Entrepreneurial Pakistan – A Hall of Shame

Incubators, accelerators, mentor-ships, seed funds, investments, startup incentives and entrepreneurial competitions are nothing more than inheritance, dowry, favoritism and liquidation of relations and connections; English/ physical presentation is a big plus.

Pseudo experts and ignorant judges are poisoning innovation & creativity, research & development, science & technology and inventions & discoveries.

Entrepreneurship and innovation is a close and small box in Pakistan that means something in between e-business, e-commerce, mobile apps which are mainly based on advertising revenue stream. Research and development is limited to surveys and sampling. Inventions and discoveries are not able to go beyond the UPS, quad-copter or DIY kits.

Majority of startups born after some program announcement and die on rejection, or in case of selection, which is mostly based on corrupt and opaque practices; then the idea or startup dies right after getting all incentives. Can anybody dare to audit, analyze and report that how many startups/ ideas are no more which was getting too many perks?

The very nominal successful ventures those also left the country, what is the return for the nation else than “A Pakistani do this or that; clap, clap or slap”.

Let’s think because you can as you have also a mind, and please correct me if my narrative is not right.

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