Nine Bangladeshis feature in the Forbes 30 under 30 list of innovators in 10 industries for Asia. Forbes announced its 6th annual 30 under 30 Asia list for 2021 on Tuesday featuring 300 young entrepreneurs, leaders and trailblazers across Asia. The list includes people who are finding new opportunities amidst the challenging environment brought out by the COVID pandemic.
The nine Bangladeshis have been included under the categories enterprise technology, social impact and retail and e-commerce.
Earlier, between 2016 till 2020 nine Bangladeshis were listed in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Asia.
Shehzad Noo Taus Priyo and Motasim Bir Rahman co-founded Gaze which builds API for visual recognition with AI supporting features.
The AWARENESS 360 is an NGO founded by Shomy Chowdhury and Rijve Arefin which works on personal hygiene issues like hand washing, sanitation etc.
Ahmed Imtiaz Jami has supported 1 million people to help overcome poverty. It has provided support for education, health and nutrition through the NGO OBHIZATRIK.
Morin Talukder’s e-commerce venture Pickaboo lists quality products and helps in fast delivery of products.
Mir Sakib’s startup company Cramstack helps industries with natural language driven search interfaces to analyse and visualise data.
The list is announced for ten categories including arts, entertainment and sports, Finance and venture capital, media, marketing and advertising, enterprise technology, social impact and consumer technology among others. Each category lists 30 young individuals under 30 years of age making their mark in the respective categories. The list was compiled through a rigorous process of selection from more than 2500 online nominations, said the Forbes.