Australia to Support Pakistani Start-ups Run Small and Medium Enterprises

Australia is all set to support Pakistani start-up tycoons hear business expertise and administration practices essential to run small and medium initiatives. In this regard the Australia government was working with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) business incubation centre Plan-9.

Margaret Adamson, Australian High Commissioner assisted the season eight launch of Plan-9’s business incubation Launchpad. It will evaluate an aggregate of 150 start-upsfrom Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.

In a statement it was revealed by Australian High Commission revealed that, out of the startups, 15 would be selected for incubation in the Plan-9 centre for up to six months.

The Australian High Commissioner informed that the government was delighted to continue to support Plan-9. It endorsed a culture of entrepreneurship by encouraging youth and women. So that they can add to the economic progress of Pakistan.

The Australian government associated with Plan-9 in 2015 to bring an Australia Awards Short Course on business incubation management. It witnessed contestants exchange state-of-the-art ideas with experts in Australia and Pakistan. The course helped fortify industry-academic links and abetted build public-private conglomerates in business incubation.

The Australian high commissioner informed that she has met many young entrepreneurs in Pakistan with optimistic notions.

“We hope that the acquired skills and knowledge and the exchange of experience with business incubators will contribute to advancement of small and medium enterprises in Pakistan to support the country’s economic growth and future development.”

Adamson said.

Dr Umar Saif, PITB Chairman and Founder of Plan 9 said that after four years of hard work, Plan 9 was entering the 8th cycle of incubation. It had stretched from tech start-ups to include two new classifications i.e Social Entrepreneurship and Ed-Tech.

“With more people supporting and believing in the technology ecosystem, it is rapidly progressing and growing as a lucrative industry.”

Dr Saif said.

The Launchpad happenings in all three cities will comprise tech industry experts, bloggers, media and specialists running incubators worldwide.

By Asma Baloch / http://www.phoneworld.com.pk/

Editor (1649 Posts)


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