• THE NEST I/O: Creating change-makers by tapping into the potential of Pakistani female entrepreneurs

    The third edition of Startup Weekend Karachi Women Edition came to a successful close, experiencing record-breaking registrations from more than 200 aspiring women entrepreneurs belonging to diverse professional backgrounds including developers, designers, marketeers and startup enthusiasts. The event was organized by Pakistan’s leading tech incubator The Nest I/O from...
  • SHERAA & Sharjah Youth Council In Partnership To Strengthen Start-up Ecosystem

    July 8th, 2019, Sharjah (UAE): Creating strong, inclusive and innovative start-up communities, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) and Sharjah Youth Council (SHJYC), have come together to host their first ever workshop series. Set to take place from June 22ndto July 06th  2019, the 9-part series will provide aspiring entrepreneurs...
  • Dissecting the financial gender gap

    Entrepreneurship is one of the main lifelines of positive economic activity in a country. Not only does it enable healthy competition, triggers innovation and introduces new products as well as services, it greatly contributes to economic development, productivity and job creation. While many barriers still exist for entrepreneurs leading...
  • Ma’an’s first social incubator program receives regional and global interest

    New public workshop to be held to provide advice on the application process. Application deadline extended to 13 July to accommodate increasing interest from social entrepreneurs.   June 10th, 2019, Abu Dhabi (UAE): The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an has extended the deadline till 13 July in response to...
  • Activating She Loves Tech Pakistan 2019

    CIRCLE, a social enterprise focused on women’s economic empowerment and inclusion, has officially started acceptingapplications for its She Loves Tech, Pakistan competition – a national event that will culminate in She Loves Tech 2019 Global Startup Competition. In its third year, Circle partners with  She Loves Tech to identify,...
  • Dubai Smart City Accelerator Invites Applications for Third Cohort

    18th, May 2019, Dubai (UAE): The Dubai Smart City Accelerator (DSCA), the firstindustry-focused accelerator award winning program of its kind in the MENA region, has issued an open call for applications from global startups dedicated to innovative smart city solutions to join its third cohort. DSCA was launched in May...
  • Enabling Gender Diversity in Pakistani Techpreneurship

    April 1st, 2019, Karachi (Pakistan): Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited announces the launch of Women in Tech;a global programme aimed at supporting greater diversity in gender representation within technology based entrepreneurship  (or those using technology to scale their existing businesses) through provision ofpre-seed funding, mentoring, acceleration, and post-accelerator commercial support...
  • Expo 2020 Dubai, Sheraa join hands to empower young innovators

    February 17th, 2019, Sharjah (UAE): Expo 2020’s innovation and partnership programme, Expo Live, has joined hands with the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa), to provide a bespoke program that is set to empower young innovators, with tools necessary for the next stages in their entrepreneurial journey. The tailored program set to begin...
  • CodeGirls By ConsulNet Launches Third Cohort

    The Karachi (Pakistan)-based initiative empowers aspiring young girls through a well-crafted program based on the future of work....
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