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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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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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Events

Challenge X Pakistan 2014

Challenge X Pakistan 2014 is underway at Kuch Khaas, Islamabad. We’re going to update you throughout the event, as 16 startups pitch for a chance to qualify for Challenge X Bangalore, and go on to compete in Challenge Cup in Washington D.C. and win $150,000 investment. Challenge X Pakistan is a startup competition aimed at…

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2 months ago

Digital Living

A Round-Up of Online Grocery Stores in Pakistan

Grocery shopping is most people’s least favorite chore. Making the lists, going to the store, and then discovering half of what you need is out of stock makes me want to give up on shopping altogether. So I was pleasantly surprised when online grocery store started popping up, providing convenient solutions to major urban areas….

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2 months ago

Events

Peshawar 2.0 Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

Peshawar 2.0 is a social enterprise that wants to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Peshawar. Peshawar 2.0 participated actively in Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 by organizing multiple events between November 17 and November 23. They covered 10 campuses; hosted 9 speakers and addressed more than 1000 students during these events, which aim to encourage entrepreneurial…

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2 months ago

Incubators

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad – Business Incubation Center

The University of Agriculture in Faisalabad has launched a Business Incubation Center in partnership with the Competitive Support Fun of USA and the Higher Education Commission Pakistan. As an agricultural university, the center will focus on ideas within the industry itself, and try and launch new and innovative products being created by their students and…

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University of Agriculture

2 months ago

Incubators

Business Incubation at Sukkur IBA

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Incubation, at the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, is just one of many incubation centers popping up in universities across the country. This push for a more entrepreneurial mindset is a result of both private and public funding. Mission Abbreviated as CELInc, the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Incubation…

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3 months ago

Events

TEDxIslamabad 2014 – Wonders and Surprises

Social media is buzzing about the upcoming TEDxIslamabad. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about TED. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment Design, and is a set of global conferences that are organized under the slogan, “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Independently organized events are called TEDx(Location). Theme TEDxIslamabad 2014 is all about wonders…

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TEDxIslamabad Invite

3 months ago

Business

On the Rise: Co-Working Spaces in Pakistan

The rise of co-working spaces in Pakistan has been a long time coming. Pakistan has one largest number of freelancers, whether they are IT professionals, designers or virtual assistants. It also has a growing startup community. Both of these demographics have been itching to have a “co-working” option, which can allow them to avail office…

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3 months ago

Incubators

Technology Incubation Center: UET, Peshawar

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of incubators in Pakistan. This push to encourage entrepreneurship has been led not just by private institutes, but also by the government and universities that have opened incubators within their campuses. The University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, has a Technology Incubation Center…

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5 months ago

Startup

Why Do Startups Fail?

While entrepreneurial activity has increased by over 25% in the last few years, only 75% of startups will last longer than one year. Over 70% will have failed by their 10th year in business. Why the high failure rate? Why do startups fail more often than not? As the Pakistani startup community sees an increase…

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