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Startup Grind Dhaka Hosts Kamal Quadir (bKash)

Startup Grind

Friday, February 28, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time Bangladesh Time)

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Kamal Quadir, bKash

Kamal Quadir is a Bangladeshi American entrepreneur and artist who is the CEO of Bangladesh's one of the first mobile-money platform, "bKash". He is one of the most-cited thinkers in mobile innovations who has been credited for "grass-root level market creation" with emerging technologies.

bKash provides financial services through an extensive network of community-based agents and existing technology, including mobile phones.

He is also known for his creation CellBazaar, a mobile phone based electronic marketplace which, after reaching 4 million users, was acquired by Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor in 2010.

Kamal is a founding member of Open World Initiatives, a Lausanne, Switzerland based organization of young thinkers. He is involved with Anwarul Quadir Foundation which recognizes innovations in developing countries. He is a First Mover Fellow of The Aspen Institute. In 2009, TED selected Kamal a TEDIndia Fellow and the World Economic Forum recognized him as a Young Global Leader.

Agenda   4:00 Networking and Food
5:00 Fireside Chat
6:00 Networking

Hosted By

Arif Nezami, Dhaka Chapter Director

Arif Nezami is a dreamer, doer and story teller. His local content & youth focused startup is did magic in Bangladesh. He is an organizer of Google Developer Group Dhaka, renowned tech blogger and serial tech community manager. Tech communities and events in Bangladesh are hard to think of without him. Arif is passionate about innovation, tech and entrepreneurship. His love towards social business model made him start .


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Google for Entrepreneurs

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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When & Where

United International University
House # 80, Road # 8/A, Mirza Golam Hafiz Road, Dhanmondi
Dhaka, 1209

Friday, February 28, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time Bangladesh Time)

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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the world’s startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in over 170 cities.

We nurture startup ecosystems in 63 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Founded in Silicon Valley by Derek Andersen, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010.

To date, Startup Grind has helped 170,000 entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Startup Grind Singapore was founded in May 2012, we are one of the active grass-root startup communities in Singapore.

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