Pakistan’s pioneer tech incubator Plan9 is now accepting applications for Launchpad 14. The Launchpad is a great platform for rising startups that have amazing tech ideas. If you have an idea that is solving a problem leveraging technology, you can Apply now in Launchpad 14 to avail the opportunity before 3rd November 2019.
Plan9 was introduced by Punjab Information Technology Board in 2012. With more than 180 startups graduated and 13 cycles have created an impact with $5.3m investment, creating more than 1200+ jobs and $75m accumulated evaluation of all the startups.
Launchpad takes place across three major cities of Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad along with Multan, Faisalabad.
Startups which are selected in the cohort are given access to these services for six months:
- Free Office Space
- Stipend (20K per person up to 5 for 6 months)
- Networking Opportunities
- Legal Assistance
- Trainings and Workshops
- Zero Equity
Launchpad 14 Eligibility Criteria
Participant team has to re-locate to Lahore for 6 months. Plan9 is an equal opportunity platform. The eligibility criteria is:
On selection, the team has to re-locate to Lahore for 6 months.
The eligibility criteria is:
- Be a Pakistani national.
- Required age is 18 years or above.
- A brilliant idea and passion.
- Present a mock-up/wire-frame/prototype of the product on the Pitching Day.
- The business idea should be based on any technology domains mentioned below.
- Mandatory attendance from 10am – 6pm for six-month incubation at Plan9.
- Having a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a qualified Chief Technical Officer (CTO) is mandatory.
- One video of your pitch is essential to be shared (make a pitch video (demo)– upload it on YouTube and share the link). It is the last question and your application form cannot be submitted without it.
Tech Startups Domains
Your business idea much be related to tech. Your startup could be in any domain-related to technology such as:
- Consumer Tech (e-commerce)
- EdTech (Education Tech)
- FinTech (Finance Tech)
- IoT (Internet of Things)
- Artificial Intelligence – AR/VR
- Creative Online Content
- SaaS (Software as a Service)
- Mobile App
In the last few years, Pakistan’s startup industry has expanded immensely. We now see more and more tech startups around us. In the technology ecosystem, Pakistan is going to make a mark in the global landscape of innovation. Let’s be a part of bringing technological advancement in Pakistan.
Apply Now at http://Plan9.pitb.gov.pk/thelaunchpad/
Last date to submit applications is 3rd November 2019