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October 19, 2019

KMU launches first Incubation Centre in KP


October 19, 2019

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar has launched the first Incubation Centre in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan with a primary focus on health startups.

KUBIC with their Entrepreneurial Curriculum Partner Impact Dynamics curated IDEA CUP19, it was a startup competition where startups from various sectors (Health, Education, ICT and others) competed in a competition to win prize money and got the opportunity to be incubated at KMU Business Incubation Center.

The Idea Cup started with sessions by various entrepreneurial ecosystem experts including Maryam Arshad-Founder and Director Impact Dynamics, Product Development by Shayan Sohail Sarwar-Founder Pak Vitae, Opportunities that lie in the Health Sector.

The case of Sehat Kahani by Nida Shehzad Digital and Innovation Lead Sehat Kahani, Faiza Yousaf Founder Women In Tech Pk on Making Better Decisions Faster! From An Idea to A Working Product and Sayyad Ahmad Masud Director Founder’s Institute Pakistan on Pitching: Go Home or Go Big. Present amongst other judges was Murtaza Zaidi, Director NIC Peshawar.

Talking as chief guest, KMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Arshad Javaid lauded the efforts of startups for their brilliant pitches and the organizer’s efforts: KUBIC and Impact Dynamics. Others present on the occasion were Dr Zohaib Khan -Director KMU-ORIC, Dr Zeeshan Kibriya Deputy Director ORIC and Waseem-ul-Haq Manager KMU-BIC.

More than 60 startups were shortlisted to present their ideas. The winners included Robospire Technologies, who were the winners (a startup that makes electronic respirator masks that provides clean air), Ostokeym who secured the second position (An organic, cost-effective dental filling powder) and AI-Thala Screen who secured the third position (with the use of Artificial Intelligence, this startup screens Thalassemia patients).

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