Nine Bangladeshis featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list

Nine Bangladeshi youths have been featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list for various contributions.

Forbes announced its sixth annual “30 Under 30 Asia” list on Monday featuring 300 young entrepreneurs, leaders and trailblazers across Asia in different categories, said its website.

The Bangladeshis who made this year’s list are:

Shehzad Noor Taus Priyo and Motasim Bir Rahman

Gaze cofounders Shehzad Noor Taus Priyo, 24, and Motasim Bir Rahman, 26, on enterprise technology category.

Priyo and Motasim launched Singapore and Bangladesh-based AI startup Gaze in 2018, which offers visual recognition technologies for online transactions.

Mir Sakib

Cramstack founder Mir Sakib, 28, on enterprise technology category.

Cramstack is a startup that uses AI to automate extraction of information from unstructured data to provide insights for businesses.

Awareness 360 cofounders Shomy Chowdhury, 26, and Rijve Arefin, 26, on social impact category.

Rijve Arefin and Shomy Chowdhury

Shomy and Arefin cofounded Awareness 360 to bring together young people wanting to improve the lives of others. The Kuala Lumpur-based NGO now has 1,500 volunteers in 23 countries who hold talks and workshops on handwashing, water-filtration methods and personal hygiene, among other environmental initiatives.

Ahmed Imtiaz Jami

Obhizatrik Foundation founder Ahmed Imtiaz Jami, 27, on social impact category.

Founded in 2010, Obhizatrik Foundation works on poverty elimination, education, health and nutrition, human rights and the environment.

Rizvana Hredita and Md Zahin Rohan Razeen

Hydroquo+ cofounder Rizvana Hredita, 28, and Md Zahin Rohan Razeen, 22, on social impact category.

Hydroquo+ uses AI to improve water management. Founded in 2018, Hydroquo+ has developed systems and technology to detect anomalies in water and analyse water quality.

Pickaboo cofounder Morin Talukder, 27, on retail and e-commerce category.

Morin Talukder

Morin co-founded the online store that sells everything from mobile phones to home appliances, apparel and makeup. Pickaboo was one of the first online retailers in Bangladesh to introduce a monthly instalment payment plan, same-day delivery and a customer membership program, and it now plans to open 150 physical stores across the country by the end of 2021

A total of nine Bangladeshis made the lists published from 2016 to 2020 while nine got listed in this year alone.