Punjab govt to provide SMEDA-style business models to startups

LAHORE: The Punjab Finance Ministry on Wednesday directed the provincial industries department to provide Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA)-style business...

Pakistan’s GrocerApp secures $1m seed funding, former Amazon executive joins board

LAHORE: Popular online grocery delivery startup GrocerApp has raised $1 million in seed funding from investors that include former Amazon executives and...

Singapore’s High Output Ventures launches early stage fund for Pakistan

LAHORE/KARACHI: Singapore-based venture studio High Output Ventures (HOV) has launched an early stage fund dedicated to Pakistani startups. The fund will be attached...

NIC begins first hybrid incubation programme with 24 startups

ISLAMABAD: A new batch of 24 startups has joined the National Incubation Center’s (NIC) first ever hybrid incubation programme, a press release...

What the 2020 Companies (Amendment) Ordinance means for startups

It takes into account many of the changes that entrepreneurs & VCs had been clamouring for, but there is still a long way to go

This EdTech startup wants to change the way Pakistani children learn mathematics

Ask any primary or lower secondary school student about the most difficult subject they have to study and, more often...

Amazon eyes expansion in Pakistan, eager to capture e-commerce market

Amazon officials have also ensured that every effort would be made to make the process of selling on Amazon easy for Pakistani nationals.

Careem revises fares, days after changing ways customers can pay

Careem is on a roll! In an email message to users on Sunday, Careem has said that it is revising rates customers will...

After Careem and Uber, will the next boost to Pakistan’s ride hailing market come from a women-only service?

Both Paxi and Safr want to create a safe environment for women using this mode of transportation, but it is unclear if both management teams will be able to create businesses that can scale

Innovation, technology key to sustainable growth for economy: Bizfest18

LAHORE: Google Business Group (GBG) on Saturday held the #Bizfest18 where experts from various industries participated in panel discussions about the state...

Online education that matters – from distant dream to applicable reality

Globally, elite universities such as Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Yale, Cambridge, and Oxford etc. offer online and distant courses in various disciplines such...

Ever wonder how WhatsApp makes money? Here’s how.

With a reported user base of more than 1.5 billion by February 2018, WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging applications...

Good news for micro-entrepreneurs in Pakistan – the startup bubble is here to stay!

LAHORE: Pakistan has one of the biggest ‘young’ populations in the world. According to a United Nations Human Development (UNDP) report published...

ICCI asks govt to provide interest free loans to youth for business startups

ICCI president said that 60 percent of our population was comprised of youth and government should create an enabling environment to engage youth in entrepreneurial activities

Pakistan’s leading lock screen app Slide set to be acquired by S.Korean Buzzvil

The application that raised $1.2 million as seed round and $3.6 million in Series A funding had over 7 million users as of February 2018 since its launch in Pakistan and India in 2015