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The Startup Gen: Pakistan’s First Ever Digital Reality Show

The Startup Gen: Pakistan’s First Digital Reality Show for Startups

The Centrum Media (TCM), Pakistan’s first ever digital news network, in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) announced Pakistan’s First Digital Reality Show for StartupsThe StartUp Gen.

The Startup Gen promises to not only recognize the upcoming potential businesses all over Pakistan, but also to document their entire journey at the show, which will work as a guiding beacon for startups in terms of how to pitch, how to make simple ideas into money-making ideas.

This reality show will be held in Islamabad and the winner will get a fully funded chance to showcase themselves at Barcelona’s biggest startup conference (4YFN) in 2020. This digitally tailored show for the digital entrepreneurial environment of Pakistan offers a viewership of more than 20 million.

The show will be a perfect blend of the startup ecosystem of Pakistan and reality TV. The startups will first by applying to participate in Startup Gen through our website. Over 20 shortlisted startups will then be interviewed from across Pakistan, 8 of which will then qualify for the Startup Gen Pitch Camp. The 8 selected teams from across Pakistan will attend a Pitch Camp in Islamabad from 7th – 11th November, 2019. The grand finale will determine which startup wins Startup Gen 2019, scoring a fully-funded chance to participate in Barcelona’s biggest startup conference (4YFN) in 2020.

How to Apply?

  1. Click here to register your startup(s) for the competition. Try to be as concise as possible. The applications are open nation-wide.
  2. 5th of October, 2019 is the final deadline to apply for the competition. Shortlisted startups will be informed about their interviews via emails and calls.
  3. The startups which then clear the interview-round will be travelling to Islamabad for a week long pitch camp from 7th – 11th November, 2019.
  4. The startups will then compete against one another to win The Startup Gen 2019.
  5. Remember The Startup Gen’s mentors, trainer workshops, investor series and energizers will help your startup get better every minute, every step of the way. And a lot more surprises are on their way!
  6. If you have any more questions check out our FAQs
  7. Are you excited? Because we are! Apply now!

The Centrum Media (TCM) is Pakistan’s first digital news network. With innovative digital skills, TCM’s goal is to change the Pakistani news landscape in line of global and international standards.

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