Hunting for Silver Linings w/ Shourav Islam, Startup Grind Chapter Director of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Grand Rapids
Wed, Jun 16, 12:00 PM (EDT)

About this event


Through our Startup Grind event series Hunting for Silver Linings, we check in with ecosystem builders, investors, and business leaders from around the world.

We dig for deeper context around challenges and opportunities found in markets around the world, as well as mine for insight that can better inform biases about regions, their talent, and potential for investment.

Then, we connect the dots.


Corey Hart | LinkedIn
Chapter Director, Startup Grind
Co-founder & CMO, Telebehavioral Health.US

Yorgo (George) Katsanos
Head of Corporate Finance, Cubera International


June 3rd, we are pleased to host Shourav Islam, Founder & CEO of Farmers Market Asia and Startup Grind Chapter Director of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Shourav will give us some insight on how the epidemic is affecting the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem in their region, as well as provide advice to entrepreneurs.


We spend our time checking in with investors, entrepreneurs, founders, and Startup Grind Chapter Directors from around the globe to get accounts of what's happening in their areas and learn of what their challenges and opportunities are. 

  • We learn about our guest, their story
  • We dig into their area & industry of expertise, and their ecosystem
  • We identify specific challenges & opportunities they are close to
  • We ask what their outlook is for the next 6, 12 months
  • Finally, we ask how our network of global Directors, entrepreneurs, and investors can help them


  • Shourav Islam

    Shourav Islam

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

    Shourav strives every day to be a prudent manager and aspiring leader in his role as CEO of Farmers Market Asia; he is responsible for giving the proper strategic direction and creating a vision for success for his company. He positions himself to meet high expectations with excellent organizational and communicational skills, outstanding work ethics, and the ability to work in both team-orient...

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  • When

    Wednesday, Jun 16
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Brought to you by

    • Corey Hart

      Corey Hart

      Startup Grind Grand Rapids

      Chapter Director

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    • Yorgo Katsanos

      Yorgo Katsanos

      Beneventure Partners


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    • Corey Hart, Startup Grind

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