Startup Grind Pakistan Conference 2019

Islamabad
Serena Hotel - Khayaban-e-Suhrwardy Islamabad, 44000
Nov. 4, 2019, 6 p.m. - Nov. 5, 2019, 6 p.m.

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

Shoaib Makani

Shoaib Makani

KeepTruckin

Founder, CEO
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Dr. Waheed Qureshi

Dr. Waheed Qureshi

Mesmer

Founder, CEO
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Sabah Baxamoosa

Sabah Baxamoosa

GSVlabs

Director, Business Development
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Aatif Awan

Aatif Awan

Indus Valley Capital

Founder, General Partner
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Safwan Shah

Safwan Shah

PayActiv

Founder, CEO
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Murtaza Ahmed

Murtaza Ahmed

SoftBank

Managing Partner
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Yusuf Amdani

Yusuf Amdani

Grupo Karims

President
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Saad Bashir

Saad Bashir

City of Seattle

CTO
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Thomas Tsao

Thomas Tsao

Gobi Partners

Co-Founder
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Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Startup Weekend

Founder
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Felipe Milan

Felipe Milan

Twilio Sendgrid

Ex Community Development Manager
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Melissa Sassi

Melissa Sassi

IBM

Startup Program Manager
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Tania Aidrus

Tania Aidrus

Google

Chief of Staff, Next Billion Users
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Riyad Abou Jaoudeh

Riyad Abou Jaoudeh

Middle East Venture Partners VC (MEVP)

Managing Director
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Shabahat Ali Shah

Shabahat Ali Shah

NITB Pakistan / Ignite - NTF

CEO / Chairman
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Mashhood Alam

Mashhood Alam

SAP Ariba

Senior Director of Product Management
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Akif Malik

Akif Malik

PodiumVC

Managing Partner
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Omar Chaudhary

Omar Chaudhary

PlayerMatch.com

CEO
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Naheed Afzal

Naheed Afzal

Tech London Advocates Pakistan (TLAP)

Lead
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Bilal Ahmed

Bilal Ahmed

SonaSoft

CTO & VP of Engineering
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Mudassir Azeemi

Mudassir Azeemi

Wells Fargo

Lead Interaction Designer
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Adeel Raza

Adeel Raza

Minder / MailMunch

CTO / CEO
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Huma Hamid

Huma Hamid

Pakistani Women in Computing (PWIC)

President
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Sheba Najmi

Sheba Najmi

Code for Pakistan / Linkedin

Founder / Senior Manager, User Experience Design
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Majid Khan

Majid Khan

Jabberwock Ventures

Executive Chairman
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Jamaludin Bujang

Jamaludin Bujang

Gobi Partners

Managing Director
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Shane Shin

Shane Shin

Shorooq Investments

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
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Kunal Savjani

Kunal Savjani

Shorooq Investments

Managing Partner
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Dr. Bernhard Klemen

Dr. Bernhard Klemen

Sarmayacar

Partner
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Kalsoom Lakhani

Kalsoom Lakhani

Invest2Innovate

Founder, CEO
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Zouhair Khaliq

Zouhair Khaliq

Teamup

Co-Founder
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Yasser Bashir

Yasser Bashir

Arbisoft

Co-Founder, CEO
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Ali Mukhtar

Ali Mukhtar

Fatima Ventures

Founder, CEO
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Khurram Zafar

Khurram Zafar

47 Ventures

Director
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Rabeel Warraich

Rabeel Warraich

Sarmayacar

Founder, CEO
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Faisal Aftab

Faisal Aftab

Lakson Investments Venture Capital (LIVC)

Managing Partner
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Muneeb Maayr

Muneeb Maayr

Bykea

Founder
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Faizan Aslam

Faizan Aslam

Founder, CEO

BookMe.pk
See Bio
Ingrid Johansson

Ingrid Johansson

Embassy of Sweden - Islamabad

Swedish Ambassador
Sadia Khurram

Sadia Khurram

Jazz

Chief Customer Experience Officer
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Bernhard Schlagheck

Bernhard Schlagheck

Embassy of Germany - Islamabad

German Ambassador
Nadeem Hussain

Nadeem Hussain

Planet N Group of Companies

Founder and Coach
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Sidra Iqbal

Sidra Iqbal

Aaj News

Anchorperson
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Misbah Naqvi

Misbah Naqvi

i2i Ventures

Managing Partner
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Hassan Saeed

Hassan Saeed

Business Consultant

QA
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Zain Haider Awan

Zain Haider Awan

Re:Coded

Growth & Operations Manager
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Ahmed Khan

Ahmed Khan

Cheetay Logistics Pvt. Ltd.

Founder
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Umar Saif

Umar Saif

Geo/Jang Media Group

Chief Digital Officer
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Magnus Sparrholm

Magnus Sparrholm

TalkPool

Chairman
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Humayun Mazhar

Humayun Mazhar

CresVentures

Founder & CEO
See Bio

When

Nov. 4, 2019, 6 p.m.
through
Nov. 5, 2019, 6 p.m.

Where

Serena Hotel
Khayaban-e-Suhrwardy Islamabad, 44000

Brought to you by

Arzish Azam

Arzish Azam

Startup Grind Islamabad / Ejad Labs

Lead Organizer
Shahjahan Chaudhary

Shahjahan Chaudhary

National Incubation Center Karachi

Conference Co-Organizer
Fasieh Mehta

Fasieh Mehta

National Incubation Center Islamabad

Conference Co-Organizer
Faizan Laghari

Faizan Laghari

Startup Grind Karachi / Radical

Conference Co-Organizer
Sidra Jalil

Sidra Jalil

Pakistani Women in Computing (PWIC)

Marketing & Outreach
Saad Idrees

Saad Idrees

Daftarkhwan

Office Hours
Ahad Wazir

Ahad Wazir

Teamup

Investor Relations
Shehab Farrukh Niazi

Shehab Farrukh Niazi

Startup Guide Pakistan

Media & Communications
Jawad Sadiq

Jawad Sadiq

Devenings

Developer Stage
Riaz Ahmed

Riaz Ahmed

Bykea

International Outreach

Partners