Arzish Azam

technology · pakistan · startups · Islamabad

About Me

Arzish specializes in community building, entrepreneurship, youth advocacy, and innovation travel. The youngest global graduate from Founder Institute, a highly celebrated Silicon Valley accelerator, has hosted many leading entrepreneurs, technology experts and investors including in his talk shows and has directly helped 100+ startups and SMEs in global exposure. He is the brain behind Pak-US Tech Exchange, the largest independent tech exchange program connecting Pakistan and Silicon Valley. His exposure from being Pakistan's youth representative at Obama's Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 in Stanford, Organization of Islamic Corporation's Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 and 2018 in Kazan, Russia, Startup Grind Global Conference 2018 in Silicon Valley, Web Summit 2018, Startup Grind Barcelona Conference, SXSW2019 and Oslo Innovation Week etc. brings the gamut of relevant experiences and rich understanding of the field. He uses this to empower the youth of his nation with similar worthy global exposures, network, and experiences. He further leverages his leadership as the Islamabad Chapter Director for Startup Grind to create a robust and well-knitted entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan, he's the lead organizer of the Startup Grind Pakistan Conference which hosted 50+ global tech leaders in Islamabad. He is also an alumnus of Plan9 – Punjab Information Technology Board’s Technology Incubator and the National Incubation Center in Islamabad.

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