Kamil Ali Rextin

Kamil Ali Rextin

A graduate of the University of Waterloo, he currently works at Organimi in Kitchener-Waterloo and consults with Venture Start. He tweets as @kamilrextin (twitter.com/kamilrextin)

Building ‘Traffic Pakistan’ and the problem with start-ups

Around three years ago M. Ali, a close friend of mine, built a very neat road traffic reporting system. This was a low tech version (dealing with real time traffic and incident reporting) over text messages and tweets. This was before we knew that something like Waze (later developed via Google) existed. Since Pakistan was gradually becoming a country with a majority of its population having access to cell phones and the internet, this idea made sense. Being pragmatists, we decided to name the scheme ‘Traffic Pakistan’. The idea was quite simple. Pakistani roads are horrible and often get congested. ...

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