daftarkhwan | coworking | Lahore
With the outbreak of innovation and spiking technological advances in emerging markets like Pakistan, the startup ecosystem has seen unprecedented growth within recent years. Coworking has provided startups with the convenience and flexibility they require to ground themselves in a diverse community, creating seismic shifts across the startup world. How has this defined startup trends for 2022? Personalization Above All Else With… Continue Reading
In the latest series of funding rounds for Pakistani startups, Daftarkhwan has raised seed funding from regional classifieds giant EMPG. EMPG owns and operates a staggering 10 brands across 16 countries in the property and classified spaces, and reached unicorn… Continue Reading
Situated in the heart of the hills, daftarkhwan | Vantage, elevates your perspective, allowing your business to climb to new heights. Because the people who believe they can change the world are often the ones that… Continue Reading
This insights session, we’re joined by Farhan Syed, the Chief Operating Officer of Bagallery, who explores the best way to develop your business through the lense of the fashion and beauty sector, using Bagallery as a case study. Bagallery, founded in 2017,… Continue Reading
Despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of the vacuum for innovation it created, Pakistan’s startup ecosystem has flourished, with 41 deals amounting to $57.7 million being closed in 2020. 2021 has only built upon the blazing speed of… Continue Reading
Ahmad Saeed, Co-founder and CEO of GrocerApp, connoisseur of House music and a risk-taker originally from Bahawalpur, ready to follow his passions wherever they might lead him joined us this insights session to explore his unique disposition… Continue Reading
What would this world be without poverty? This is a burning question that has been finding answers across Pakistan for years. In this fireside session hosted in collaboration with Sang-e-Meel Publications which is a publishing house focused… Continue Reading
Globally, covid 19 has wreaked havoc on the world’s economies, forcing businesses, big and small to shut down. But it is especially in times of adversity, that we need to adapt and innovate so we… Continue Reading
Amnah Maqsood, founder of Body by Butter, a low-carb and keto meal planning and delivery service active in Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sargodha and Gujranwala, joined us for an insights session moderated by Ayesha Nasir founder of Scaryammi, to discuss the keto diet, the misconceptions around it and her entrepreneurial… Continue Reading
Imran Khan, founder and managing director of RapidCompute, Pakistan’s first indigenous enterprise-class public cloud provider, shares his compelling startup journey this insights session. RapidCompute, a division of Cybernet, the leading internet and data communication network service… Continue Reading
Imran Khan, founder and managing director of RapidCompute, Pakistan’s first indigenous enterprise-class public cloud provider, shares his compelling startup journey this insights session. RapidCompute, a division of Cybernet, the leading internet and data communication network service provider in Pakistan, was founded in 2011, quickly growing to be operational in 10 different cities in the country, serving clients across various sectors in Pakistan, Dubai, Sri Lanka and the Middle East.
“In every step of the way, we set out to with the ambition to change the cloud and tech landscape of the country.”
This ambition was met with the realization that for sustainable innovation, their product and personnel would have to be homegrown. Everything but the hardware of their product is developed locally. Rather than continue pairing with international partners, RapidCompute did and continues to annually conduct a talent search from top universities in related fields, bringing them in for further growth in their training centres, eventually forming a part of their team.
Feeling “it’s important to pick the difficult battles first”, RapidCompute targeted the government and the banking sector, building their credibility and integrity in the market. By working with various ministries, telecom companies and organizations such as State Bank, they established themselves as the securest cloud service. This is only cemented by them having security certifications by CSA, TIA- 942, PCI DSS, UKAS and the only cloud service company in Pakistan to have an EU GDPR certification, allowing them to expand in Europe.
Despite this rippling success, RapidCompute continues operating on the tenets of humility and upheaval it was founded on. They’ve done a considerable amount of pro bono work for public good, most noticeably, covid relief. Additionally the organization is heavily invested in Pakistan’s startup community and its maturation. Startsmart by RapidCompute is a program dedicated solely to mentor startups regarding an assortment of related topics such as setting up, cloud hosting and pitching to investors.
To learn more about RapidCompute’s rapid growth watch the full session here!