Prior to COVID-19, Bangladesh was seeing rapid developments in almost any industry one could think of; it was as if every day they were seeing new kinds of services and platforms being introduced to them, and every day they were hearing about new entrepreneurs with brand new enterprises popping up everywhere.
Amidst all this boom, it was about time that Bangladesh got its first taste of an online skill-sharing platform – and this is where 17-year-old entrepreneur Masud Ashraf Taha from Dhaka enters with a brilliant startup idea – Home Academy BD.
Home Academy is the country’s first online skill-sharing platform that offers international-standard courses teaching a range of courses from cooking to graphic design to business courses, all taught by Bangladesh’s leading professionals in their respective fields. These courses, combined with the most affordable prices and easy payment options, make Home Academy a very attractive venture indeed. But the one aspect that sets them up for success is that the goal of their courses is not only to make you an expert in developing your skills but also to teach you how to capitalize on these skills so you can start earning online and beyond.
Home Academy is all about promoting the laptop-lifestyle in the more traditional Bangladeshi society.
Prior to its rather hasty launch in late May, Home Academy received high acclaim from some local but mostly international media including giants like The Buffalo News, Yahoo Finance, and 20 other such esteemed media companies, all exalting Taha’s startup as the “Next Big Thing in Bangladesh!”
This is definitely a huge title to live up to and so the question arises: Did it live up to its grand hype?
It’ll be a fair call to say it did; it is almost impossible to find anything on Home Academy’s Facebook and Instagram pages except warm testimonies after testimonies from Graduates (Course Buyers), endlessly thanking Home Academy for changing their financial life forever. One testimonial video is even over 5 minutes long. With such feedback from graduates, it is impossible to deny the positive impact that Home Academy has had.
As of July, Taha Masud and his team have already graduated over 200 students from homeacademybd.com. Around 70% of the people – overwhelmingly teenagers and young adults – have reported having already started earning money online applying the lessons they learned from Home Academy’s courses. With such stats to show for, Home Academy can indeed be called the next “big thing” in Bangladesh.
CEO Taha Masud has promised more things in the near future as he is still producing more courses, implementing new marketing strategies, and fixing up systems within the organization – unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered his progress rate along with thousands of businesses all over the world – but he assures everyone that this pandemic might slow him down, but it won’t stop him.
Currently, Home Academy is offering two very lucrative courses – “Dropshipping Business” and “Amazon Reviewer Business” – in fact, the CEO himself is the course instructor of these two courses.
With dozens more premium courses underway, Taha Masud’s Home Academy might just turn out to be more than the next big thing. The odds are definitely in its favor.