Two Pakistani start-up companies named; Whisper O and Micorpower Labs, have won international recognition on the basis of their unique ideas and will participate in the OSLO Start-up Challenge – Norway’s global program. Both these startup companies have been nurtured at Samsung’s ‘The Nest’ – a technology incubator established with the collaboration of Samsung and Pakistan Software Houses Association ([email protected]). Samsung Pakistan – being the key technology-enabler and sponsor of this incubator, has extended sincere felicitations to both these successful start-up ventures.
Teams from ‘Whisper O’ and ‘Micropower Labs’ have been invited to take a fully-paid trip to Norway, where they will participate in the one-month free-of-cost incubation program and avail this big opportunity to get investments and support, from the Norwegian government. Micropower Labs is also selected for ‘Amazon Launchpad’, as their product – ‘Flash Pack’ will be made available on AMAZON, in a special category of startups.
The President of Samsung Electronics Pakistan (SEPAK) – Mr. J. H. Lee, stated that:
“It is delightful to see that the innovative ideas and products developed by Pakistani start-ups are being recognized and supported on international technology platforms like the Oslo Startup Challenge. Samsung’s support to ‘The Nest’ is a part of its social-development programme. Both these successful startup ventures – Whisper O and Micropower Labs have been nurtured at Samsung’s ‘The Nest’ incubator. Our CSR initiative named – ‘SEPAK Citizenship’, is designed to nurture the capabilities of the youth and empower them to get professional, academic and entrepreneurial enrichments.”
About ‘Whisper O’.
‘Whisper O’ (http://www.whispero.io/) has been founded by its CEO – Taaha Bin Khalid and CTO – Hassan Ahmed. It is an online application that aims to provide the people with a platform to share their stories through Sound. It is dedicated to bringing out memories, nostalgia and smiles through connecting different sounds to different spaces. Whisper O not only gives people the chance to preserve time through sound, but also the hope of being heard and remembered by the future generations.
About Micropower Labs.
Micropower Labs (http://micropowerlabs.org) has been founded by its CEO – Abdullah Soomro. It is a technology innovation company, focused on creating next-generation devices and gadgets for day to day use. One of its products – ‘Cooly’ is a temperature-control device that uses solar power to cool down the human body. It provides instant eco-friendly cooling, whenever and wherever needed. Another product created by Micropower Labs is ‘Flash Pack’ – a Power-Bank that charges up in just 14 minutes from your own laptop charger and packs up enough power to last you for a whole day. The technology inside has been developed at prestigious institutions like GIK in Pakistan and Fablab UC in Santiago, Chile. Micropower Labs technology also has many other applications in devices like; mobile medical apparatus, delivery drones etc.
The Oslo Startup Challenge is a competition for entrepreneurs who aspire to gain professional insights and guidance. It offers ‘all expenses paid’ incubation and extensive support from a broad business network, pro-bono development services with opportunities to meet potential investors and pitch at the ‘Oslo Innovation Week’ to showcase new products to the world.
Amazon Launchpad is a unique programme showcasing unique and exciting products from startups around the world, making it easy to launch new products to millions of Amazon customers. The Amazon Launchpad storefront offers customers a one-stop shop to discover a curated selection of cool and innovative products. Current Amazon Launchpad marketplaces include: US, UK, Germany, France and China.