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Establishing your Startup

Incorporating Your Startup

The starting point for business registration and incorporation begins with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. The process can be completed online now also, however, you are best placed to hire a local lawyer who can complete the formalities for you.

Talent Pool

To hire the best employees local startups have many different avenues to approach. The most effective approach can be to rely on suggestions from your personal networks, however failing that you can list jobs on established careers sites such as Rozee.pk or Mustakbil, or may choose to list position on niche career sites such as Startupjobs.pk.

It is also best to contact the careers departments at the various universities who post availabilities on their job boards, or if you need to hire a lot of graduates you can participate in the career days held by universities. For Engineering Graduates you can look to target universities such as NUST, COMSATS, or GIKI. For Management Graduates you can look to universities such as LUMS, IBA, SZABIST.

Visa

Entrepreneurs can get three types of Visa’s when entering Pakistan. A tourist visa will allow you to learn more about the country and get to know the local market. A business visa can help you in setting up local partners and a Work visa can help you establish your business and work in Pakistan.