Pakistan Software Houses Association – PaShA (or P@sha) is playing a vital role in encouraging entrepreneurs to introduce innovative ideas. P@SHA LaunchPad is one such example. The idea behind PaShA Launchpad is simple:
Find the best technology ideas and start-ups and Bring them in Front!
It is a platform where people with great ideas, and early-stage companies with innovative products, can have the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of people who ask relevant questions, make suggestions to help develop the idea or product, assist with market identification, mentoring and possibly investment.
Every year PaShA hosts LaunchPad events in major cities of Pakistan and invites startups to pitch their ideas. There is bound to be one idea and one product that stands out – these will be the P@SHA LaunchPad Stars and will be given a small cash award and highlighted on as many platforms as possible.
- This series of events started in Sept,2011 at Expo Center Karachi.
- Then in 2012 a session was held at IBA Karachi
- In 2013, the event is organized in Lahore.