Heads up! For those interested in the Plan9’s ninth cycle of the Launchpad incubation program, there are only a few days left to apply.
Applications close on the 20th of December.
Plan9 is Pakistan’s largest incubator and helps startups grow and develop into a well-rounded businesses.
Aside from all the perks you get while you’re there, upon graduating, you became a member of the Plan9 Alumni Network. This network helps strengthen the relationship between Plan9 and its successfully graduated startups.
Each graduation cycle for incubation lasts six months and is centered at the Plan 9 office at Arfa Software Technology Park in Lahore.
What is Launchpad?
Launchpad is a two day event for the selection for teams for incubation at Plan9 which is held in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. On day one, the applicants will compete and will be judged by a Panel of Judges. Results will be announced the same day.
On day two, selected applicants will receive mentoring, develop product prototype (if required) and prepare final presentations.
Benefits of Incubating with Plan9
- Free office space
- Stipend per team member
- Uninterrupted power supply and internet connectivity
- Training and workshops
- Legal Advice
- Channels for funding opportunities
- Connection with potential customers/clients.
Requirements for Applicants
If you wish to apply for the program, there are a number of requirements you need to fulfill which have been listed below:
- Applicant must be a Pakistani citizen
- Must be above 18 years to be eligible to apply
- One idea per applicant
- Startup needs to have a product business idea with a tech component.
- Startup should be able to present a mock-up/wire-frame/prototype of the product.
- Startup needs to have a strong, self-motivated and skillful team of at least 2 members (1 CEO and 1 CTO)
- Founder should not be employed elsewhere so as to commit the upcoming 6 months (9-5 p.m) to their startup at Plan9
- A new category of ‘Ed-Tech’ has been introduced
Those startups/founders who are already incubated at Plan9 will not be entertained for the upcoming cycle (Cycle 9). However, they can apply for Cycle 10.
Follow this link if you wish to apply.