PASHA recently held three Launchpad sessions in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad for startups in the country.
Participants were asked to demo their ideas and products to win a contest that could get them rewarded with cash and other prizes.
Short-listed participants were given 10 minute time with the judges. In the first 5 minutes, they were suppose to introduce their gadget, idea, product or innovation and in the next 5 minutes judges questioned the participants to measure the true potential of participant’s ability by probing the business acumen and strategies.
Pasha Launchpad 2014 Lahore
[email protected] conducted the Lahore launchpad 2014 in Lahore College University in which various start ups took active part to get benefited by the business acumen and strategies of the best in IT business, the most influential and great investors.
Following were the winners of the Lahore Launchpad:
- Best Startup – Savaree
- Best Social Innovation Product/Idea – My Learningz
- Best Social Innovation Product/Idea – Active Shehri
- Best Idea – Urdu Plagiarism Checker
Best Startup – Savaree
It is a trusted car pooling app that lets you join in with a near by ride which you can use via your smarphone to reach your destination. It was also selected for LCE Foundation program and was awarded with third prize in LUMS Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Best Idea – Urdu Plagiarism Checker
A platform that is believed to be the world’s first online Urdu plagiarism checker. As many people are hooked over internet so the probability of the possibility of plagiarized textual data has become more common among masses. Urdu Plagiarism Checker took the initiative to refrain people from doing it.
Another startup came out with the bonus; CloudClinic.pk, an online portal that can be used by the local doctors, clinics and healthcare centers to practice patient management. It allows the doctors to access it from anywhere simply by tapping the notes, appointment schedules and other concerned services from their hand held device.
Best Social Innovation Product/Idea – My Learningz and Active Shehri (Draw)
ActiveShehri.com is an online portal which you can use as an alternate to a drop box for complaints coming from the regular citizens. A medium which can approached to get into direct contact with the concerned higher authorities for the respective issues.
MyLearningz.com is a learning firm which shares easily understandable and implementable ‘learningz’ lessons from lectures, seminars, trainings, workshops, interviews, books and all other such subject matters ranging from personal to professional development.
Pasha Launchpad 2014 Islamabad
In Islamabad, the Launchpad event was held in cooperation with Kuch Khaas. Winners of [email protected] launchpad 2014, Islamabad are:
- Best Startup – AirAds
- Best Idea – Online Appointment
Pasha Launchpad 2014 Karachi
Pasha Launchpad 2014 kicked off in Krachi on June 24, 2014 in IBA Main Campus. Winners for the [email protected] LaunchPad 2014 Karachi event are:
- Best Startup – Tangible Ideas
- Best Social Innovation Product/Idea – Sitback.pk
- Best Social Innovation Product/Idea – Dastkari.pk
- Best Idea – Offline Locator
Sitback.pk aims to target the needs of a university student throughout Pakistan. This way they will be able to solve many real life problems of the university students. They are providing ways through which students can earn Cash & Rewards while studying from their homes. The best part is all of their offerings are absolutely free.
Dastkari.pk is providing you a chance to buy & sell handmade stuff, crafts, jewelry, quilts & other handmade items.