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The Big List of Pakistani Startups

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New Pakistani startups are being launched every week in Pakistan, or so it seems. Those interested in the Pakistani startup community will already know that the local incubators and accelerators are doing their part in supporting local entrepreneurs.

We’ve built a list of Pakistani startups that have gone through either an incubator or accelerator program. Some of these names are well known, and have been reviewed here on Pakwired as well, while others are as yet flying under the radar.

To make this list, we collected information on incubators and accelerators in Pakistan, and then visited each programs website to get information on startups that have gone through the program. Current incubatees are not included in the list, however, and will be added once they have graduated. Wherever possible, information was collected from either the incubator, or startup, website.

Undeniably, this list look shorter than I had thought it would. A lot of incubators do not regularly update their websites and/or social media pages, so there is always the possibility we are missing names. Please read the section at the bottom on how to submit missing startups to this list.

StartupYearIncubator/AcceleratorWebsite
*Hybrid Signals2014Plan 9www.hybridsignals.com
Pantera Energy2014Plan 9www.panteraenergy.pk
Pantera Engineering2014Plan 9www.panteraengineering.com
Patari2015Plan 9 & Plan Xwww.patari.pk
GuidAR Plane Solutions2015Plan 9www.planesolutions.net/GuidAR
SportsKot2015Plan 9www.sportskot.com
WifiGen2015Plan 9 & Plan Xwww.wifigen.net/
SMAG2015Plan 9 & Plan Xwww.smag.io
*TreQuant2015Plan 9Under Construction
SMAC Factory2015Plan 9www.smacfactory.com
Mezaaj2015Plan 9www.mezaaj.com/
Hajj Guider2015Plan 9www.hajjguider.com/
Daastan2015Plan 9www.daastan.com
Bookworm2015Plan 9www.bookworminc.com/beta
Travly2014Plan 9 & Plan Xwww.travly.io
Tourplanner.pk2013Plan 9www.tourplanner.pk
Baby Planet2014Plan 9 & Plan Xwww.babyplanet.pk
Technolsys Labs2013Plan 9www.technolsys.net
IDEA Centricity2013Plan 9 & Invest2Innovatewww.ideacentricity.biz
Go Ghoom2015Plan 9www.goghoom.com
Vivid Technologies2014Plan 9www.thevividtech.com
Xgear2013Plan 9 & Plan Xwww.xgear.io
Bookme.pk2013Plan 9 & Plan Xwww.bookme.pk
Markhor2012Plan 9www.themarkhor.com
Eyedeus Labs2012Plan 9www.eyedeus.com
Transparent Hands2014Plan 9www.transparenthands.com
Magision2014Plan 9www.magision.com
Bubblehype2015Plan 9www.bubblehype.com
Capital Stake2014Plan 9capitalstake.com
Centsol2014Plan 9www.centsol.com
P for Plan2014Plan 9www.pforplan.com
Mavenzo2014Plan 9www.mavenzo.com
Itsybitsy2014Plan 9www.itsybitsy.info
ClubInternet.co2014Plan 9www.clubinternet.co
YarnX2015Plan 9www.yarnx.com
Objecsys2015Plan 9Under Construction
Extregy2015Plan 9www.extregy.com
Plagiarism Checker X2014Plan Xwww.plagiarismcheckerx.com
Geek2014Plan Xwww.thegeekapp.com
Virgin Teez2014Plan Xwww.virginteez.com
Milestone2014Plan Xwww.milestone.com.pk
*Harbinger ComiX2015The Foundationwww.harbingercomix.com
*HealthWire2015The Foundationwww.facebook.com/healthwire.pk
*AliffIqra2015The Foundationwww.aliffiqra.com
*King Kashmiri2015The FoundationNot Available
*Wedding Graphers2015The Foundationwww.weddinggraphers.com
*HereCut2015The Foundationwww.herecut.com.pk
*Traverse Pakistan2015The Foundationwww.traversepakistan.com
*PrintMe.pk2015The Foundationwww.printme.pk
*Chinyot2015The FoundationNot Available
*Teachus.pk2015The Foundationwww.teachus.pk
*BeautyHooked2015The Foundationwww.beautyhooked.com
*Technician.pk2015The Foundationwww.technician.pk
*Repair Desk2015The FoundationNot Available
*Ctrl+N (Trilop)2015The Foundationwww.trilop.co
*GrabDeals2015The Foundationwww.grabdeals.pk
Jewelry Design Pro2015The Foundation & Plan Xwww.jewelrydesignpro.com
HnO Services2015The Foundationwww.hnoservices.pk
Auto Genie2015The Foundation & Plan XWww.autogenie.pk
Fictive Lab2015The Foundationwww.fictivelab.com
FoodHub2015The Foundationwww.foodhub.pk/index.html
Paper Cut2015The FoundationUnder Construction
BizClout2014The Foundationwww.bizclout.com
Playbolt Studios2014The Foundationwww.facebook.com/playboltstudios
Interacta2014The Foundationwww.interacta.co
