PlanX empowers commercially viable mid-stage tech startups by providing access to multiple funding channels, specialized network of mentors and global exposure to establish high impact businesses.

Acceleration – more than just physics

Founding a start-up is a pretty tough business, and we understand that. It takes dedication and hard work and a stroke of luck to even stand a chance. While entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of any economy, the slim chances of succeeding as one can be greatly improved in the presence of a helping hand. In 2012, the Punjab Information Technology Board established the nation’s largest technology incubator, Plan9. Over these past two years, Plan9 emerged as the start-up flag-bearer and contributed immensely to fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan. But incubation is only half the story; the six month program, while exhaustive in its own right, primarily serves to introduce founders to the entrepreneurial landscape and give them time to work...
PlanX empowers commercially viable mid-stage tech startups by providing access to multiple funding channels, specialized network of mentors and global exposure to establish high impact businesses.

Acceleration – more than just physics

Founding a start-up is a pretty tough business, and we understand that. It takes dedication and hard work and a stroke of luck to even stand a chance. While entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of any economy, the slim chances of succeeding as one can be greatly improved in the presence of a helping hand. In 2012, the Punjab Information Technology Board established the nation’s largest technology incubator, Plan9. Over these past two years, Plan9 emerged as the start-up flag-bearer and contributed immensely to fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan. But incubation is only half the story; the six month program, while exhaustive in its own right, primarily serves to introduce founders to the entrepreneurial landscape and give them time to work on their products. Once the product is ready, the road changes from one of engineering and code to that of dollar signs and MOUs – that’s where acceleration comes in. After the success of Plan9, the PITB has now established the country’s largest technology accelerator, PlanX, to provide continuing support to mid-stage start-ups.

Incubation was all about rolling up your sleeves and wiring things together; acceleration is about donning a suit and making the right handshakes. Think of it as an MBA follow-up to an engineering degree – but with more than just grades at stake.
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