Silicon Valley, in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California, is centre of many start-up and global technology companies. Google, Apple, Facebook are among the most prominent. Now, how does Pakistan have the tendency to become the next centre for these companies?Pakistan can become the next Silicon valley because it is a pool of talent,there is growing acceptance of technology and investors from around the world are ready to invest.Pakistani people are talented,as they do what they do with heart.
Pakistani People concentrate on their work and give their 100% towards the assigned task, hence they are quite talented. Firstly, alongside graduates and PHD doctors, school students are also inclined towards technology. Moreover, recently during a competition conducted at FAST university, students from various universities,colleges and schools presented models of their ideas. Secondly, universities such as FAST, UET, LUMS and NUST are providing quality engineers.Furthermore, Since 2012, hundreds of girls are learning technology as part of the Pakistan Social Association (PSA), hence the the number of female interested in the field of technology is growing widely. Pakistan is accepting technological advancements.
Pakistan supports technology and takes benefits.First of all, Pakistan is home to a fast-growing online community.Moving forward, There are more than 30 million Internet users in Pakistan, with half of them either using it for studies or research work.Secondly, According to a survey by Ansr.io, Internet penetration in Pakistan has reached 16%, and the country is estimated to be the fifth-largest mobile market in Asia. Furthermore,a couple of mobile company startups have also been observed. Seeing the dedication towards technology and acceptance of technology investors are ready to invest.
Investors find the interest of Pakistani people in the field of technology intriguing, hence they are willing to invest in different projects and startups. firstly, Tech incubators and accelerators such as Plan9 and Invest2Innovate are connecting companies with angel investors, funding and business opportunities worldwide. Moreover, ideas proposed by the Pakistani people are good enough to invest in, for example, a couple of students designed a prototype for a Bionic Hand, at the university engineering project competition I mentioned before. Secondly, Google recently chose a Pakistani-based company, Eyedeus Labs, to participate in an immersion program for startups at its headquarters in Silicon Valley last summer.In addition, The company is a university-based spin off that developed a popular photo app, this shows that investors such as Google are interested in Pakistani scientists.
Due to talented scientists , growing rate of acceptance of technology and investor’s interest Pakistan has the tendency to become the next Silicon Valley.Pakistan is an underdevelopment state and should be given a chance.