Muspana Stove aims to introduce efficient energy usage and reduce health hazards in Bangladeshi households. The improved cook stoves are economical and environmentally sustainable alternatives, designed to provide end-users convenience, cleanliness, and safety. Muspana’s innovative design of the combustion chamber ensures efficient energy usage. So far, Muspana has sold 2500 stove and impacted 15000 lives through its technology. The cook stoves are designed to eliminate the inconvenience of mud-stoves and allow for faster cooking. Muspana’s improved cook stoves push the boundaries of traditional solutions, putting empathy before profit to make Bangladeshi households safer and cleaner.
Tech Academy teaches children (ages 8-14) computer programming, electronics to develop better critical, analytical, and problem-solving skills. So far, 150 students have been trained through their curriculum. Their interactive curriculum includes - Software Development via processing IDE (an open source programming developed at the MIT Media Lab) and hardware automation, mechatronics, devices and robotics via Arduino boards. Students are assessed based on the development of their problem-solving abilities over every quarter. Tech Academy hopes to create a network of creative learning in schools in both urban and rural areas of Bangladesh.
Sadia Afrin has significant experience in the education sector. Her interests include education system, curriculum and education policy, early childhood development, particularly in gender and education. Organizations she has worked for includes Shammo Foundation, Sesame Workshop Bangladesh and Teach For Bangladesh. Sadia completed a fellowship program offered by Teach for Bangladesh(TFB) and she also founded a project called The Left Side Classroom and won the Telenor Youth Forum 2015 for it. She is currently working to promote STEM Education in Bangladesh and has started a project called Biggyan Biplob which a supplement material for the NCTB Textbooks. Through this project she wants to make the conceptual science learning fun and engaging. Sadia dreams to bridge the three mediums of Education that currently exist in Bangladesh and promote an inclusive education system where no student is discriminated.
Interactive Artifact is about developing a system that can measure accuracy of the exercises of the physio-therapy patients. The system is designed and going to be developed to serve the purpose of doing exercise of disabled people who are suffered from mobility problem and who are advised to do exercise regularly. The company concerns utilizing innovative technologies that help generate innovative solutions of life.
PlexusD is a revolutionary cloud-based healthcare networking platform. Unlike any other healthcare platforms operating in the market, PlexusD connects patients and doctors in new ways with the help of its advanced networking platform. It primarily aims to change the dynamic of the whole healthcare scenario. PlexusD is also helping doctors and hospitals to reduce patient management problems. In PlexusD, the doctors can get and stay connected with his/er present or past patients. This service will enable patients and doctors to save precious time and help them take control of their own healthcare problems.
Club GIS is a project has an innovative approach towards the users. The main user of this product would be the high technicians and professionals who are mainly the decision makers during the disaster management periods. This product will create different maps with basic and road map details which will help the officials to investigate and detect the areas where the disaster would cause more destruction. The map will also provide satellite images of the areas which will help the disaster monitoring and the management can decide faster in which area they need to send the relief.
10 Minute School (10MS) is an online platform that democratizes education. Through their pool of experienced teachers, they create interactive video content for students. Students can learn from tutorials, practice tests, take timed exams, and interact with peers and teachers online. Teachers provide online tutorial & live classes for learning and tests for practicing. Currently, they have reached more than 4 million users -- with growing numbers, the potential can be fully unleashed.
“ShopUp is one of the first enterprises in the fintech space of Bangladesh. They primarily work on a capital appraisal platform for small and micro businesses that sell products on social media. With over 290,000 small businesses in Bangladesh that sell on social media, these MSMEs often do not have access to the required amount of capital, nor a proper business management system. ShopUp provides working capital to high potential MSMEs after an objective appraisal of the sellers, a process that is still undertaken on a subjective basis by traditional microfinancing.
ME SOLshare Ltd. is a social enterprise that provides peer-to-peer solar energy trading platforms and pay-as-you-go solutions to low-income households. These households need a flexible, stable, and sufficient electricity supply, going beyond what a solar home system (SHS) can achieve. SOLshare, the multi award winner and pioneer of the micro-energy transition model, interconnects SHS’s and enables its users to earn a direct income from the sun. SOLshare’s IoT-based approach empowers people to become solar entrepreneurs and take action into their own hands.
CMED Health is a cloud based smart regular health monitoring system. CMED uses smart medical sensors connected to a smartphone for measurement of vital signs and stores data to its secured cloud server. As a result, users will get instant feedback about their health status. CMED also generates health records that will help doctors to minimize diagnostic time and give better treatment.
iFarmer is a cloud based platform that enables urban people to invest in agriculture. They want to help urban people invest in farming and growing their own food. From designing, building and managing the farm to automating planting calendars, regular to-do lists, information about fertilizing schedules, and watering cans, iFarmer helps customers grow toxin-free organic vegetables and fruits right in their balconies.
Deligram is an online/offline eCommerce platform geared towards the offline majority population of Bangladesh. In addition to the online presence, their inherent philosophy is to also stay offline to a channel where consumers are already most comfortable in by supercharging neighborhood shops into Deligram agents. This multi-channel customer base in Tier – II cities and lower last mile delivery costs differentiates Deligram from other capital-based eCommerce platforms and establishes a winning proposition of diverse options, better prices and a new experience for individuals who have taste/demand that is different than what supply is locally available around them. By going omni-channel, Deligram matches both the scalability of online with the benefits of offline commerce.
Our efforts are led by a diverse, multidisciplinary design and business incubation team with multisector and international expertise. In addition to this core team, we partner with other subject matter experts and industry leaders whenever necessary.
He launched Toru to provide turnkey solutions to innovations and entrepreneurs. He has worked globally across multiple industries in advertising, media and knowledge management. His experience in design has been with consumer behavioral change during his tenure at Ogilvy & Mathers, Thailand and at Dhaka Tribune. Working at Heidrick & Struggles, Saif worked closely on training and leadership development of CXO level executives in Asia Pacific.
Monsur has made it his mission to be a storyteller of the human experiences of engaging and inspiring. He strongly believes in the dormant potential of individuals to build solutions for the biggest challenges in society and create a better world. His professional experience spans 8 years of exposure to multiple disciplines in branding, strategy, research, marketing, event management, publication and PR in engaging key stakeholders across sectors. As an innovator and entrepreneur, he uses Design Thinking processes to help create solutions and strategies.
Over the last 12 years, Sankalita has worked across four different countries with technology-based solutions to solve a social/environmental problem and concurrently using the power of business to create viable models to ensure the sustainability of the initiatives. A corporate lawyer by training, she has worked with a premier law firm based in India, with offices all over the world, before starting on her journey in the development sector while she lived in Cairo, Egypt.
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