The Launchpad is Plan9’s flagship semi-annual event. Punjab Information Technology Board’s Tech Incubator allows nationwide applications for tech startup ideas and aims to provide six months long incubation at Plan9 which is a chance of a lifetime.
As with all things, Plan9 has always tried to outdo itself when it comes to the Launchpad and with the beginning of Launchpad 12 that remains true as ever. This year, we are introducing Faisalabad as our station for Launchpad and are open for nationwide candidates who meet the eligibility criteria*.
Today, the Launchpad receives over thousand applications in each individual run, out of which 130 are selected to compete for the 15 final spots of incubation at Plan9. Needless to say, the competition is tough and gets tougher every year as more and more Pakistanis become aware of the opportunity to get their startups off the ground. Moreover, the judges vary from local to foreign investors and globally renowned tech companies that have partnered with Plan9.
Plan9 is a nationwide initiative and teams from all over Pakistan are called to participate. On selection, the team have to re-locate to Lahore for 6 months.
Be a Pakistani National.
Required age is 18 years of age or above.
One applicant cannot apply for more than one idea.
Business idea should be based on any technology category mentioned below.
Present a mock-up/wire-frame/prototype of the product.
Startup can have a strong, enthusiastic and skilled team of up to 5 members. Having a Chief Executive Officer and a qualified Chief Technical Officer is mandatory.
Mandatory attendance from 10am -6pm for six months incubation at Plan9. Office space will open 24/7.
No minimum qualification requirement – just a brilliant idea and passion.
* Please Note:
Plan9 is an equal opportunity platform.
Startups and/or founders who are incubated in Cycle 10 do not qualify for Cycle 11. However, they can apply for the next cycle(s).
One founder can only apply with ONE idea/product/startup.