Circle in Partnership with Startup Grind Faisalabad is hosting Startup Chronicles : Understanding the COVID effects on E-Commerce.
E-commerce businesses across Pakistan have faced unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. Panelists will be having discussion about effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on local and global e-commerce market.
Startup Grind, Faisalabad
Anum Kamran is a serial tech-entrepreneur - mostly known as the Founder and CEO for Buyon.pk, an online shopping marketplace which is enabling Micro, Small and Medium sized businesses in Pakistan to make their living sustainable through eCommerce. She was the first female entrepreneur selected for Alibaba eFounder Fellowship in 2018 and realising her passion towards ecommerce and community development she was recently appointed as an Alibaba Asia Ambassador. She is the founder of highly curated support group of ecommerce in Pakistan - Pakistan eCommerce Consortium which is working to strengthen the ecommerce community.
She is one of those women entrepreneurs who undid all the negative social conditioning and kept climbing the ladder which eventually opened the door of success for her. She proved to be a woman with entrepreneurial aspirations who made herself heard.
Anum Kamran is an enthusiast entrepreneur; she has dedicated herself to empower society with the use of technology and provided the society with projects like Apex Solutions (web solution provider), World Auto Source (B2B), Buyon.pk (Homegrown online shopping marketplace in Pakistan) and Shelance.pk (Pakistan's First Women Only Freelancing Portal - in progress). Her volunteer work for the technological environment is worth mentioning with ventures as IEEE and WIE. While being a high achiever and maverick herself, Anum Kamran is one of those rare people who combines exceptional professionalism with warmth and humility and with that she wants other women to get motivated. She is also volunteering as a Regional Ambassador for an international Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization.
She is helping and consulting other entrepreneurs and startups to embrace with the possibilities of working. For that she is conducting sessions about women empowerment, entrepreneurship, leadership, etc. She has recently launched a moment called Activate to support women in Pakistan.
She has also been a prominent speakers at various local and international events which includes ITCN Asia, Octara expothon, Think With Google and many more.
In her personal life, she is a wife and a mother of two growing kids. She loves to cook, helping and leading people and read books.
Shazil Mehkri is Founder and CEO of Sastaticket.pk. Sastaticket.pk is an online travel startup that makes travel bookings easy and transparent for Pakistani travelers by innovating technologies that connect travel suppliers with travelers.
Sadaffe Abid is the founder of CIRCLE Women Association, a leading social enterprise that aims to build and develop the entrepreneurial and leadership capacity of women in Pakistan.
She brought She Loves Tech to Pakistan, now the world’s largest women and startup competition globally. Sadaffe was a founding team member, COO and later CEO of Kashf Foundation, a Forbes 50 global MFI that had 3oo,000 clients and disbursed USD 200M loans to women clients in Pakistan. Under her leadership, Kashf received several awards including the AGFUND International Prize for Miceocredit.
Sadaffe is INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence. She is on the board of Pakistan Microfinance Network, UN Women Pakistan Civil Society Advisory Council and Indus Earth. She is also an adviser to Dell Women Entrepreneurship Network (DWEN).
She completed her Masters at the Harvard Kennedy School, Advanced Management Program at INSEAD and her B.A. at Mount Holyoke College. She is a recipient of the Mount Holyoke Alumni Achievement Award. Her work at Kashf has been highlighted in Nicholas Kristoff’s, Half the Sky and Isobel Coleman’s, Paradise beneath her feet.