Nominate yourself for the P@SHA LaunchPad event!

June 16, 2010 at 2:43 pm 27 comments

Are you

  • A new startup?
  • Do you have a new product that you want to launch?
  • Do you have an idea for a product or service that you want to pitch?

Then here is an opportunity for you.
The P@SHA LaunchPad event will be held in Lahore on Saturday 26th June 2010 and in Karachi on Sunday 27th June 2010.

The vision behind P@SHA LaunchPad is simple – find the best technology ideas and start-ups and bring them in front of the most experienced and influential professionals, entrepreneurs, marketing and financial experts.

The purpose is to create a platform where young people with great ideas, and  early-stage companies with innovative products, have the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of people who ask relevant questions, make suggestions to help develop the idea or product, assist with market identification, mentoring and possibly investment.

Our sponsors for the P@SHA LaunchPad event are the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), Microsoft Pakistan and Sofizar Constellation. CIO Pakistan is our Online Technology Partner. Without sponsors and partners nothing is possible. So three cheers for these guys:

Experts will be brought in to provide input on Product Development, Business Models, on identifying markets and on SEO/SEM and usability. Nominees will be put in the hot seat where some of the most successful entrepreneurs and business executives will fire questions at them.

There is bound to be one idea or one product that stands out – these will be the P@SHA LaunchPad Stars and will be given a small cash award and highlighted on as many platforms as possible.

We plan to have a Demo Pit where young innovators can showcase their idea and talk to experts, potential investors and professionals in much more detail. The idea is to generate excitement and energy around ICT innovation and motivate more young people into starting their own companies and making them successful.

Last year the panel of experts brought a lot of value to the event and sparked lively discussion and debate. We are hoping that with each additional event, the group will energize further.

Nomination your startup, your product or your service idea at NOW:

The last date for nominations in June 23, 2010.

Download the P@SHA LaunchPad Flyer for all the details.

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27 Comments Add your own

  • 1. qasimalikhawaja  |  June 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    This time again no activity in Islamabad 😦

  • 2. Jehan  |  June 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    @Qasim all of our activities are dependent on sponsorships. However, we will try and hold a P@SHA LaunchPad event some time in July if we can get some interest from the sponsors.

    In the meantime, Islamabad candidates are welcome to apply for the event in Lahore if they are able to come.

  • 3. Qazi Atiq  |  June 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Great!! this would be exciting can i come is it open to non participants ?? 🙂

  • 4. Jehan  |  June 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    @Qazi, of course it is open to non-participants. I will be registering attendees for it in the next couple of days as soon as we pin down a venue. Must absolutely have you there. Please spread the word.

  • 5. Irfan Suleman  |  June 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    gr8, looking forward to participate

  • 6. Syed Talha Izhar  |  June 16, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Can anyone come and sit through the session and watch the pitches??

  • 7. Jehan  |  June 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    @Talha I don’t want to be accused of bias so do register when I open up the registration for non-participants. 🙂

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  • 9. Obaid Ahmed  |  June 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    NIce. Sounds like an exciting event.

  • 10. Mudassir  |  June 17, 2010 at 5:02 am

    What about US based Pakistani and there startup? Can we submit our apps too?

  • 11. Muhammad Tariq Khan  |  June 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Great event… Miss.Jehanara’s work is really appreciable.
    Thank you for arranging such an event.
    Can a team or individual present more than 1 idea or plan?

    Kind Regards
    Muhammad Tariq Khan

  • 12. Jehan  |  June 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    @Mudassir, if you can come to Pakistan to present, you are most welcome. Having said that, if you require advise or mentoring for your app, let me know and I will connect you with some mentors either in the US or in Pakistan.

    @Tariq, yes a team can present more than one idea but only shortlisted ideas will be asked to present.

  • 13. Muhammad Tariq Khan  |  June 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I have submitted my idea but I havnt got any notification about its successful submission. I dont know is my idea submitted successfully or not?

    Can you please help me in this matter?

    Tariq Khan

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  • 15. Jehan  |  June 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    @Tariq your entry has been received. Thank you.

  • 16. Yaser  |  June 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    too bad we are not new anymore 😦

  • 17. Muhammad Tariq Khan  |  June 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you very much….
    Tariq Khan

  • 18. A.Z  |  June 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Is this the first time such an event is organized?

    Secondly, can you please tell me where to register as a non-participant?

  • 19. Rai M Azlan  |  June 22, 2010 at 12:16 am

    i want to come, just for the sake of being there as i said before. my idea is not properly ready now and it might also not go with the main theme of launchpad. any how am i also required to nominate my self.
    i want to visit this event to see good ideas coming and to get some material to write about on my blog 🙂
    please do let me know what am i supposed to do.

  • 20. Farzal  |  June 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Interesting confirmation message – “Your response will now appear in MY spreadsheet.”

  • 21. Qasim Ali Khawaja  |  June 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve submitted my idea today but after the submission it responded to me that the submission is closed though today is 23rd 😦

  • 22. Jehan  |  June 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    @A.Z. We had a similar event in Karachi last year. You can register on the links provided in the above post.

    @Rai your registration is confirmed. See you on the 26th

    @Farzal, yeah that is the standard response. I changed one of them but forgot to do the same for the other 🙂

    @Qasim Nominations closed today at 5 pm. We will accept your entry because it was sent in minutes later but you should actually have submitted it during normal work hours. You will be notified if you are shortlisted by the panel for the event in Lahore.

  • 23. Qasim Ali Khawaja  |  June 23, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks mam 🙂 really appreciated

  • 24. Subhan Gillani  |  June 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I hope we get selected …. (fingers crossed) What volume of responses have you received from ISB?

  • 25. Tahir Akram  |  June 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm


    I received the email and my nomination is not selected. I want to know how can I attend the event as a participant? Is there separate registration form for that?

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