Entrepreneurship

JumpStart Pakistan opens Shepherd’s Pie Applications for 2016

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Well, JumpStart Pakistan, is going to nail you hard. It help startups build upon their ideas and turn them into reality by providing them with mentorship, acceleration, pitching training for investment platforms. It also gives them a co-working space to collaborate in.

In the last two years, JumpStart Pakistan has conducted six major events including give national pitching events called Shepherd’s Pie in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore. It also conducted the International SeedStars World event in Karachi where DoctHers won from Pakistan and then traveled to Lausanne, Switzerland earlier this month to take part in SeedStars World Summit.

Seedstars World is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets and it aims to reduce unemployment in these markets by promoting entrepreneurship. This year, Giraffe, a mobile app from Africa, that helps you find a new job in different industries like retail, admin and security, won the competition.

JumStart Pakistan will begin its Shepherd’s Pie season in 2016 on Saturday, April 9th, in Islamabad. It will bring together renowned Entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors to invest in the different business ideas exhibited.

This year’s startups will have the opportunity to represent Pakistan in International SeedStars World Event in Switzerland and compete for $500,000 investment. They will also be able to attend one of the most extensive mentorship sessions with the CEOs at LaunchPad7 (worth Rs. 2500), for free.

These startups will also have an opportunity to win a one-year Incubation at LaunchPad7 and seven winners of the final event will get equity-based seed funding worth Rs. 750,000. The participating startups will get continuous promotion through priority Listing on JumpStart Pakistan’s Web Portal and social media platforms. They will also have access to a pool of entrepreneurs around the world through JumpStart Pakistan’s exclusive Shepherds network, and will get mentorship sessions from international mentors through seedspace.

What’s more? These startups will get to pitch in front of international investors via live streams, and will be given the chance to run their office activities through LaunchPad7 on a discount.

 

So if you are convinced, apply right away, and get a chance to take your startup to the next level.

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