Ideas & Thought Leadership

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Startup Accelerators: A New Horizon for Bangladesh’s Startup Ecosystem

Startup Accelerators: A New Horizon for Bangladesh’s Startup Ecosystem

JolPi is a technology company that sells home based IOT (internet-of-things) devices i.e. gas leakage alarm, appliance control, access control etc. What sets them apart from the rest? Well, they just received the ‘National Demo Day Award 2017’ and were announced as the ‘Top Investable Startup 2017’ by the ICT Division of Bangladesh Government. Bangladesh(…)

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Minimum Viable Products: How Social Enterprises can Harness the Lean Cycle Process

Minimum Viable Products: How Social Enterprises can Harness the Lean Cycle Process

$10 Billion. The estimated net worth of Dropbox (Investopedia), the world’s premier cloud storage company, which has a daily user base of 500 million with a traffic of 1.2 billion files. But, when it started out in 2007, it had zero infrastructure, zero inventory, and zero design. Drew Houston, the CEO of Dropbox, showcased how(…)

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Unnoty- A Bridge to Change

Unnoty- A Bridge to Change

In the history of development, bridges have always played an important role. Back in the early 19th century when the wind of change widely known as industrial revolution reached USA, among the many big things that were changing peoples’ lives were bridges. From 1820 to 1830, in only 10 years, America built around 65 bridges(…)

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Part I: PSMP 2016 and Strategic Shift in Bangladesh’s Power Sector

Part I: PSMP 2016 and Strategic Shift in Bangladesh’s Power Sector

Bangladesh is undergoing rapid transition, which is propelling the economy towards greater growth and diversification. Fueled by rampant urbanization, development and infrastructure development, the economy is moving towards a middle income country. The Government’s vision is to elevate the country to a developed economy by 2041, and as such has developed a “Vision 2041” policy.(…)

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How Entrepreneurs can Build Top Performing Teams

How Entrepreneurs can Build Top Performing Teams

Successful organizations have always depended on strong, stable and forward looking teams, with growth mindset and drive towards achieving extraordinary results. While human resource remains at the crux of success, most entrepreneurs and top executives tend to undervalue the importance and contributions of people. As a building block for organizations, teams play a pivotal role(…)

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Pitch. Win. Execute.

Pitch. Win. Execute.

How do you value ideas? Is it really immeasurable? Why is it that a relatively ‘worse’ idea end up transforming into billion dollar businesses, whereas startups that are backed with huge pre-seed investments often sink within the first year? These trillion-dollar answers lie within the process of execution. If someone figured out a formula to(…)

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LCP Event Coverage: Pitching to Perfection Workshop

LCP Event Coverage: Pitching to Perfection Workshop

“People are hungry in Bangladesh.” As a developing country, it is very easy to jump to the conclusion that the hunger mentioned here is the hunger that is, defined by dictionary.com, ‘a compelling need or desire for food.’ But wait a second. Although hunger still exists in Bangladesh, it’s not only reducing at a commendable(…)

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5 Steps to pitching your business idea anywhere, anytime and winning

5 Steps to pitching your business idea anywhere, anytime and winning

I’ll try my best to bore you today. So let’s begin shall we? Speaking in front of people is the most common fear in the world. It’s true because you can’t prove otherwise. Jokes aside, presenting your idea to others is one of the most important skills you need to have. That’s because; an idea(…)

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Market Insight: The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector of Bangladesh

Market Insight: The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector of Bangladesh

Thump thump… Silence. Thump thump… Silence. Mr. Anubal, a hotshot IT consultant looks around at the scenery as his taxi hurtles through one of India′s longest flyovers. Then, he notices his destination passing him by to the right, the head offices of Infosys, one of the largest Indian IT firms. Welcome to Bangalore, the Silicon(…)

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Payroll – In-house or outsource?

Payroll – In-house or outsource?

Globally the payroll landscape has evolved drastically over the past decade due to significant tech intervention, service delivery models and complex solutions being offered by service providers. The payroll landscape in Bangladesh is however, not very well developed. Multinationals have mostly tailored their group payroll solutions for local purposes and some use their group Shared(…)

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