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The Change Makers of ID92

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With the applications open for the 3rd cohort of Innovation District 92 (ID92), lets celebrate our alumni startups!

Cohort 1

1. Foster Learning Pakistan

Foster Learning Pakistan is a social enterprise that aims at empowering Pakistani youth through continuous training and development, especially on soft skills. Introducing a unique Entrepreneurial Leadership program named as “Foster Flagship Training Program” it focuses on developing the skills, essentially required to have a successful career as a professional or as an entrepreneur.


2. E-Khata ERP

E-Khata ERP provides ERP services to help sharpen a company’s competitive edge through flexible, comprehensive and auditable accounting controls — and real-time reporting. E-Khata’s easy to use interface and run-time responsive features provides a user with every information about their customers and business status.


3. Careeb

Careeb is an online marketplace that offers grocery shopping on its website and delivers right to your doorstep, in just 90 minutes. Careeb hosts a variety of health and beauty products, grocery items and home essentials along with a growing mélange of general products. The Startup raised $100,000 investment and it is the very first of ID92’s startups to do so.


4. Maidan

Maidan came to us with just their idea and enthusiasm and throughout the incubation cohort they developed their services incredibly. They are a sports broadcasting service that broadcasted two school sports events and launched their fully functional mobile app!

Cohort 2

 


1. Screen IT

Screen-IT is a location based Dynamic Digital Out of Home (DD-OOH) Advertising platform. They provide advertisers the perfect opportunity to reach their consumers near the point of purchase.​ Screen-IT can strategically place your message in front of millions of shoppers around malls, high traffic venues and events giving you the chance to reach a highly captive audience. Screen IT raised USD 250,000 from a German firm known as Coeus Solutions.


2. MadHatters

The Mad Hatters is the perfect platform for adventure seekers, risk takers and avid explorers who are looking for opportunities to get out of the daily grind and journey into some of the less explored areas of Pakistan. The educational element of the trips gives a hands-on insight into the local culture and lifestyle of the places visited. It is probably the only tour operator company in Pakistan that is being led by a woman and focuses on a comfortable environment for females on trips.

3. HostInn

HostInn is your perfect guide to hostel life. It lets you search and book hostels in Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. So any individuals starting their college/university life and looking for a place to stay, save your self from the frustration and look no further, simply visit HostInn’s website.

Thank you to all these amazing startups for being a part of Innovation District 92. We wish you best of luck for your future. Make us proud!

Did You Know That 1 Ton Of Food Waste Emits 680 Kg Of Carbon Dioxide Into The Environment?

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If you don’t understand what that means, simply put: it is really bad for our environment! Globally, 1.1 billion tons of waste, more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage, is burned in open piles, contributing to rising emissions of toxic gases.

In Pakistan, the way to dispose waste is to pile it up in an empty plot and burn the trash. This emits CO2 in the environment that causes various deadly consequences such as respiratory issues, heart disease headaches and nausea, just to name a few.

However, trashit, your compost hero, is trying to solve this problem in Pakistan. They are a startup that converts trash into premium fertilizer allowing for a better and more sustainable future for everyone. Trashit Founder, Anusha Fatima, believes in active participation of citizens in curing urban challenges such as proper waste disposal. She decided to step forward to make a change after seeing the dirty outlook of the cities in Pakistan. Trashit promotes sustainable living and aims to develop this habit in Pakistan through their work in the ecosystem.

Are you a ChangeMaker doing amazing things in Pakistan? Or do you have someone you want to nominate as a #ChangeMaker? Reach out to us at corporate@id92.pk with the subject title “I Am A ChangeMaker” and we will feature you in our next #ChangeMakerBlog

A Girl On A Motorcycle? How Strange!

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Zenith Irfan, also known as Motorcycle Girl of Pakistan, is known for journeying across Pakistan under her initiative to live out the dream of
her late father ; to travel across Pakistan on a motorcycle. Despite the reservations she faced from society, she kept on breaking stereotypes and raced along dangerous terrains of Northern Pakistan because that’s what she wanted to do. Turning heads and facing criticism from everyone she passes on her motorcycle, we’re sure Zenith has built up a strong armor.

Some of the features of her story include, a movie called Motorcycle Girl where she is played by actress Sohai Ali Abro and a book published by Maliha Abidi called ‘Pakistan for Women’ featuring more than 50 prominent women of Pakistan and their work.

Zenith documents her journey on her social media where she interacts with her audience in candid stories about life as a young adult in Pakistan. Currently, she is planning for her next trip to continue her journey on her motorcycle.

It is no secret that people frown upon change makers and people doing extraordinary things in unique ways. But if you’re driving past those people on your high speed motorcycle, you clearly can’t hear what they’re saying!

Are you a ChangeMaker doing amazing things in Pakistan? Or do you have someone you want to nominate as a #ChangeMaker? Reach out to us at corporate@id92.pk with the subject title “I Am A ChangeMaker” and we will feature you in our next #ChangeMakerBlog