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LCP Case Study: Business Model Development for Fecal Sludge Management (FSM)

LCP Case Study: Business Model Development for Fecal Sludge Management (FSM)

The Opportunity At present, only 20% of Dhaka city is connected to the central sewerage network with the rest of the households left to fend for themselves in managing their sanitation needs. This leaves close to 120 mn people without access to the sewerage channel in Dhaka. Given that population in the city is growing(…)

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LCP Case Study: Bangladesh Open Government Data Portal for A2i

LCP Case Study: Bangladesh Open Government Data Portal for A2i

The following case study has been developed based on LightCastle’s work for A2i.  The Opportunity In 2016, a2i, the world’s first Innovation Lab+ and the key driver from the Prime Minister’s Office of the Bangladesh government’s public service innovation agenda, initiated a project to increase the accessibility of data among the general public through a(…)

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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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Live in the Markets, Not in little boxes of Spreadsheets

Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks,wrote a great little book about entrepreneurship, Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time. One story from the book that really stuck with me was about Starbucks’ first really big crisis, sometime in the 1980s. Basically, the international coffee market suffered  really(…)

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Eyes on the Prize. Really?

Eyes on the Prize. Really?

What is good these days is everyone has an idea. Ask any student from different academic levels and he or she will instantly come up with a stellar one and try to sell you the next big thing. There is nothing wrong with garnering ideas that keep people motivated. In fact, an innovative idea is(…)

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Why You Should Read

Why You Should Read

In most of my travels abroad, if there’s one thing that has gone unmistakably missing, it is the failure to catch a glimpse of people reading. Whether it’s in the airport, on the airplane, in the public transports or even across the tourist spots, I have always observed a certain number of people engrossed in(…)

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