Even in the face of global upheavals and the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladesh’s economy has shown remarkable resilience. With a total GDP of USD 460 Bn, it stands as the second-largest in South Asia. With a median age of 28 years and an impressive 62% of the population under 35, Bangladesh possesses a young and tech-savvy demographic, driving the momentum of consumption. By 2030, projections suggest that Bangladesh’s consumer market will elevate to the 9th largest globally, marking a remarkable leap.
The digital wave is sweeping across Bangladesh, with 126 Mn mobile internet subscribers and a robust 75% internet penetration rate. The country is primed for digital innovation, as evident from the fact that 69% of previously unbanked adults now possess mobile phones, opening doors for mobile financial services to catalyze financial inclusion. Positive trends in digital finance indicators underscore Bangladesh’s steadfast commitment to fostering a dynamic digital finance ecosystem.
An invigorating startup ecosystem finds its roots in the strong backing of the Government of Bangladesh. Pioneering a multitude of initiatives and upcoming projects, the government is nurturing a vibrant startup landscape. Investments in infrastructure development lay a solid foundation for startups to thrive. Initiatives like the Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project and Startup Bangladesh Limited offer training, mentorship, and crucial financial support for aspiring entrepreneurs. The Bangladesh Government’s ambition to nurture five unicorns by 2025 symbolizes a trajectory of exceptional growth.
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P.S. This is a revised version of the original report.
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