A year has passed since P@SHA’s Tech Incubator - The Nest i/o - opened its doors to startups
(Karachi) (January 14, 2016) – It’s been a year since startups in Karachi and beyond have had a fun, vibrant and exciting place to work, bounce off ideas and get mentored by tech experts!
The Nest i/o is P@SHA’s tech incubator that was launched exactly a year ago, in collaboration with Google for Entrepreneurs and Samsung, with a supporting grant from the US State Department on January 14, 2015.
A year later, we’ve completed 2 successful incubation cycles and started the third one, have had 38 businesses incubated, 200+ people working on these startups, more than 130 events open to the public and our teams, 50+ speakers from around the world including some from Google, Salesforce.com, Facebook and countless media mentions and international coverage about our very talented startup businesses.
To commemorate and celebrate all this and more, we had a birthday bash for The Nest i/o where we invited our current and graduated startups, mentors, partners and speakers to join us for some fun stories, memories and great food! Highlight of the event was a pinata that symbolized the the large corporation – the idea was for the entrepreneurs to understand that there was a path other than a job in a major corporation. Instead of having traditional nibbles and a boring dinner, we catered food that our startups loved ordering all year round, including the famous Alamgir Parathas, pizza, piping hot Biryani and tantalizing BBQ from Ghaffar Kabab House. A huge 2-tier cake with our mascot i/o was cut by The Big Bird and The Nest i/o team on the occasion.
Jehan Ara, The Big Bird of The Nest i/o shared one memorable story about each of the startups and its co-founders, and the audience was laughing along as secrets were revealed! We also had a video made specially for the occasion, which summed up all the achievements, highlights and memories of the year gone past and the fun times we’d had with our first and second batch of startups.
More than this, this birthday was about how far we’ve come from the day of our launch, when P@SHA started The Nest i/o to revive the startup culture in Pakistan and provide more opportunities and an accessible avenue to young entrepreneurs from around the country.
Equipped with modern facilities, latest tech devices and a buzzing environment, The Nest i/o gives entrepreneurs – old and young – wings to fly and go forward with their dreams. Aside from the obvious, The Nest i/o has created a community network for diverse technology startups and mentors from different industries to collaborate and learn from experience, and also lend each other a helping hand whenever needed. This in itself is our biggest achievement to date.
For more information regarding The Nest i/o, please contact:
+92 213 414 4796, +92 213 414 4794