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October, 2010

Quick question: How much should one pay for a peek at a real business plan

Just tweaking an idea that has been bothering me for the last few days? How much would you pay for a peek at a real business plan that picked up funding, investors and partners? 10 dollars, 30 dollars, 50 dollars or more. How much more? The plan focuses on a technology and product business (so […]

APICTA ICT Awards, Kula Lumpur Malaysia – Pictures and Snapshots

Great snaps taken by the team at and Jehan. With the Pakistan delegation, or what was left of it after the awards. Junaid, Maliha, Naureen and the Care team are missing. With Jehan, Yousuf and Badar Khushnood from Google at the night of the awards. With Zafar of Sofizar at the Judges briefing on […]

Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2010 – After thoughts at 10,000 meters in the air…

At the CIP Lounge on Sunday night, just before boarding my Emirates flight to Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, I had a single thought in my mind. It would be nice to get some sleep for a change. The week leading up to the departure of our delegation to the APICTA 2010 awards scheduled at KLCC had […]

PASHA ICT Awards 2010 – List of winners and runners up.

Interesting to note the clean sweep by CARE and CASE together at the ICT Awards and the win by Ali Abbas Sikandar, the Tameer Bank CIO for the PASHA ICT Awards CIO of the year award. While Islamabad companies have always done well at the award, this is the first time that one entity picked […]

PASHA ICT Awards 2010 – List of winners and runners up.

  The complete list of winners and runners up.   Research & DevelopmentProduct: Massively Parallel Fingerprint Matching SystemCARE (Center for Advanced Research in Engineering)www.carepvtltd.comWinner Research & DevelopmentProduct: HozaaTEchArete(Pvt) Ltdwww.techArete.comRunner-up Research & DevelopmentProduct: BlastSimHikmah Techwww.HikmahTech.comRunner-up Tools and Infrastructure ApplicationsProduct: TangoElixir Technologies Winner Tools and Infrastructure ApplicationsProduct: WebSilo Document Collaboration SuiteFolio3Http:// Runner-up   Tools & […]

Learning Corporate Finance – APICTA and Manthan Awards nominations

Learning Corporate Finance, a side project at Alchemy that we started to support our learning practice picked up two awards last week. Learning Corporate Finance (LCF) will be representing Pakistan in the e-learning category at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards being held in KL, Malaysia early next week. We were very lucky to be also […]