Contribute to country's future progress through generating Export Ideas.

The export idea contest “Rise High Bangladesh”, jointly organised by The Daily Star and Crown Cement, has successfully completed its second season with the gala event held on December 2, 2017.

Winners (front row) of the Rise High Bangladesh competition with the chief guest, members of the jury panel and other dignitaries at the award giving ceremony.

The Rise High Bangladesh initiative also honoured the founders of the world's leading content marketing and syndication platform NewsCred - Iraj Islam, Shafqat Islam, and Asif Rahman - for their outstanding contribution to carve out a place for Bangladesh on the global stage.

All Ideas:

Idea Examples:

Exporting Nakshi Kantha

Nakshi kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt. It is a kind of traditional craft and is said to be indigenous to Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. The art has been practiced in rural Bengal for centuries. Old or new cloth and thread are used to make these quilts. Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are most famous for this craft. Now it is produced commercially.

Exporting Rickshaw Paint

The unique trend of rickshaw art started from Rajshahi and Dhaka in Bangladesh and took its own style in each district. For instance, Chittagong being a more pious city then Dhaka mostly had floral or scenery in the rickshaws where as Comilla has plain rickshaws with beautiful dark blue or green hood on which is sewn an appliqué of a minaret or floral design.

Exporting Tribal Women Wear

There is very little variety in the ornaments that tribal women wear. In north Bengal they wear almost identical ornaments. Santal and Oraon women wear ornaments on their hands, feet, nose, ears and neck. Chakma women wear bangles and anklets, as well as coin earrings and necklaces. Garo women do up their hair in buns, which they then adorn with flowers. Magh women use a herbal powder or wood paste to lighten their faces.


The winning teams will be granted mentorship with three of the brightest minds in Bangladesh. This will be a unique opportunity to hone your skills under their expert tutelage and learn from the very best in the business. May the best team RISE HIGH!


Mahzabin Ferdous

Head of Brand and Corporate Communication
(IPDC Finance)

Ayman Sadiq

Founder, 10 Minute School

MD. Azim Hossain

Head-Digital Media (PRAN-RFL Group)

Speeches of Our Honorable Judges from Last Year

Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar (Professor, IBA, University Of Dhaka)
Abrar A. Anwar (CEO, Standard Chartered Bangladesh)
Syed Nasim Manzur (President, MCCI Dhaka & MD, Apex Footwear Ltd)

Rise High Bangladesh at a Glance

To uplift the exporting scenario in the country a series of initiatives have been launched by Crown Cement & The Daily Star jointly, named as “Rise High Bangladesh”. The primary objective of this initiative is to extract export ideas from current university students & to award few of the people who have contributed effectively in the international arena.

Recommendations Regarding Submission:

You may include these in your export plan format.

Revenue Model

SWOT Analysis

Break Even Analysis