A Pakistani-Indian Joint Tech Entrepreneurship in US
Rashad Ali and Pulin Patel, two friends originally from Pakistan and India, are running the race for the Next Big Thing on cell phones from a humble office off the back streets of Richardson, Texas’ Telecom Corridor. Ali, 42, and Pulin Patel, who is 35, met in Richardson when both were working at Nortel Networks. Karachi is Rashad’s hometown. Pulin hails from Baroda, near India’s western border with Pakistan. Today they are the type of friends who finish each other’s sentences. “He’s from Pakistan. I’m from India. You see very few of those,” said Patel. “There are bigger battles to fight in the global economy.