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Startup Bangladesh invests in SWAP

Startup Bangladesh Limited, the flagship venture capital company of the ICT Division, decided to invest in Dhaka-based re-commerce platform SWAP, per a press release sent to FS.

The release says, Swap works by offering customers both convenience and safety when selling a product along with ensuring an environment-friendly way to discard e-waste. The platform enables many low-income households to purchase, sell and exchange products – increasing economic participation and access-to-technology in an emerging market such as Bangladesh.

An agreement was signed recently between the organizations in Dhaka to invest 5 crore BDT in Pre-Series A round.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Khandker Anwarul Islam, Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Division. Startup Bangladesh Chairman & Senior secretary of ICT division Mr. N M Zeaul Alam PAA, Managing Director Sami Ahmed, Head of Portfolio Investment Hasan A. Arif and Parvez Hossain, CEO and Tonmoy Shaha, COO of SWAP and other stakeholders were present on the occasion.

Since starting in 2020, SWAP says it has generated more than USD $43M in Gross Merchandise Value (GMV), with a current monthly GMV of over USD $2.5M. SWAP says it has served over 80,000 customers till date and has also helped to reduce 3650 Metric ton of carbon emission and saved more than 386 metric ton of e-waste as part of the commitment to reduce carbon footprint and contribute to an environmentally sustainable ecommerce industry in emerging markets.

Startup Bangladesh Limited is the flagship venture capital fund of ICT Division. Under the visionary guidance of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Startup Bangladesh – the first and only venture capital fund sponsored by the government of the people’s republic of Bangladesh started its journey on March 2020 with an allocated capital of BDT 500 crore. In this effort to enable the nation to innovate faster, Startup Bangladesh has decided to invest 5 crore BDT in SWAP after recognizing the potential of this re-commerce pioneer.

On the occasion Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for ICT Division said, “Bangladesh has become a fertile land for startups and innovation, which is transforming the startup ecosystem. The Government is a strong believer of innovation and technology, and we believe Startups are the change-makers and Impact creators in society. To support these innovative Startups, Government has established Startup Bangladesh venture Capital company. Startup Bangladesh’s role in supporting startup ecosystem through investments in technology startups is vital towards building Smart Bangladesh. I hope Swap will make remarkable impact in the industry with this investment.”

“The work that SWAP is doing in the re-commerce industry is highly commendable and the investment from Startup Bangladesh Ltd on SWAP will help it to be the leader of the industry. I hope that they will be able to make a deep impact in Smart Bangladesh implementation as a Startup. The ICT Division is working diligently in changing policies that assist the emerging and growing startups in many aspects, whether it is policy level, training, development etc.” mentioned NM Zeaul Alam PAA, Senior Secretary, ICT Division and Chairman Startup Bangladesh Ltd.

“Startup Bangladesh aims to support homegrown startups to grow and reach heights that generate higher standards for more Foreign Investment. The local startup ecosystem is greatly influenced by prospective ventures like SWAP, With the right strategy and focus, SWAP will be able to make remarkable example as successful and sustainable startup in the ecosystem”, said Sami Ahmed, Managing Director, Startup Bangladesh Limited.

“We believe that SWAP provides a solution that the Bangladesh market greatly needs. By building an ecosystem for pre-owned goods, we are providing our country’s low and middle income households access to technology at an affordable price while encouraging the circular economy mandate. By reusing and increasing the lifespan of electronics devices & light vehicles, we can also ease the pressure on import of such goods, easing the stress on our dollar reserve.” said SWAP CEO and Co-founder, Parvez Hossain.

Source: https://futurestartup.com/

EBL-Startup Bangladesh co-brand Visa cards launched

Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) in collaboration with Visa unveiled exclusive co-brand cards and loan products for Startup Bangladesh Limited – the flagship venture capital fund of ICT Division.

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak launched the card and loan products as the chief guest along with Turkish Ambassador Mostafa Osman Turan at a ceremony held at EBL head office Thursday (27 October).

The co-brand card product basket includes credit, debit and prepaid cards. The co-brand cards which come with a number of exclusive benefits for the customers include zero issuance fee for the 1st year, zero renewal fee upon 18 transactions, and 2 free supplementary cards, among others.

