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Sabbir wants to take you from doom-scrolling to informative health content

The Bangladeshi PhD candidate in the Netherlands performs live experiments and produces content in Bangla. We recently spoke to him to find out how he has built his exceptionally large online audience for this genre. A slender man in his 30s, wearing glasses and a lab...
Bangladesh earns $5.31b from export in Dec, highest in 2023

Bangladesh earns $5.31b from export in Dec, highest in 2023

Bangladesh's merchandise export earnings reached a pinnacle for the year in December at nearly $5.31 billion, as per data released by the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) today (2 January). However, this marked a slight decrease of 1.06% from December 2022 when export...

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Most talked about startup stories in 2023

Most talked about startup stories in 2023

In 2023, the country's startup sector, known for its agility and forward-thinking approach, has seen remarkable growth and diversification. Here are the biggest startup headlines from 2023: In 2023, Pathao, a prominent on-demand digital platform in Bangladesh,...

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Bangladesh to become 20th largest economy by 2038

Bangladesh to become 20th largest economy by 2038

Bangladesh is set to become the world's 20th largest economy by 2038 owing to continued economic growth, according to a forecast by the London-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) on Wednesday. The CEBR forecasts that annual gross domestic product...

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Startup Bangladesh invests BDT 1 crore in Alice Labs

Startup Bangladesh invests BDT 1 crore in Alice Labs

Startup Bangladesh Limited, the government-backed venture capital firm, has recently invested BDT 1 crore in Alice Labs, an AI-based sales and support platform for online businesses. During the agreement signing, Md Shamsul Arefin, Chairman of the Board of Directors...

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On Entrepreneurship Journey: 3 Stories and 14 Lessons

On Entrepreneurship Journey: 3 Stories and 14 Lessons

(I wrote this essay before a talk I was recently invited to give before a small group of aspiring young green entrepreneurs at the Second In-person Mentoring Workshop of YUVA, organized by Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative (BYEI). The talk was much shorter....

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Bangladesh now top knitwear supplier to EU

Bangladesh now top knitwear supplier to EU

Bangladesh has become the top knitwear exporter in the European Union for the first time, overtaking China, thanks to the duty facility available under the bloc's generous Everything but Arms (EBA) scheme. It comes as the EU's import from Bangladesh exceeded the share...

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