Ready to surprise the judges with your amazing startup idea? This is your chance. P@SHA has announced the dates and venues of its Sixth Launchpad and they are looking for the best technology ideas. If you have a great idea that you want to pitch or you have a product which is ready for launch, gear up and start preparing because this could be a life changing experience.
The event will feature some of the most influential people of the tech industry who will filter out ideas with real potential. These startups will then not only compete for the grand prize of Rs. 100,000 in each category but also for mentoring and investment opportunities. Prizes will be given out in three categories: Best Startup, Best Innovative Idea and Best Social Innovation. If you are ready to apply, all you have to do is fill this form. However, keep in mind that the deadline for the application is 6 pm June 21, 2014 and the clock is ticking.
Format of Launchpad
The Shortlisted candidates will be notified on June 23rd after which they will show up for a 10 minute session with the respective judges. In the first 5 minutes, the teams will pitch to the panel of judges while in the next 5 minutes, they will be put through a question and answer session which will allow the panelists to gauge their true potential.
|Karachi||June 24||IBA Main Campus||1 pm to 5.30 pm|
|Lahore||June 25||Lahore College for Women University||1 pm to 5.30 pm|
|Islamabad||June 26||in partnership with Kuch Khaas||1 pm to 5:30 pm|
Launchpad events will also be held in Faisalabad and Peshawar but they are scheduled to be held after Eid and the dates and venues haven’t yet been revealed.
P@SHA Launchpad Winners 2013
|City||Best Startup||Best Innovative Idea||Best Social Innovation|
|Islamabad||Silk Route Interactive for Crime Mapping Solution||DSPL for Pakistan Real Estate Assistant||ITRC for Citizens’ Voice: Public Registry for Open Internet|
|Lahore||Muhammad Junaid Saleem for Kamata Pakistan||Internet Marketing Pakistan for Best Price Ads||Usman Raza for Controlled of Prosthetic Hand Using EMG Signals|
|Karachi||Hunaid Hameed for Karachi Automatic Papers||Omar Hassan for Named Entity Recognition||Waliullah for Automatic GPS and GSM based Train Tracking System|
For more information on Launchpad 2013, you can read the official post here.