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The Nest I/O Celebrates 5 years of...

January 25, 2020

Founded in January 2015, The Nest I/O has been a hub for local startups to flourish and accelerate the growth of their businesses. Since inception, The Nest I/O has incubated and accelerated 180+ startups, created 5,000+ jobs, organized 150+ public and private sessions/workshops, and 9 medium and large scale entrepreneurial events. The Nest I/O marked […]

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Better Business Regulatory Environment: Way forward for...

January 25, 2020

Excessive regulations hinder foreign investment, experts ‘Govt. urged to rationalize regulations to help businesses’ Islamabad (Monday, January 20, 2020): Despite improvements on Ease of Doing Business (EODB) index, massive, costly and time-consuming business regulations at the federal, provincial and local level still appear to be the major stumbling block in the way of attracting the […]

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Bringing education revolution in Pakistan

January 10, 2020

Entrepreneurs have saved entire nations from collapsing, and it is the entrepreneurs that will save our country’s future. Having spent a life working with founders and dreamers, there’s a chapter in my journey that came to pass with Prof. Dr. Chaudhry Abdul Rehman, Chairman The Superior Group. At a time when we met, I was […]

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Research finds data of 267 million Facebook...

January 2, 2020

December 25, 2019 – Facebook finds itself in the midst of another data breach as researcher Bob Diachenko finds information of over 267 million users unprotected on the web. Diachenko mentions in his study for UK-based tech research firm Comparitech that the data was accessible for at least 15 days. The exposed data contained full […]

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Notices issued under petition challenging defamation sections...

January 2, 2020

On December 4, 2019, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) heard a case challenging the criminal defamation sections (section 499: Defamation and 500: Punishment for Defamation) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). The case titled “Asad Baig Vs. Federation of Pakistan” contends that criminal defamation laws act as a “prior restraint” and affects the fundamental freedom […]

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021Disrupt hosts 1000+ innovators, 600+ startups, and...

November 6, 2019

The third edition of Pakistan’s leading entrepreneurial and innovation conference, 021Disrupt, was organized by The Nest I/O on November 2nd & 3rd at a hotel in Karachi, to connect local and international investors, innovators, and tech pioneers with the entrepreneurial community of Pakistan. The conference was not only an opportunity to exchange innovative ideas and […]

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Are Ali Express items being sold in...

October 18, 2019

Islamabad: A “lucky draw” has caught the attention of the inhabitants of the twin city since 15 September when a tweet emerged claiming that a shop at the Sunday Bazaar, near Peshawar Morr Islamabad was allegedly selling the lost/ unwanted Ali Express items for Pak Rupees 200 (US$ 1.62).  According to the tweet, these parcels […]

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Khareed First Pakistan-Based Startup Selected to Silicon...

September 24, 2019

Khareed – an enterprise e-procurement software that facilitates B2B procurement in Pakistan – was accepted into Silicon Valley-based accelerator Founder’s Embassy summer 2019 program, making it the first and only Pakistani startup to be selected in the program’s history. Founder’s Embassy is a highly selective San Francisco-based accelerator seeking international startups that have already gained […]

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IFC to Invest $2.5 million in Sarmayacar...

August 5, 2019

Karachi, Pakistan, July 30, 2019—International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will invest $2.5 million in Sarmayacar, one of the first early-stage venture capital funds supporting tech-driven startups in Pakistan, to help boost entrepreneurship and spur economic growth. Of the total amount, $2 million is equity commitments from Startup Catalyst, IFC’s […]