• Pioneros 2016: Engineers take on the corporate world

    In today’s dynamic world, no one, especially the youth, should keep their knowledge and expertise limited to a single field. Don’t be surprised to find a fashion designer who knows how to write lines of code, or a scientist who understands the financial implications of an innovation.

  • Field Buzz named champion of Seedstars Dhaka 2016

    When we talk about startups and co-founders, we usually think about Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Elon Musk, or even Jack Ma. But today, I am going to tell you a different story—the story of Habib, Mamun, Siffat and Ayman. Who are they? They are the winners of the Dhaka round of Seedstars World.

  • Eat. Sleep. Do business competitions. Repeat.

    Business competition: the biggest buzzword in the life of a business student that somehow convinces us to voluntarily prepare slides and practice presentations, despite knowing very well the verbal assault from judges that awaits us.

  • 16 crore on the table for Seedstars World winner

    Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is returning to Dhaka on October 19.

  • How creativity is shaping the future of brands

    It is no secret that much of a brand's success will depend on creativity and technological innovation. Here are some of the ways brands are being creative with technology and making consumers re-imagine the whole consumer experience.

  • Youths and experts explore sustainable and inclusive economic growth

    On September 24, 2016, Stride Bangladesh and Microsoft Bangladesh jointly organised a consultation on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with around 38 students, youths, community leaders and young professionals.

  • LightCastle Partners rank Bangladesh's Business Confidence Index

    Bangladesh's Business Confidence Index (BCI) has been found to be 39 on a scale of 100—implying between low and moderate.

  • The chronicles of Bangladeshi startupreneurs

    The passion for entrepreneurship is undying, but so are the imminent challenges facing it. We at Next Step spoke to a few such passionate entrepreneurs who know exactly how to turn any stumbling block into a stepping stone.

  • Sheba.xyz: Taking the service industry by storm

    Starting from plumbing, electrical and IT services to managing chefs, chauffeurs and security personnel, Sheba.xyz has it all! We caught up with the ever enthusiastic CEO, Adnan Imtiaz Halim.

  • Startup lessons from Silicon Valley

    HBO's Silicon Valley might be one of the most hilarious shows out there, but it's undoubtedly down-to-earth and educational for anyone entering the startup scene.

  • Bangladeshi entrepreneurs at the Professional Fellows Congress

    Bearing the slogan 'Impacting the future: It starts with us', a Professional Fellows Congress was held at Washington, DC between May 31 and June 2.

  • Top 4 reasons why Bangladeshi startups fail [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Just as there is no one path that guarantees success, there is not one single mistake that will doom a startup to failure

  • Top 5 startups meet investors at Demo Day

    After 4 months with the GP Accelerator program, 5 startups got the opportunity to present their businesses in front of 100+ attendees, including investors and professionals, on Demo Day held on May 31, 2016 at GP House.

  • Be the change: Demo Day of Innovate, Incubate & Grow

    Organisations of all sorts aim to become sustainable and profitable, but some end up doing unscrupulous activities in the process. But sustainability and improving lives can certainly go hand in hand; such is the model of social enterprises.

  • Haat Bazar: An entrepreneurial experience like no other

    Haat Bazar is an initiative of the Career & Placement Centre (CPC) and the Department of Management of North South University. Organised by NSU Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES!), the event is held every semester with the aim of giving the students a taste of what it feels like to be an entrepreneur for a day.

  • Inspiration to Fly High: A platform for aspiring entrepreneurs

    Many of us have thought of starting our own venture. We have great ideas, but don't know where to start.

  • Telenor: Visions from the visionary

    Telenor is easily one of the most far-sighted businesses in the world today. Where others dwindle and decrease in prominence, Telenor has gone from strength to strength. But what does it take to not only be a market leader but to keep a firm grip on such a covetable position?

  • NSU Haat Bazar: Taste of the real world

    Haat Bazar, a day-long business and entrepreneurship simulation by Career & Placement Centre and the Department of Management of North South University, was successfully held on the 25th November for the fourth time since fall 2014 by Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES!), the business club of North South University. The goal of the event was for the students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship course to gain exposure on being a real-life entrepreneur for a day, frosting it with a first-hand experience of the problems a real business could face.

  • NSU YES! at a glance

    2015 saw North South University's business club host NSUers Meet Corporate Icons (NMCI) 2015. The new executive body behind the latest event joined YES! in spring 2013 as general members. Little did they know what they had had signed up for.

  • Building possibility

    From high-rises to apartment buildings, developers have taken the property and developing business to a whole new level. Rakeen Properties is starting its journey in this business, but the projects they are undertaking are sure to amaze residents of the city.

  • What's hot in the Dhaka startup scene right now

    The startup scene of Bangladesh is hotter than ever now, with new startups popping up every day.

  • NSUers Meet Corporate Icons 2015

    NSUers Meet Corporate Icons (NMCI) is a series of seminars conducted by NSU Young Entrepreneur's Society (YES!) for the students of North South University to have an opportunity for hands-on advice from different business representatives. The series covers entrepreneurship, corporate life and everything in between.

  • A thought becomes an idea

    If you haven't already gotten a buzz of it, this year's Telenor Youth Forum 2015 had its Grand Finale two weeks back at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. The top three semi-finalists were chosen in a glorious ceremony, which had guests starting from the Ambassador of Norway to founders of various startups. One of them will soon represent Bangladesh in the three-day conference to be held in Oslo, Norway. This year's theme was 'Knowledge for All'. Who are these potential representatives, and what are the ideas that set them apart?

  • It's all about moonshots

    A moonshot is an idea so big, so bold, that it is thought to be impossible until it isn't anymore. We caught up with John Sculley, former Former CEO of Apple and PepsiCo to talk about moonshots and the next big thing.

  • 8 marketing ideas to fall back on

    Sometimes you can't match your larger-than-life ideas with the size of your wallet. Any small business knows the pains of trying to

  • IBA-Jahangirnagar holds Brainstorm 2.0

    Ideas are dime a dozen. But even a simple idea can turn into something extraordinary with a brilliant pitch or an amazing marketing

  • Life Collar: A life-changing social innovation for all

    In recent times, the youth of Bangladesh has been phenomenal in setting a global footprint in every part of the world. Mere


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  • Tech-powered society

    The Idea Challenge was different from most as it was open to students of both science and business backgrounds, which is rarely the case.

  • I came. I saw. I conquered

    A business competition is like any other tournament. Teams are given a challenge and the winners move to the next round, paving their way to the final.