Startup Grind Pakistan Conference 2019

PNCA - F-5/1 Islamabad, 44000 - View Map Islamabad
Nov 4 - 5, 2019, 6:00 PM (PKT)

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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

    Raghib Hussain

    Marvell Semiconductor

    EVP - Networking & Processors Group, Chief Strategy Officer

    See Bio
  • Shoaib Makani

    Shoaib Makani

    KeepTruckin

    Founder, CEO

    See Bio
  • Sabah Baxamoosa

    Sabah Baxamoosa

    GSVlabs

    Director, Business Development

    See Bio
  • Aatif Awan

    Aatif Awan

    Indus Valley Capital

    Founder, General Partner

    See Bio
  • Safwan Shah

    Safwan Shah

    PayActiv

    Founder, CEO

    See Bio
  • Saad Bashir

    Saad Bashir

    City of Seattle

    CTO

    See Bio
  • Thomas Tsao

    Thomas Tsao

    Gobi Partners

    Co-Founder

    See Bio
  • Dr. Waheed Qureshi

    Dr. Waheed Qureshi

    Mesmer

    Founder, CEO

    See Bio
  • Shabahat Ali Shah

    Shabahat Ali Shah

    NITB Pakistan / Ignite - NTF

    CEO / Chairman

    See Bio
  • Mashhood Alam

    Mashhood Alam

    SAP Ariba

    Senior Director of Product Management

    See Bio
  • Omar Chaudhary

    Omar Chaudhary

    PlayerMatch.com

    Nordic Ventures Board Member and PlayerMatch.com CEO.

    See Bio
  • Naheed Afzal

    Naheed Afzal

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

    Chair / CEO

    See Bio
  • Bilal Ahmed

    Bilal Ahmed

    SonaSoft

    CTO & VP of Engineering

    See Bio
  • Adeel Raza

    Adeel Raza

    Minder / MailMunch

    CTO / CEO

    See Bio
  • Majid Khan

    Majid Khan

    Jabberwock Ventures

    Executive Chairman

    See Bio
  • Jamaludin Bujang

    Jamaludin Bujang

    Gobi Partners

    Managing Director

    See Bio
  • Mostafa Kandil

    Mostafa Kandil

    Swvl

    CEO

    See Bio
  • Faisal Aftab

    Faisal Aftab

    Lakson Investments Venture Capital (LIVC)

    Managing Partner

    See Bio
  • Kalsoom Lakhani

    Kalsoom Lakhani

    Invest2Innovate

    Founder, CEO

    See Bio
  • Zouhair Khaliq

    Zouhair Khaliq

    Teamup

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

    See Bio
  • Yasser Bashir

    Yasser Bashir

    Arbisoft

    Co-Founder, CEO

    See Bio
  • Ali Mukhtar

    Ali Mukhtar

    Fatima Ventures

    Founder, CEO

    See Bio
  • Khurram Zafar

    Khurram Zafar

    47 Ventures

    Director

    See Bio
  • Muneeb Maayr

    Muneeb Maayr

    Bykea

    Founder

    See Bio
  • Faizan Aslam

    Faizan Aslam

    Founder, CEO

    BookMe.pk

    See Bio
  • Ingrid Johansson

    Ingrid Johansson

    Embassy of Sweden - Islamabad

    Swedish Ambassador

  • Bernhard Schlagheck

    Bernhard Schlagheck

    Embassy of Germany - Islamabad

    German Ambassador

  • Misbah Naqvi

    Misbah Naqvi

    i2i Ventures

    Managing Partner

    See Bio
  • Zain Haider Awan

    Zain Haider Awan

    Re:Coded

    Growth & Operations Manager

    See Bio
  • Ahmed Khan

    Ahmed Khan

    Cheetay Logistics Pvt. Ltd.

