Putting the ecosystem on the map. #021Disrupt How one conference this year changed the tone of the conversation around the tech ecosystem in Pakistan. Tariq Ellahi and Tausif Ahmed flew in on separate flights to Karachi on November, 3rd, 2017. Their motivation for visiting the
Circles of light One sweltering summer we invited our partners in Thailand for a round of meetings in Karachi. The year was 2006 and the city was mostly dug up as newly found money for development made way for flyovers, underpasses, road extensions and traffic
Of sunshine, sparks and dreams. It was a small room that could fit four rows of chairs length wise, three across. A makeshift stage had been set in the front by pushing the furniture aside. A class room, you thought automatically. Whiteboard, projector, sitting tables.
The community wins at the Nestio Startup Weekend, Karachi. If you need to feel the buzz in Karachi, the Nestio is a good bet to get an instant triple shot of positive vibe, optimism and hope. On any given evening the community tends to be
Building a great marketing video. A case study How do you put together a great marketing video? Are there any simple rules and tips that can help you get your message across? How is it different from writing copy for your bill board advert, putting
Farewell, Sabeen. I think she had the most fun today. Sabeen Mahmud, a fluent speaker of colloquial French in many languages, would have had a field day with words. Starting off with “the bastards never showed up in such large numbers when I was alive”.
You made me cry, Sabeen Mahmud. Karachi is an insane city. A true Karachiite can never live anywhere else. A visitor can never understand why that is so. The fascination is irrational and does not compute. Some think it is an asylum gone wild, others
The startup scene in Karachi. I came back home (Karachi) in 2003 and for a list of odd reasons decided to decline two respectable offers to shift to startup mode again. The first two years were a slog. The network I had left when I
Startup Crash Course for Entrepreneurs Teaching smart people is always difficult. Teaching them about a subject that they possibly know a lot more than you do is an even bigger uphill task. Over the years I have figured out one approach that tends to work