9 Bangladeshis in ‘Forbes under 30 Asia’ list21 April 2021
News Desk :
Nine Bangladeshis named in the 'Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list for the first time.
The famous US business magazine Forbes announced its sixth annual "30 Under 30 Asia" list on Monday.
The list features 300 young entrepreneurs, leaders and trailblazers across Asia, all under the age of 30, who are braving the challenging environment brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and finding new opportunities amidst the new normal.
Thirty honorees were chosen for each of the 10 categories.
The categories are-the arts; entertainment and sports; finance and venture capital; media, marketing and advertising; retail and e-commerce; enterprise technology; industry, manufacturing and energy; healthcare and science; social impact and consumer technology.
So far, nine Bangladeshis made the list from 2016 to 2020. But, this year alone, nine Bangladeshis have been named in the list in three catagories-enterprise technology, social impact, and retail and e-commerce.
The Bangladeshis featured on this year's list are: Gaze co-founders Shehzad Noor Taus Priyo, 24, and Motasim Bir Rahman, 26
Taus and Mostasim's Gaze, a Singapore and Bangladesh-based AI startup, offers visual recognition technologies for online transactions. Launched in 2018, Gaze claims to build frictionless online checkout. According to Gaze Facebook page, they build Gazepass-a passwordless sign in API for developers that is compatible with any device with a webcam or biometric sensor.
Cramstack founder Mir Sakib, 28
Mir Sakib was honored for Cramstack, a startup that uses AI to automate the extraction of information from unstructured data to provide insights for businesses. The idea behind Cramstack is to build a search platform that would allow users to search enterprise data sources as easily as a Google search.
Awareness 360 cofounders Shomy Chowdhury, 26, and Rijve Arefin, 26
Shomy and Arefin cofounded Awareness 360, a Kuala Lumpur-based NGO with 1,500 volunteers in 23 countries and a 150,000-strong campaign on personal hygiene basics like handwashing, water filtration, and sanitation.
Obhizatrik Foundation founder Ahmed Imtiaz Jami, 27
Jami founded the Obhizatrik Foundation to help underprivileged children. So far, his foundation has assisted one million people in poverty alleviation, education, health and nutrition, human rights, and other areas with the aid of 3500 volunteers.
Hydroquo+ cofounder Rizvana Hredita, 28, and Md Zahin Rohan Razeen, 22
Hydroquo+, founded by Hredita and Razeen, provides AI-powered water management solutions that report on water quality, detect leakage, and forecast demand based on consumption.
Pickaboo cofounder Morin Talukder, 27
Morin's cofounded e-commerce company, Pickaboo, is well-known in Bangladesh for offering high-quality products and fast delivery. It was one of the first companies to include EMI and same-day delivery.