Later this June in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, startups from Pakistan will be given a chance to showcase and explore their products/services at P@sha Launchpad 2013. The contest is now seeking startup admissions ahead of the Launchpad events in Karachi on June 22, Lahore on June 25, and Islamabad on June 27th.
There will be 9 winners overall at P@sha Launchpad with a winner in each city from the following categories:
- Innovative idea for an ICT product/service
- Startup with an innovative ICT product/service
- Innovative idea which uses ICT for social impact
P@SHA, the organizer, says the purpose is to create a platform for young people with great ideas and early-stage companies with innovative products. Entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to pitch in front of a panel of judges who probe your business acumen and strategies, make suggestions, assist with market positioning, give mentoring, and possibly make an investment.
The winners of the competition are given extended mentorship after the event and a Rs 200,000 ($2,000) cash prize to help them develop their product or idea.