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ID92 has its applications open for cycle...

February 5, 2019

Innovation District 92 (ID92), a startup incubator aiming to position Pakistan as an ‘Innovation District’ to the world, just opened up its applications for incubation for cycle 2. With so many incubators popping up all around Pakistan, ID92 stands out in its goal to provide startups the maximum benefit of being incubated. Its first cycle […]

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The Nest I/O Celebrates its 8th Demo...

December 27, 2018

The latest cohort of startups graduating from The Nest I/O showcased their business ideas and progress to a room full of investors, mentors, corporates, and people from the tech community on December 22. The 8th Demo Day was hosted at The Nest I/O where more than 18 startups gave a 3 minute pitch to impress […]

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OpenMic, a Nest I/O startup, has launched...

December 11, 2018

OpenMic, a social startup that engages youth in the conversations about the future of Pakistan, conducted its Launch Event, called Mic Drop, on December 8th at The Nest I/O. The event was attended by students, civic activists, youth wings, social entrepreneurs, and development practitioners. In a houseful session, the launch event hosted a panel discussion […]

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has launched its...

December 3, 2018

The policy talks about the the digital aspirations of the province for the next five years (2018-2023) in four thematic areas including digital access, digital economy, digital skills and digital governance. Among a range of aspirations, the Digital policy commits to phased transformation of broadband services from copper networks to optical fiber network. It also […]

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Applications Open! University of Oklahoma – Innovation...

November 9, 2018

A 5 week long, fully funded entrepreneurial exchange to Oklahoma! Innovation District 92 in connection with the United States Department of State, Professional Fellows Program, brings you this program! In this program two cohorts of 3 Pakistani entrepreneurs/business educators/business professionals will travel to the U.S for a five week exchange each. One or two delegations […]

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Ten Pakistani banks suspend international banking in...

November 6, 2018

ISLAMABAD: At least ten Pakistani banks have suspended their international payment services via Visa and debit cards in the wake of latest concerns around possible cyber attacks. While the local news organizations have hesitated to share the list the banks suspending the international transactions, Pakistan Today shared the names of the bankswho suspended their operations. These […]

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Cyber attack costs BankIslami Rs 2.6M

November 2, 2018

  KARACHI: BankIslami came under cyber attack, costing Rs2.6 million from the international operations on Saturday but the bank said the amount was reverted back into the affected accounts. “We were intimated through an advisory of international payment scheme and detected some abnormal activities on transactions through debit cards,” a top official of BankIslami, who […]

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SDPI ANNOUNCES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISM AWARDS 2018

November 2, 2018

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has announced ‘Sustainable Development Journalism Awards 2018’. The awards to winning journalists will be distributed at its 21st Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) scheduled as 4 – 7 December 2018 in Islamabad. The entries for the award that will have cash prize as well will be received from throughout the country. […]

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The Pulse of Innovation Beats Loudest at...

October 24, 2018

The second edition of The Nest I/O’s flagship event on entrepreneurship and innovation, 021Disrupt, will take place on Nov 10-11 this year in Karachi. The two-day conference aims to strengthen the startup ecosystem of Pakistan by bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, mentors, influencers, students, and professionals, all under one roof. With over 60 speakers, 700 participants, […]