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How a young girl from Khulna is tackling mental health in the city

Fairooz was honoured with the ‘Goalkeepers Global Goals Changemaker Award’ from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for her work with Moner School, making her the first Bangladeshi ever to receive the award for commendable work on mental health Fairooz Faizah Beether...
BUET grad’s AI startup raises $4.1 million

BUET grad’s AI startup raises $4.1 million

AI startup Gray Matter Robotics, headed by BUET graduate Ariyan Kabir, has raised $4.1 million in seed round funding. Stage Venture Partners and Calibrate Ventures led the round, along with 3M Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pathbreaker Ventures and B Capital Group. The...

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Woodpecker: Carving out a business from a leap of faith

Woodpecker: Carving out a business from a leap of faith

Today Woodpecker is one of the largest F-commerce platforms in Bangladesh with 353,903 followers and an astounding user rating of 4.9. Moreover, the business recently reported Tk2.1 crore in yearly revenue and a 15.7 percent profit margin. In November 2014, Nasir...

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The man who turns waste into wealth

The man who turns waste into wealth

Every month, around 1,000 tonnes of PET waste flakes and 600 tonnes of PET straps are produced in Habibur Rahman Jewel’s factories, where 200 workers are employed From 2011, Habibur Rahman Jewel successfully ran his export business of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...

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The Naxalite who founded Lazz Pharma

The Naxalite who founded Lazz Pharma

Mohammad Lutfor Rahman left the Naxalites after they asked him to kill his father. He arrived in Dhaka penniless, worked at a pharmacy, founded Lazz Pharma in 1974 and moved to Canada in 1992. Today, Lutfor owns four branches of Lazz Pharma and sold the brand name to...

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