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Nida Rasheed is a freelance writer and business owner with a serious caffeine addiction. She loves her dogs, wants to travel the world, and dislikes referring to herself in the third person. Follow her on Twitter: @nidarasheed

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19 hours ago

Startup Advice

5 Reasons Why You Should Bootstrap First, Get Funding Later

Funding a startup can be a nightmare. Most entrepreneurs I have talked to in Pakistan talk about the trouble they face finding investors or other funding sources. Let’s be honest, you need money to keep your business running. How much money, and how soon you need it, that is the big question. Entrepreneurs have two…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Bootstrap First, Get Funding Later

21 hours ago

Startup Advice

4 Ways to Check if You’ve Got a Minimum Viable Product

When you’re building a product, you want to fill it with features. After all, the more you offer, the more customers you can attract. Right? Wrong. Sort of. You might eventually want to build a product with a 100 features. But starting off with one that aims to do that is not a smart decision. What…

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4 Ways to Check if You’ve Got a Minimum Viable Product

5 days ago

How-To Guides

How can Pakistani’s fill the W8-BEN form

Developers or freelancers who work with U.S clients will often get asked to fill out the W8-BEN form. Since the IRS website can be a bit wordy, here’s an explanation for what the form is, who needs to fill it out, and how you can go about doing that. What is the W-8BEN The Form W8-BEN,…

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How can Pakistani’s fill the W8-BEN form

1 week ago

Startup

5 Online Collaboration Tools Startups Need Now

With remote work (working from home, whether full-time or part-time) becoming more and more common, it has become increasingly important to choose the right tools to collaborate with your team. While there are 100s of online collaboration tools out there, not all offer easy-to-use features or are readily available across platforms. Here are five online…

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1 week ago

Digital Living

How to Use Multiple iTunes Accounts on a Single Device

More and more families are facing this common issue. How do you use multiple iTunes accounts on one laptop or computer? When you, your spouse, and your kids all have iPods, iPads or iPhones, you’re going to end up with libraries getting mixed up. No one wants to have their child’s music uploaded to their…

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How to Use Multiple iTunes Accounts on a Single Device

2 weeks ago

Android

ATM Locator Pakistan Keeps you Informed About Nearby ATMs

We’ve all had those moments where we’ve been running around trying to find an ATM to withdraw cash from. This is especially a problem in a new city, or if you prefer using only your own bank’s ATMs to avoid extra charges. Android users can now rejoice, because the ATM Locator Pakistan app by Data…

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2 weeks ago

Business

PayPal Payment Alternatives for Pakistani Freelancers

One of the toughest parts of being a freelancer from Pakistan is the lack of Paypal as a payment option. I’ve personally come across many jobs/clients that specifically say they can only pay through Paypal. In fact, many US-based clients cannot understand how payment through Paypal is simply not an option for us Pakistanis. What…

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2 weeks ago

Apps

5 Health Tracking Apps That Integrate With Apple’s HealthKit

When iOS8 launched, everyone talked about the HealthKit as though it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. While it hasn’t come close to that expectation just as yet, there are some integrations with other health apps that allow you to get a better picture of your overall health at a glance. At last count,…

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3 weeks ago

Events

Apply to Be a Part of StartUp Cup Pakistan 2015

Have a killer business idea? TiE Islamabad is bringing back the largest ever StartUp Competition in Pakistan and it’s not too late to apply! The submission deadline for the 2015 StartUp Cup Pakistan is just days away, so submit your idea and you could join the ranks of past winners like GoFig Solutions, Ideacentricity, and BioTech. What…

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Startup Cup Pakistan 2015

4 weeks ago

Incubators

Five Startups Graduate the Invest2Innovate Accelerator 2014 – 2015

The Invest2Innovate accelerator program for 2014-2015 just drew to a close, and five lucky startup teams can now get started with building their businesses and raising funding. Back in June 2014, we covered the launch of the i2i 2014-2014 accelerator program. The four month program helps startups in the initial phases with financial modeling, branding,…

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2014-2015 Class - Invest2Innovate Accelerator Program

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