DotZero (Formerly Karachi Plug and Play)

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First privately funded Plug & Play, the slide deck highlights project goals, progress, required funding, and opportunities for corporate & individuals for supporting the effort via their budgets for CSR or Marketing

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DotZero (Formerly Karachi Plug and Play)

  1. 1. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted The Vision A sustainable, not-for-profit project committed to creating a community space for Pakistan‟s enterprising youth that: ▪ Provides a vibrant environment for entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts to gather and exchange ideas, ▪ Is a hot bed for technology innovation ▪ Offers a platform (forum) that encourages collaboration, enables networking and creates employment opportunities 1 “Entrepreneurship spurs economic growth, but how do you spur entrepreneurship?”
  2. 2. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted 2 Addressing physical, mental and spiritual needs Co-working space • Zero Capital Expense, ready to use facility • PAYG model for short and long term engagements • Events & hangout spaces Mentoring & Networking • Access to multiple serial entrepreneurs under same roof • Help in team & co-founder search via community engagement events Investments & Connections • Community Hub, meet the connectors & mavens • Central facility for the entrepreneurial eco-system
  3. 3. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted 3 Current Gap Graduating Students Young Professionals Entrepreneurs Corporate Intrapreneurs Diaspora & Visiting Experts ▪ Bridging the gap between „Business Plan Competitions‟ & Real World ▪ Limited access to infrastructure, entrepreneurs, mentorship & talent ▪ Finding co-founders is very difficult due to lack of social spaces ▪ Private space for after-work brain storming, hacking & engaging community ▪ Potential mentors, but lacking organized access to students and professionals ▪ Engaging with other successful entrepreneurs outside of their own domain ▪ Typical „innovators dilemma‟ – existing team is not thinking disruptive ▪ No avenue for finding innovative, entrepreneurial „partners‟ for organic growth 1 2 3 4 5 ▪ Experts from Silicon Valley – assisting local talent, or hunting for their new ideas, people and teams ▪ Looking to setup in Pakistan, but facing infrastructure challenges Investors6 ▪ Access to smart people, team ▪ Access to innovative ideas at early stage & participate in them
  4. 4. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted 4 Overview ▪ Technology “Plug and Play” for entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts to gather and exchange ideas The DotZero “Appeal” • Creating an ecosystem that fosters inspiration and enablement • Proximity to smart and intellectually curious people • Enables networking, collaboration, leads and employment opportunities • Hotbed for innovative ideas Target Audience • Individuals, startups with a passion for innovation in technology, entrepreneurship, media & non-profit • Pakistani Diaspora across the Globe, wanting to incubate product engineering teams • Regional companies (Lahore/GCC/Singapore) companies using as travelling office in Karachi
  5. 5. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted Atif Azim ▪ Founder of Perfigo, a technology startup in Silicon Valley. Acquired by Cisco Systems Farzal Dojki ▪ Pakistan start-up expert – early employee in 3 start-ups ▪ Founder of 2 start-ups ▪ 5+ P@SHA ICT Awards Imran Moinuddin ▪ Founder & CEO, NexDegree ▪ Catalyzing growth for 4 socially conscious tech startups ▪ Founder NX Products Fund Currently Open ▪ 3 Board of Directors positions ▪ 10 Advisory Board positions Board of Directors ▪ Co-Founder: Mixit ,Inc. & RealFS, Inc. ▪ Founding Board Member, OPEN Karachi chapter ▪ Former Chairman, P@SHA ▪ i2i angel at Invest 2 Innovate Yusuf Jan
  6. 6. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted 6 Niches & Themes ▪ Encouragement to anyone in TED space – Technology, Entertainment & Design - with an ICT component ▪ Emphasis on 4 verticals for focused approach ICT for Development ICT for Mobility ICT for Women ICT for Teens
  7. 7. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted 7 Services Details Workspace Business Services Meeting Rooms Events Packages ▪ Seating for 110 people + café for 60 ▪ Workspaces for plug & play users, Project “zones” for larger teams ▪ 3 seating types – “deadline serious”, “library whisper” & “casual café” ▪ High Speed Internet, Video Conferencing ▪ Printing and Scanning, Mail and delivery services ▪ Redundant Internet connectivity, back up power supply ▪ Conference rooms with projection capabilities ▪ Brainstorming rooms with whiteboards ▪ Mix of formal & casual seating ▪ Hosting of community events for up to 60-70 attendees ▪ Corporate events – Seminars, Investors, Trainings ▪ Networking Events – Hack-a-thons, Brown Bag Sessions 1 2 3 4 5 ▪ Low barriers to entry – encourage memberships for casual hangout ▪ Student, Freelancer and Start Up plans ▪ Daily, Weekly and Monthly passes
