Hundreds of tech startups make their way to the local and international tech events this year, but only a few made out with a crown. Recently, pakistan.wecreatecenter.com organized “Startup Cup of Women Entrepreneur 2015” to promote women entrepreneurs in Pakistan that drew hundred of female driven start ups.
For those who are not aware, WECREATE is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) and StartUp Cup. The company aims to offer assistance for women entrepreneurs across the country to accelerate their businesses. Last week, Affordable.pk made it to the top overthrowing dozens of startups.
The event, “Startup Cup of Women Entrepreneur 2015” was organized by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) in association with WECREATE Pakistan. Held at WECREATE center, Islamabad, the event featured notable guests, including US ambassador, David Hale; CEO startup cup, Sean Griffin; Member National Assembly, Shaista Pervaiz; and Sr. Advisor, Women’s Entrepreneurship and Development, Tanya Hiple.
Affordable.pk (http://www.affordable.pk/) is an online consignment store that utilizes the shared economics model to connect the buyers and sellers. The business, established by tech entrepreneur Wajiha Ghazal and her better half Kashan Chisty, scored the first place at We Create women startup competition with a Rs 300,000 win.
Affordable.pk went on to win various local and international competitions before the privileged We Create win. Most notably, Affordable.pk was selected for SLUSH 2016 Impact accelerator program in Finland. The startup thrives to bring shared economics into Pakistani society by promoting online consignment, buy and sell, and charity platform. As of 2016, the company has ventured onto developing womens category that will now consign branded women’s items along with kids’ items.