Last December I was invited by GrameenPhone Whiteboard to present a keynote at the FundStarter Event about my Investment Experience in Bangladeshi Tech Startups. It was a closed-door event, and they allowed me to share my experience freely. It was a very blunt presentation, where I spoke from my experience why I invest, what works and what are the main reason startup fails here.
I love to do most things online, and for shopping in Dhaka we have several options. I just checked in my Chaldal Dashboard, for past 36 months, I am their regular client, ordered at least something in every month!
বেসিসে নির্বাচন কেন করতে চাই, পজেটিভলি এই প্রশ্নেরই উত্তর আমাকে দিতে হয়েছে অনেকবার, কারণ আমার কোম্পানিও ভালো চলছে, একই সাথে লোকাল মার্কেটেও আমার কোনো ব্যবসা নেই। সাধারণত দেখা যায় এমন কোনো ব্যক্তি বেসিসের নির্বাচনে আসে না। কাজেই প্রশ্নটা আসা স্বাভাবিক, আমি কেন বেসিসে নির্বাচন করছি।
This is an incredibly happy moment for my company weDevs, our entire Dokan Team, for anybody involved in OpenSource, specially for our beloved WordPress community and also for all Bangladeshi people.
Bootstrap is the most popular front-end library in the world, which is basically part of any modern website. And guess what – they are using our solution to create their marketplace. What could be more incredible than that?
Cricket is the only game that I care, that I'm passionate about. Still this is just a game, and you should never take it too seriously. But we, as a nation, as a generation, do take it too seriously, which is very very wrong. I have publicly wrote about in past writing again. It's game and there will be always win or loose situation. Pushing it too much as representation of a country is wrong. Maybe I am too young for such a profound philosophy, but I have this understanding also for my team, Bangladesh Cricket : The Tigers! For past 20 years we have seen how unpredictable games could be, and how hard it could be on your emotion if you consider it more than a game. And see one statement is still true for past 20 years – ‘We have long way to go'!
This is my personal experience with Chaldal (Bangladeshi Grocery giant) for years, and here I explained how it saves time and helps my family!
Though it's kind of early, but I'm kind of certain Pathao is on track to become a Unicorn (Startup to reach $1 Billion valuations) in next 2-5 years, and possibly the first one from Bangladesh, and the sweet part it's entirely homegrown, and by serving just Bangladesh!
Welcome to the very first Adda of ‘Adda With Asif“. Today I had the pleasure to have Rashed Moslem as my first guest.
A very interesting and super honest article by Jim Hamill at The Huffington Post about our city Dhaka, I read few days ago, but did not got time to share. If you are living in Dhaka or even never been to Dhaka all MUST READ it. I have always said Bangladesh is a very different place, (in good way), from anywhere in this planet. The writer did not have any idea, and no expectation from Dhaka. He wanted to see Dhaka, like raw, like in normal eyes. His 72 hours exploration is just amazing. Its funny how he described Rickshaw, Morog Polau, compares Sadar Ghat with Venice's Grand Canal (vaguely), talks about California Fried Chicken (CFC). So funny 😀
He was also very astonished not to see a single tourist in Dhaka City (note he is talking about tourist, not foreigner) in his 72hr in Dhaka. We need work on that, we need to create ecosystem to make ourself explorable to outsider. We need good stories, PR worldwide to let people know about our wealth.
Had an amazing event at biggest ever Digital World 2015. Whole team did amazing work. Here is my presentation video on “Success Story Inside Our Bangladeshi WordPress Ecosystem and You Could Be Next“.
WordPress came long way in last 10 years, so as it's community. Our Bangladeshi community is not lagging behind. We have success story of our own. We have several remarkable person and companies doing superb in the whole WordPress ecosystem. Today I would like to put some lights on those brave souls, and lets get encouragement from them, maybe the next success story will be from this room!