Savaree2014The Foundation & Invest2Innovate & Plan Xwww.savaree.co
Maro Tandoors2014The Foundationwww.marotandoors.com
Vivid Tech2014The Foundationwww.vividtech.io/d
Burq Solutions2014The Foundationwww.burqsolutions.com
BugDev Studios2014The Foundationwww.bugdevstudios.com
Meri Taleem2014Invest2Innovatewww.meritaleem.com
Dheere Bolo2014Invest2Innovatewww.dheerebolo.com.pk
Blue Saint2014Invest2Innovatewww.thebluesaint.com
Inaaya2014Invest2Innovatewww.inaayaonline.com
Amal Academy2013Invest2Innovatewww.amalacademy.org
Asli Goli2013Invest2Innovatewww.asligoli.org
Raise D'Bar2013Invest2Innovatewww.facebook.com/raiseyourbar
The Reading Room Project2013Invest2Innovatewww.readingroomproject.org
3Restart2013Invest2Innovatewww.facebook.com/3restartofficial
OPEN2012Invest2InnovateUnavailabe
EcoEnergy2012Invest2Innovatewww.ecoenergyfinance.org
Milk'Op2012Invest2Innovatewww.facebook.com/milk.op.pakistan
Popinjay2012Invest2Innovatewww.popinjay.co
RES2012Invest2InnovateUnavailabe
Sheops2015Nest I/Owww.sheops.com
Capital Valley2015Nest I/Owww.finspire.co/capital-valley
DeliverIt2015Nest I/Owww.deliverit.pk
Ejaad Tech2015Nest I/Owww.ejaad.com.pk
Investor Lounge2015Nest I/Owww.finspire.co
Knavix2015Nest I/Owww.knavix.com
TeamFYP2015Nest I/Owww.fyp.com.pk
MilGaya2015Nest I/Owww.jventures.pk
RemindZapp2015Nest I/Owww.ouzelsystems.com
Teddict2015Nest I/Owww.teddict.com
Smart Choice2015Nest I/Owww.smartchoice.pk
Sukoon2015Nest I/Owww.sukoon.com.pk
The Wedding Planit2015Nest I/Owww.theweddingplanit.com
Vyva Sync2015Nest I/Owww.vyvasync.com
Whisper O2015Nest I/Owww.whispero.io
Analytify2015Nest I/Owp-analytify.com
FoodFox2015Nest I/OUnder Construction
Onimals.pk2015Nest I/OUnder Construction
ErinMail2015Nest I/Owww.erinmail.com/home
Stallion Deliveries2014IBA-CEDwww.stalliondeliveries.com
Papa Jobs2014IBA-CEDwww.papajobs.net
Pom Frites2014IBA-CEDUnavailabe
LOL2014IBA-CEDUnavailabe
Fakat2014IBA-CEDUnavailabe
Ultimate Fitness Solution2014IBA-CEDUnavailabe
OSS Mover2014IBA-CEDUnavailabe
Dynamic Consultants2014IBA-CEDUnavailabe
Vanilla Counselling2014IBA-CEDUnavailabe
Scoops and Loops2014IBA-CEDUnavailabe
Shut Up And Eat2014IBA-CEDUnavailabe
Ahdaas2014IBA-CEDUnavailabe
EatOye2013Arpatechwww.eatoye.pk
Ranic Automations2011Comsats Business Incubation Centrewww.ranicautomation.com
Intesol2012Comsats Business Incubation Centrewww.intesol.biz/home
CreatriXe2012NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.creatrixe.com
TunaCode2010NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.tunacode.com
Swaggable2012NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.swaggable.com
Enekon2011NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.enekon.com
Wonderful Engineering2012NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.wonderfulengineering.com
eMumba2012NUST Technology Incubation CentreUnavailabe
E4 Technologies2013NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.e4technologies.net
Magma Systems2011NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.magmasys.net
Kounter Intuitive Technologies2015NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.ki-technologies.net
Gogi Studios2012NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.gogicartoons.com
Touch'd2013NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.touchd.us
Novel SolutionsNot AvailableNUST Technology Incubation CentreUnavailabe
BytehoodNot AvailableNUST Technology Incubation CentreUnavailabe
BitSparx2013NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.bitsparx.com
Step Robotics2013NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.steprobotics.com
Interactive SolutionsNot AvailableNUST Technology Incubation CentreUnavailabe
LapPro Solutions2015NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.facebook.com/LapPro.Solutions
Cygnus Solutions2014NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.facebook.com/cygnussolutionspvtlmt
Ioptime2011NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.ioptime.com
Saltech2011NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.facebook.com/pages/Saltech-Pvt-Ltd
Webpreneur Academy2015NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.webpreneuracademy.com
Simplicity Labs2015NUST Technology Incubation Centrewww.simplicity-labs.com
*Print3D Pakistan2013Microsoft Innovation Center Karachiwww.print3d.com.pk

