Plan9, a project of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has opened its flagship event ‘Launchpad’ here today, which will conclude on April 7, Sunday. The event includes the selection of startups to be incubated at PITB’s Plan9. This ground-breaking event will be replicated in five cities including Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Faisalabad and Multan.The time theme of the event is ‘empowered edge’. Technology has mostly taken over our lives and it has empowered us in many ways be it transport, communication, advertisement, business, shopping, and much more. It has given an edge over ancestors to do everything better and faster. Plan9 has received 400 applications from nationwide and out of these 140 startups were selected for Lahore Chapter. This event is organized twice a year.
The first day of Launchpad is ‘Expo Day’ which is all about experiencing innovation, technology, business displays, motivational talks, startup, stories, food, music and much more all in one jam-packed day, along with networking and socializing opportunities with the right and relevant people of the entrepreneurial industry.
The second day will be a full day of workshop and training to prep the startups for elevator pitch round. On third day, judging of elevator pitches will take place and 20 startups out of which finalists will be selected. Last day will be all about judging the final presentations and choosing 10 startups that will be incubated at Plan9 for the next six months. This event will be attended by professionals from the tech industry, bloggers, media-personnel, and entrepreneurs and was organised twice annually.