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 last year,...

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

New digital exchange seeks to host Islamic finance startups

OneGram also plans to list its own sharia-compliant cryptocurrency on the exchange by mid-September

Global Unicorn Club lists startups with market valuation of $1bn or more

CB Insights recently published the Global Unicorn Club which lists private companies from around the world which have a total cumulative market valuation of...

NIC Lahore extends application deadline for 2nd batch of startups

LAHORE: The National Incubation Centre (NIC) Lahore is now accepting applications for its 2nd batch of entrepreneurs aiming to make it big through their...

Startups can now apply, participate in Google’s first Asian Demo Day

Google is bringing its Demo Day event to Asia for the first time this September and now the search giant has opened applications for...

PM Abbasi announces extension of tax holiday on IT exports for six years

The IT industry is the fastest growing sector of the Pakistan economy, with annual growth rates more than 30 percent and expected to double in size over the next 3-4 years

Data Security – issue of morality, business ethics, or inept governance?

In the murky world of numbers and big data, Pakistan, must not lag behind.

Why content is king for Propergaanda

When one thinks about hard hitting topics such as social issues and politics, one does not imagine a huge Gaanda aka a hippopotamus wearing...

Economic Survey 2017-18: Telecom sector revenues touched Rs235.5 billion in FY 2017-18

Until the end of February 2018, Pakistan’s total mobile broadband subscribers stood at 53.5 million.

Karandaaz Pakistan to invest Rs80 million in women-led financial tech startups

KARACHI: Karandaaz Pakistan on Friday stated it is considering investing Rs80 million in women-led financial technology entities.Its chief executive officer Ali Sarfaraz said it...

Women participation in labour force 4.3pc, gender gap wider than before: World Bank

KARACHI: Institute of Business Management's (IoBM) Head of Economics, Shahida Wizarat, says women don’t face gender-based discrimination in effluent classes but the same is not...

Digitalisation to help achieve economic growth target of 6 pc this year: Sindh governor

KARACHI: Pakistan has done a massive job at deploying digital technology which significantly supports the acceleration of economic growth to the set target of...

SECP reveals 19 per cent increase in new companies registration

ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) in February has registered 1,021 new companies. As compared to the corresponding month of last...

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