*indicates information that has been updated

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A list of incubators in Pakistan

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We’ve done a roundup on various incubators, you can read them here.

Did we miss any Pakistani Startups?

Is your startup missing from this list? Oops. Leave a note in the comment, including the name of your startup, the accelerator/incubator it graduated from, and a link to either your website or Facebook page and we’ll add it straightaway.

Nida Rasheed is a freelance writer and business owner with a serious caffeine addiction. She loves her dogs, wants to travel the world, and dislikes referring to herself in the third person. Follow her on Twitter: @nidarasheed

  • Sundus Amjad

    Beauty Hooked is missing!
    Graduated from The Foundation, LCE.
    http://www.beautyhooked.com
    http://www.facebook.com/beautyhooked

    • Hi Sundus,

      It’s not on their website. :/ Can you confirm, via a news link or something, that it was a graduate?

    • Hi Sundus, someone else mentioned BeautyHooked too. Is it in the current incubation cycle? Because I’ve checked online and I think they secured a spot at LCE this summer…

    • Adding it to the list now :)

  • shahzaman

    You need to update that list :-) Trilop is missing, LCE graduated
    http://www.Trilop.co

  • shahzaman

    You need to update that list :-) Trilop is missing, LCE graduated
    http://www.trilop.co

    • Apologies. Can you send me the following information: Name of startup, start year, link to website/FB page as well as any way I can confirm that iinformation. Just FYI, it’s missing because it’s not on the LCE website in list of startups.

      • shahzaman

        Ctrl+N (Trilop) you can follow the link for verification https://lce.lums.edu.pk/startups/
        we are working as Trilop.
        Use name “Trilop” in your list
        Google analytic for offline retailers
        2015
        fb.com/trilop.co
        http://www.trilop.co

        • Hey,

          It’s in the current batch. When do you guys graduate the incubator? I’ll definitely update the list then.

          • shahzaman

            they have not incubated next batch that’s why it shows current batch but we have graduated last month Aug-15.

          • shahzaman

            An email has been sent to you by LCE for verification

          • Yep, adding this in now. Apologies for the oversight :)

          • shahzaman

            No problem, you can make it up by writing an article on my product :-P :-D

  • Hafsa Shorish

    Vivid is Plan9 and PlanX. Please edit it.

