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7 days ago

Business

Sukoon.com becomes Pakistan’s highest valued online repair service

Incubated at Nest i/o, Sukoon.com is an online service that offers skilled workers like carpenters, painters, plumbers, masons and electricians for hire online. While there is a plethora of such services available now, led by Skill Bazaar, Technician.Pk, H&O Services and the like, Sukoon has suddenly managed to raise a hefty investment from Crescent Ventures as the…

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4 months ago

Entrepreneurship

‘Now is the time to seize these opportunities:’ Saba Hassan, founder, Banyan Tree

Getting started Karachi based social startup Banyan Tree came to be thus named because of the generosity its namesake inspires. Founder Saba Hassan says, “Banyan (urdu: bergad) trees are common in Karachi. They keep growing and sheltering people under their shade. We too see our organisation’s model growing and providing a space for marginalised persons…

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6 months ago

Stories

From Loss to Profit – Turning Around Domino’s in Pakistan

It’s the classic story of supply meets demand. On the one hand, Domino’s was losing its grip and brand recall among Pakistani consumers. And on the other, Pizza Hut’s GM of Operations, Ahsan Ahmed, wanted to be the Jack Welch of retail industry. In May 2012, he signed a 3 year deal and joined Domino’s as its…

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8 months ago

Stories

Apple to Agree with Taylor Swift

Featured image credit: Ronald Woan/flickr American music sensation and one of the successful singers of this generation ‘Taylor Swift’ shook tech giant Apple with her blog post explaining her views on the upcoming music streaming service which is scheduled to be launched on June 30, 2015. The hitch came out on Apple Music’s 3 months…

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9 months ago

Business

What Rozee.pk’s $6.5m funding means for the Pakistani Job Market

Rozee.pk recently raised over $6.5 million in Series C venture funding from Vostok Nafta and Piton Capital Lead Investment to drive its growth. Considering Pakistan is world’s sixth-most populous country and has a growing middle-class, you will be see a massive surge in the number of job applications in the next few years which only…

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9 months ago

Entrepreneurship

A Rendezvous with an Ethical Hacker

Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Rafay Baloch and I am the founder of RHA InfoSec with advanced expertise in Network Security and Web Application Penetration Testing. I have specialized in finding security vulnerabilities in Web applications, frameworks and browsers, bypassing web application firewalls and filters of modern web-browsers. So how…

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9 months ago

General

DubaiCars.com – Portal for Online Car Sales

Buying or selling a used car is a tricky business that has been greatly eased by the availability of online portals that are custom-built for this purpose. The ease of accessing and filtering information on these portals is a key differentiating characteristic versus the options of working directly with dealers and making purchasing decisions on…

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11 months ago

Business

8 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Who Made Their Fortune Before They Were 30 [INFOGRAPHIC]

For ambitious young entrepreneurs ready to follow their vision, success has no age limit. From tech futurists to fashion moguls, here are 8 CEOs who struck gold before hitting the big 30. These entrepreneurs are living proof that, if you’re innovative, driven and ambitious, it’s never too early to chase success. Infographic courtesy of Essay Expert.

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1 year ago

Entrepreneurship

Did You Know Pakistanis Did This?

How often do we hear something good and positive about Pakistan and its people?  With so much bad press about us, we need to find and focus on the things about this country and the nation, which exhibit positivity, achievements and hope! Most of us recognize names such as Dr. Abdul Salam, Dr. Abdul Qadeer,…

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1 year ago

Stories

13 Unbelievable Facts About Google, the World’s Most Amazing Start-up

Most people know the general story behind Google. The company was first established by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The two met at Stanford University, when Sergey was assigned as a welcoming party to the newly accepted Larry. They became friends, and started a search engine on the Stanford edu network. At first, the page…

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