are the stories of three popular artistic ventures and how they came to be.

  • GP Accelerator Batch 3 startups begin their journey

    Grameenphone Accelerator (GPA) has unveiled the newest batch of startups beginning their four-month long acceleration journey on

  • StartUp Cup ‘17 kicks off

    StartUp Cup, the international business model competition, is back for the second year in Bangladesh. On March 6, the organisers

  • Doctorola.com: A godsend in the country's health domain

    Recent times have seen a multitude of brilliant ideas burgeoning in the startup arena of our country. One such startup is the health-tech innovation Doctorola.com.

  • Alpha Catering: Innovation in a traditional setting

    While most of their classmates were preparing themselves to land that lucrative MNC job, two talented friends from IBA, University of Dhaka, were busy carving a niche for their own enterprise: a catering business.

  • Bankcomparebd: A financial revolution in the making

    Business today is all about bringing unconventional solutions to the market. Joining this bandwagon is Bankcomparebd, an all-round database that helps Bangladeshi consumers make well-informed choices for their various financial needs.

  • Socian: Turning customer reactions into business leads

    Interpreting gazillions of customers reactions can prove to be a gruelling task. Socian, an upcoming startup, simplifies this process with the click of a button.

  • Must-have skills for entrepreneurs in 2017

    Entrepreneurs already need plenty of skills and qualities which make becoming an entrepreneur seem super-humanly. In addition, they will need new skills to cope with the competition and technological advances.

  • Pioneros 2016: Engineers take on the corporate world

    In today’s dynamic world, no one, especially the youth, should keep their knowledge and expertise limited to a single field. Don’t be surprised to find a fashion designer who knows how to write lines of code, or a scientist who understands the financial implications of an innovation.

  • Field Buzz named champion of Seedstars Dhaka 2016

    When we talk about startups and co-founders, we usually think about Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Elon Musk, or even Jack Ma. But today, I am going to tell you a different story—the story of Habib, Mamun, Siffat and Ayman. Who are they? They are the winners of the Dhaka round of Seedstars World.

  • Eat. Sleep. Do business competitions. Repeat.

    Business competition: the biggest buzzword in the life of a business student that somehow convinces us to voluntarily prepare slides and practice presentations, despite knowing very well the verbal assault from judges that awaits us.

  • 16 crore on the table for Seedstars World winner

    Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is returning to Dhaka on October 19.

  • How creativity is shaping the future of brands

    It is no secret that much of a brand's success will depend on creativity and technological innovation. Here are some of the ways brands are being creative with technology and making consumers re-imagine the whole consumer experience.