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Winners of Fintech Disrupt Challenge secure up...

December 7, 2016

Pakistan’s startup industry has come a long way from a series of ranges and came to a point where it landed itself at FinTech’s first Disrupt Challenge in Pakistan hosted collectively by Karandaaz and LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship. The Fintech Space in Pakistan FinTech has had incredible success globally reaching to $5.2 billion in investments […]

13 minutes Read 1,178 views A new dimension to freelance platforms

December 1, 2016

The information technology industry of Pakistan has witnessed sharp growth despite increasing competition across the globe (e.g. India, China and Bangladesh) for low-cost staffing. The IT industry is generating successful revenue across Pakistan whether it is process automation, computerization of land records, mobile banking, online education, entrepreneurship ecosystems, or incubators. There is a significant demand […]

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2 Pakistani Startups make it to NEWENERGY...

October 28, 2016

Dawn news recently reported that, “Over 140 million Pakistanis either have no access to the power grid or suffer over 12 hours of loadshedding daily.” The report talks about several facts related to energy crisis in Pakistan. The emerging startup culture maybe one of the most effective means of solving crisis. The government and the […]

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Why Punjab needs the ‘ICT Policy 2016’...

October 24, 2016

Information communication technology ( ICT) is amongst the most important economy driving tools at present. The risks and opportunities associated with the global market trends are shaping the economy and employment structures through ICT. Developing economies like Pakistan can only make use of opportunities that ICT offers to create when it has a more concentrated […]

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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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October 8, 2016

Pakistani Healthcare,a topic of controversial discussion.Pakistan does not have the Capitalistic Loop between a Health Board, Pharmacies, Insurance Companies and Doctors. Whereas this gives freedom to doctors to genuinely care for and treat patients, it also leaves open the patient to high amount of medical abuse in the hands of a doctor seeking financial gains. […]

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The Startup Oath- Startup Istanbul Special

October 7, 2016

Startup Istanbul had a powerful start to the day and here is a summary of some quick notes for all Founders,Ceos,Would be Entrepreneurs and thier teams! The Startup Oath is for all entrepreneurs- So here is what to do, Stand infront of the mirror raise both your hands , look yourself in the eye and […]

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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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Pakistan Startup Summit 2016 in Singapore

June 24, 2016

PRESS RELEASE The South Asia Emerging Markets team at Google’s headquarters in Asia, led by Tania Aidrus and Khurram Jamali, partnered up with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to organize Pakistan Startup Summit 2016 in Singapore. Under this partnership, Google sponsored a group of startup founders from top business incubators and accelerators of Pakistan […]