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Start-Up Company

A company in its earliest stage of development, usually before its IPO. Start-up companies concentrate on product development and build-up of capitalization. Nearly all start-up companies operate at a loss, at least at first. Some start-ups go through a period where they have no revenue at all. Start-ups spend their time perfecting their business plans and developing products that will eventually be sold on the open market. Most start-ups rely on venture capital or loans to continue operations during this phase. See also: Payout period, Dot-com bubble.

start-up company

A new business.
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Each agency shall use the fund to provide initial and supplemental grants to startups and startup enablers that have passed its selection process.
It also aims to 'support the development and growth of enterprises whose innovative product, service, or business model is integral to creating a competitive startup community in the Philippines.'
Omar Khan, director of International Offices at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulated the winners on their achievements and noted that both of the selected startups offer unique business concepts that meet market needs and support Dubai's smart city vision.
On the occasion, Moqeem ul Haque, Chief Commercial Officer, PTCL, said, "We are proud of the winners of Pakistan Startup Cup, Nano IT Solution and Arpus Technologies, who have shown excellence and potential to stand out as the leading startups amongst the pool of talent available.
He added, 'This is the first time that two Peshawar-based startups secured top positions in a nation-wide competition, which is testimony to the hard work and dedication of all the stakeholders of NIC Peshawar.'
Other startups are positioning themselves as competitors in how they use emerging technology and innovative thinking - threatening to disrupt existing insurance industry business models.
* Offer Banking and Lending solutions to eligible start-ups already listed or due-to-list on BSE Startup platform
Its goal, he said, is to cultivate companies with the potential to become unicorns, help startups venture into overseas markets, and assist companies in non-high-tech sectors, including small and medium-sized enterprises, to upgrade their operations.
Following the application process, a total of 10 UAE startups will be selected to participate in the matchmaking programme.
Startups will have to provide account details and return of income for last three years.
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