In this year's 'Forbes 30 under 30 Asia' list, three out of the nine Bangladeshis are alumni of International School Dhaka (ISD).
According to a press release, the three ex-ISD students – Shehzad Noor Taus Priyo, co-founder of Gaze, is an ISD graduate from the class of 2015, whereas Rizvana Hredita and Md Zahin Rohan Razeen, co-founders of Hydroquo+, belong to the classes of 2010 and 2016, respectively.
Shehzad Noor Taus Priyo (24), who filed his first patent at the age of 21 and Motasim Bir Rahman (26) were named on the list because of their AI startup Gaze, a startup that is providing visual recognition technologies for online transactions.
Earlier, this startup brought home laurels such as the Bangladesh Business Innovation Award for Best Startup in 2019 and Startup World Cup Bangladesh held in 2020.
Siblings Rizvana Hredita (28) and Zahin Rohan Razeen (22) were on the list for their startup Hydroquo+, a startup that uses AI to improve water management, report the quality of the water, leakage, and provide demand forecasting.
In September, Razeen was also honoured as one of the United Nations' 17 Young Leaders for contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
This year the prestigious business magazine Forbes has featured a total of 300 young people in 10 categories. The list includes young leaders, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers across Asia, all under the age of 30, who have proved their mettle, exhibited their acumen, and paved new ways to tap into new prospects riding out the uncertainties posed by the pandemic.