Monthly Archives: September 2016

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PlanX startup Patari partners with Facebook

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Thursday (Lahore): The Pakistani music streaming platform Patari announced today that it's participating in Facebook's Music Stories. On the Facebook app, songs and albums shared from Patari will become “Music Stories”, a new post format which allows people to listen to a 30-second preview of the shared song (or album) while on Facebook. This will allow [...]

PlanX AMA with Smart Devices

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last Thursday we hosted our PlanX AMA with the CEO of Smart Devices, Abdul Ghaffar. This was a good opportunity for Abdul to share information about Internet of Things (IOT) an area where we see very few startups operating. Abdul shared his experience of how difficult it is to manufacture IOT hardware products in Pakistan. “Running [...]

Inside the Mind Behind Optimaken

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Inside the Mind Behind Optimaken   Optimaken, a strategic solutions company has come up with a web and mobile-based solution for learning aids and student support that is beyond local tutoring alternatives. The name Optimaken itself means most desirable knowledge. “I know the struggle of a parent and after understanding the problem with the child it [...]

City School Alumni Meet 2016

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Our Program Manager - Mughees Tahir spoke at the City School Alumni Meet 2016 last Friday. The session was about innovation, strategy building and leadership. Mughees discussed the local mindset, the never ending career and academic struggle that he went through and the importance of self-evolution in today's world. He was joined by our alumni startup founders [...]

EIR with Jibran Saithi

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

On September 8th PlanX hosted an Entrepreneur in Residence session with one of our board members, Mr Jibran Saithi. Jibran Saithi is the Technical Infrastructure lead at Qubit. He advised our startups on technical and real world business issues. A great number of startups showed up to seek guidance from this tech and business genius. The [...]

New Startup on Board: Car Chabi

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Car Chabi is a smartphone application accompanied by a hardware unit that allows you to control your car via your mobile gadgets. Keyless entry was never as cool as this and this is not it. The app lets you control the car air conditioning and heating systems on your mobile too, regardless you're physically present in [...]

An Evening with Steve Wozniak

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

  On 27th August 2016, Rashid Ali from Plagiarism CheckerX - a PlanX alumni startup - got a chance to attend Think Inc.’s - An Evening with Steve Wozniak in Australia.  Accompanied by Kevin Vinsen and Dr Jordan Nguyen in initiating the discussions, the audience was treated to an inspiring conversation about transforming the status quo and [...]

The Detail in Retail

By | September 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

The retail sector constitutes 53 per cent in Pakistan’s GDP and with a 42 billion dollar market the retail industry has seen a surge in Pakistan in the past few years. However, this growth has seen its fair share of challenges. To address these challenges and start an important conversation about the retail industry, PlanX hosted [...]

Car Butlers collaborates with Travly

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Car Butlers is a startup currently accelerated at PlanX. It is Pakistan’s first mobile car wash service. Car Butlers is automating car servicing industry, providing on demand car wash at your doorstep. They’re providing people with an ease to sit back at home while their car enjoys the royal shower. Now you don’t have to wait [...]

PlanX AMA with Bookme.pk

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Last Thursday we had Faizan Aslam - the founder of Bookme.pk, to host a PlanX AMA with us. Bookme.pk is an online booking platform as the name suggests, for usage with cinema, buses and events. It was created in 2013, in Lahore. Despite many practical issues today it has become the largest online booking platform in [...]