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2 years ago

Startup

A lot of us might remember the controversy around Paul Smith’s high-priced (in the $600 range) leather sandals clearly inspired by the commonly worn Peshawari Chappal from Pakistan. Local stores sell this same product for anywhere between 2 and 50 dollars, but the real issue was that of giving credit where it was due. Paul…

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2 years ago

Education

What is lolzstudio? With a central message of hope, peace and tolerance, lolzstudio is a social enterprise that had modest beginnings as a photography blog. The group works with film through social media to share their unique take on Pakistan’s issues, problems and the often neglected positive news and successes. The message Using humor, wit…

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2 years ago

Apps

Rocket Internet’s Lamudi.pk is one of the leading players in the online property listing market in Pakistan. Their mobile app is arguably the first of its kind for the Pakistani market, and helps us explore the application of mobile apps in this arena. How It Works The option to choose a country at the beginning of…

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2 years ago

Startup

Ethical Fashion Popinjay is a socially conscious fashion label that produces accessories which are unique, handmade and recently extremely popular. The business aims to provide world class craftsmanship while maintaining ethical business practices. The brand used skilled local artisans in rural Pakistan and trains them to bring out the best possible workmanship. These women are…

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2 years ago

Startup

foona is the newest kid on the block in the online eatery guide business. It’s intended as a social network for food, where you can share your comments, opinions and recipes with like-minded people. The website is just starting up and is still in the beta phase, which means that it’s an evolving project which…

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2 years ago

Startup

InteraCta is one of the start-ups at the LUMS Centre for Entrepreneurship working on mobile apps. As Pakistanis, along with the rest of humanity, spend more and more time with their phones, the arena of mobile phone apps is growing stronger and more widespread in terms of its applications. The Concept The team behind InteraCta…

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2 years ago

Brain Hacks

The brain is good at learning, but it usually needs a lot of repetition to make new knowledge stick permanently. If we remembered everything we ever glanced at, there would be no room for storing anything important. When you consciously want to retain information, you need to “tell” your brain that this is vital information…

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2 years ago

Brain Hacks

At times, whether at home or work, we all have to do things that we don’t like doing. In order to live productively and get on professionally, we need to accomplish things that don’t seem like much fun. But there are ways of turning dull, boring or demanding chores into tasks we’re much keener to…

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2 years ago

Startup

BugDev Studios is one of the start-ups incubated at the LUMS Centre of Entreprenuership. They already have a game on the Google Play Store called ‘Crazy Hexagon’. I downloaded and played the game on my phone, not expecting much after seeing the game’s mixed reviews and ratings. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the idea…

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2 years ago

Startup Advice

It is normal for entrepreneurs to have a few unsuccessful startups before striking gold; without failure, there would be no success. Certain startup flops are particularly memorable, because they seemed so close to nailing it, only to fail quite catastrophically. These startups impressed investors and raised large amounts of capital, only to make disastrous mistakes…

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