P@SHA starts incubator for entrepreneurs

STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and IT-enabled Services (P@SHA), one of the leading players of start-ups field, has recently launched its technology incubator.

Aim of the incubator is to serve as a bridge between talent, opportunity and commercial development for millions of young people, seen in the case of Plan9, the Lahore-based technology incubator of the Punjab Information Technology Board.

“The tech community in Karachi has eagerly waited for this day and it is a great moment to witness its execution,” said P@SHA President Jehanara as she welcomed guests at The Nest I/O, P@SHAs technology incubator.

“We want them to create jobs not only for themselves but also for thousands of others in the city,” she said, addressing the event comprising diplomats from South Korea and the US; officials from Google and Samsung, experts from local ICT industry; heads of successful startups and the media.

The incubator will support over 50 residential startups, and provide co-working space to dozens of technology entrepreneurs during its first year of operation.

Samsung Pakistan MD J.H. Lee; Google (Asia Pacific) Head of Public Policy Ann Lavin and US Consul General Karachi Brian Heath expressed their commitment to continue support for startup culture in the country.

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