    • Hi Hafsa,

      There are two companies, by my understanding. One is Foundation, one is Plan9. They are both mentioned on the list, and they are both also mentioned on the Foundation/Plan9 websites. Thanks

      • Hafsa Shorish

        Hi Nida,
        Foundation and Plan9 are both incubators and PlanX in an accelerator. Vivid( the startup company) has been part of both the programmes. In fact they are currently housed at ASTP. http://planx.pitb.gov.pk/startups
        Their name was changed from Appography to Vivid. The list looks great, just wanted you to edit it correctly. Vivid a technologies 2013-Plan9, 2014-PlanX.
        If you need any further information, you can email me at hafsa.shorish@pitb.gov.pk
        Thank you.

        • Hi,

          What I meant is that Vivid is two companies. There are two companies with a very similar name – Vivid Tech and Vivid Technologies.

          Thanks for all the feedback. I really appreciate the help in sorting out the list. :)

  • Missed my startup HybridSignals first batch of Plan 9

    • Hi Sam,

      Apologies. Can you send me the following information: Name of startup, start year, link to website/FB page as well as any way I can confirm that it was a Plan9 startup. Just FYI, it’s missing because it’s not on the Plan 9 website in list of startups.

      • You can confirm from Hafsa / Marium/ Uzair and even Sarah :) I think there might be some confusion

        • Hi Sam,

          Maybe you can ask one of them to email me at nida.rasheed@gmail.com? Thanks

          • Hafsa Shorish

            Hi Nida, yes Hybrid Signals was part of the 1st batch of Plan9 back in 2012. If you like, i can still email you the same information. Thank you.

          • That would be awesome. Surprised your website doesn’t mention it :/

          • Hafsa Shorish

            Yes, needs to be updated. Email sent :)

  • KaXhif Taj

    How can you forget Messiah .

    http://www.messiahapp.com/

    • Hi,

      Can you tell me which incubator/accelerator program it graduated from? As mentioned in the post, “Leave a note in the comment, including the name of your startup, the accelerator/incubator it graduated from, and a link to either your website or Facebook page and we’ll add it straightaway.”

      • KaXhif Taj

        Messiah is graduated from ” Code for Pakistan ” .Started in 2014 at ” Peshawar Civic Hackathon” Attatched is the link to Website http://www.messiahapp.com/

        • Code for Pakistan isn’t an incubator, or accelerator.

          • fairly random and useless criteria to be part of a list which is titled: Big list of Pakistani Startups. I would have wished to have this random criteria to be part of the title to save me some time.

  • Mustafa Neguib

    does a startup need to be graduated from an incubator to be regarded as a startup? there are many out there who are trying to survive on their own, but that does not make them less of a startup.

    • Saad Sahil

      I agree. I started my venture in 2014 by the name of Kalam Cultural Arts. It is a startup by all definitions but is not on any lists.

      • Hi Mustafa and Saad,

        Nope, you don’t have to go through an incubator program to be considered a startup. However, this list is only for startups who have graduated an accelerator or incubator program.

        • Saad Sahil

          Hi Nida, I hope you will cover the rest as well! :)

        • Malik Kamran Iqbal

          Hi Nida, then you should change the title of this list. Its in NO way big list of Pakistani startups. As many people who have commented here, I am also owner of multiple startups and planing to start more starups. But they are not included in this list.
          I would seriously recommend you change the name of the list. Otherwise this list is an insult to all of us who are trying to work our way up by our ownselves , from money from our pockets!

          • Hey,

            I think Pakwired plans to put up a complete list of startups, eventually. This list, short as it is, took the better part of 6 hours to finalize and check, and I believe we’ve only covered 10% of startups.

  • AbdullahAhmed

    You missed Beautyhooked.com. Graduated from batch 3 of LCE.

    • It’s not on their website (outdated websites are the bane of my existence). Is it part of their current batch? No startups that are currently in an incubation cycle were included (because half of them drop off the face of the world after graduation unfortunately).

    • Hey, so after checking it seems it hasn’t graduated the incubator yet and is in the current cycle.

      • AbdullahAhmed

        Well the current batch is over.

        • Yeah, LCE emailed me to let me know that the current batch on their website has graduated in August. I’m adding them in right now. Thanks for pointing it out!

  • Faizan Laghari

    Textualy and Viaduct were not incubated nor accelerated at Arpatech. They were only recently acquired by Arpatech ventures. I’d know, since I founded them both. :)

    Forrun (www.forrun.co) also missed, which was founded again by myself and recently acquired by Arpatech ventures as well.

