What Is North South University Startups Next?

NSU Startups Next (NSUSN) is an incubation program designed to inspire innovation and support founders who want to scale their startups. At NSUSN, founders will learn from experts, form strong connections with those in the startup ecosystem and build a network, to create strong foundations for the rest of their journey as entrepreneurs.

The program will nurture the entrepreneurship spirit and assist young founders. NSUSN involves collaborations with academicians, stakeholders, and industry experts. In doing so, we hope to strengthen the startup ecosystem. We are looking for diversity in founders and ideas while keeping impact at the heart of it. NSUSN is aiming to nurture the next generation of founders of the country.

Committee Chair

Professor Atiqul Islam



Benajir Ahmed

Member, Board of Trustees

Rehana Rahman

Member, Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury

Dean, School of Business & Economics

Prof. Dr. Javed Bari

PE, Dean, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza

Dean, School of Health & Life Sciences

Prof. Dr. Abdur Rob Khan

Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Tamgid Ahmed Chowdhury

Director, MBA & EMBA Programs

Dr. Shazzad Hosain

Director, NSUSN

External Members

Tina Jabeen

Former Managing Director, Startup Bangladesh Ltd.

Rahat Ahmed

Founding Partner & CEO, Anchorless Bangladesh

Anita Ghazi Rahman

Founder & Partner, The Legal Circle

Farzana Kashfi

Development Practitioner & Impact Advisor

Nirjhor Rahman

CEO, Bangladesh Angels

Hussain M Elius

Co- founder & CEO, Pathao

Dr. Shazzad Hosain

Director, NSU Startups Next

Mohammed Abdul Mumin Evan

Coordinator, NSU Startups Next

Samuel Mursalin

Coordinator, NSU Startups Next

Nomrota Sarker

Program Assistant, NSU Startups Next

Nusrat Aziz

Program Associate, NSU Startups Next

Dihan Mustakeem

Student Worker, NSU Startups Next

Reaz Mahmud

Admin Assistant, NSU Startups Next

Inaugural Cohort

Inaugural Cohort