Startups

Startup Grind Lahore hosts Iram Bukhari, Secretary, Women Development Department, Govt of Punjab

Startup Grind Lahore held an exclusive talk by Ms. Irum Bukhari at WomenWill Leadership Summit at Lahore. Ms. Irum Bukhari is currently serving as the Secretary Women Development Department of the Government of Punjab. Moderated by the Chapter Director of Startup Grind Lahore, Mr. Iftikhar Chaudhry, an engaging conversation ensued which captivated the all-female audience. […]

AlphaPro’s Summit Emphasizes the Role of Social Media in Pakistan

More than 400 social media activists, corporate & government reps, University students from across Pakistan joined hands to discuss the Role & Impact of Social Media in Pakistan and to forge related strategies, at the grand #SocialMediaSummit organized by AlphaPro, a renowned digital media solutions and event management company. China’s Deputy Head of Mission in […]

Lums Hosts Startup Weekend Lahore 2017

The internationally renowned event, the Startup Weekend, which enables potential and aspiring entrepreneurs to work in an interactive environment to make their ideas a reality, was held at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) from November 10 to 12, 2017. The event witnessed a rigorous 54 hour marathon of intensive team working, networking and […]

Dream Come True, Now you can Fly over Lahore with Caeem Air

From providing Rishta Aunties to playing Ludo with on Twitter, Careem has entertained and engaged customers all around the year. Just when we were wondering what’s next they launched yet another interesting campaign called #TakeOff. Our mind instantly jumped to planes and airlines but that seemed like a long shot, even for Careem. However, as […]

Lahore, Pakistan’s Next IT Hub and Frontier for Innovation & competition

The pace of IT sector development has been more rapid in Lahore as compared to other cities and while Karachi is viewed as a business hub of Pakistan, Lahore is growing as the IT hub of the country. Owing to its geo-strategic and historical importance, Karachi was primarily seen as the metropolitan city where apart […]

SimSim Mobile Wallet Gets Regulatory Approval from State Bank of Pakistan

Pakistan’s first free mobile wallet, SimSim has received regulatory approval from the State Bank of Pakistan. The approval was granted under the Branchless Banking Regulation framework formulated by SBP. SimSim is collaboration between Finca Microfinance Bank Limited and Finja. This is the first time a Bank and a Fintech, acting as the super-agent of the […]

JazzCash Wins GSMA Glomo Award at Mobile World Congress 2017

The Glomo Awards 2017 were announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where JazzCash Mobile Account was recognized as the “Best Mobile Product, Application or Service for Women in Emerging Markets”. President and the CEO of Jazz, Aamir Ibrahim was present at the ceremony and received the award. This award recognizes the success of […]

Pakistan’s first National Incubation Center Launched

Minister of IT, Mrs. Anusha Rahman launched the National Incubation Centre by JAZZ, Pakistan’s Number 1 digital company under the public-private partnership of Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom through National ICT R&D Fund and Teamup. The NIC will provide startups with a free of cost workspace, incubation, acceleration – Jazz xlr8 program – seed […]

Why Startups Struggle in Pakistan?

Velocity, Telenor Pakistan’s startup accelerator program, held a dynamic networking event titled ‘The Startup Struggle’ where entrepreneurs and young founders deliberated on why startups fail and what must be done to help them succeed in the Pakistani market. In addition to 80 Pakistani startups of different sizes and success levels, the attendees included four mentors […]