The cards will be usable for both domestic and international transactions, reads a press release.

On the other hand, “Startup Explorer” is a loan product for the members of Startup Bangladesh.

Another product meant for freelancers titled “EBL Freedom Freelancer Visa Debit Card”, was also launched at the programme, which will help them manage their foreign currency earnings more smoothly and efficiently.

“EBL-Startup Bangladesh Visa co-brand Cards, Startup Explorer Loan and EBL Freelancer Visa Debit Card for Start-up and freelancer community, I believe is going to play a vital role in creating an inclusive economy of Bangladesh,” said Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for ICT Division.

Mustafa Osman Turan, ambassador of Turkiye to Bangladesh in his speech said, “Startups are the change-makers and Impact creators in society. Governments and private sector should work hand in hand to provide an enabling environment for a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem to flourish. I congratulate the ICT Division and EBL for their partnership to do just that in line with the Digital Bangladesh programme.”

Sami Ahmed, managing director, Startup Bangladesh said that Bangladesh holds the most promising opportunity for venture capital investments for startup industry in the region and that Startup Bangladesh is committed towards fostering entrepreneurship & building a sustainable startup ecosystem to position Bangladesh as the next startup hub of this region.

“This is where we align with Eastern Bank Limited, which also aims to facilitate young startup entrepreneurs by launching these co-Branded banking products for the growth of startups in Bangladesh,” he added.

Ali Reza Iftekhar, managing director and CEO of EBL in his speech said, “A strong believer of innovation and technology, EBL has always prioritised associating with names and organisations which work towards achieving the goal of digital transformation of Bangladesh. Startup Bangladesh’s role in building the digital infrastructure through which technology and innovation can flourish in our country is truly inspirational. Needless to say, EBL is proud to be a part of this journey.”

M Khorshed Anowar, DMD and head of Retail and SME Banking, Ziaul Karim, head of Communications and External Affairs, Nahid Farzana, head of Cards from Eastern Bank Limited were present among others on the occasion.

 

Source: https://www.tbsnews.net/economy/corporates/ebl-startup-bangladesh-co-brand-visa-cards-launched-521078

স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশের বিনিয়োগ পেলো ভ্রুম

টেকশহর কনটেন্ট কাউন্সিলর : স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশ লিমিটেডের বিনিয়োগ পেলো অনলাইন অটোমোটিভ সলিউশন প্রোভাইডার সার্ভিসেস লিমিটেড ভ্রুম।

ভ্রুম ২০১৭ সালের শেষের দিকে যাত্রা শুরু করে এবং স্টার্টআপটি ওয়েবসাইট ও অটোমোবাইল সম্পর্কিত মোবাইল অ্যাপ্লিকেশনের মাধ্যমে গাড়ীর ৩৬০ ডিগ্রী সেবা প্রদান করে আসছে।

২৬ অক্টোবর, বুধবার বিকালে ঢাকার গুলশানে স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশ কার্যালয়ে প্রতিষ্ঠান দু’টির মধ্যে একটি বিনিয়োগ সংক্রান্ত চুক্তি স্বাক্ষরিত হয়। তথ্য ও যোগাযোগ প্রযুক্তি বিভাগের সিনিয়র সচিব ও স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশের বোর্ড অব ডিরেক্টরস এর চেয়ারম্যান এন এম জিয়াউল আলম পিএএ এর উপস্থিতিতে স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশের ব্যবস্থাপনা পরিচালক সামি আহমেদ এবং ভ্রুম সার্ভিসেস লিমিটেডের চেয়ারম্যান জিয়া চৌধুরী উক্ত চুক্তিতে স্বাক্ষর করেন।

এসময় স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশের হেড অব পোর্টফোলিও ইনভেস্টমেন্ট হাসান এ. আরিফ এবং ভ্রুম সার্ভিসেস লিমিটেডের ব্যবস্থাপনা পরিচালক সৈয়দ আহসান হাবীব, নির্বাহী পরিচালক মাসুম মহিউদ্দিন মুরাদ -সহ সংশ্লিষ্ট অন্যান্য কর্মকর্তাগণ এ আয়োজনে উপস্থিত ছিলেন।