  8. 8. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted 8 Proposed Site Plans Location Ambiance Neighborhood Recreation ▪ 7,500 sq ft facility on the 14th floor of a modern office building ▪ 24x7 access ▪ Panoramic views of the city ▪ Parking for 500 cars within 5 minute walking distance ▪ 125 feet of non-stop glass exterior, 270 degree view of Karachi ▪ Ambient light permeating the entire facility ▪ Minimalistic furniture patterned on international best practices ▪ Building hosts mostly technology outfits ▪ Within 10 minutes from National IT Parks, PSEB & P@SHA offices ▪ Proximity to leading Universities - KU, NED, IBA, MAJU, KSBL, FAST ▪ Easy accessibility to restaurants, shops ▪ Café area with self-service model ▪ Gaming stations; Foosball, Table Tennis ▪ Library with collection of 200+ books 1 2 3 4
  9. 9. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted T14F – Proposed Layout 9 Proposed Layout
  10. 10. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted Interior Concepts 10 Casual Seating Conference Rooms Mix of open & closed Open Workspaces Project “Zones”
  11. 11. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted Business Model 11 ▪ Not for profit – but self sustaining ▪ Funding needed to get started – we need CAPEX funding. Operations will be self sustaining through mix of commercial, sponsored and free spaces ▪ Proven Global Model - The main source of revenue will be membership charges ▪ Pricing survey conducted, received positive feedback ▪ Low barrier to entry ▪ Connect 25 hours, 50, 150, unlimited & guest ▪ Events space ▪ Skill set improvement programs ▪ In Resident companies – from first day, 3 existing, profitable startups would co-locate themselves at this facility, to solve the day-0 revenue challenge and provide in-resident CEO mentorship
  12. 12. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted Roadmap 12 Plug and Play Center Networking Events Startup Acceleration Program Incubation Investments2013 2014 2015 Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem
  13. 13. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted Current Status 13 ▪ Facility ▪ Rental contracts agreed ▪ Possession received ▪ Construction ▪ Architect has been identified ▪ Facility layout has been finalized ▪ Interior work has started ▪ Launch Estimate: End July, 2013 ▪ Organizational ▪ NGO registered under Societies Act 1860 ▪ 4 out of 7 Board Members, on board ▪ CAPEX Funding ▪ Cost analysis and Revenue model complete ▪ Funds raised - 85% ▪ Detailed numbers available - additional deck, kindly contact
  14. 14. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted Individual Investment Opportunity 14 ▪ Why Donate? ▪ Early investment opportunity in innovative ideas ▪ Access to high caliber talent pool ▪ For the encouragement and the betterment of Pakistan‟s youth ▪ How Much Do I need to Donate? ▪ Anywhere from USD 100 to USD 5,000 ▪ When Do I need to Donate? ▪ Initial commitment of funds – As per convenience ▪ Actual disbursements – May – July 2013
  15. 15. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted Corporate Investment Opportunity 15 ▪ Why Invest? • Brand association with entrepreneurial youth of Pakistan • Example: Apple Plug & Play Center with Cisco sponsored Video Conferencing rooms ▪ Early investment opportunity in innovative ideas ▪ Access to high caliber talent pool ▪ For the encouragement and the betterment of Pakistan‟s youth ▪ How Much Do I need to Invest? ▪ We are looking for investors to sponsor the following areas: ▪ Plug and Play area – please contact for packages ▪ Café and Events area – please contact ▪ “Zone” Sponsorships – please contact ▪ When Do I need to Invest? ▪ Initial commitment of funds – Summer 2013 ▪ Actual disbursements – Summer, Fall 2013
  16. 16. WorkingDraft-LastModified10/19/20128:23:50AMPrinted 16 Corporate Branding Ideas Facility name Working Zones Conference Rooms Recreational Area Cafe ▪ Example: Apple Plug & Play Center ▪ Example: Nokia Innovation Center ▪ Example: Time Machine ▪ Example: The Amazon ▪ Example: App Store ▪ Example: Kindle Fire ▪ Example: X-Box ▪ Example: HP Pavilion 1 2 3 4 5 ▪ Example: Red Bull Café ▪ Example: Google Hangout Misc Others6 ▪ Sponsorship of Business plan competition winners ▪ Funding for social entrepreneurs or NGOs

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