Plan 9, Pakistan’s largest incubator, has been producing startups that are representing Pakistan at global IT platforms. Ever since its inception in 2012, the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) backed incubator’s startups have achieved success, with some projects garnering in special praise and attention from world renowned IT programs.
Some of the recent startups backed with the responsibility to represent Pakistan at the world stage include:
VIVID, a Plan 9 startup, is one of 16 startups from around the globe which have been selected to attend the Black Box Connect 2014.
Apprography – the product from VIVID — is visual navigation of IVRs, which aims to transform the old style experience into a visual navigation one. You will not have to wait for helpline representative to receive your call; all you have to do is press the relevant button and you will receive a call in due time.
Appography is a promising startup which recently bagged seed funding from UK investors and was also selected for Microsoft Venture Accelerator, London.
SMS All, a group messaging service, is also selected to attend Black Box Connect 2014. Though its not a Plan 9 Incunatee but still its a Lahore based start-up that has gone all the way to reach Black Box Connect.
eDakhlaa and 404-Solutions
eDakhlaa and 404-Solutions, are two Pakistani startups which have been invited to attend Startup Turkey 2014. eDakhlaa is a an online common university application portal which aims to act as a bridge between students and universities, while 404-Solutions’ Travly is a community based bus tracking app.
Startup Turkey 2014 will be held from the 22nd to 24th of February 2014 in Antalya. 700 attendees, 75 startups and 150 investors will be participating in the event.
xGear, another incubated startup, has been invited to attend The Next Web Boost Program 2014.
xGear is a device designed to plug into any car and provides the owner with useful information relevant to the vehicle’s efficiency.
The two day acceleration program will be held on April 24th & 25th 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Boost Program is a part of the Next Web Europe Conference 2014.