The event in Karachi was organised by tech incubator The Nest I/O, where more than two hundred ambitious women from diverse backgrounds participated to develop innovative tech companies.
The winning team, with project Safe Nest emerged victorious with the idea of a safe housing community for women who live alone in the city.
Second place was awarded to project CalmWalay, who pitched the idea of a reliable platform to hire household help, while at the same time providing vocational training and workshops to its staff members to help them grow.
The third place went to the team behind project Carpoolers, who proposed an app to reduce travel cost of university students.
The women participating had positive feedback about their experience at the two-and-a-half day contest.
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Overall, the event was well received, and everyone involved- from the contestants to the judges- seemed to enjoy themselves. Indeed, it is delightful to see a large group of women engaging in contemporary tasks outside of the household; a significant advance in women’s involvement with bringing pride to Pakistan.