Islamabad, May 16, 2019 (PPI-OT): Telenor Pakistan’s digital startup accelerator program, Telenor Velocity has signed a contract with Google to launch its first ever gaming cohort aimed at promoting game developers. Game Launcher is a program for top indie game studios who are looking to build, scale and monetize best-in-class mobile games.
Like most developing technology areas, game development requires learning and mentoring. To bridge the gap, Telenor Pakistan has joined hands with Google to bring in the world’s top gaming gurus to speak and mentor at game development workshops.
Most of these training sessions will be held at Telenor Pakistan Campus 345. There will be 4 workshops hosted by Telenor Velocity’s Game Launcher in which gurus from Google and global gaming industry will educate Velocity’s gaming cohort on how to develop games and monetize them.
Telenor Velocity and Google are targeting Pakistan’s aspiring developers to improve their skills and bring the next multi-million dollar games from Pakistan.
Talking about the collaboration, CEO Telenor Pakistan and Head of Emerging Asia Cluster, Irfan Wahab Khan said:
We, at Telenor Pakistan, have been at the forefront of bringing technological interventions and innovative solutions for various segments of the society. This collaboration with Google to enable the game developers and enthusiasts in the country is a testament to our commitment to provide top-notch solutions and platforms to our people.
Telenor Velocity’s Game Launcher program has opened for applications through online registration after which 25 teams will be shortlisted. There will be three rounds over a period of 8 months. In every round, a few teams will be eliminated with the rest proceeding to the next level.
At the end of the program, top 7 teams will travel to Singapore Google HQ to pitch their games to potential investors.
Farhan Qureshi, Country Manager South Asian Frontier Markets at Google expressed his delight to play a role in uplifting country’s digital ecosystem.
We’re glad to be pitching in with Telenor Pakistan to help grow the overall digital ecosystem in the country and look forward to unearthing hidden gems together from Pakistan’s game developers’ community.
Telenor Velocity’s first thematic AgriTech cohort brought forward three startups in April 2019. The finalists include Pak ZarZameen, Good Earth, and Pak Agri Market which were picked from 64 participating teams.
Pak ZarZameen provides low-cost precision agriculture services and crop health analyses making early detection of crop stress, identification of intra-field variability, monitoring of effects of specific tasks possible among other things.
Good Earth provides a digital ecosystem for farm mechanization offering tracker services and doorstep delivery of farming machinery. In addition, it also provides training and certifications for service providers.
Pak Agri Market
Pak Agri Market provides a directory for agri-shops across Pakistan offering a centralized shop and product directory with reviews and ratings, ensuring farmers’ access to quality products at competitive pricing.
By being a part of Velocity’s AgriTech cohort, these startups will be getting access to the necessary tools and insights to scale their ventures.
Velocity is Telenor Pakistan’s startup accelerator program aimed at developing and boosting the local digital ecosystem. With the AgriTech and Gaming cohorts, Telenor Velocity is helping in the development of specialized digital solutions targeting specific focus areas.
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