Plan9, having came up with its idea of Launchpad 10 is now ready to proceed. The event would take place this summer and would enclose screening, workshops, talks and presentations in one hall. In short, with global players on the board, the Launchpad presents ‘a once in a lifetime chance’ for entrepreneurs to not only showcase their ideas but garner support for them.
The Launchpad 10 would be held across major cities of Pakistan. Lahore would embrace the event from 17th July to 23 July, while Karachi and Islamabad would be graced on 27th and 28th/29th respectively. You can attend the event through registration on Plane9’s website until 20th June. Be smart, avail the opportunity.
Amongst the 3000 applications submitted, a meager hundred startups would be selected from all over Pakistan. The first day would mark the presentation of ideas by startups to the external judges. A grading system means only some of them would qualify for Day 2 of the Launchpad.
These startups would then again pitch their ideas in a seven minute speech, followed by questions and answer. The winners would attain a spot for, at least, 6-month incubation at Plan9. Incubation would not only gain you mentoring but also free infrastructure and working space. Pretty beneficial deal? Huh!
For you to apply you should be a 18+ plus Pakistani ready to locate to Lahore if you emerge the winner. The idea should be a product oriented one, with the owner fully and only committed to one startup. You must have a team of 2-5 members and be able to present a prototype of the product.
The business models should be linked to technology, since Plan9 is a technology incubator. They could be one’s like Consumer Tech (e-commerce), EdTech (Education Tech), FinTech (Finance Tech), Health Tech and many others linked to technology. If you have this all, as well as the credibility to take up responsibility, there is no better event, at the moment, in Pakistan.