Ashiq Rahman, Fuad Abdul Quader, Rubaiyat Alam and Abir Chowdhury of Hive
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Coworker’s Corner: Hive

Back in February 2016, four friends, Ashiq Rahman, Fuad Abdul Quader, Rubaiyat Alam and Abir Chowdhury began to plan about setting up their coworking space in Dhaka. But establishing a coworking space was no easy feat. The founders of Hive, found out this the hard way. ‘Hive has been started by us four friends, and at that time we were in a transition period of relocating to Dhaka,’ Ashiq said in a chat session. ‘We have our ventures and other…

Members of Chattermill at Hubdhaka rooftop
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Chat With Chattermill

When it comes to coworking, what we perceive is that it is a setting for startups to work together under one roof. But who said coworking is only limited to startups? Chattermill Bangladesh is is an example of the challenging that notion that only startups can cowork. Well established firms can opt for coworking as well. Chattermill is an UK based customer experience enhancing company and currently has operations in Bangladesh as well. We caught up with Mohammed Safquat Alam,…

Saif Ibn Mazhar of Tech Candle BD Hubdhaka
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Lighting The Way

For Saif Ibn Mazhar, the road to entrepreneurship was not easy. His first venture, Think Forest, was formed with a lot of hard work and high expectations. But his very first try at being an entrepreneur did not work out as expected, and the firm had to be closed down in a few months. ‘It was a major setback for us,’ he said to us. ‘We just started off at that time, and we had to close it down. We…

Akm Masuduzzaman MD Sami and Rifat Monzur of Tapstar
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Tapping Into The Unknown

It took days to schedule an interview with Tapstar’s A.K.M Masuduzzaman. His busy schedule and immense workload keeps him on the run everyday. Nevertheless, he took out a few minutes to narrate his own experience of operating Tapstar from a coworking space. Standing out from the crowd At Tapstar, we actually have our own products. Most companies at this coworking space provide services but we are one of the few firms which sells products. We have some mobile apps and…

Tigers App working at Hubdhaka
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At The Tigers’ Den

Shy and humble Emdadul Hoque of Tigers App is always typing away on his laptop. Being an entrepreneur and an extremely busy person, he managed to free his schedule for a quick chat to discuss his views on operating a business in a coworking space. ‘Since my student life, I never really wanted to get a conventional job,’ he reflected. ‘I did not want to be tied down to it. But coming from a middle-class family, it was expected of…