Karachi-based incubator The Nest I/O, which is funded by Google, Samsung, and the US State Department, had its fourth demo day on Monday. The incubator is now almost two years old and has seen a total of 79 startups graduate from its four-month-long program.
The current batch of startups are working in fields such as AR, retail, fintech, and livestreaming. Here’s the complete list, in no particular order:
1. The E-Learning Network
The E-learning Network wants to help teachers who are preparing to start their professional careers. It provides online accredited teacher training and educational management courses on par with UK standards. Aspiring teachers can obtain these qualifications from home.
MentHub is a mentorship platform which connects students from disadvantaged backgrounds with professionals in urban areas of Pakistan. It wants to give socially-conscious professionals the opportunity to help society at large.
Wondertree uses augmented reality to develop interactive games for children with special needs. The aim is to provide an interactive world and help boost the child’s attention span, motivation, and other skills. It also allows for continual monitoring and tracking of a child’s progress.
Techtree engineers educational robots that help kids learn technical skills and offer them a multifaceted education. The robots are customizable and can be controlled through an app.
CARiger is an on-demand platform that allows you to book mechanics if you need to repair or service your car.
Jamout is a livestreaming app that lets users set up private chat rooms and host online events.
Credvestor is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform that wants to circumvent banks by helping borrowers and lenders communicate directly with each other.
Paigaam is building chatbots that are designed to help the restaurant business. It allows for seamless reservations and better staff management by restaurant owners.
Wrapkar helps car owners earn more cash by advertising on their vehicles. Brands use its smartphone app to track things like distance covered, and drivers are compensated accordingly. Advertisements are placed on the car through removable decals.
10. Outreach Cartel
Outreach Cartel wants to act as an intermediary for people who want to earn money by sharing advertisements on their personal social media feeds.
Think of Photolinga as an ‘Uber for photographers.’ It allows you to search, book, and rate photographers around you.
AzaadHealth wants to create an interoperability network between hospitals, patients, and electronic medical record systems.
13. Find My Adventure
FindMyAdventure is a travel marketplace that helps users find tours, events, and excursions closeby.
14. Peekaboo Guru
Peekaboo Guru uses geo-tagging to find deals and discounts in restaurants and malls around you. It also provides a summary of further discounts offered by your bank or credit card issuer.