In recent years, Pakistan’s tech sector has made remarkable improvements to improve the technological disabilities of the country. However, despite the untiring and unwavering efforts, Pakistan still lacks the already flourishing entrepreneurship culture in the world. Some people misinterpret the concept of spreading awareness regarding entrepreneurship as an attempt to discourage jobs. Although there is no sane competition between the two, it is still a valued question among the masses.

In this regard, Pakistani Tech Entrepreneurs are now conducting different sessions that educate people about the basic motives of entrepreneurship. According to them, the best way to eradicate the misinterpretations is to share first-hand information in the form of experiences. To enable Pakistani Tech Gurus to share their valuable insights regarding the importance of entrepreneurship, different events have started taking place. However, the scopes of the speakers’ sessions in those events still possess limitations. To overcome this issue of scope limitations, a reputable event is now initiating its Pakistan exclusive flagship event Startup Grind Pakistan Conference.

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is an independent international startup community. The motive of the community is to spread education and inspiration regarding entrepreneurship. Since its foundation in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has connected over 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. Startup Grind has had the honor of nurturing and enabling startup ecosystems in 125+ countries. The startup community is heavily backed by Google for Startups.

Startup Grind Pakistan Conference 2019

With over 1500 founders, thought leaders and ecosystem enablers coming, Startup Grind Pakistan Conference is set to conduct its first iteration of the event. The Tech Entrepreneurship conference is the first of its kind in terms of magnitude. The primary goal of the conference is to discuss the actual importance of technological innovation that can help Pakistan. It will consist of globally successful Pakistani entrepreneurs, Innovators, and technologists. Their experiences will serve as a means of inspiration for young entrepreneurs.

When is it happening?

The first iteration of the premium Tech Entrepreneurship Conference is happening on the 4th and 5th of November in Islamabad, with over 55 speakers and over 100 mentors and industry experts.

Speakers

Startup Grind Pakistan Conference 2019 will be graced by the following speakers:

Safwan Shah (Payactiv)
Saad Bashir (City of Seattle)
Dr. Waheed Qureshi (Mesmer)
Sabah Baxamoosa (Gsvlabs)
Atif Awan (Indus Valley Capital/Ex Linkedin)
Shoaib Makani (Keeptruckin)
Melissa Sassi (IBM)
Naheed Afzal (Tech London Advocates Pakistan)
Mashhood Alam (SAP Ariba)
Omar Chaudhary (Playermatch.Com)
Bilal Ahmed (Sonasoft)
Adeel Raza (Minder / Mailmunch)
Jamaluddin Bujang (Gobi Partners)
Dr. Bernhard Klemen (Sarmayacar)
Mostafa Kandil (SWVL)
Faisal Aftab (Lakson Investments Venture Capital, LIVC)
Kalsoom Lakhani (Invest2Innovate)
Zouhair Khaliq (TeamUp)
Yasser Bashir (Arbisoft)
Ali Mukhtar (Fatima Ventures)
Khurram Zafar (47 Ventures)
Rabeel Warraich (Sarmayacar)
Muneeb Maayr (Bykea)
Faizan Aslam (Bookme.pk)
Ingrid Johansson (Embassy Of Sweden – Islamabad)
Bernhard Schlagheck (Embassy Of Germany – Islamabad)
Nadeem Hussain (Planet N Group Of Companies)
Sidra Iqbal (Aaj News)
Misbah Naqvi (I2I Ventures)
Hassan Saeed (Business Consultant)
Ahmed Khan (Cheetay Logistics Pvt. Ltd.)
Magnus Sparrholm (Talkpool)
Humayun Mazhar (Cresventures)
Kunal Savjani (Shorooq Investments)
Akif Malik (Podium VC)
Umar Saif (Geo/Jang Media Group)
Zain Haider Awan (Re:Coded)
Sadia Khurram (Jazz)
Murtaza Ahmed (Softbank)
Mudassir Azeemi (Wells Fargo)
Andrew Hyde (Solana/Techstars)
Huma Hamid (Pakistani Women In Computing, PWIC)
Sheba Najmi (Code For Pakistan/Linkedin)
Majid Khan (Jabberwock Ventures)
Shane Shin (Shorooq Investments)

Pakistan’s Top Tech Entrepreneurs

The technological world has seen some great Pakistani minds behind a number of successful ventures. Some of these are:

Afiniti ($1.6 Billion, AI Startup)

KeepTruckin ($1.25 Billion Startup)

FireEye (World’s leading Cyber-Security Company)

Cavium (Net worth $6 Billion)

 

It is our duty to celebrate these flourishing entrepreneurs and their services to promote entrepreneurship in Pakistan.

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