তথ্য ও যোগাযোগ প্রযুক্তি বিভাগের সিনিয়র সচিব এন এম জিয়াউল আলম পিএএ বলেন, “ভ্রুম অটোমোবাইল শিল্পে যে কাজ করছে তা অত্যন্ত প্রশংসনীয় এবং স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশের বিনিয়োগ ভ্রুম -কে এ শিল্পের ইতিবাচক পরিবর্তনকারী হতে সাহায্য করবে।

তিনি বলেন, স্মার্ট বাংলাদেশ বাস্তবায়নে অটোমোবাইল শিল্প একটি গুরুত্বপূর্ণ খাত। আমি আশা করি তারা স্মার্ট বাংলাদেশ বাস্তবায়নের ক্ষেত্রে অটোমোবাইল শিল্পে গভীর প্রভাব ফেলতে সক্ষম হবে। তথ্য ও যোগাযোগ প্রযুক্তি বিভাগ উদীয়মান স্টার্টআপদেরকে সহায়তা প্রদানের জন্য বিবিধ নীতি প্রণয়নের লক্ষ্যে নিষ্ঠার সাথে কাজ করছে। সঠিক কৌশল প্রয়োগ এবং ফোকাস ঠিক রেখে কাজ করতে পারলে আমাদের স্টার্টআপ ইকোসিস্টেমে ভ্রুম একটি সফল স্টার্টআপ হিসাবে উল্লেখযোগ্য উদাহরণ তৈরি করতে সক্ষম হবে”।

স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশের ব্যবস্থাপনা পরিচালক সামি আহমেদ বলেন, “স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশের লক্ষ্য হল দেশীয় স্টার্টআপদের টেকসই উন্নয়ন এবং তাদেরকে এমন উচ্চতায় পৌঁছাতে সহায়তা করা যা আরও বেশি বিদেশী বিনিয়োগকে আকৃষ্ট করবে এবং দেশীয় কর্মসংস্থান সৃষ্টিতে সহায়তা করবে। স্থানীয় স্টার্টআপ ইকোসিস্টেম ভ্রুম -এর মতো সম্ভাব্য উদ্যোগগুলোর দ্বারা ব্যাপকভাবে প্রভাবিত হয় যেখানে প্রত্যয়, নিষ্ঠা এবং পেশাদারিত্ব একত্রিত হয়ে এমন একটি দৃষ্টান্ত সৃষ্টি করে যা পুরো শিল্পকে একটি উল্লেখযোগ্য অগ্রগতির জন্য শক্তি প্রদান করতে পারে”।

ভ্রুম সার্ভিসেস লিমিটেডের চেয়ারম্যান জিয়া চৌধুরী বলেন , “ভ্রুম এর লক্ষ্য হল অটোমোবাইল সম্পর্কিত পণ্য এবং পরিষেবাগুলোর জন্য একটি ওয়ানস্টপ প্ল্যাটফর্ম তৈরি করা। স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশের এই বিনিয়োগ ভ্রুমকে অটোমোবাইল সেক্টরে তার ডিজিটাল পরিষেবার পোর্টফোলিওকে শক্তিশালী করতে সাহায্য করবে পাশাপাশি উন্নত ডিজিটাল বাংলাদেশ তৈরির লক্ষ্যে উল্লেখযোগ্যভাবে অবদান রাখবে।”

স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশ কর্তৃক প্রদত্ত ফান্ড দিয়ে ভ্রুম হাইব্রিড এবং ইভি টার্গেটেড ওয়ার্কশপ প্রকল্প শুরু করবে এবং মেকানিক্স, ড্রাইভার এবং গাড়ী মালিকদের জন্য দক্ষতা উন্নয়ন কর্মসূচির উদ্যোগও গ্রহন করবে।

তথ্য ও যোগাযোগ প্রযুক্তি প্রতিমন্ত্রী জুনাইদ আহমেদ পলক এর দিক-নির্দেশনায় ও পরামর্শে বাংলাদেশে একটি টেকসই স্টার্টআপ ইকোসিস্টেম তৈরিতে নিরলসভাবে কাজ করছে স্টার্টআপ বাংলাদেশ লিমিটেড।

Startup Bangladesh Limited signs MOU with LightCastle Partners

On October 25th, Startup Bangladesh Limited, the country’s first USD 65 million flagship venture capital fund by the Government of Bangladesh, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LightCastle Partners, a leading management consultancy firm in Bangladesh – to promote the budding startup ecosystem and attract investments in the Bangladesh startup ecosystem.

