Bangladeshi edtech company “Shikho” on “Forbes Asia 100 to Watch 2022” list

Shikho, a Bangladeshi edtech startup, has made its place on the “Forbes Asia 100 to watch 2022” list. This second edition of Forbes Asia 100 to Watch list spotlights 100 small companies and startups across the Asia-Pacific region that are addressing real-world challenges with fresh thinking and innovative products and services. Shikho is one of the final 100 companies selected from a pool of over 650 submissions and the only Bangladeshi company to have made it to the Forbes Asia 100 to Watch 2022 list.

Since 2019, Shikho has been building a hyper-localized digital learning ecosystem with a mission to revolutionize learning in Bangladesh. The startup has recently also joined hands with the renowned actor Chanchal Chowdhury to launch the campaign “Shikhbo, Jitbo”. The campaign “Shikhbo, Jitbo” will help every student become a confident learner; real-life examples in course curriculums aim to engage students. Students can be more successful as they understand and remember their material better. Actor Chanchal Chowdhury will be promoting this campaign nationwide, bringing the joys of learning to hundreds of thousands of lives.

Shikho provides more than 100 comprehensive courses for the Bangladeshi National Curriculum Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC), and competitive University Entrance Exams. With the personalized and data-based app, students can learn visually from animated video content. Students attend live classes with vetted, expert teachers and can access other learning materials such as in-app questions with detailed solutions and ‘smart notes’ that include definitions, formulae, proofs and ‘hacks’. Students come to Shikho to improve their learning outcomes, with paid users spending an average of 90 minutes on the app daily. They can also track performance and progress using data analytics on a real-time basis. Shikho has made everyday learning fun and interactive for every student by “gamifying” their learning experience.

Shikho launched the first version of its mobile learning app in November 2020 and already has over 610,000 users spread across all 64 districts of Bangladesh. Shahir Chowdhury, Co founder and CEO of Shikho said, “We were looking for someone to uphold the spirit of this campaign -– who is an inspiration for us and a father. This is why the renowned actor Chanchal Chowdhury was our first choice. Chanchal Chowdhury and Shikho are aligned in our highest commitment to quality, dedication to our work, and passion for social impact.

We are overjoyed to have him support our efforts with this campaign.” Since August 2021, the Shikho team which has grown from 60 to over 400 strong spread across four different locations, is constantly listening to the students and teachers to improve the learning experience. With Shikho, learning can be more effective, so that students, parents, and also teachers can all win.

The Shikho App can be downloaded from Google Play Store and to know more about Shikho, visit: