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3 days ago

Interviews

Interview with the Founder of PlaceMe, Muqsit Khan

PlaceMe.Pk is the new startup in town providing affordable accommodation to students. Here’s what its founder, Muqsit Khan, had to say: What made you choose this field? Were you passionate about it from the start or did you just had an epiphany? The idea of such a startup came when we were attending Startup Istanbul. We…

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5 days ago

News

Find a home anywhere with PlaceMe.pk!

Do you remember how Qmobile copied Apple, injected a local feel to the copy, shoved in some desi stars and became the highest selling mobile phone brand in Pakistan? Enter Placeme.Pk! Placeme.Pk has taken the revolutionary Airbnb concept and adapted it to the Pakistani market. With recent advances in Web 2.0 and soon-to-come Web 3.0,…

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6 days ago

Startup

StartUp Cup Pakistan – Rewarding the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Pakistan

Open to all kinds of business models, the StartUp Cup Pakistan is a competition that judges and rewards Pakistani entrepreneurs that have converted their unique business ideas into a viable business model. Part of an international initiate,the StartUp Cup has been promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Pakistan since 2013 by organizing a nationwide business competition. In 2015, the StartUp Cup also established…

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7 days ago

Infographics

The World’s Best Places to Launch Your Startup (Hint: Not Silicon Valley) – Infographic

Got an idea for a killer startup? Instead of relocating to the Silicon Valley, check out these metropolitan areas. infographic source: whoishostingthis.

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1 week ago

Infographics

What is venture capital?

Many of the biggest tech companies today might’ve failed without venture capital. Apple, Google, Microsoft – all of them relied on venture capital when they were starting out. While banks typically won’t loan money to startups because of their lack of solid financials and past history, venture capitalists look to the future. They invest in high-risk…

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2 weeks ago

Startup

Why startups should spend VC money like they have to pay it back

Do you want some free money? That would be great. All you need is a venture capitalist or an angel investor to swoop down and make you rich with a US$3,000,000 cash injection. You can blow the money on Xbox consoles, office perks and supporting a burn-rate that would make Emperor Nero’s pyromania look harmless….

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2 weeks ago

Interviews

Jack Ma explains how he got started doing a startup

With the Chinese new year holiday fast approaching, many Chinese organizations are hosting “year end” events. At one such event this week at the China Entrepreneur Club, Alibaba founder Jack Ma gave a brief address. In it, he talks about his departure from the world of teaching, and how he got wrapped up in the…

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2 weeks ago

Infographics

27 Striking Facts Most People Don’t Know About Startups – Infographic

The global economy has always been sustained by innovation in the business world, but how do startups differ from country to country and what are some of the galvanizing factors behind the current entrepreneurial landscape? Using a wide variety of trusted sources Coupofy has compiled 27 interesting facts that explore these questions in more detail….

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3 weeks ago

Infographics

Why Startups Should Look Towards the Crowdfunding Industry for Funding

The year 2016 is predicted to be a monumental one as crowdfunding experts suggest that money raised by venture capitalist with be outpaced by crowdfunders. Only five short years ago in 2011, early adopters crowdfunded $1.5 billion for entrepreneurs which only accounted for about three percent of all start-up funding. As we fast forward to…

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4 weeks ago

Entrepreneurship

24 great books on startups and entrepreneurs that I must read in 2016

One of my favorite activities at the start of the year is to list out books I intend to read – and I do read some of them too eventually! For those of us caught up in the swirl of startups, especially, good books are an anchor for our thoughts, to make sense of this…

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