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The Launchpad 10 – Lahore (Post-Event Press...

July 27, 2017

After a week of packed sessions and workshops, Plan9’s 10th Launchpad has come to an end. The five day event was all about learning, activities and the enthusiastic energy present in the arena was quite contagious. The first four days of the event were also marked by a surprise element of PEP talks given by […]

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France Announces Fast Track Tech Visa to...

July 23, 2017

The French government wants to support startups with funding and provide assistance in creating world leading companies. The government of France has launched a “technology visa” which aims to attract talented individuals from abroad. While speaking at the Viva Tech conference in Paris, President Macron highlighted how his government wants to remove all complex regulations […]

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She Loves Tech Pakistan picks up pace...

July 17, 2017

Circle introduces she loves tech all over Pakistan. A global start-up competition launched in may 2017. The ensuing rush to apply to this contest was not surprising: this is the first ever global startup competition that supports women technopreneurs and technology for women. The top 4 startup applicants will receive mentoring and financial modeling support […]

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July has some new start-ups on table

July 11, 2017

Startup culture is booming. There are several new startups introducing themselves every month on horizons as diverse as technology, medicine, transportation and education. Here is a list of budding hatcheries to watch this July. Biotags Saudi Arabia Biotechnology Biotags started its journey from the accelerator program Taqadam, at KAUST University. By using latest college technology, […]

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French President Macron launches tech visa for...

June 25, 2017

PARIS: New French President Emmanuel Macron has launched a technology visa for startup founders, employees and investors in a bid to attract international tech startups to come to France, reported CNBC. The visa, aptly named “Talent Passport”, will surely make it easier for overseas talent to work in France while the new rules and regulation […]

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This online platform is on its way...

June 22, 2017

After being in the top 15 initiatives at Startup Istanbul in 2016, “ MyDoctor.pk ” is all set to become a one-stop shop for patients and practitioners. They are expanding their services to automate the major part of healthcare eco-system. In addition to the doctor appointment and patient management services, it now allows users to […]

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Is Edutech changing the game plan for...

June 15, 2017

Pakistan is facing an education crisis with 22.6 million out of school children, and the remaining who do go to schools are left at the mercy of unresolved systemic issues and with insufficient resources of learning. In order to solve the problem of education scarcity, the standard of education must be upgraded. The youth of […]

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Health tech startups need more ‘Doctors’ as...

June 12, 2017

Health tech startups need more angel investors than venture capitalists and that highlights the need for a more active role of the doctor community in the tech space. In case of economies like Pakistan where health tech startups are trending, doctors need to play a significant role. The problem with most startups is that they […]

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Ufone buys airtime to promote ‘Rizq’: a...

June 8, 2017

In the month of Ramzan, Ufone is supporting a social enterprise called Rizq.  Rizq was started in April 2015 by a group of young and self-driven boys, Huzaifa Ahmed, Musa Amir and Qasim javed. All three of them were on a mission to manage food wastage which they called ‘Rizq Bachao Bhook Mitao’. The model is […]