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Finja Receives $1.5 Million in Series A Funding

Finja Receives $1.5 Million in Series A Funding

Finja, a Pakistani fintech startup, secured $1.5 million in series A funding on Wednesday. Swedish company Vostok led the round. This is not Vostock’s first investment in the Pakistani startup; the company had invested in Finja through a convertible note last year. …Continue reading

Top Prize for DoctHERs at World Health Summit Startup Track 2017

A Pakistani startup, doctHERs, has secured first place in the World Health Summit Startup Track 2017. The digital healthcare platform connects female doctors to patients in real-time using online technology. Its mission is to transcend socio-cultural barriers which restrict female healthcare professionals. …Continue reading

Hotspot: Punjab

A public-private partnership makes Punjab’s free Wi-Fi hotspots possible. The Punjab government has launched free Wi-Fi hotspots across the province. Behind this ambitious venture is Wifigen, a startup which made the project possible. The company provides free Wi-Fi to customers in exchange …Continue reading

A Startup School for Entrepreneurs

MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan has launched Startup School, a six-week long training program to provide entrepreneurs with resources and tools to help them turn their startups into successful businesses. Classes will be held at Lahore’s Arfa Software Technology Park from 5 to …Continue reading

Applications Open for Global Competition in Clean Technology

A competition under the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) has now opened applications for 2017. GCIP is a joint initiative of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). This is the world’s largest clean technology competition …Continue reading

The New Decentralized Web Revolution

A startup co-founded by a graduate from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)  has received $4 million in a new round of funding led by Union Square Ventures and Lux Capital. The decentralized internet and web developer platform, Blockstack, is making …Continue reading

Pakistani Cleantech Startup Wins Global Award

A Pakistani startup has won an award in the “Waste to Energy” category at a global competition for innovators of clean technology. The competition was held in Silicon Valley on 9th February, 2017 during Cleantech Week in San Francisco. Innovators and entrepreneurs …Continue reading

Social Media Toolkit, Campus News Portal and Coursework Assistance Startups Win at Momentum Tech

SocialChamp, a startup providing social media management tools, was declared the winner of a startup pitch competition held at the two-day Momentum Conference in Karachi this week. The first runner up was CampusFeed. It offers an online platform to college and university …Continue reading

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