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    Ailaaj, a Pakistani healthtech, secures $1.6 million seed

    Ailaaj, Pakistan’s first full-stack digital healthcare platform, recently raised $1.6 million in seed funding. The funding was led by JS Group, with the additional participation of investors such as Fazal Din Group, Leonine Tech Ventures, as well as private equity investors from East Asia. Ailaaj was founded in 2020, and formed through the acquisition of […] More

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    YUGO.pk, an online travel portal, procures seed funding

    YUGO.pk, an online travel portal, recently procured seed funding, from the Angel investor Syed Sheharyar Ali, who is also the Executive Director and CSO at Tree Group of Companies. The startup was part of the 12th cohort of the Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) incubator, Plan9. YUGO.pk was founded in 2017 by Ahmed Hannan Kayani, […] More

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    Walee, a Pakistani startup, raises $2.7 million in seed funds

    Walee, an Islamabad-based startup, recently raised $2.7 million in seed funding, through Z2C, a Pakistani communications company. Walee is a online marketing platform that was founded in 2019 by Muhammad Ahsan Tahir. The startup engages a network of influencers and provides brands and companies with a platform to connect and collaborate with said influencers in […] More

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    SCWomenInTech awards 7 companies Rs1.5mn each in seed grants

    Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan, partnered with INNOVentures Global (Pvt.) Limited, to launch the Standard Chartered Women In Tech Program 2021, the winners for which were recently announced. The Women in Tech (WiT) program was first launched in 2014 by Standard Chartered America, with Standard Chartered introducing the program in Pakistan in 2019. As a result […] More

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    Applications open for AI/ML Reactor for startups

    With the rising prevalence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in the business landscape in mind, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Epiphany have come together to launch the AI/ML Reactor. AI/ML Reactor is a five week mentorship program that is looking to empower Pakistani startups by increasing and facilitating AI/ML awareness in the […] More

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    NIC Lahore brings Stanford’s Spark program to Pakistan

    National Incubation Center Lahore (NIC), which is located at LUMS, recently announced a collaboration with Stanford university to bring its Spark program to Pakistan for entrepreneurs. The Spark program is offered by Stanford SEED which is under their Graduate School of Business. The duration of the program is four months, over the course of which early […] More

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    She Loves Tech competition returns to Pakistan for fifth time

    She Loves Tech 2021, a startup competition, is returning to Pakistan for its fifth iteration, courtesy of CIRCLE, in partnership with HBL. She Loves Tech is the world’s largest startup competition for women and technology, that seeks to uplift women entrepreneurs by being committed to closing the funding gap for them.  This year, the competition […] More

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    Then Foundation launches its free entrepreneurial bootcamp

    Then Foundation, an E-Learning platform, recently announced that applications are open for Pakistan’s first free entrepreneurial bootcamp program’s second cohort. Then Foundation is an E-Learning platform that is on a mission to provide accessible education to students of various levels. The platform offers different courses and specializations with respect to university syllabi as well as […] More

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    Pakistan’s first cultural incubation center set up at Lok Virsa

    Pakistan’s first ever cultural incubation center was recently launched at Lok Virsa, the result of a public private partnership between the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (NIFTH) and Echo Records. The Merge Incubation Center aims to connect startups operating in the cultural and creative field with the performing arts in order to promote […] More

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    University of Sindh sets up its Technology Incubation Center

    The University of Sindh recently established its first ever Technology Incubation Center in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The purpose of the center will be to aid students in their entrepreneurial journey post-university by providing them with the resources and skills needed to start their own businesses. Graduating students will be required to join […] More

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    DeafTawk opens registrations for its Basic Sign Language course

    DeafTawk, a sign language solutions platform, recently opened registrations for its Basic Sign Language course that is a part of its KhudHi program. DeafTawk is a digital platform service, launched in 2018 and co-founded by Ali Shabbar, that aims to bridge the communication gap between the hearing and non-hearing community in real-time through various tools […] More

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    Applications open for Takhleeq Business Incubator’s sixth cohort

    Takhleeq Business Incubator, located at the University of Central Punjab, recently opened applications again for its sixth cohort. Takhleeq Business Incubator was founded in August 2018, and is on a mission to build a strong entrepreneurial community by educating at a multidisciplinary and experiential level, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Ultimately, Takhleeq is […] More

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