    Founder

    See Bio
  • Magnus Sparrholm

    Magnus Sparrholm

    TalkPool

    Chairman

    See Bio
  • Humayun Mazhar

    Humayun Mazhar

    CresVentures

    Founder & CEO

    See Bio
  • Erdem Dereli

    Erdem Dereli

    ENTREN

    Founder, CEO

    See Bio
  • Mo Salah

    Mo Salah

    Startup Grind

    Country Manager

    See Bio
  • Ali Nawab

    Ali Nawab

    Sentiance

    SVP, Product | Office of the CTO

    See Bio
  • Babar Nawaz

    Babar Nawaz

    iCareManager

    Co-Founder, COO

    See Bio
  • Parvez Abbasi

    Parvez Abbasi

    NIC Islamabad

    Project Director

  • Kaiser Naseem

    Kaiser Naseem

    IFC - International Finance Corporation

    Banking and Digital Transformation Advisory Services

    See Bio
  • Kamal Sheikh

    Kamal Sheikh

    iCareManager

    Co-Founder, CEO

    See Bio
  • Shahzeb Memon

    Shahzeb Memon

    Swvl

    General Manager Pakistan

  • Abbas Khan

    Abbas Khan

    ABACUS Consulting

    CEO

  • Hyder Mumtaz

    Hyder Mumtaz

    AugmentCare

    CEO

  • Richard Crowder

    Richard Crowder

    British High Commission

    British High Commissioner

  • Rizwan Buttar

    Rizwan Buttar

    Pharma Trax

    CIO

    See Bio
  • Shauzab Ali

    Shauzab Ali

    SECP

    Commissioner

    See Bio
  • Tafseer-ul-Islam Siddiqui

    Tafseer-ul-Islam Siddiqui

    Careem

    Director of Software Engineering

  • Muhammad Nasrullah (Nash)

    Muhammad Nasrullah (Nash)

    Integry

    Founder & CEO

    See Bio
  • Amer Haider

    Amer Haider

    Doctella

    Fomer CEO / Co-Founder

    See Bio
  • Kristin Anderssen

    Kristin Anderssen

    City of Oslo

    See Bio
  • Mark Bunger

    Mark Bunger

    InnovationLab

    Deep Tech Agent

    See Bio
  • Zeeshan Ali

    Zeeshan Ali

    Salesforce

    Vice President - Canada

    See Bio
  • Naveed Iftikhar

    Naveed Iftikhar

    Learners' Republic

    Founder

  • Mahboob Mahmood

    Mahboob Mahmood

    Knowledge Platform

    CEO

    See Bio
  • Dr. Shahbaz Khan

    Dr. Shahbaz Khan

    KPITB

    MD

    See Bio
  • Salman Amin

    Salman Amin

    PITB

    Director, Entrepreneurship

    See Bio
  • Noman Azhar

    Noman Azhar

    JS Bank

    EVP/Country Head - Branchless Banking & Digital Implementation at JS Bank

    See Bio
  • Omar Shah

    Omar Shah

    Colabs

    Co-Founder / Partner

  • Sardar Abubakr

    Sardar Abubakr

    Telenor Pakistan

    Chief Digital & Strategy Officer

    See Bio
  • Omer Jilani

    Omer Jilani

    Happa Studios

    Creative Director

  • Illango Patchamuthu

    Illango Patchamuthu

    World Bank

    Country Director, Pakistan

    See Bio
  • Brandon Timinsky

    Brandon Timinsky

    SADAPAY.PK

    CEO

  • Dr. Musstanser Tinaul

    Dr. Musstanser Tinaul

    Fori Mazdoori

    Founder

    See Bio
  • Ali Jehangir Siddiqui

    Ali Jehangir Siddiqui

    Government of Pakistan

    Ambassador-at-large for Investments

    See Bio
  • Aamer Zaheer

    Aamer Zaheer

    KeepTruckin

    Head of R&D

    See Bio
  • Maryam Arshad

    Maryam Arshad

    ImpactDynamics

    Founder, CEO

    See Bio
  • Murtaza Zaidi

    Murtaza Zaidi

    NIC Peshawar

    Director

  • Samar Hasan

    Samar Hasan

    epiphany

    Co-Founder and CEO

    See Bio
  • Shehab Farukh Niazi

    Shehab Farukh Niazi

    Startup Guide Pakistan

    Editor in Chief

    See Bio
  • Dr. Sarah Qureshi

    Dr. Sarah Qureshi

    Aero Engine Craft (Pvt.) Ltd

    CEO/Founder

    See Bio
  • Omar Moeen Malik

    Omar Moeen Malik

    Telenor Micro Finance Bank Limited

    Head of Digital Wallets & Payments

  • Cynia Ejaz

    Cynia Ejaz

    National Incubation Center

    Community Manager

    See Bio
  • Sumera Abbasi

    Sumera Abbasi

    WECREATE Pakistan

    Manager

    See Bio
  • When

    November 4 - 5
    6:00 PM (PKT)

    Where

    PNCA
    F-5/1 Islamabad44000

    Brought to you by

    • Arzish Azam

      Arzish Azam

      Startup Grind / Ejad Labs

      Director / CEO

      See Bio
    • Shahjahan Chaudhary

      Shahjahan Chaudhary

      National Incubation Center Karachi

      Conference Co-Organizer

    • Mehroz Azam

      Mehroz Azam

      Startup Grind Islamabad / Ejad Labs

      Conference Co-Organizer

    • Shehab Farrukh Niazi

      Shehab Farrukh Niazi

      Startup Guide Pakistan

      Media & Communications

      See Bio
    • Saad Idrees

      Saad Idrees

      Daftarkhwan

      CEO

    • Riaz Ahmed

      Riaz Ahmed

      Bykea

      International Outreach

    • Jawad Sadiq

      Jawad Sadiq

      Devenings

      Developer Stage

      See Bio

    Partners