Monday, November 20, 2017

startups

While in Pakistan, Government is yet to officially launch an investment fund for startups which was announced last year

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled the ambitious ‘Startup India’ initiative to boost startup businesses and digital entrepreneurship in India. A few significant features of the plan are as follows:

Tax Exemption for Startups: Profit of startups set up after 1st April, 2016 will be exempted from income tax for a period of three years. Investment of one’s own wealth will also be exempted from Capital Gains tax.

Fund for Startups: The Government will set up a fund with a corpus of Rs. 2500 crore to support growth of startups. The fund will have a total corpus of Rs 10,000 crore over four years.

Self-certification based compliance: Startups will be allowed to self-certify compliance with labour and environmental laws. There will be no inspection during the first three years of launch of a venture.

Startup India Hub: A single point of contact for interactions with the government.

Mobile App: A mobile app will be launched on 1st April to simplify the process of registration. It will contain a small application form which can be filled up for registering a startup in one day.

Faster Patents: Filing patents and intellectual property claims takes months. This process will be simplified through a fast-track mechanism for startups. Patent fee will be reduced by 80% and cost of legal facilitators for startups will be borne by the government.

Easier Exits: The government is trying to make faster exits for startups in case of failure. A bill will be introduced in the Parliament to facilitate exits in 90 days.

Relaxed Norms for Public Procurement: Startups will be exempted from the criteria of prior experience in order to help them compete with experienced companies in public procurement. Quality, however, will not be compromised.

Credit Guarantee: A credit guarantee scheme of Rs. 500 crore per year will be launched to patronise entrepreneurship for the next four years.

Atal Innovation Mission: The mission aims at promoting research and development. It includes 500 tinkering labs, 35 public-private sector incubators, 31 innovation centres at national institutes, 7 new research parks, 5 new bio-clusters.

Women Participation: The government will try to increase participation of women in startups.

Innovation Programmes: Core innovation programmes will be organized in 5 lakh schools to encourage innovation. Startup festivals will be organized to increase visibility.

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Along with the TV commercials, the campaign also comprises a plethora of radio spots on various popular English and Urdu channels.

Zameen.com, Pakistan’s premier property website, has launched a full-blown TV campaign on all major television networks featuring two highly engaging 40-second commercials that highlight the online buying and renting processes. This campaign marks the first time that a Pakistani property portal has expanded its marketing strategy to such an extent.

The entertaining ads, developed in collaboration with some of the top advertisers in the country, visually depict functional elements of the website that facilitate the property search process for new users.

“Although Zameen.com is already Pakistan’s most popular property portal, this campaign will allow us to reach out to a vast number of new users around the country, expand our reach, and build our brand further,” Zameen.com Co-CEO Imran Ali Khan said. “Simultaneously, it will work to educate Pakistan’s relatively young market about the infinite range of possibilities available in the online space, broadening the spectrum and introducing new opportunities.”

Zameen.com was recently in the news for securing a $9 million investment from three top international funds, as well as welcoming on board global property portal authorities Simon Baker, Roland Tripard and Per Brilioth. It currently boasts over 2.1 million monthly visits and more than 1.5 million property listings.

No stone has been left unturned to provide viewers the most appealing, high-quality copy. In this manner, the campaign aims to introduce its brand to a countrywide audience of property hunters.
“With a smart buying strategy that is pervasive yet economical, we’ve made sure that the ads are featured on key channels and in the right time slots so we can reach as much of our target audience as possible,” Khan added.

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The Encubator’s vision is to maximize the success rate of the young entrepreneurs by empowering them with state‐of‐the art technology innovation capabilities as well as experiential business wisdom

For busy entrepreneurs, task overload is the new norm. With a barrage of emails, texts, calls, clients and employees constantly bombarding you, but with all this you need to be geared towards speeding up the growth of your business. Here we have got you covered from a fresh budding entrepreneur to a successful business executor.

  • Incubation:Attract high quality entrepreneurs / ventures for incubation through engaging events like workshops, contests and seminars
  • Productivity: Open up the access to eco‐system network of support partners, prospective customers as well as potential investors on a continuous basis

The Encubator believe that with the right education, mentoring, networking opportunities, business support services, and a collaborative learning/working environment, entrepreneurs are able to develop, accelerate their ideas, and execute their business startups successfully and efficiently, The Encubator is

  • Serving exposure to professional working enviroment which will push entrepreneurs to execute their fantasy of a successful bussiness
  • Launching a medium to work in, which will hatch in to revealing skills, expertise and commanding the art of competence
  • Along with the guidance of ‘How to meet industry demands’ we provide incubation program which foster their startups and support intentive entrepreneurs who fall back developing right connections
  • Seeking for conditions that encourage new ideas, providing access to resources, supporting trial errror and failure and multi disciplinary teamwork
  • Channeling new technoligies and practices. It will make them learn to take their products to maturity and will attain potential to absorb technology transfer

The facility will contain open areas, informal meeting areas, collaboration stations, offices, and conference room for when privacy is needed for strategic planning and/or telephone/video conferencing.

It’s flexible, It’s affordable, It’s fun!

Linkagoal new campaign in Pakistan

Linkagoal is a San Francisco based Goal Oriented Social Network, it promotes the habit of writing goals and helps to connect individuals based on similar goals and objectives in life.

Currently numerous users on Linkagoal are creating goals based on Global Causes, the gesture is to make a difference on individual basis. This ignited the idea for them to start a national level campaign in Pakistan.

Linkagoal is running this national level campaign till the end of this December, where the idea is to involve people of Pakistan to write down their personal goals that will bring change in Pakistan. This will help them in two ways, one, it will help them build up the habit of writing goals and second, every individual can hold themselves accountable to be a part of a major change. Towards the end of this campaign, as an award, Linkagoal will select 25 winners and the grand prize winner will receive a brand new car.

Linkagoal will be reaching out to top universities, Radio, TV Shows and place hoardings to reach out to maximum number of individuals.

To influence people, Linkagoal will reach out to 10 well-respected individuals in Pakistan to write their Goal for Pakistan and appear in Linkagoal campaign video. These videos, along with the influencer’s goal will appear across social media platforms.

This will be a platform where people of Pakistan will unite to take an oath of how they, as individuals can make a difference. It will inspire many and many will have a story to tell after that goal has been accomplished.

‘The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.’

– Steve Jobs —

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