A few days ago, Plan9 rocked the peaceful suburbs of Islamabad by bringing the 6th season of Launchpad to the city of sights. They shortlisted entrepreneurs from the capital to present and pitch their startups to a panel of judges. 21 start-ups were invited to the event, out of which only 3 managed to pitch their way above all the rest. There were many promising start-ups who made an impression in front of the judges. The startup pitches were judged by Messrs. Salman Farooq, Qaiser Ansari, Amer Qureshi, Kashif Khan, Fasahat Ali, Syed Ahmed and Azm Dar.
Plan9 recently held the Launchpad in Lahore, and it was a roaring success with 11 winners and a 3-day event filled with pitches and talks from revered members of the entrepreneurial world.
The two-day event at Islamabad made for a memorable few days. The budding entrepreneurs learned much from the extensive feedback given by the judges at the end of their pitches. The start-ups who didn’t manage to secure a victory can learn from these mistakes and hopefully implement them in their future pitches.
The 3 start-ups that managed to get the judges attention were:
- Trequant: They are currently developing the world’s first tremor quantification device. The wearable device will help patients become capable of diagnosing, self-assessment, tracking and detecting tremor vibrations.
- EduCoders: A one of a kind platform that is looking to improve internships for undergrads and further empowering them with eLearning.
- Serverless Smart City: A collection of connected/standalone softwares employing the latest serverless technologies to automatize governance, monitoring, management, information reporting, health, education, progressive transport and toll plaza, import / export, cargo, judicial system, taxation, accounts and smart business from factories to distributors and up to retailer business.
Here are the 21 start-ups that were invited to present their pitches at Launchpad:
Internet of Things
- Smart Security Solutions
- Ideas Exalted
Software as a Service
- Learning Ninja
- Online Office Management System
- Pebble Studios
- Pi Solutions
- Intelligent TV
- Serverless Smart City
- Sun Bricks
The 3 winning start-ups must have done quite a bit of homework to be able to reach this far and stand out from their competitors.The Launchpad is now headed for Karachi from June 20th to 21st. Let’s see what the glorious city of lights has in store when it comes to entrepreneurs.