Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh | Future Business Leaders


Bangladeshi Companies are raising high and making their marks globally in recent years. In the Last 10 Years, Lots of young entrepreneurs evolved and become established businessmen. There are around 582 million entrepreneurs in the world and among them, around 22.5% failed in the first year. Statistics show that most entrepreneurs started their businesses between the age of 40 and 60. But the scenario is a bit different in Bangladesh, a country with many promises and more upcoming possibilities; pushing today’s young stars to become entrepreneurs. Though they have to fight for the choice and strive for this till they prove themselves right.

Young stars are coming up with some extraordinary ideas to improve their social life and economic challenges in it. These young stars are focused, dedicated, and persistent in their dreams. We have gathered here, the Top 10 Bangladeshi Entrepreneurs who are working for Bangladesh’s pride.

List of Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

1. Raisul Kabir | Brain Station 23

Raisul Kabir is a man with many talents in his field. He started his startup ‘Brain Station 23‘ right after his graduation from BUET in 2006. Today it’s one of the leading software companies in Bangladesh and become a Global name in the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Canada, the UK, the USA, Israel, and the Middle East all along. Brain Station 23 was awarded as one of the top 10 software outsourcing companies in Bangladesh in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

After graduating from BUET in EEE, he completed his MBA from EWU. “Brain Station 23” isn’t Raisul Kabir’s first initiative. He started his first company ‘Paradigm Neomedia’ – a famous web design company, in 2003 when he was a student. He is also the founder of the e-commerce company ‘BIPONEE’ established in 2013. In 2015, he sold his venture for an undisclosed sum to Zero Gravity.

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2. Fahad Ifaz | iFarmer

In January 2019, Fahad Ifaz founded iFarmar alongside Jamil Akba and Munimul Islam. These three are the actual champions of Bangladeshi agro-based start-ups. They created iFarmer, a digital agro-based company that connects farm sponsors with actual farmers to assist agriculture and farming in Bangladesh while encouraging inclusive growth in the agricultural ecosystem through technology and financial inclusion.

Their goal is to increase farmers’ income and improve their livelihood by providing bundled services such as finance, access to inputs, timely advice, and access to the right markets via their platform. iFarmer is working to develop a crowd farming system in Bangladesh that benefits both the general public and farmers.

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3. Md. Atiqur Rahman Sarker | MUSPANA

“Every challenge is a sort of opportunity to learn from” – This is the philosophy of Atiqur Rahman. This person came up from a remote village in Comilla and saw how difficult life can be. Atiqur Rahman is one of the co-founders of ‘Filament’ currently branded as ‘MUSPANAan

‘MUSPANA’ was established in 2008. His idea, Muspana Sabuj Chula, a clean cooking stove, has got GACC, UN Foundation Spark Found. From the beginning, ‘MUSPANA’ was working as a local distributor of various electrical & electronic products, and biomedical equipment. In 2009, it started manufacturing and assembling various solar system equipment like solar charge controllers, solar street light controllers, inverters, battery chargers, clean cookstoves, LED lights, etc.

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4. Zeeshan Zakaria | Shikho

Shikho‘s co-founder and COO is Zeeshan Zakaria, a Royal Holloway, University of London graduate. He co-founded Shikho, a pioneering Bangladeshi education technology company, with Shahir Chowdhury, with the purpose of revolutionizing the way Bangladesh learns today and democratizing access to a high-quality education.

Students may use the Shikho Learning App to learn at their own pace, test themselves, and stay up with our experienced tutors at any time and from any location. Shikho is changing the way Bangladeshi students study outside of the classroom by offering high-quality animated video lectures, interactive live classrooms, visualized learning routes, continual evaluation, and performance statistics.

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5. Md. Waliullah Bhuiyan | Light of Hope

Md. Waliullah Bhuiyan is the founder of the Light of Hope. He graduated in EEE from the Islamic University of Technology. Established in 2013 as a social enterprise aiming at improving Children’s Education. Mr. Bhuiyan has over 6 years of experience working in the development sector on various issues including education, climate change, renewable energy, water, and sanitation. Light of hope works directly with primary-level schools to make education engaging, interesting, and fun for children through their innovative services.

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6. Hussain M Elius | Pathao

Hussain M Elius is the Co-founder of Pathao one of the fastest-growing ride-sharing start-ups in the transportation system. He learned to code when he was in class 6 and started freelancing when he was in high school. While Hussian was in university he started a UI/UX firm and began doing UI outsourcing and consultancy. He started Pathao along with his friend Shifat Adnan and 3 delivery agents in mid-2015.

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7. Ayman Sadiq | 10 Minute School

Mr. Ayman, a graduate of IBA, Dhaka University; started 10 minute school as an educational platform. He is a widely popular figure among the youth of Bangladesh. However, before starting this organization, he worked as a teacher at MENTORS. Which might be one of his motivations behind starting the 10-minute school. It is one of the largest online education platforms in Bangladesh. 10 Minute School allows students to learn tutorials, practice from the follow-up tests, monitor their progress and compare it with others.

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8. Adnan Imtiaz Halim | Sheba XYZ

Adnan Imtiaz Halim is the founder of It is an on-demand home and office service. It provides a wide range of products and services to its customers according to their requirements. Before Imtiaz had a diverse career. After graduating from AIUB, he worked for Grameenphone, Nokia, and LM Ericsson, etc. His first venture was, which he co-founded. It was an online shop for computer hardware and software.

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9. Shams Jaber | The Tech Academy

A dropout boy from the university is now the founder of one of the fastest-growing startups in Dhaka. Shams Jaber founded The Tech Academy a startup changing technology education in Dhaka. It is a social enterprise that teaches children about technology. The Tech Academy teaches engineering, programming, and mechatronics to young, aspiring children of school age. The Tech Academy designs its lesson in an interactive way that children start working on a project immediately after the 1st lesson.

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10. Minhaj Chowdhury | Drink Well

Minhaj Chowdhury is the CEO and the Co-founder of DrinkWell. In 2012, he found that the villagers are willing to pay for clean water which was the core strategy for the DrinkWell enterprise. Before Drinkwell he was the founding director of ‘Clean Water for Peace Project’ for three years. In 2015, he was featured in Forbes 30 under 30. drinkwell is a social enterprise transforming Bangladesh’s arsenic crisis into an entrepreneurial opportunity through a micro-franchise business model. Today DrinkWell has a network of over 200 entrepreneurs operating across 5 countries.

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Contributor: Bijoy Shaha | Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.

Note: These are not Official Ranking From Any Established Authority. Business Haunt Picked Them Randomly and Placed on the Base of Popularity and Internet Source.

  1. Nice inspiration for Entrepreneurs. I am also a small entrepreneurs in IT sector. I have a little computer shop in IDB..named- Where you will get all types of desktop and laptop accessories and required things.

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