Just one site, easy! Might as well design it, but this very step took her from being a trainer and a mentor to becoming an exemplary entrepreneur.
The client liked it so much pretty soon, Shamim’s inbox was flooded with emails from prospective clients asking her to take a professional look at their websites. Shamim had to delegate her tasks, and she hired her first team member.
Pretty soon, new challenges presented themselves: finding an affordable location to work from. Keeping in mind the Internet and utility bills, daily food expenses (caffeine, mostly), and finding and paying for help to maintain the office were just a few of the eggs to crack.
But the spirit of entrepreneurship is resilient. Shamim came up with a brilliant idea that would save a lot of time, energy, and effort. Her dad’s office! It was the perfect spot. A great, well-settled office space, a high-speed Internet connection, good food, and an unlimited supply of chai and coffee – all for free! The best part? Shamim could borrow employees from her dad’s IT Training Programs. It was the total package!
And thus, Genetech was formed. Along with it started a tale full of epic adventures.
Genetech was no different. We struggled, we failed, and we learned, with learning came expertise.
Driven by passion and eagerness to prove ourselves, the company fueled up its energy from the little bits of success that happened every now and then. We fought, we grew, and we succeeded.
Towards the end of 2006, things took a drastic turn. For a fresh startup, breaking even is one of the most crucial goals. And we did it! By the end of the year, not only had we broken even, we had enough to start expanding ahead of our founding team.
We started hiring as our business grew stronger. We were ecstatic at our success, but at the same time, we needed more space. With heavy hearts, we had to leave our old office and find a new setup.
By the end of 2007, we had two big achievements: registering with the Software Board and becoming an ISO 9001-certified company. The year left us filled with new hopes.
our core and developing sustainable business practices. We achieved this by incorporating new technologies.
During this period, Genetech formed numerous new partnerships. The quality of our work ensured lots of return clients and referrals. The word started to spread, and we started drawing attention.
Lots of people wanted to join in. But perhaps the most influential addition to our team was Mustafa (today, he is the other half). He left IBM, Minnesota, USA, and joined Genetech. Bringing with him multitudes of exciting ideas to ensure vertical growth and enhanced product development.
We had aced the first few years of growth. We had survived the onslaught of our start-up phase. From here on, it was just going to be onward and upwards.
Our team expanded to 50 people, and our client list to 100s. Our loyal clients kept coming back with newer ideas and bigger proposals. Our product development gained momentum like never before.
By the end of our 9th year in the industry, we had delivered hundreds of web applications and ERP solutions successfully to clients spread out all across the globe.
clients all across the world. It is no understatement that being a pioneer of the IT industry in Pakistan made us feel immensely proud.
But we knew that our work was far from over. It is in human nature to keep striving, keep trying, to keep looking. We are no different. We had only just scratched the surface. We had the potential to do much more.
In 10 years, Genetech had grown successfully. Now we wanted to explore more avenues and stay ahead of the curve. Needless to say, we thrived on challenges.
For the following decade, we vowed that we would go above and beyond in the IT industry, thus we focused our energies on Mobile Application Development, in tune with strengthening our core skill of providing IT solutions.
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We had designed hundreds of websites, and we had launched multiple mobile apps. Now it was time to climb a new mountain. We had our eyes set on AI Application Development. A whole new trajectory.
We had to keep up the sprinting pace with the galloping global tech industry. We worked on AI and ML projects with global professionals, progressing faster and faster in the field of tech.
We went farther than we would have expected in 2017, introducing BlockChain training to Pakistan and training a team to work with the software.
Shamim always believed in playing her part for the future.
Our continuous strive towards inclusion, and diversity made us hit one more milestone of winning the P@SHA ICT runner-up Award in the service category of Gender Diversity.
We took up new challenges, explored new industries, tested our limits with different Learning Management Systems, and have also added React and vue.js to our list of technology stacks.
Our diversity rate exceeded 30%, and we did office area expansions to fit the increasing number of staff.
Genetech was brimming with high energy levels with lots of new and exciting projects, and we finally made a comeback for SEO. We also launched a new commercial product Pie Forms which is a fast, flexible, and 100% responsive WordPress form builder that lets you create different kinds of forms with a simple drag and drop.
While Covid19 affected a lot of industries, Genetech saw a significant rise in its revenue in the 2nd quarter of 2020 which shows a high level of client loyalty. Working from home for an unidentified period without micromanagement has made the individual team members take up responsibilities to own their work and grow.
Genetech has adopted a hybrid model of working from home and working from the office. We made sure that all of our employees (and their families) were fully vaccinated and ready to come back to work.
In the office, Genetech expanded its scope with a new Content Writing and SEO department for internal web content needs and external web content services. We have also expanded our services towards cyber security networks and disaster recovery systems and completed a couple of projects in Security and Disaster Recover.
We also expanded our services to Denmark and Sweden and exhibited at the latest Digital Tech Summit in Denmark. Our diversity rate is at an all-time high of 36%, with 50% of leading roles being taken up by skilled women leaders. We look forward to 2022, full of energy to expand our reach and full of hope to implement better IT solutions for businesses and individuals.
We began the year by expanding our office in Jamshoro to better serve our global clients. This move has enabled us to increase our capacity to meet the demands of the ever-growing software industry. As part of our commitment to staying ahead of the curve, we exhibited at the prestigious Web Summit conference in Lisbon, where we connected with many industry leaders and showcased our services to an international audience. With the launch of a Technical SEO and Troubleshooting department, we expanded our services, which has further enhanced our capabilities to offer our clients personalized strategies to optimize their website page speed and improve user experience. Genetech Solutions collaborated with prominent companies to form an alliance called Innovere Group. This partnership will allow us to expand our services and reach more clients in the European market, positioning us for future growth and success.
17 years is a long time, but when you are busy creating history, it flies by in the blink of an eye. What started as a one-woman show has now turned into one of a few of Pakistan’s woman-led IT companies, registered as a Corporate Member of PASHA and PSEB. Our inclusive approach towards diversity has made us win the P@SHA ICT runner-up Award in the service category of Gender Diversity and the community service project of CodeGirls Bootcamp is gaining momentum with every new batch, creating ways for women to break into the tech industry. Today we have 1000s of successful projects under our belt, 500+ happy customers all over the world, and a loyal clientele from the US, Canada, UK, France, China, Philippines, Thailand, and Switzerland. Our team now encompasses a total of 70+ passion-driven techies, and the commercial products that we have launched are making waves in the WordPress market. What makes us unique is the unrivaled cost-value across the South Asian IT market.
Our teams are adept at handling PHP, .NET, MEAN, React Native, Vue.JS, AJAX, Native, and Hybrid Mobile Applications. Our massive experience with Web applications, Site design, and development gives us an edge over others. We are the mavens of WordPress, JOOMLA, Magento, OSCommerce, Shopify, Big Commerce, Square Space, and others. Our ERP and CRM solutions are designed to make your business more profitable.
Genetech has managed to gain the trust of hundreds of our loyal customers in a short span of time, This was only made possible by leaving no stone unturned to serve our patrons better. For complete peace of mind, we offer dedicated resources and 24/7 customer support to tackle any issue that might arise.
In the past 17 years, we have come a long way. From capturing a corner spot in dad’s office, to our own little (well not so little) space bursting with energy and determination. We are on a flying carpet going beyond the ordinary.
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