Digiskills- Preparing Youths for Challenges of Digital Revolutions

Recently there has been a surge in AI, IOT and AR in Pakistan signalling the inception of the fourth industrial revolution. Over here at Ignite we have funded start-ups in these areas that have reduced electricity transformation line loses, saved irrigation water, and provided high quality educational tools to customers in the country and the […]

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“It feels really meaningful to go to work”

Empty streets are the new normal, but behind-the-scenes, people are going to unprecedented lengths to make sure that we can still meet, talk, work and interact. Bård Flaarønning used to work with top politicians in Norway, but he recently moved to telecoms. The VP of Communications strategy was curious as to whether he would feel […]

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“The coronavirus outbreak could lead to rising demand for IT products”, Huawei CEO, Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei says company will likely meet new financial goals and boost R&D budget this year by $5.8 billion to more than $20 billion Most employees at Huawei Technologies Co. are back at work following the coronavirus outbreak, though the pandemic is likely to hit the Chinese telecom giant’s financial results this year, the company’s […]

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NHSRC launches Messenger experience to aid locals in fight against Coronavirus

Yesterday, Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination (NHSRC) launched a Messenger experience, with support from Facebook and Botisfy.com, to ensure people are kept up to date, and have access to the right information. The automated experience will help people determine if they need to be seen by a doctor for coronavirus, and […]

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Microfinance Beneficiaries breaking Stereotypes

Focus on women is one of the overarching themes of all Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC)’s interventions. As the apex institution and sector developer, PMIC advocates for gender equality with the central objective of improving the socioeconomic status of the women. In line with this year’s theme – Each for Equal, PMIC held Women’s Day […]

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Stay connected with Jazz and Nestlé Fruita Vitals

Pakistan’s two leading brands have joined hands to provide free unlimited mobile data to millions  Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital communications company with 60 million users, and Pakistan’s leading juice brand – Nestlé Fruita Vitals have partnered to offer consumers an opportunity to win free data for up to 300 GBs a year. This partnership lets […]

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Saturday happens to be the Most Forgetful Day in Pakistan: Uber

Whether you’re in a hurry, busy checking your messages or chatting with a friend, it seems to be a common occurrence for riders to leave behind their personal belongings at the end of their Uber rides. While the retrieval of these lost items from Uber cars is quite easy, a newly released Lost & Found […]

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Sportsfever360 and Stats Perform (OPTA) embarks on a new journey of stats data in Pakistan

Sportsfever360, one of the leading sports management organizations of Pakistan has inked an agreement with internationally acclaimed Sports & Technology firm, Stats Perform. Stats Perform harnesses the true power of sports data by leveraging advancements in artificial intelligence to generate the industry’s richest insights. Through the partnership, Sportsfever360 will start a new Wave of Cricket […]

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Pakistani Fintech Entrepreneur wins International award at FiNext Conference Dubai 2020

Adnan Ali, the CEO of Avanza Premier Payment Services (APPS)won the “Excellence in Finance Leaders”, award for his significant contribution towards the financial sector, at the FiNext Conference, held in Dubai on February 26 &27, 2020. The award is not just an individual win, but a milestone for Pakistan, as it signifies recognition of domestic […]

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Empowering social entrepreneurs to achieve more using technology

Microsoft, through its Microsoft for Startups initiative, has announced the launch of its Global Social Entrepreneurship programme. Around the world, startups are creating new businesses, built around powerful technologies and designed to make the world a better place. Innovators and entrepreneurs are finding new ways to harness technology to drive purpose-led social enterprises that measure […]

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