Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division of Bangladesh Government organized a ‘Startup Challenge’ contest for the new young entrepreneurs in last June. The final round of this contest got held at Bangladesh Computer Council auditorium on June 21, 2017 where 20 innovative projects were declared winners. Today, this article covers up the motive of the ideas possessed by the first three winners of the contest which would be really inspiring for all the upcoming new young entrepreneurs. ‘Truck Lagbe’, Meditor’ and ‘Handimama’ are the three unique ideas through which we come to realize that only strong desire and effort show the way to be successful entrepreneurs.
Sometimes we need truck very badly for goods transportation. But, where can we get truck in due time? Even, hiring a truck sometimes hassles much. Considering this issue, a simple solution has been developed to hire a truck named ‘Truck Lagbe’. It is basically a smart-phone application (App) based goods transportation service. This ‘Truck Lagbe’ app will help to develop a connection between service receiver and truck owner or truck agency.
Mr. Meer Hossain Ekram and Mr. Enayet Rashid are the developers of this app. Number of total partners of the app based company Ideas Limited is seven. Chief Executive Officer of the company Mr. Enayet Rashid said-Our idea is very simple. Both truck owner and service receiver will get benefitted through this app and their time will be saved too.
Truck owner and service receiver will remain registered under this network. Both the parties will come to know which truck will leave from their respective town and when or who needs the transportation service.
Sometimes, we get tensed after loading our goods on the truck. Will the truck-driver carry the goods to the destination properly? But, after availing the service through the app, the service receiver will get much free of tension. That’s because he will be able to know all the detailed information of the truck owner along with driver and the current position of the truck and his goods as well.
The app was supposed to be commercially launched on July 7, 2017, as Enayet Rashid informed. The app won the first position in the contest.
‘Meditor’ is the technological solution to provide digital health services. This app will create a connection between doctors and patients. Appointment of doctors and digital management letters, telemedicine and online consultancy, hospital, medicine prescription, health tips-everything will be available through Meditor app. Mr. Jahangir Alam Khan is the developer of this app. He said-Appointments of the expected doctors will be available easily through Meditor. After initiating our service commercially, anyone can get treatment service through phone, online and smart-phone app. Meditor stood second in the competition.
A new app named ‘Handimama’ has been developed to supply cleaners, electricians, painters, washer man and even laborers. Mr. Shah Poran has founded the company Handimama. He said-Our services are only to make people’s livelihood easier. Anyone can avail our service in Dhaka city through online or offline. We always try to get reached to our service receivers in half an hour to one.
Handimama began its journey in May of 2015. It already achieved huge responses from the mass people. The exceptional name of the company impressed all. Operation in Charge of Handimama Mr. Rafayat Sunny said-‘Mama’ is a very common word in Bangladesh and so, picking the word ‘Handi’ along with the fusion of both Bangla and English, it has been named ‘Handimama’. The app occupied the third position in the contest.