US-based Google Glass startup and early-stage healthcare company Augmedix has announced to hire more than 7,000 employees from Bangladesh by next 5 years, said a press statement.
The announcement was given at a press conference at Augmedix office on 10 March.
Over the next five years, Augmedix and its partners will hire a large number of Bangladeshis to complement the company’s US scribes, who serve as remote personal assistants to physicians in the US.
The company’s Co-founder Pelu Tran and Steven Yecies, a leading investor in the company, reached Bangladesh on 10 March and will visit the country till 13 March to meet Bangladesh business leaders.
They will also discuss the company’s hiring plans with the business leaders during the visit.
The programme was graced by the presence of the chief guest state minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak, ministry of posts, telecommunications and ICT.
ICT Division Secretary Subir Kishore Choudhury, Co-founder of the Augmedix Pelu Tran, and Augmedix partner of Steven Yecies were also present at the programme.
Augmedix BD Ltd Managing director Ahmadul Hoq chaired the session.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister of ICT Division said, "Bangladesh is the destination for emerging technologies and Augmedix is our prime example of innovation by the talented youth of Bangladesh.”
Pelu Tran said, “Bangladesh is an ideal country for Augmedix operations and for connecting talented scribes with US doctors."