A startup is a young company that is characterized by two features: It has an innovative business idea and is founded with the aim to grow rapidly.
Often startups act in a young or not yet existing market. In most cases these are companies in the technology and internet sector. Usually a company is a startup the first three years after it has been founded. In individual cases, the phase will be extended to up to five years.
Karachi, a sprawling port city of over 15 million, is one of the world's least livable cities, according to a study done by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2019. One of the biggest problems relates to waste management. A startup is trying to help clean up the city, but faces threats from the mafia.