Praava Health, Entrepreneurship and Life Ambition: An Interview with Silvana Quader Sinha, Founder, MD and CEO, Praava Health
From the world of law, politics, and development to entrepreneurship, Silvana Quader Sinha, founder, managing director, and CEO of Praava Health, shares how her childhood and cross-cultural upbringing in the United States, her early exposure to Bangladesh and its culture shaped her outlook on life and the world. Reflecting on her journey, she talks about how her personal experience with Dhaka’s healthcare system led her to found Praava Health. People for a team of over 100 people, what went into building Praava’s first operation, building the first Praava team and fundraising, Praava’s membership scheme, how Praava used personal networking, word of mouth and effective execution to grow the business, the state of Praava’s business today, Praava as an organization She shares how it works and how she has built a culture of learning, and Praava’s ambition is moving forward. hts how to raise money, the challenges of being a founder, the limitless human potential to do good, the importance of having good people around you, and why life’s meaning and happiness lies in influencing and connecting.
How Styleline Collection Became a Leader in Modest Fashion in Bangladesh: An Interview with Hobaib Chaudhry, Founder, Styleline Collection
Khobaib Chowdhury, founder and CEO of Styleline Collection, explains the growth of the modest fashion company, how Styleline is building a fashion retail brand at the intersection of online and offline, how Styleline grew to where it is today, Styleline’s ambitions, what’s most important. The CEO and why smart people should take more risks.
How Truck Lagbe is taking on an aging transportation industry: An interview with Anait Rasheed, Founder and CEO of Truck Lagbe
Anayet Rasheed, Founder and CEO of Truck Lagbe, on the beginning of Truck Lagbe, how it changed and grew from an idea to a team of 25 people and over 150 agents within a year, How Truck Lagbe is changing technology in the age-old complex transportation industry, How Truck Lagbe works , the business model, Truck Lagbe’s challenges, the business today and its ambitions going forward, the hard work and complexities of growing a business, the critical aspects of a transport business, how Truck Lagbe works as a company and why having a good idea is an indispensable part of building a company. It is and why performance makes the difference.
How REPTO Became the Revenue-First Online Education Company in Bangladesh With Ishtiaq Shyam, CEO, REPTO
REPTO is one of the few ed-tech companies doing well in Dhaka. Ishtiaq Shyam, a graduate of the Grameenphone Accelerator program and former founder and CEO, has proven that it is possible to build the first profitable digital education company in Bangladesh.
In this great interview, Ishtiaq Shyam tells us how he came up with the idea for REPTO, how he taught himself programming and built the first version of the REPTO platform, and the strategies he used to get into the GP Accelerator Program. He explains the business of REPTO, the struggles and challenges he faced, how he built revenue-first digital education.
How company and a sense of urgency and a can-do mentality helped him through the journey.
Growing the on-demand vehicle repair service to five thousand users in less than a year with Al-Farooq Shubho CEO Zantrik.
Al-Farooq Shubho, founder and CEO of Zantrik, reflects on his entrepreneurial journey, talks about how Zantrik came about, what the evolution of Zantrik is today, how Zantrik is building a new vehicle repair company in Dhaka. He has grown into what he is now, a zentric aspiration, and shares the lessons he has learned from his journey so far.
How Light of Hope is shaping the future of education in Bangladesh, one child at a time: An interview with Walilah Bhuiyan, CEO, Light of Hope
Hope’s founder and CEO, Waliyala Bhuiyan, talks about his journey into the world of entrepreneurship, how his love for literature, art and culture shaped his outlook on life and the world. Team For a team of over 60 people, what Light of Hope went into to build its first operation, how Light of Hope achieved a sustainable business model, how Light of Hope used hard work, chaos and combination to grow the business, efficient execution, Light of Hope business today, Light of Hope He shares his thoughts on how he operates as an organization and how he has built a culture of entrepreneurship, and how Light of Hope plans to shape the future of education in Bangladesh. About the challenges of entrepreneurship and how to deal with the stress of being a founder, the never-ending importance of having the right people around you when building a company, and why you should ignore what other people think of you if you’re in it to do something meaningful and engage in flawless execution on a beautiful idea.