“A thriving startup ecosystem in Bangladesh will ensure that our nation continues its digital transformation journey so that we can eventually achieve our collective dream of a Smart Bangladesh. Startup Bangladesh is working relentlessly to flourish a venture capital ecosystem in the country by providing necessary support to early-stage and growth-stage startups. This is where we align with LightCastle Partners, which also aims to provide all the necessary support to enable this trend going forward.”, shared Mr. Sami Ahmed, Managing Director of Startup Bangladesh Limited.

With consistent and stable economic growth and favorable demographic dividend, Bangladesh is essentially the ‘seeding fertile ground for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)’. Bangladesh entering the 21st century on the back of the manufacturing and servicing industry, economic progression (soon to be a middle-income country and 30th largest economy), record foreign exchange reserve, transfer of commercial leaderships (intergenerational), nascent innovation/startup ecosystem, and an alternative investment rule; makes us an ideal country to test, invent and attract FDI.

Mr. Bijon Islam, Co-Founder and CEO of LightCastle Partners expressed “We are avid believers and supporters of the Bangladesh growth story, and our ambition is to catalyze more investments into the startup ecosystem to help the startups disrupt innovations, create meaningful impact and deliver the economic drive. We envision this partnership with Startup Bangladesh Limited will enable us to promote our ecosystem more accurately and powerfully to global investors and stakeholders.

Under this partnership, Startup Bangladesh Limited and LightCastle Partners will jointly identify engagement opportunities and collaborate together to highlight the local startup ecosystem through Knowledge Products, Startup Dealbooks, Investor Roadshows, Showcasing Events, and Promotional Activities.

Apart from the partnership, LightCastle Partners is also the buy-side investment advisor of Startup Bangladesh Limited. Till now, Startup Bangladesh Limited has disbursed over USD 4 million to over 15 notable startups in the country, with the ambition to disburse BDT 100 crore to 50 startups by 2023.

Source: https://www.lightcastlebd.com/news/startup-bangladesh-limited-signs-mou-with-lightcastle-partners/

UNDP, Moner Bondhu provide mental health support for climate change victims

An initiative was taken jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Moner Bondhu to address the psychological crisis brought about by the impacts of climate change, for the people in the coastal belt.

An event was organized in Kamarkhola union of Dakope upazila under Khulna district to mark World Mental Health Day, where nearly 50 people, including men, women and adolescents from climate-vulnerable areas of Bangladesh, were brought together to raise awareness on the correlation between climate change and mental wellbeing, said a press release.

Apart from that, strategies for the victims were provided to build psycho-social resilience in their day-to-day struggle with the impacts due to natural disasters.

Attending the event, Rowshan Ara Begum, one of the participants of the event mentioned: “Never in all my 25 years of work have I been part of such a unique session”.

Supported by UNDP’s Local Government Initiatives on Climate Change (LoGIC) project, the one-day event was led by Moner Bondhu, a winning startup of Youth Co: Lab, aiming to address this year’s theme of “Making mental health and well-being for all a global priority”.

According to a recent report (2022), salinity, rising sea levels, and other adverse climate impacts could cause as many as 13.3 million people to leave their homes in the coastal areas of Bangladesh by 2050.

Climate change poses serious risks to mental health and emotional well-being, from distress to anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, grief, and suicidal behaviour.

“This session made us feel confident from within”, said Rozina, a housewife from Kamarkhola Ward No 1.

“I had no idea that simple breathing techniques and free-hand exercise could make me feel better both physically and mentally. Among all the training I have attended, this was surely the most rewarding one,” she said.

“Please hold more sessions like this”, urged Piya, a student from Shivnagar, Ward No 4. “When we feel mentally at peace, we can focus on our studies, our day-to-day activities and basically handle anything life throws at us. After today, we all feel important to ourselves.”

