You have an idea that you believe can change the world — but you don’t know how to turn it into reality. You have the manic energy, the passion and determination and the wealth of talent that is needed to execute it. So, what’s stopping you?
Ah, the lack of a launchpad to build your dreams and take them skyward.
What you need is a perfect platform to launch your idea with a bang, be mentored and trained by top notch entrepreneurs as you proceed on your journey. Be it a work-in-progress or a product that just needs tweaking and support to take it forward— if you believe you have that entrepreneurial bug in you, The Nest i/o is the ideal place to nurture that untapped potential and make it your identity! The brainchild of P@SHA and backed by support from Google for Entrepreneurs, Samsung Pakistan and the US State Department, The Nest i/o is steadily gaining attention because of its initiative to revolutionise the budding tech sector in Pakistan.
The Thought of it
The idea behind launching a place like The Nest i/o goes way back, when a group of like-minded industry pros came up with the idea of the need to have a tech incubator in the buzzing city of Karachi. Joined by Partners Google for Entrepreneurs and Samsung along with support from the U.S. State Department, that dream is now a reality and stands tall and proud in the centre of the city spanning over a massive 6500 sq ft space.
The Feel of it
Just take a sneak peek into the incubation space and you’ll know what I am talking about. The Nest i/o is unlike any other office space in Pakistan, and the cool aura grips you instantly as you make your way through the chic interiors and colorful surroundings! Young entrepreneurs can be nurtured here, make this haven their home, get access to a multitude of tech facilities as well as training boot camps, mentoring sessions and networking opportunities. Just think of the opportunities and avenues it can open up for building your own business!
The Look of it
Designed by a bunch of cool people at Esthetics, who clearly knew what they were doing was ultra amazing, The Nest i/o demands your attention from the very first glance. The place shouts of vibrancy and energy and creates the perfect ambience that start-ups and entrepreneurs need to get their creative juices flowing!
The Dream of it
The Nest i/o plans to support over 50 start-ups during the first year of its operation and aims to provide support to a much larger number of entrepreneurs through its External incubation and mentoring programs. Plus, being a part of the Google for Entrepreneurs community, The Nest i/o will also enable local start-ups to reach out and connect with over 30 start-up hubs around the globe. News from The Nest i/o will also be spread to the entire Samsung community.
The Reality of it
What was once a dream is now a reality, very much alive and in full swing — all set to change the future of entrepreneurship in Karachi and throughout Pakistan. From support to guidance and mentorship, The Nest i/o is just what this city needs to discover, nurture and support young talent.
Are you a start-up interested in joining The Nest i/o? Apply now and let your dream journey begin!
Originally published at sukenarizvi.blogspot.com on January 28, 2015.