ISLAMABAD: TalLee, a startup founded by Rafi Imran Amjad, an undergraduate student at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), has been selected as one of the top 50 startups of the world in the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 50 2014 list.
Each year, the Global Entrepreneurship Week recognizes the Top 50 ventures from around the world in the “GEW 50” list. This year, more than 600 startups from 38 countries competed for the GEW 50; however, startups from only 24 countries were selected, Pakistan being one of them.
According to press release issued by NUST here Wednesday, TalLee holds the prestige of being the only company from Pakistan to be selected for the GEW 50 2014.
TalLee is a GSM-based Doorbell, which when pressed, connects the person at the doorstep to the owner’s cell phone through a call. The owner is able to receive the call irrespective of location. The TalLee bell can be ordered at www.talleebell.com.
Rafi founded the company in April 2014 after winning the Top Innovator Award at Google’s Islamabad Startup Weekend, following which he was offered incubation space at NUST Technology Incubation Center (TIC).
In August 2014, he also represented the company as a Delegate of Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) in Tokyo, Japan.
Rafi, a final-year student of Mass Communications at NUST School of Social Sciences & Humanities (S3H), hopes that this is one of the many successes to come for TalLee.