This event has been a revelation for chief guest Panchayanan Kumar Mondol, chairman, 6 no Kamarkhola Union Parishad as well.

He stated: “Prior to this initiative, I myself never considered the effects of climate change on the mind. I want to support in any way I can so that such events can take place.”

The event ended with Moner Bondhu offering dedicated one-to-one counseling services for free to the participants. Strict confidentiality and privacy were maintained throughout the event to ensure a safe space for the participants.

Highlighting the long-term significance of this event, the Founder and CEO of Moner Bondhu, Tawhida Shiropa stated: “This was not only a new experience for our beneficiaries, but also for us. We will continue to extend our support to build resilience and bring positivity to the lives of the climate-vulnerable population of Bangladesh.”

Through this one-of-a-kind initiative, Moner Bondhu and UNDP aimed to nurture the productivity of at-risk populations facing climate change, especially women and young girls, so that they can lead their lives with confidence and dignity.

Moner Bondhu, a winning start-up of Youth Co: Lab co-created by UNDP and Citi Foundation, provides holistic mental health support across Bangladesh through workshops, one-to-one counseling and mass awareness campaigns.

UNDP’s LoGIC project has been working since 2016 to enhance the capacity of vulnerable communities, Local Government Institutions and civil society organizations in planning and financing climate change adaptation solutions in selected climate-vulnerable areas.

Source: https://www.dhakatribune.com/foreign-affairs/2022/09/25/unrc-lewis-a-wonderful-visit-today-with-the-hindu-community-in-dhaka

সৌহার্দ ও সম্প্রীতির উৎসবে সবাইকে জানাই শারদীয় শুভেচ্ছা

20 startups in Huawei ICT Incubator final round

Huawei ICT Incubator 2022 Bangladesh has got 20 startups for the final round of this competition.

Two independent jury panels with the cooperation of the strategic partners, Startup Bangladesh and Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) have selected these finalists from 68 startups who joined the Incubator Bootcamp previously, reads a press release.

The winners of the Bootcamp stage of this Huawei ICT Incubator, an incubator program for startups, are divided into two groups – Idea Stage and Early Stage.

Each group got ten finalists. Finalists of the idea stage startups are Orgavet Medicine, Wastech, InsureCow, SEnergy, Bonik, Durjoy DSS, U-Turn, Krishian Ltd, Fitnation, and Relaxy.

Meanwhile, the winners of the early-stage startups are Palki, Bepresent IT, Urban Gaz Limited, WeGro Technologies Limited, Esscre, Trabil, Jahaji Ltd., PujiGhor, Scientiko Ltd, and INovex Idea Solution.

On this recent development, Managing Director of Startup Bangladesh Sami Ahmed said: “Huawei ICT Incubator has been launched for the 1st time in Bangladesh and it has been a great journey so far. This Incubator can be a great platform for the upcoming startups in Bangladesh. With this program, we are trying to provide them necessary guidance and a grant so that they can come up with impactful ICT solutions for society. We are glad to be a part of Huawei’s ICT Incubator program in supporting the youth and their brilliant ideas.”

Project Director (Joint Secretary), iDEA Project of ICT Division Md Altaf Hossain said: “Huawei ICT Incubator started its journey with 180 applications. And in the latest round, we worked on 68 different ideas. I am delighted to see such innovative ideas they have been working on. Based on our feedback and inputs the participants got the chance to improvise their startup design and plan. And now we have the most promising 20 projects. I believe this Huawei ICT Incubator competition will be always cherished by all the startups for its contribution to their success.”

Country Director of Public Affairs and Communications Department of Huawei Bangladesh Karl Yu Ying said: “Developing a local ICT talent ecosystem and supporting startups are very important for the growth of digital economy. Huawei has been working in Bangladesh, For Bangladesh for more than 23 years. As a long-time ally, we want to add more value to Bangladesh’s digital economy.  I believe, our Huawei ICT Incubator will help the ICT development of this promising country significantly.”

In the next phase of the event, an independent jury panel will evaluate the pitch deck and presentation in mid-October. Meanwhile, the final Gala event of Huawei ICT Incubator will be held in late October, where the winners will be announced.

