Startup Grind Pakistan Conference 2019

November 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM UTC – November 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM UTC

This is the first Startup Grind conference in Asia, bringing together over 1,500 founders and thought leaders, for conversations, collaborations and actions around the role of technology for the future of Pakistan. We are inviting globally successful Pakistani entrepreneurs, innovators and technologists to tell their story and how Pakistan as a country can emulate their achievement.

In-person event

About this event

Startup Grind (in partnership with Google for Startups) proudly presents the first Startup Grind Pakistan Conference!

This is the first Startup Grind conference in Asia, bringing together over 1,500 founders and thought leaders, for conversations, collaborations and actions around the role of technology for the future of Pakistan. We are inviting globally successful Pakistani entrepreneurs, innovators and technologists to tell their story and how Pakistan as a country can emulate their achievement.

Startup Grind is the world’s largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs in 600 cities, across 125 countries. Startup Grind is powered by Google for Startups.

Why Pakistan?

Pakistan is the 6th largest country in the world with a population of 220 million, around 50% of the population speaks English making it the world's 3rd largest english speaking country. With over 70 million people having access to high speed internet, Pakistan has more internet users than the population of all Nordic countries combined.

According to Bloomberg, Pakistan is the world's fastest growing retail market in fact Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said "Pakistan is one of Uber's fastest growing markets" after Uber's $3.1 billion acquisition of Careem, a ride hailing unicorn founded by a Pakistani entrepreneur.

Careem is not the only one, Pakistan has produced the minds behind some of the world's leading tech companies including Afiniti ($1.6 billion AI startup), KeepTruckin ($1.25 billion startup), FireEye (world's leading cybersecurity company), Cavium (sold for $6 billion) and many others.

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Speakers

  • Raghib Hussain

    Marvell Semiconductor

    EVP - Networking & Processors Group, Chief Strategy Officer

  • Shoaib Makani

    KeepTruckin

    Founder, CEO

  • Sabah Baxamoosa

    GSVlabs

    Director, Business Development

  • Aatif Awan

    Indus Valley Capital

    Founder, General Partner

  • Safwan Shah

    PayActiv

    Founder, CEO

  • Saad Bashir

    City of Seattle

    CTO

  • Thomas Tsao

    Gobi Partners

    Co-Founder

  • Dr. Waheed Qureshi

    Mesmer

    Founder, CEO

  • Shabahat Ali Shah

    NITB Pakistan / Ignite - NTF

    CEO / Chairman

  • Mashhood Alam

    SAP Ariba

    Senior Director of Product Management

  • Omar Chaudhary

    PlayerMatch.com

    Nordic Ventures Board Member and PlayerMatch.com CEO.

  • Naheed Afzal

    Tech London Advocates Pakistan (TLAP) / Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting

    Chair / CEO

  • Bilal Ahmed

    SonaSoft

    CTO & VP of Engineering

  • Adeel Raza

    Minder / MailMunch

    CTO / CEO

  • Majid Khan

    Jabberwock Ventures

    Executive Chairman

  • Jamaludin Bujang

    Gobi Partners

    Managing Director

  • Mostafa Kandil

    Swvl

    CEO

  • Faisal Aftab

    Lakson Investments Venture Capital (LIVC)

    Managing Partner

  • Kalsoom Lakhani

    Invest2Innovate

    Founder, CEO

  • Zouhair Khaliq

    Teamup

    Member of PM's Task Force on IT & Telecom and Co-Founder

  • Yasser Bashir

    Arbisoft

    Co-Founder, CEO

  • Ali Mukhtar

    Fatima Ventures

    Founder, CEO

  • Khurram Zafar

    47 Ventures

    Director

  • Muneeb Maayr

    Bykea

    Founder

  • Faizan Aslam

    Founder, CEO

    BookMe.pk

  • Ingrid Johansson

    Embassy of Sweden - Islamabad

    Swedish Ambassador

  • Bernhard Schlagheck

    Embassy of Germany - Islamabad

    German Ambassador

  • Misbah Naqvi

    i2i Ventures

    Managing Partner

  • Zain Haider Awan

    Re:Coded

    Growth & Operations Manager

  • Ahmed Khan

    Cheetay Logistics Pvt. Ltd.

    Founder

  • Magnus Sparrholm

    TalkPool

    Chairman

  • Humayun Mazhar

    CresVentures

    Founder & CEO

  • Erdem Dereli

    ENTREN

    Founder, CEO