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Pakistan Teams with Austin for Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities


By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Pakistan is working hard to grow a tech ecosystem, and this week signed agreements both with the City of Austin and Capital Factory to further those efforts. Austin

The rise of Pakistan’s startup ecosystem: Shifting traditions and inward inspiration

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Any ‘boom’ you hear in relation to a country like Pakistan is more likely literal than figurative.

From Israel to Pakistan, Community is Key When Building a Startup (Google I/O)

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Bridgette: Jehan, how is Pakistan unique as a market? . Jehan – in Pakistan, we have 120 million mobile subscribers. In a B2C.

How to Raise $2 Million in 3 Days (for Something You Really Care About)

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million for charity in Pakistan--for a cause that most of those who donated had never heard of before. Humans of New York's founder quickly raised $2.4 Here are his secrets

Tech Guru Sabeen Mahmud: 'Fear Is Just a Line in Your Head'

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The founder of Pakistan''s first hackathon boldly goes where few women have gone before. However, that didn''t deter her. ”

And Then They Came for Me …

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Yesterday was Halloween in the United States where children dress up and try to scare people as they “trick-or-treat” for candy. Or is that hyperbole?

The Importance of Teams and Why the Best Leaders Cultivate Them

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The show has become my best curator of which books to read (including my favorite of last year, The Accidental Superpower ) and my go to for understanding geopolitics of: Russia, Iran, Pakistan, China, India and of course the US. I was watching my favorite show on TV this morning – GPS (Global Public Square) with Fareed Zakaria.

How Tariq Farid Made Fruit Baskets a $400 Million Business

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Tariq Farid says his family would "still be struggling" if they were in Pakistan. People who doubted me asked, 'How will you make it work?'

Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

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You may think you're getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You're probably wrong. to be with her kids. business world. If U.S.

How do you keep your footing when your life explodes?

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Me, Guy Kawasaki and Sohaib Athar , SXSW 2012. He was kind enough to agree to be interviewed, and I included him in Chapter 5 of my book.

What living in different countries has taught me about life (and work)

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The one thing I’ve learned about Pakistan is that family name carries a lot of weight because of our unique culture. A sense of staleness.

7 Leadership Lessons From the SEALs Commander Who Got bin Laden

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Navy SEALs staged a daring raid into Pakistan, where they caught and killed the world''s most-wanted terrorist. Three years ago, U.S.

[Singapore][Competition] Applications For 14th Start-Up@Singapore Now Open


One of Singapore’s oldest startup competitions – Start-Up@Singapore – is back, this time for its 14th edition.

[Singapore] Remote, Freelance, Online Work Taking Off Here


Clients in Singapore hired most freelancers from India, United States, Pakistan, United Kingdom and Philippines.

The New Generation Likes Its Media On Smartphones


TV, tube or the box as some may call it, has worked like a magnet for adults. An average person does spend quite some time in front of the television.

How blogging changed my life

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Or become friends with the software developer in Pakistan who would break the Osama Bin Laden story on Twitter. I had no idea where to begin.

10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories


Parveen Baji, Pakistan. In 2006, Muhammad Yunus, the bank’s founder and “the father of microfinance,” won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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Pakistan buys advanced aeroplanes, India responds in kind. When India develops nuclear bombs, Pakistan follows suit. And why not? inches.

Forget the US or BRIC countries: Gothenburg's Saltside raises a $40 million Series C


We’re in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ghana, and some extent Pakistan even though it''s not a focus market. Europe, or at least the BRIC countries.

HOW TO: Sign Up Users Even Before You Launch Your Startup

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Wall Street Journal: Bin Laden Was Killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan Official Says. Juxtaposition. Once I stripped out the spam and the person:person emails from my inbox this morning, here were the five subject lines I was left with: Wall Street Journal: Osama Bin Laden is Dead. eCommerce company]: Final Hours to Shop Our Private Sale!

Secrets of the Most Productive Travelers

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Ann MacDougall, COO, Acumen Fund, who frequently flies to Pakistan, India and Africa, agrees. The David B. Back yourself up. At the ready.

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Navy SEALs

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Brendan is also the co-founder of the Navy SEALs Foundation , a non-profit that helps take care of the families of SEALs when things don't go as smoothly as they did in Pakistan a few weeks ago. One of my portfolio company CEOs, Will Tumulty of Ready Financial , is a former Navy SEAL (1990-1995). 80% training, 20% execution. The lesson?

Knowing Your Audience in the YouTube Era

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A few months ago, when Senator John Kerry was in Pakistan to push for the release of CIA agent Raymond Davis, he held a Q&A with local media in Lahore. The audience consists of all the people who will be reviewing video footage of the exchange, including English-fluent decision makers in Pakistan and policy makers in U.S. Busines

How to Ask for Startup Advice – Part 2

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A few nights ago I got a startup help call scheduled with an entrepreneur from Pakistan. I’ve never talked to an entrepreneur in Pakistan.

The long road to bringing an idea to life: MySizeFinder Case Study

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So Sunil (founder and president ) of Mokriya helped us find a free agent called Shahaan in Pakistan. It is a long road to bring an idea to life.

The Forgotten Founder: YouSendIt’s Khalid Shaikh

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Shaikh, who grew up in a blue-collar home in Montreal, the child of immigrants from Pakistan, fell in love with computers. He was wrong.

Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs

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In the 13th century, the Venetian merchant Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road, a trading route that connected China and Europe via Central Asia.

The Immigrant Edge

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From countries as diverse as Great Britain, Pakistan, Haiti and Israel, among others, they've brought their skills and know-how to the U.S.,

Choose Your VC Investor Carefully

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I hired a guy, Azhar Khan, who was raised in the Indian subcontinent (Pakistan, actually) but educated and worked his whole life in the US.

Why The Next Silicon Valley is Twitter and Skype – NOT Beijing

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A notable exception is Elmira Bayrasli who is writing a book called Steve Jobs lives in Pakistan. It hasn’t happened in 20 years. Today?

Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace

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Among other fastest-growing client countries one can also find Latvia, Pakistan, Romania, Lithuania, and Malaysia. million jobs.

Danish Self-funded E-Takeaway Is Going After The Big Players


The company also told ArcticStartup that they have plans to go after Hong Kong, South Africa, Pakistan, Guatemala and Moldova amongst others.

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Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

I have had substantial experience in Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Dubai & Saudi Arabia. I look forward to meeting you in Singapore soon.

Norwegian Rubrikk sees growth in classified portals


Editor''s Note: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Elance. Rubrikk is a Norwegian start up in the online classified advertising market.

The Man to Reckon With if You Want to Do Business in India

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The U.S. officially can't decide whether India's most growth-friendly minister is a statesman or a sectarian demagogue. The outcome surprised no one.

Could Your Company Go Global?

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My favorite comes from a gent I met two years ago: Abid Butt of Pakistan. To put it another way, are you interested in growth? You break ground.

AlpineHawk promises you'll never lose your skis


It''s a pretty international team, with the original team from Australia, Norway, and Pakistan. They''re scratching their own itch.

100 Most Inspiring People On Twitter


FarrukhSiddiqui : HR professional Farrukh Siddiqui shares updates about his native Pakistan as well as some truly inspirational quotes. Change.

The Returnees: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs are Going Back to Korea

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California Style The offices of Devsisters, a graduate company of the Seoul Space incubator.'> with his parents when he was 9. He was comfortable.