Pakistan’s popular music streaming startup, Patari recently grabbed 2nd position at World Startup Cup 2016. The competition was held in Washington DC from 3rd to 5th August.
Patari was among 1,000+ startups that were shortlisted after 65 national level championships to participate in the global edition. The first place in the competition was secured by a Moroccan startup, GoMobile. It gives liberty to disadvantaged people to tailor content via mobile phone. The third prize was grabbed by an Armenian startup, HY Pictures. It is a media productions company.
It is pertinent to mention that Pakistani startup, Go-Fig Solutions, was the winner of first ever Startup Cup which was held couple of years ago in 2014.
What is Patari?
Patari is a Pakistani music website which boasts an impressive collection of Pakistani music from over the decades. Patari fills the gaping hole left by the industry’s inability to connect fans and bands.
The website currently claims a collection of 600 artists and 20,000 songs, which are expected to grow to 40,000 soon. The website is open for everyone to use.
Patari team consists of:
1. Khalid Bajwa – CEO
2. Humayun Haroon – CFO and Front End Programmer
3. Usama Tariq – Front End Programmer
4. Faisal Sherjan – Strategy Director
5. Iqbal Talaat – CTO
6. Ahmer Naqvi – Director of Content
7. Ebby Absar – Saad Arshad and Iman Shahid – Content Managers
About Startup Cup
Startup Cup was created to recognize the achievements of outstanding entrepreneurs who have grown dynamic businesses during their local Startup Cup acceleration program.
It is a business model competition which is held annually at over 60 destinations across the world. Throughout the qualifying round, the participating startup gets mentoring and coaching. Moreover, the winners at the local competition receive an invitation to compete against each other at the world stage.
It is indeed an uplifting news for the emerging Pakistani startups. Do let us know what you think about it.