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4 days ago

Interviews

Start-up Update with Ahmed Arif, CEO of AaramShop Pakistan

India’s impressive eCommerce stats cause quite a stir in 2014, with big data leading the way for smarter convenience based package creation which has further pushed acceptance of e-tailing in emerging markets. We thought to catch up with a growing e-Tailing start-up in our back yard. How did you market AaramShop in 2014? We mainly used grocery…

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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

Entrepreneurship

8 Initiatives That are Helping Startup Culture Flourish in Pakistan

Globally, Pakistan isn’t well known for its achievements in the startup world. However, for a place where startup accelerators and incubators were unheard of just a short time ago, Pakistan is making rapid progress. According to the 2014 Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report, startup culture is flourishing in major cities like Lehore, Karachi, and Islamabad. Opportunities for startup…

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2 months ago

Startup

Odd Jobber: Uber for Rickshaws, ODesk for Low-Income Workers

As Uber has grown synonymous with cab service around the world, and conventional cab services have also adopted to new technology via mobile apps, a startup in Lahore (IdeaCentricity), Pakistan is bringing the rickshaw market up-to-speed with modern technology. Rickshaws in Pakistan, and especially Lahore, are not a dying mode of  transportation competing with cars –…

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2 months ago

Startup

Netpura: Pakistan’s Change.org/Twitter?

At the time of writing this article, it seems that Netpura has been taken offline. The website prompts you for a password without asking for a login and the social media pages for the app have their last activity more than 2 months ago. Having looked the idea over, it did have some sort of…

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2 months ago

Startup Advice

Startup92.com: Information Portal for Pakistan’s Startup Ecosystem

In the last couple of years, Pakistan has seen a large spur of growth in the start-up sector, ranging from an increase in the numbers of start-ups, incubators, working spaces and the general buzz around the sector. Such a growing ecosystem needs an organization that focuses on being a source of all relevant news and information– Startup92…

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2 months ago

Startup

Ghonsla.com: Is your building insulated?

In an energy-starved country where consumers of electricity and gas are struggling to cope with the lack of supply, any steps toward mitigating this supply-demand gap are welcome. One such initiative in this direction is Ghonsla – a business providing insulation services in Pakistan. Energy Efficiency in Buildings The brick and mortar building material used in…

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2 months ago

Startup

Rashanlelo.pk: Grocery Delivered to Your Doorstep (in Karachi)

With the world of online shoppers expanding each day around the world, the growth of the phenomena in developing countries like Pakistan is only a matter of time and initiative by local businessmen. The comfort and easy of online shopping is already accepted by consumers, the ball is in the businesses’ court about how they…

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2 months ago

Startup Advice

The 5 Startup Stages You Should be Prepared for

Knowing the developmental stages involved in a new startup can help you gain a basic understanding of what to expect. Although timeframes and progress varies significantly for each startup, these basic stages outline the typical route to startup victory. If you’ve already begun, these stages will help you determine where you are developmentally, and what…

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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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