Pakistan Teams with Austin for Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities
MARCH 16, 2017
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. A Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Austin and the City of Lahore was signed by Mayor Adler and […] The post Pakistan Teams with Austin for Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities appeared first on SiliconHills.
The rise of Pakistan’s startup ecosystem: Shifting traditions and inward inspiration
The Next Web
DECEMBER 20, 2014
Any ‘boom’ you hear in relation to a country like Pakistan is more likely literal than figurative. Most news about Pakistan is negative – detailing bombings, targeted killings and political instability.
From Israel to Pakistan, Community is Key When Building a Startup (Google I/O)
JUNE 29, 2012
The panel included Erik Hersman (Kenya ,founder of iHub), Eden Shochat (Israel, founder of Face.com, VC at Genesis, founder of The Junction), Jon Bradford (UK/Ireland, founder of Springboard), Jeffery Paine (Singapore, Golden Gate Ventures) and Jehan Ara (Pakistan).
How to Raise $2 Million in 3 Days (for Something You Really Care About)
AUGUST 20, 2015
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'
MAY 15, 2013
The founder of Pakistan''s first hackathon boldly goes where few women have gone before. But the entrepreneur lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan, a region more commonly associated with violence and a struggle for women''s rights.
And Then They Came for Me …
Both Sides of the Table
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
You don’t get to call for a religious test to enter our country, potentially denying access to more than 1 billion Muslim people in the world including very large populations in Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
The Importance of Teams and Why the Best Leaders Cultivate Them
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 17, 2016
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 do you keep your footing when your life explodes?
Escape From Cubicle Nation
MARCH 15, 2012
One of my blog readers, Sohaib Athar, was a software developer from Pakistan, who had experimented with many different work configurations, before settling on doing independent software development in his home country. Me, Guy Kawasaki and Sohaib Athar , SXSW 2012.
What living in different countries has taught me about life (and work)
JANUARY 9, 2017
Technically, I have never lived in Pakistan (or carry a Pakistani passport) but it’s a second home to me and also a place where a majority of extended family still resides. The one thing I’ve learned about Pakistan is that family name carries a lot of weight because of our unique culture.
How Tariq Farid Made Fruit Baskets a $400 Million Business
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
Tariq Farid says his family would "still be struggling" if they were in Pakistan. Born in Sahiwal, Pakistan, Tariq Farid moved to the United States at the age of 12 with his parents and five siblings. I have no doubt my family and I would still be struggling if we stayed in Pakistan.
Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week
APRIL 24, 2012
Proponents of long work weeks often point to the even longer average work weeks in countries like Thailand, Korea, and Pakistan–with the implication that the longer work weeks are creating a competitive advantage. You may think you're getting more accomplished by working longer hours.
[Singapore][Competition] Applications For 14th Start-Up@Singapore Now Open
JANUARY 22, 2013
Its recent edition attracted more than 3,000 teams and 9,000 participants, both locally as well as from countries such as Australia, Canada, Norway, India, Brunei, Pakistan, Russia, Greece, the Philippines and Indonesia.
[Singapore] Remote, Freelance, Online Work Taking Off Here
JUNE 9, 2013
Clients in Singapore hired most freelancers from India, United States, Pakistan, United Kingdom and Philippines. Clients in Singapore hired most freelancers from India, United States, Pakistan, United Kingdom and Philippines.
7 Leadership Lessons From the SEALs Commander Who Got bin Laden
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Navy SEALs staged a daring raid into Pakistan, where they caught and killed the world''s most-wanted terrorist. You''re probably not leading troops on a special forces raid. But the principles espoused by elite military units can help you become a better leader. Three years ago, U.S.
MAY 2, 2011
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! Travel site]: Last minute deals from NYC and more! Wall Street Journal: Osama Bin Laden Buried at Sea.
The New Generation Likes Its Media On Smartphones
JUNE 29, 2015
This post is provided by Telemart – One of the largest consumer electronic marketplaces in Pakistan, deals in all kinds of mobiles including Samsung , Iphone, Huawei. TV, tube or the box as some may call it, has worked like a magnet for adults.
How blogging changed my life
Escape From Cubicle Nation
APRIL 27, 2012
Or become friends with the software developer in Pakistan who would break the Osama Bin Laden story on Twitter. Once upon a time, I was sitting in my home office in Mesa, Arizona with a tiny baby boy in my arms, and a big idea in my head.
Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Ben Casnocha: The Blog
OCTOBER 23, 2016
Pakistan buys advanced aeroplanes, India responds in kind. When India develops nuclear bombs, Pakistan follows suit. When Pakistan enlarges its navy, India counters. One of my favorite books of 2016: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.
