About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.


Has a flat in Stratford, while his family have moved to Dhaka to be with extended family. He moved to the UK with his Grandparents in the 1970s, and became part of increasingly prosperous East End Bangladeshi community.


He built up chain of restaurants and online catering service after inheriting two restaurants started by his father. Currently considering expanding into drone delivered lunch service targeted at high end city workers. He also has some business interests in Bangladesh, creating local crowdfunding platforms and investing via them.


Spends free time with friends from the Bangldeshi community and running business courses for recent school leavers. Speaks to his family via 3D projection early every morning, taking advantage of off-peak internet rates.

Technology used

Quick-passport and Bangladesh-subsidised digital travelcard for flights, 3D projection tablet to speak to family, desktop, android smartphone, automated food ordering app and personal drone bought from China with local flight paths programmed by UK autopilot software firm.

Key trends

(1) More globally than locally connected communities; (4) Active aging population.