A study conducted by P@SHA on the tech landscape of Pakistan revealed that only 14% of Pakistan’s tech industry comprises of females. This number is significantly low as compared to other developing countries across the globe. In Pakistan there are a number of social, cultural and economic barriers that women tech entrepreneurs face on an everyday basis. With the advent of the ongoing evolution and recent acceleration in the technology driven entrepreneurial culture in Pakistan, a number of inspiring female techies have emerged in the local landscape and are making a solid mark in the startup ecosystem.
One such individual is Sana Durani, the founder of The Blue’s Studio who has emerged as an inspiration and a role model for young girls in Khyber Pakthtunkhwa to step ahead. Sana is a Peshawar based software engineer with a passion for digital marketing. Sana draws her inspiration from the local digital marketing guru – Badar Khushnood, who is the cofounder of Bramerz – a digital marketing agency.
The Blue’s Studio is a digital marketing agency that also provides software development services. Over the last 12 months the startup has gained decent traction and due to the sheer commitment and hard work of the team, they have on boarded a number of clients offering them a variety of customized services. The startup has developed and delivered a number of digital media campaigns, software platforms, mobiles application and websites for its clients. The team’s core strengths are Digital Marketing and Management Information Systems.
After joining NIC Peshawar’s incubation program, the startup has achieved many milestones as a startup. The startup successfully developed and deployed an articulate Management Information System for the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. NIC Peshawar has been facilitating the team in connecting them with potential clients to get more projects and gain access to various companies across KP.
“Challenges are the road map for constant innovation and thinking ahead. Our strength lies in accepting a challenge and coming up with creative solutions. And to practice this NIC Peshawar has provided us with a conducive environment and phenomenal support”.
The enthusiasm of the team will certainly make it possible to bring national and international projects to the table and raise investments. Currently Sana and her team are working on developing an easy to use software solution for their fellow startups to help them scale without investing in additional resources.