The champion of both the Idea Stage and Early Stage startups of the ICT Incubator competition will get Tk500,000 prize money, $125,000 Huawei Cloud credit and the CEO will get a chance to meet successful foreign startups.

On the other hand, 1st and 2nd runners-up will get Tk300,000 and Tk100,000 prize money, respectively. Besides, both the CEOs of the runners-ups will also get the chance to meet successful foreign startups and $80,000 Huawei Cloud credit.

Source: https://www.dhakatribune.com/

Happy Birthday to The Honorable Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh H.E. Sheikh Hasina.

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World Tourism Day 2022: ShareTrip – Revolutionising travel in Bangladesh

From the world’s longest natural sea beach to the Buddhist Vihara ruins at Paharpur, Naogaon and hundreds more such examples, Bangladesh is filled with scenic wonders worth witnessing. This World Tourism Day, the country’s leading Online Travel Agency (OTA), ShareTrip , is all set to revolutionize travel in Bangladesh, putting our tourism sector up on the world stage.

As part of Bangladesh’s march towards becoming an innovative and knowledge-based economy by 2041[1], ShareTrip, backed by the Government’s flagship venture capital firm, Startup Bangladesh, is working to digitise travel. Through this partnership, ShareTrip is actively looking to bridge the existing gaps within the tourism industry. From empowering remote entrepreneurs to informing customers on how to travel digitally at a bargain – ShareTrip is doing it all.

The exhaustion of running from one place to another in search of the best deals often becomes demotivating for travellers. Hence, ShareTrip has been working to change the perspective through its tech-based solutions. Be it visa processing, hotels, flights, itinerary or extensive packages – the ShareTrip app does it all! Moreover, with a laser focus on customer experience, ShareTrip ensures that the journey seems as pleasurable as the destination.

On top of that, ShareTrip recognizes the importance of keeping its employees motivated. Hence, the leading OTA is transforming what it means to work in the travel industry by nurturing a culture of innovation, where employees can enjoy an array of additional benefits. Consequently, ShareTrip’s employees remain motivated, working efficiently to meet all customer needs.

Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina established Startup Bangladesh, a Venture Capital company, with the advice of the architect of Digital Bangladesh, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT affairs adviser to the honourable Prime Minister. Under this ‘Digital Bangladesh’ vision, we are creating the Startup ecosystem in Bangladesh. We have a plan to allocate 500 crores to our Startups. We hope that together, we can keep nurturing the future potential unicorns of Bangladesh.”

Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, said, “We have only explored about 20% of the travel market industry in Bangladesh, while about 80% of this potential market remains unexplored. Foreigners and tourists are unaware of these beautiful destinations. I hope with Startup Bangladesh’s backing ShareTrip the country’s tourism industry will also grow at the same pace.

Catering to the offline nature of travel in Bangladesh, many are still missing out on the existing growth opportunities within the market. There is still a greater scope to leverage the internet penetration boom to grow the travel industry.

Sadia Haque, CEO of ShareTrip, said, “Nowadays, planning a trip mostly translates to using smartphones and laptops, indicating the right time for an Online Travel Agency. As avid travellers, we initiated our journey to contribute to the tourism industry through digitisation. No matter where you are, easily access ShareTrip Flight and get confirmation instantly. To cater fellow travellers accomodation needs, we have ShareTrip Hotel even on the remote corner of Bangladesh. The investment from Startup Bangladesh Limited further motivates us to march with longer strides towards a dream of minimizing the existing gap between offline and online travel services, building a simple and inclusive travel ecosystem”.

Startup Bangladesh’s investment in a leading tech-based travel company exemplifies its determination to revolutionize tourism in Bangladesh. Not only will this transform the concept of travel in Bangladesh, but it can also contribute greatly to the Bangladeshi economy. Since its inception, ShareTrip has been working relentlessly to transform the entire travel ecosystem of the country. As part of such efforts, ShareTrip and Startup Bangladesh join hands to take Sheikh Mujib’s Bangladesh to a global standard this World Tourism Day.

Source: https://www.tbsnews.net

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