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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!

7 Powerful Ways to Persuade Anyone to Do Anything Easily

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Persuading people to do something your way is an art. Persuasion is not to be confused with manipulation or coercion or getting someone to do a thing that does not benefit them. The basis of persuading people is using valid reasoning, rational arguments and sound benefits both in their own best interest and yours.

Let’s discuss 7 powerful secrets of persuasion:

1. If people trust you, they’re more likely to listen to you – trust holds up all the things you do and say. Your credibility is directly linked to how much someone trusts you. Be assertive, reliable and radiate confidence.

2. Knowledge is power  Cliché right? But extremely effective when it comes to getting your way. Knowing the ins and outs of what you support position you as someone to listen to. If you are the expert in the room, and the most qualified, you will have more chances of being successful in your persuasion.

3. Don’t just say, do – people judge you based on how you look, what you wear, what your body language is like. Ensure a positive lasting impact on your capability to persuade people by keeping these in check.

4. Use ‘code words’ – Code words, words that your audience uses and is familiar with, portrays you as someone they can trust. Use your audience’s language and they are more likely to think that you share their best interests and can relate to their values.

5. Listen more than you talk – look for common ground that you can capitalize on. Listen to the other side of the argument and pick out objections and misgivings, and doubts. If you talk over the other person to prove your point, these will not turn into moments of agreement.

6. Be consistent and persistent – it is important to not give up. Some people are just harder to convince than others. Keep your stance and keep trying.

7. Stay calm and collected – don’t let your emotions get in the way. Patience is an essential element in persuading people. Stay in control, whether it’s under pressure, stress of times of conflict. Who are you more likely to look up to; a leader who panics under pressure or a leader to keeps his head?

Try out these tips and let us know which ones work for you!