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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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7 Rules of Startup Networking

7 Rules of Startup Networking

In this networked age, the importance of proper networking skills has never been felt more. Many studies have repeatedly stressed the positive correlation between the entrepreneur’s success and his networking skills.  Strong contacts can not only provide business opportunities, but enable entrepreneurs to find mentors, co-founders and potential recruits. Given paramount importance of networking, many(…)

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Top 21 VC Blogs Every Investor and Entrepreneur Should Follow

Top 21 VC Blogs Every Investor and Entrepreneur Should Follow

As an entrepreneur you’re constantly trying to better yourself and your startup. You know you don’t always have all the answers (At least I hope you think so), and you’re going to need help from people who have already gone through the journey. Additionally, as your startup gets ready to obtain funding, the process can(…)

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Analyzing the Competitive Landscape in the Startup World: Wasabi Ventures Academy part 5/6

Analyzing the Competitive Landscape in the Startup World: Wasabi Ventures Academy part 5/6

The startup world is like the Hunger Games. And you, the entrepreneur, are Katnis Everdeen, placed with a daunting task, to compete with others players to survive and win. In the battle of revenues, user acquisition, and growth, analyzing your competitive landscape is absolutely crucial.

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Startup Finance 101: Wasabi Ventures Part 4/6

Startup Finance 101: Wasabi Ventures Part 4/6

Yesterday, we covered how to perform due diligence on startups. This is obviously helpful whenever you’re assessing a startup and whether or not it’s worth a closer look for a potential investment. So now, here you are, your friend wows you with his pitch. He has a rockstar team comprised of complementary talent. They have key(…)

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How to Conduct Startup Due Diligence: Wasabi Ventures Academy Part 3/6

How to Conduct Startup Due Diligence: Wasabi Ventures Academy Part 3/6

Hey everyone, I hope you all enjoyed my last two pieces with the “Top 5 Startups to Watch from CES 2014” and “How to be an Authority and Influencer”. On the agenda today we have “How to perform effective startup due diligence.” So without further adieu, let’s take a look at how to truly assess startups. 

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How to become an Authority and Influencer: Wasabi Ventures Academy Part 2/6

I hope everyone enjoyed my last post on ‘Idea Brainstorming’ as we explored ways to come up with startup ideas and what ideas are worth pursuing. Today we’re discussing how to become an authority and influencer. So imagine this, you have an amazing startup. It’s got a catchy name, you have the right team in place (I(…)

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Brainstorming and Why Your Idea Doesn’t Matter: Wasabi Ventures Part 1/6

  Hey everyone, I hope everyone enjoyed my last post on “2014: the Year of the Entrepreneur” – The introduction of the Wasabi Ventures Academy. In it, we discussed how the essence of entrepreneurial spirit is greater than ever before and it’s time to act on it. Through my time thus far at Wasabi Ventures, I’ve(…)

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2014: The Year of the Entrepreneur – An Introduction to the Wasabi Ventures Academy

With one last look back at the great year that was 2013, we assert ourselves into a new beginning.  A new year is upon us, and for more reasons than I can count, I can’t help but feel optimistic. Winds of new beginnings fill the air, smiles form on faces with feelings of rejuvenation – a(…)

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