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Fintech in frontier markets and the Goldilocks equation As tech industry founders and mentors we have always been curious about the absence of Fintech pitches from competitions we judge in the region. Let’s restate that – absence of Fintech pitches with teeth, plans with a
Pakistan Technology Industry Survey – 2018. TL;DR; Ever wondered what a typical technology company looks like in Pakistan. Are we big or small, domestic or international focuses, services or products driven? What proportion of our workforce are women? Why is that important? Are we clustered
2Checkout update – Part II The promised follow on update on the 2Checkout wire transfer saga in Pakistan. The banks are not in it to let a thousand flowers bloom. First the bad news. Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and MCB Bank Limited on Monday, 26th
Building startups. I teach a course on building startups to undergraduate students at a local university. The audience includes sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors. We cover themes that touch the startup mindset, road maps to credibility and launch, customer personas, pitching, selling, product development, innovation
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Innovation lessons for startups How should startups think about Innovation? Is there a framework or innovation lessons for startups that we could follow? Is innovation within reach for young teams? Is there a path that leads to it? The transcript of my session at the
The community wins at the Nestio Startup Weekend, Karachi. If you need to feel the buzz in Karachi, the Nestio is a good bet to get an instant triple shot of positive vibe, optimism and hope. On any given evening the community tends to be
Startup Founders and Failure. After a break of thirteen years I finally agreed to teach the Startup and Founders Crash Course in the full 12 week format at Habib University this year. The course uses a failure based framework to teach startup founding teams how
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