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Must Watch Inspirational Documentaries on Tech Startups


If you are interested in knowning about the entrepreneurial spirit and want to get fimilar with startup ecosystem, you’ll want to watch some of the following tech documentaries, which offer in-depth looks into the lives of founders and their ups and downs encountered during their entrepreneurial journey. When it comes to entrepreneurship on the big screen, we’ve all seen the Social Network and HBO’s Silicon Valley. However you may not have heard of these lesser-known documentaries, which just might help you to turn your vision into the next big thing.



Tech Startups and Trends of the Decade in Pakistan




As the decade comes to an end, we rounded up the most important and innovative tech products, trends, and breakthroughs that have shaped how we use technology in Pakistan.






Cycle 14 has landed at Plan9 HQ

Yet again, Launchpad has brought together amazing 14 tech startups from Lahore, Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad, Islamabad and Gujranwala. Plan9 is Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) run technology incubator continue making a dent in entrepreneurial space. 

Azad Chaiwala


Everyone has one superpower with which they can achieve anything and that superpower is ‘determination’. I believe that my focus towards my vision has made everything possible for me. My vision is to spread skills to the masses in order to empower them which will result in monetary stabilization in Pakistan. When I started working on my idea, I had no money or guidance but only ‘determination’. Azad Chaiwala is a snowball effect as more and more people learn skills and get empowered, the inspiration spreads.

Plan9 Startup Screen-it Gets $250K Funding From German Company For Dynamic Digital Out Of Home (DDOoH) Advertising Platform

The Germany based company Coeus Solution and Screen-It, a startup of Plan 9 under Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) joined hands by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to initiate and promote a revolutionary Dynamic Digital Out of Home (DD-OOH) advertising platform that uses cutting edge technology to convert rear windows of cars into an interactive High Definition screen to display highly engaging ads of their partners here today.

E-commerce: Bringing the store to you!

     Buying and selling of goods online is known as e-commerce. While the first e-commerce store became operational in the mid 90’s, the trend to shop online took its time in catching up. The fact that most of us want to physically see things before buying them, is a mindset that the online stores have had to struggle with. Add to that the common online scamming, people have always been suspicious of online stores and there has been an air of uncertainty while making purchases, further complicating the equation.

Travel Tech: Revolutionizing tourism

     Gone are the days when people headed to travel agencies to plans their travels. Everyone had to rely on the agents to select everything, from their mode of traveling to the places   they’ll stay at, down to the sights they’ll see; all was planned well in advance. Today, trips can be planned in the spur of the moment as any information, which might be might be required is easily available on the internet. Hotels and travel agencies have now started providing guidance to travelers online, ensuring that they are able to deal with their clients living in the digital age.

FashionTech: We are what we wear

 FashionTech, it sounds like a paradox. The fusion of two things which are poles apart has resulted in creating an entirely new genre, which is becoming increasingly popular among the masses. Even though most products which fall under this category were introduced in relation to health or accessibility, the design soon became the focus and as most of the gadgets were wearables, the fashion industry dove in to create products which would not only be smart but would also look trendy.

EDTech: How technology is impacting learning?

Education has always held a lot of importance, irrespective of where you belong from, what your religion is or what society you are a part of. As everything is innovating, it is only fitting that education too, gets affected by this.

HealthTech: Why we need to pay attention

Health and fitness are the top priorities of the world we are living in; add to that the tech component and you are immediately connected to a world of people, looking for help.

Approximately 2.32 billion people will be smartphone users by the end of 2017 and this number will only increase in the future. This statistic provides an insight into the near future, when most of us will be operating almost everything through our phones.