Google Cloud Announces Startup Contest in Pakistan in Collaboration with Tech Valley

Google Cloud's Startup Contest in Pakistan

Today marks the launch of Google Cloud’s Startup Competition Pakistan 2024, which seeks to identify the most promising tech startups in the country and allow them to become prominent players on the map of regional innovation. This first event demonstrates Google Cloud’s acknowledgement of Pakistan’s vast talent pool and the thriving potential inside its local startup ecosystem.

Google Cloud’s Startup Competition Pakistan 2024 aims to find, highlight, and support creative business ideas in Pakistan. Participating startups nationwide are asked to showcase their innovative concepts, goods, or services to a distinguished panel of judges of business leaders, financiers, and experienced entrepreneurs.

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“We are excited to introduce Google Cloud’s Startup Competition Pakistan 2024, a nation rich in potential and talent,” stated Farhan Qureshi, Google’s Country Director for Pakistan. “With this initiative, we hope to uplift and encourage the upcoming generation of business owners who are using cloud computing to propel significant innovation and change.”

Each of the competition’s five unique tracks—AI & Generative AI, E-commerce & Connectivity, Fintech, Frontier Digital Technologies, and Sustainability & Environment—will concentrate on a different aspect of innovation.

Each track will choose five finalists based on item strength, market separation, development potential, and team strength. These finalists will advance to the Grand Finals, which will occur in Karachi towards the end of July 2024. They will present their ideas to a distinguished panel of judges and business professionals there. One winner from each track will receive a PKR 1 million cash reward and special networking chances with top venture investors.

Tech Valley CEO Umar Farooq said, “This competition serves as a testament to Google Cloud and Tech Valley’s unwavering commitment to supporting and accelerating the growth of Pakistan’s local startup scene.” “By supporting startups and encouraging innovation, we are assisting in accelerating economic growth and opening up new opportunities for entrepreneurs in Pakistan.”

Numerous important players in the startup scene have supported the tournament, including sponsors Tridorian, Aspire, Bookme, and the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN). Along with major community partners, including Fatima Gobi Ventures, Indus Valley Capital, and Katalyst Labs, Google Developer Groups also backs it.

Please visit techvalley.pkstartupcompetition for additional details regarding the Google Cloud Startup Competition Pakistan 2024 and submit your application.

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