Cover Story / Unravelling the challenges behind bridging the digital healthcare gap

Despite being a relatively nascent concept in the country, digital health bears the potential to fundamentally redefine healthcare access for Bangladesh's 160 million residents, making healthcare available within the palm of their hands.

Two local startups win BDT 1 Crore of Govt's startup grant

The top 52 startups received BDT 7 crore in the 3rd iteration of the Bangabandhu Innovation Grant (BIG) 2023,  organised by the Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT Division.

Spotlight / Relaxy - the mental health platform that's here to help

Relaxy, a locally-based mental health app, aims to provide instant, affordable, and personalised mental health care all over Bangladesh.

Uber working to resume card payment services in Bangladesh

Ride-sharing platform Uber is planning on resuming its card payment services for their customers in Bangladesh.

KhelaHobe: Bringing the sports community of Bangladesh under one roof

KhelaHobe is a sports-community platform that enables you to engage in sports activities throughout your daily life.

Agri-tech startup Fashol secures Tk 10 Crore pre-seed investment

Fashol is a tech-enabled agri-startup that empowers farmers with direct access to markets and provides small holder retailers with last-mile delivery service.

3rd edition of Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2023 gets underway

The opening ceremony of the Bangabandhu Innovation Grant (BIG) 2023 was recently held at the BCC Auditorium, Agargaon, Dhaka.

Nagad now a billion dollar venture: ICT State Minister Palak

The ICT State Minister mentioned this during the official inauguration of the ‘Meghna Pay’ banking service at The Westin Dhaka recently.

Shikho raises funding worth US $900,000

Shikho has raised US $6.5 million to date, the most by any edtech startup in the country.

BASIS SoftExpo 2023: Bringing on the SmartVerse

BASIS SoftExpo 2023, one of the largest IT events in Bangladesh, kicked off on February 23 with a wide range of activities and events that spanned four days.

Everything that happened during the Startup Conference 2023

BASIS recently organised the Startup Conference during its 4-day long SoftExpo exhibition held at the Big Tent, Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center in Purbachal.

Decoding the Doglapan

Here are some of the takeaways I loved most from the entire chat.

Growth vs profitability: what does a startup need more?

On Day 2 of BASIS SoftExpo 2023, a lively debate session was held, with each side discussing the importance of 'growth' and 'profitability' in startups.

A peek inside SHEBA Platform

In 2017, Sheba Platform Limited received The Daily Star ICT Awards in the ‘ICT Startup’ category.

ShopUp secures funding of more than Tk 300cr in debt financing

ShopUp, a full-stack B2B commerce platform in Bangladesh, recently announced that it had received USD $30 million in debt funding, according to a report by Asia Tech Daily.

A brief recap of how local startups fared in 2022

With so many events taking place throughout 2022, we can hope that the coming year will provide more opportunities for the local startups to flourish further in the grand scheme of things.

Uber completed 150 million km in trips in 2022 in Bangladesh

According to the annual report, users of Dhaka were the busiest with most late-night trips and office-hour trips taken through Uber.

Carpooling app ZigZag Car launched in Dhaka

The Bangladeshi carpooling app, ZigZag Car, has recently been launched in Dhaka.

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