Plan9, a technology incubation project of the Punjab Information Technology Board, has announced the list of startups selected for the 3rd cohort of the exchange program with the city of Austin in the United States.
Known as the ATX+PAK Exchange program, it intends to provide exposure to Pakistani startups enabling them to think in a global dimension, and scale their businesses accordingly. The program also aims to connect entrepreneurs in Pakistan to mentors, strategic partners and investors based in Austin, Texas.
The startups selected for this program include Web Dealer Solutions – a platform for proactive customer engagement; Repair Desk – a Cloud based software that provides a smart solution to repair shops to help them keep a record of their repairs, inventory levels, purchases and returning customers; Euphoria – content generation based on augmented reality for marketing companies; DIY Geeks – inculcating the DIY Culture in Pakistan through electronic DIY Kits; Aitomation – automation of repetitive tasks on computers; Nearpeer.org – online classrooms to make learning easy and convenient for students.
This announcement comes after a delegation from Austin, Texas recently visited Plan9 in Lahore to learn more about the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country. The visit resulted in 3 Memorandum of Understanding being signed between Plan9 and Capital Factory, 3 Day Startup, and Tech Ranch.