10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories
JANUARY 3, 2012
Parveen Baji, Pakistan. The benefits of microfinance have been debated since the ’70s when the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh began making tiny loans to impoverished small business owners. In 2006, Muhammad Yunus, the bank’s founder and “the father of microfinance,” won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Forget the US or BRIC countries: Gothenburg's Saltside raises a $40 million Series C
JANUARY 23, 2015
We’re in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ghana, and some extent Pakistan even though it''s not a focus market. The beautiful thing about Gothenburg-based Saltside Technologies is that they throw away the assumption that if you want to grow into a valuable company, you need to be targeting the U.S.,
HOW TO: Sign Up Users Even Before You Launch Your Startup
MAY 5, 2011
Asghar says: Military action in Abbottabad (Pakistan) was nothing but a drama entailing conspiracy just like the conspiracy of 9/11 to wage a crusade war against the Muslim world in the guise of self-designed War on Terror. ); //]]> Welcome to Mashable!
5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Navy SEALs
Seeing Both Sides
MAY 13, 2011
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. There has been a surge in interest with the world of the Navy SEALs since the Osama bin Laden action ( this piece in the WSJ was a particularly good profile) and I confess to being caught up in it myself.
Knowing Your Audience in the YouTube Era
Ben Casnocha: The Blog
MAY 17, 2011
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. You can hear by the questions that the local journalists are not at all fluent in English.
How to Ask for Startup Advice – Part 2
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
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. I actually don’t even know anyone in Pakistan. In Part 1 I covered some basic guidelines for getting good startup advice.
The long road to bringing an idea to life: MySizeFinder Case Study
Life Beyond Code
MAY 11, 2011
So Sunil (founder and president ) of Mokriya helped us find a free agent called Shahaan in Pakistan. There is a joy in bringing ideas to life if you do that with love. This is a case study of MySizeFinder – from the idea to going live.
Secrets of the Most Productive Travelers
APRIL 10, 2012
Ann MacDougall, COO, Acumen Fund, who frequently flies to Pakistan, India and Africa, agrees. Your list of countless invaluable tips that promise to speed your travel and increase your comfort on the road.
Choose Your VC Investor Carefully
Both Sides of the Table
OCTOBER 25, 2009
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. He also gave me the option of Pakistan. I personally ruled out Pakistan due to the perception that our staff would feel less safe there.
Why The Next Silicon Valley is Twitter and Skype – NOT Beijing
JUNE 15, 2013
A notable exception is Elmira Bayrasli who is writing a book called Steve Jobs lives in Pakistan.
Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace
The Next Web
OCTOBER 26, 2013
Among other fastest-growing client countries one can also find Latvia, Pakistan, Romania, Lithuania, and Malaysia. In conversations about freelancing and online marketplaces for remote contract workers of the tech industry, the name of oDesk floats up pretty often.
Danish Self-funded E-Takeaway Is Going After The Big Players
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
The company also told ArcticStartup that they have plans to go after Hong Kong, South Africa, Pakistan, Guatemala and Moldova amongst others. E-takeaway , a Danish takeaway ordering and delivery service operating in Denmark, Lithuania and Spain already, just launched e-takeaway.lv
Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
I have had substantial experience in Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Dubai & Saudi Arabia. This is especially the case in countries like Pakistan where we have a rapidly growing entrepreneur base in dire need of direction and structure on how to launch their businesses.
Norwegian Rubrikk sees growth in classified portals
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
To date they have developed portals in seven countries, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK, and they aren’t stopping there. Editor''s Note: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Elance.
The Forgotten Founder: YouSendIt’s Khalid Shaikh
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
Shaikh, who grew up in a blue-collar home in Montreal, the child of immigrants from Pakistan, fell in love with computers. By November, they had started a business, Perfect Acumen, and hired developers in Pakistan to churn out iPhone apps.
Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs
NOVEMBER 27, 2013
Members are based in many developing countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The Immigrant Edge
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
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., 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.,
AlpineHawk promises you'll never lose your skis
OCTOBER 24, 2014
It''s a pretty international team, with the original team from Australia, Norway, and Pakistan. There''s two things Norwegians know - hardware and winter sports, so it''s natural that this new product popped up as Kickstarter opened up in the Scandinavian countries.
100 Most Inspiring People On Twitter
JULY 15, 2012
FarrukhSiddiqui : HR professional Farrukh Siddiqui shares updates about his native Pakistan as well as some truly inspirational quotes. How do you get your inspiration? Books, blogs, websites, and movies are a great place to start, but have you ever considered trying out Twitter?
Foreign Report: Startups Are The New Frenzy In The Middle East
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Huge markets like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Africa are just a short fly away. Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mikko Silventola, partner at Annia Capital.
The 10 Greatest Social Entrepreneurs Of All Time
JUNE 29, 2012
One of the pioneers of the now thriving microfinance world was Akhtar Hameed Khan, the dedication to which and his activism in developing rural communities in Pakistan earned him a nomination for the Nobel Prize.
The Man to Reckon With if You Want to Do Business in India
DECEMBER 31, 2012
Modi has won over business owners by making Gujarat—a Nebraska-sized state with Pakistan to the west and the Indian Ocean to the south—a haven of good governance and regulatory restraint, in a country that guarantees neither. The U.S.