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Dream it. Build it. LIVE it!!

As incubation begins at The Nest i/o, our first batch of startups are already gearing up for groundbreaking success! We are proud of our diverse lot of incubatees - some have been roughed up by the corporate lifecycle while others are embarking on their very first entrepreneurial journey!

Learning customer psyche by getting in their shoes!


"What’s the strangest thing about you?”

Zehra Moinuddin’s session on Consumer Psychology had our teams looking deeper within.

Zehra’s very interactive and interesting session on customer psychology had our incubatees drawing their ideal customers on paper and also interviewing them to get a better idea of how they will perceive their product.

Getting inspiration from entrepreneurs who built their dreams from the ground up 

"When we started EatOye, our goal was to do something great for Pakistan!'

Nauman Sikandar and Rai Umair share their success story on Startup Grind.
The Founders of EatOye came to The Nest i/o for an event hosted by Startup Grind and gave our teams some inspiration on how to turn their startup dreams to reality! 

Big Data is no more a myth - Thanks to Imran Moinuddin!

“If #BigData is this BIG today, who knows how big it will be tomorrow?”

Imran Moinuddin, CEO of NexDegree talks about the applications of Big Data during a jam packed session!

The insightful discussion included everything on big data, its evolution through the years and its applications in diverse fields like healthcare, telecom, government, retail and education.

Is Your Product Market Ready?


“Pay attention to detail! Its the smaller things that make a big difference to your product”

Our teams learn the secrets of product development from Shahrukh Chaudhary, the man behind Dealtoday.pk

From chalking that basic idea, building a product around it to tweaking it according to the customer demand and requirements, Shahrukh’s fast paced session was extremely important for our startups!

Sahar Habib from Global Voices encourages the audience - Let Heated Debates Begin!


“Empathy is the ability to suspend judgement and accept that the world is complex yet beautiful.”

Sahar Habib Ghazi discusses why empathy doesn’t come up in headline hacks.
The leading journalist and Managing Editor at Global Voices discussed the importance of empathy in online communication. Her session highlighted how reporting can reframe not just global perspective on an issue but also the public reaction to it.

Words of wisdom from the payments guru himself!

“Bitcoins will soon be a norm in Pakistan”

Faisal Khan talks about the future of online payments and opportunities available for startups.
The fully packed session on the future of online and mobile payments in Pakistan and how can startups benefit from it was super informative for both startups and seasoned entrepreneurs.

Girl Power at The Nest i/o!


These ladies mean business!

GDG Women Techmakers share their entrepreneurial ideas and dreams!
Empowering women in technology, the GDG Women Techmakers event invited women developers, engineers, coders and technical writers for a series of inspirational talks and workshops by a diverse group of mentors including Adil Moosajee, Imran Moinuddin, Gertjan Van Lar, Salma Jafri and Faiza Yousuf.

From Contracts to Partnerships - Do you know the laws of getting into the business world?


The Legal Nitty Gritty explained - Nestlings share their concerns with Barrister Zahid Jamil and his team!
Zahid Jamil, Barrister at law at Jamil & Jamil, came with his team to The Nest i/o to give some very valuable legal advice to our teams!
A lot of startups have no idea what legal aspects they should look into when they first start a business, and Zahid’s session was a four hour go-through on what legal aspects are of prime importance for entrepreneurs and what are the basics as well as technicalities that they must know about.

Are You Digital Enough? The incubatees enjoy a Badar-ful day!


Badar Khushnood, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bramerz addressed a jam packed session on Digital Marketing

Badar Khushnood came to town for a whole day of one on one mentoring with our teams!
It was followed by a very interesting session on digital marketing that was especially relevant for startups. He also showed video blurbs of campaigns that made it clear how a digital strategy can engage and retain attention from day one!

Elastica, a cyber security startup, bagged funding of $30M!
“Elastica is the kind of company we like to invest in” said Robert Schwartz, managing partner at Third Point Ventures. “Their innovative solutions, strong management & deep bench of data scientists and researchers have enabled a new category of security for cloud apps that traditional security solutions cannot bridge.”

The Nest i/o Teams in Paparazzi Spotlight! 
PBS Newshour interviewed a couple of our startups - nestlings are truly going places!
 
Nestlings Unite for Barbeque
Who said we don’t have any fun at The Nest i/o? The Nestlings were invited for a dinner bash by one of our startups DeliverIT - these selfies prove how much fun we had!
 
Capital Valley Makes Waves in the Capital!
Chirps being heard out loud! Capital Valley nestlings emerged as one of the five finalists at the Mobilink Discover Nust Business Plan Competition held in Islamabad.
 

Make some Noise for the EjaadTech Boys!
These engineers mean business - making some smart hot wheels for the younger lot out there! Watch this space for more details soon!

Incubatees Turn into Mentors!
What we love the most about The Nest i/o is the support, respect and community spirit everyone here has for each other! Sameer Ahmed Khan from OuzelSystems ran an express workshop on website development for all our teams!
 
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