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Uber president Jeff Jones quits company amid turmoil

Uber finally launches in Pakistan

Uber president Jeff Jones quits, citing differences over ‘beliefs and approach to leadership’ Uber’s president Jeff Jones has joined the #deleteuber movement because he’s come to realise the company’s values aren’t compatible with his own. Jeff Jones left the taxi-hailing firm after just six months in the job as per his saying working at Uber was ‘inconsistent’ with his values. ... Read More »

KP launches Durshal Government Innovation Lab

KP launches Durshal Government Innovation Lab

KP IT Board, Code for Pakistan and World Bank launched the third cycle of the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IT Board, Code for Pakistan, and the World Bank Group launched the third cycle of the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program today at Durshal Government Innovation Lab in Peshawar. Durshal Government Innovation Lab provides co-working space for young ... Read More »

Uber partners with Seed Out through UberAuto

Uber partners with Seed Out through UberAuto

Uber helps in providing 50 rickshaws to breadwinners of low income families . Uber has joined hands with Seed Out to help create extra income opportunities in Pakistan by enabling the Uber app for 50 Seed Out rickshaws given to breadwinners of low income families. The agreement was signed by GM Uber Pakistan, Safee Shah at an event in Lahore ... Read More »

Pakistan’s ‘Fitbit for Cows’ wins $10,000 at Pakistan Startup cup 2016

winners of Pakistan StartUp Cup 2016

Pakistani startup Cowlar won the top prize of Rs. 1 million at Pakistan Startup Cup 2016. Cowlar announces to establish a Cowlar Village with prize money Pakistani startup Cowlar, better known as ‘Fitbit for Cows’, has won the top prize of Rs. 1 million (US$100,000) at Pakistan Startup Cup 2016 held in Islamabad. The runner-up  startups are: CricFlex, Snooze Wear, Ghar Par. The Startup Cup ... Read More »

Jazz launches National Incubation Center to nurture budding entrepreneurs

Incubation Center for startups

Jazz partners with Pakistan Government to launch first its kind innovation hub to nurture entrepreneurs from across Pakistan Pakistan’s new incubation center has been established to connect entrepreneurs, innovators and investors, while providing state-of-the-art incubation facilities to them. The official inauguration ceremony for Jazz’s National Incubation Center (NIC) was held at the National Information Technology Board. The ceremony was attended ... Read More »

Pakistani startup for kids with special needs wins big at US contest

Pakistani startup for kids with special needs wins big at US contest

Team of startup WonderTree made Pakistanis proud by winning third prize at the GIST TECH-I startup competition held at Stanford University WonderTree which develops interactive, augmented reality-based games for children with special needs using Microsoft Kinect technology, with a focus on home-based physical therapy, biofeedback and tracking won the third prize at the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Tech-I ... Read More »

Pakistan Govt. urged to support entrepreneurs and emerging startups

Pakistan Govt. urged to support entrepreneurs and emerging startups

Pakistani entrepreneurs say there is no appreciation for social entrepreneurship at the policy level in Pakistan, nor a mechanism to determine the social impact of business ventures ISLAMABAD – Pakistan government has failed to acknowledge the potential of startups in generating economic growth in the country which is why the entrepreneurship eco-system in Pakistan remains largely ignored, experts highlighted at ... Read More »

Noria redefines Air Conditioners as we know it

Noria smart AC will fit any window

The new, ultra-efficient, portable air-conditioner is easy to install and can be controlled from your mobile too Air conditioners are a necessity in sweltering summers, however, the bulky size of AC and complex installation can be a real pain. But with the Noria, those painful are over now. Noria claims to be the “first window air conditioner designed entirely with you in mind.” ... Read More »

Pakistan Startup Cup 2016 launched in Islamabad

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The Indus Entrepreneurs and U.S. Embassy launch 2016 Pakistan StartUp Cup Business Mentoring Program ISLAMABAD – Around 300 prospective business owners from across Islamabad and Rawalpindi took part in the April 16-17 “Build-a-Business Workshop” and 2016 StartUp Cup launch in Islamabad. City’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs received an intensive training to create the best solutions possible to country’s problems and create new opportunities. The 2016 ... Read More »

Amsterdam named 2016 European capital of innovation

Amsterdam named 2016 European capital of innovation

Amsterdam was recognized for its good start-up climate and its sharing economy, as well as the way city officials approach innovation issues. Amsterdam has been chosen as European capital of innovation in the annual iCapital competition organised by the European Commission. Dutch News reported on Friday that the city won the E.C.’s annual iCapital competition, whose prize is €950,000 ($1.082 ... Read More »

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