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Pakistan’s first reality TV challenge for entrepreneurs:...

January 20, 2017

NEO TV has finally launched Pakistan’s first ever business reality show, Idea Croro’n Ka (Million Dollar Idea). The red carpet event, attended by prominent businessmen, potential investors, and media celebrities was hosted by Dr. Abdur Rehman at Superior University, Lahore. This initiative will be anchored and led by Mr. Nabeel A. Qadeer, a well-respected and […]

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The Delhi-like Lahore Smog is Worrisome –...

November 7, 2016

A Private channel has recently reported that smog has caused 610 road accidents in 36 districts of Punjab. The Motorway also remains closed at certain hours in zero visibility due to smog factor. Mr. Salman Rafiq the Advisor to CM on health recently mentioned in a press conference that if need be, the government may […]

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TiE Advocates for FinTech – The next...

November 2, 2016

FinTech is creating a lot of buzz all over the world. Pakistan is not alien to this concept as we too have budding businesses that are revolutionizing the conventional banking and payments system in Pakistan. FinTech is an amalgamation of two words, Finance and Technology. This concept is not new as banking institutions and some […]

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PTI’s ‘Dharna-preneurship’ vs the Economic slow down

October 29, 2016

PTI’s Dharna-preneurship Dharna is an anti government protest sit-in (non violent process). The PTI Dharna politics aims to reach the masses by highlighting the present government’s corruption sc andals, lack of justice and economic policies. It is fair to say that the sit-in culture has existed in Pakistan since Ayub Khan’s time. In 2014 PTI […]

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613 new companies were registered in August...

October 25, 2016

The data compiled by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) shows that 613 new companies were registered in Pakistan in August 2016. This shows a 51% increase in business registration compared to August 2015. Following are a few numbers that may help us underst and this growth (released by the official press statement) : […]

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Virtual Force Sponsored ‘Startup Istanbul’ – What...

October 12, 2016

Virtual Force Inc, is a technology design and innovation platform that builds next generation software products. Their customer centered philosophy helps roll out MVP’s fast and enables founders to lead their next iterations quickly. Virtual Force Inc,is also the engineering partner of a seed fund in New York called CoVenture and they have worked with […]

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FDI and the growth of local entrepreneurs

September 24, 2016

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is known to be an effective tool for building capital in developing economies like Pakistan. For developing countries, the positive impact of foreign direct investment is becoming increasingly popular as a tool for economic growth and strengthening (Muhammad 2007). Increase in FDI is considered to be beneficial for the growth of […]

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FY 2015-16 records 24% increase in the...

August 29, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), a body which regulates the incorporation and operation of companies in Pakistan, stated that 6200 new companies had registered in the preceding fiscal year, whereby indicating an increased confidence of the investors in Pakistani markets. Despite being under the worst form of terrorism, environmental calamities and law […]

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Pakistan takes 19 days to Register a...

August 28, 2016

The World Bank Group forms a detailed report concerning the registration procedures of each country, thereby effectively mapping the processes involved in “Starting a Business” indicator. Therefore, an extensive study is conducted on each country’s registration process, in order to get an idea of the steps that are required to get an enterprise officially registered […]