SECP launches ‘Startup Portal’ to encourage tech innovation in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has launched an exclusive ‘Startup Portal’ to encourage technology innovation in Pakistan.

SECP Information System and Technology Commissioner Shauzeb Ali inaugurated the portal during the ‘Startup Grind Pakistan’ conference in Islamabad, according to a statement issued by the commission.

The portal features a list of startups, simplified user experience for registration, access to mentors and incubation centres, online guides and video tutorials for startup companies.

“The SECP startup portal will be a gateway to information and collaboration hub for the facilitation and uplifting of the existing and future entrepreneurs to connect and excel,” Shauzab Ali said while talking at the conference. He hoped that the portal will evolve with time as an important part of the startup ecosystem in Pakistan.

He said the SECP, along with other public sector organisations, plays a crucial role in encouraging investment and fostering economic growth and prosperity in Pakistan. “The SECP is also reviewing the Companies Act with an objective to facilitate the startups and provide a conducive environment to young innovative entrepreneurs.”

 

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