    All actually founded by Flagship Group (www.Flagship.com.pk)

    • Hmm. So you want me to remove Textualy and Viaduct, and add Forrun? Or add Flagship Group? Entirely confused now, but if you can email me at nida.rasheed@gmail.com I’ll correct this asap! :)

  • Ali Yaqoob

    Please add Clavum as well. Started in 2015. Website address is: http://www.clavumconsulting.com

  • parvez

    PakistanMan graduated from TeamUp pls visit http://www.facebook.com/Pakistanman

  • You should’ve featured all Pakistani startups rather than just the ones that have gone through incubators or accelerators.

    • Yes, but that list was beyond the budget provided for this work :)

  • Hammad Cheema

    TreQuant is now officially incubated at Plan9. Please correct. http://www.trequant.com

    • It’s still on the NEST I/O website. Should I mention both?

      • Hammad Cheema

        Yes, please. Its an external incubatee of NEST I/O.

  • Aqil Khan

    Name of startup: Baby Mart
    Start year : 2015
    Link to website : http://www.babymart.pk
    FB page : http://www.facebook.com/babymartpk

    • Hi,

      Can you tell me what incubator or accelerator this was under?

  • Farrukh Bhabha

    Name of startup: Print3D Pakistan
    Start year : 2013
    Link to website : https://www.print3d.com.pk
    FB page : https://www.facebook.com/print3d
    Incubation: Microsoft innovation center Karachi

    • Is the Microsoft innovation center an incubator?

      • Farrukh Bhabha

        Yes Microsoft Innovation center offers startup incubation as well. Image is attached and you can verify on Microsoft innovation center pakistan facebook page..
        Thanks

  • Aasim

    Start up: Lever Systems
    Start year: 2013
    Incubator/Accelerator: NUST
    Website: http://www.leversystems.com/

  • Rayan Ahmed

    Hey Nida, Some great startups have recently emerged. A online travel reservation company called Jovago (jovago.com), a kids education website by the name of TheFunKids (www.thefunkids.com) and a gaming site called MaverickGame (www.maverickgame.com). I hope you will consider including them to your list!

  • Rayan Ahmed

    Jovago is a project of rocket internet and thefunkids and maverickgame are projects of golive.com.pk

    • Is Rocket considered an incubator?

      • Talal Masood

        Im sure Rocket Internet is not an incubator

  • Junaid

    Start up: artciti
    Start: 2013
    Website: artciti.com

  • Junaid

    Start up: artciti
    Start: 2013
    Website: artciti.com

  • Syed Jawwad Ali Jafri

    Wow you missed Flashcall which launched a huge miss call based campaign for Nestle Bunyad featuring Shehzad Roy

    • Flashcall is a startup? Which incubator did it go through? (For quicker communication, feel free to email me at nida.rasheed@gmail.com with the info. Thanks).

  • Start Up: howpk
    start : 2013
    Website : howpk.com

  • Talal Masood

    These are the list of which were supported by some incubator. What about those that started own their own. Would love to see some more addition to it. BTW on a funny note, you gave the government a list to tax them :p

    • Hi. Best to email Pakwired directly via the contact option and ask them to create a new list :)

  • Wajahat Imam

    year : 2015
    Link to website : https://www.Dastawezat.pk (currently down as we are customizing it for internet.org)
    FB page : https://www.facebook.com/dastawezat
    Incubation: JUMPSTARTPakistan, Islamabad

    http://www.jumpstartpakistan.com/Startup/Details/100

  • Taimur Khan

    You missed KheloKricket

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/khelokricket
    Incubated: Nest i/o
    Url: http://www.khelokricket.com.pk

  • You missed JustPrice.pk

    Facebook: facebook.com/JustPricePK
    Graduated from Founder Institute Islamabad, Incubated in Plan9
    URL: http://www.justprice.pk

  • Abida Yaseen

    Kindly add ShadiBox.com
    Year Founded: 2015
    Incubator/Accelerator: LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship (The Foundation)
    URL: http://shadibox.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shadiboxofficial/?fref=ts

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