• Zara Zaman Khan (Interior & Furniture Designer)

    National Incubation Center

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-zara-zaman-khan-interior-furniture-designer/ Zara Zaman, 25, appears confident without being cocky, completely at ease with a tone of maturity that surpasses her age. What’s more, while a good chunk of Islamabad’s body of young professionals are busy twiddling their thumbs trying to figure out the direction of their lives, Zaman has already started her own and very successful interior design company. What makes her unique is that she’s a one-man-show and like many young, creative professionals, she’s working against the odds — the small market of Islamabad. Agenda 3:00 PM: Registration 3:30 PM: Fireside Chat 4:15 PM: Q & A 4:30 PM: Networking & Hi-Tea --- Speakers Zara Zaman Khan Zara Zaman appears confident without being cocky, completely at ease with a tone of maturity that surpasses her age. What’s more, while a good chunk of Islamabad’s body of young professionals are busy twiddling their thumbs trying to figure out the direction of their lives, Zaman has already started her own and very successful interior design company. Cynia Ejaz - National Incubation Center / Teamup (Community Manager) Cynia is the Community Manager at National Incubation Center / Teamup. Host Arzish Azam - Startup Grind Islamabad / Ejad Labs (Lead Organizer) CEO of Ejad Labs, a collaborative innovation hub for South Asian Entrepreneurs. Manager for Google Business Group (GBG) Lahore, a non-profit community supported by Google. Founder of the PAK-US Tech Exchange program, Pakistan's premier technology exchange program to Silicon Valley. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors Ejad Labs (https://www.ejadlabs.com) Ejad Labs is on a mission to redefine the role of business in South Asia. We support high growth, values-led leaders, who will be instrumental in transforming the economy for the better. We host a series of international summits, delivers unique development programs in South Asia, Silicon Valley and Europe, partnering with governments, corporates, startups and entrepreneurial individuals to pioneer a new way of business. Partners National Incubation Center (http://nicpakistan.pk/) National Incubation Center (NIC) is a first of its kind technology hub in Islamabad, launched under the public – private partnership of Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom, Ignite - National Technology Fund, Jazz (previously known as Mobilink) and Teamup. Teamup (http://teamup.pk/) Teamup represent some of the best entrepreneurs and professionals in fields from technology and business to telecom and enterprise software. Our founders are diverse and we are proud to be building a community of top professionals. We are able to pick from the best–mentors; know that all our incentives are aligned to help the Startups succeed. Virgin Teez (https://www.virginteez.com/) Virgin Teez is the leading custom clothing startup in Pakistan. They make lifestyle products that help fund charity projects across Pakistan. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-zara-zaman-khan-interior-furniture-designer/

  • Startup Grind w/ Shabahat Ali Shah (CEO @ NITB Pakistan,Chairman @ Ignite - NTF)

    Join us for a Startup Grind fireside chat with Shabahat Ali Shah (CEO @ National IT Board Pakistan, Chairman @ Ignite - National Technology Fund) on Tuesday, August 6 / 4 - 6 PM at National Incubation Center. Free Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-grind-w-shabahat-ali-shah-ceo-nitb-chairman-ignite-ntf-registration-66802468983#tickets About the Speaker: Shabahat Ali Shah (CEO @ NITB Pakistan, Chairman @ Ignite - NTF) He's the CEO of National IT Board Pakistan, Chairman of Ignite - National Technology Fund, Director of Universal Service Fund (USF), National Telecom Corporation (NTC) and Pakistan Telecom Corporation Ltd (PTCL). Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Ex Oracle, holds an MBA from MIT, Public Leadership program from Harvard Business School and Electrical & Communications Engineering from UET Lahore. NADRA Pakistan (2002 - 2006) - Chief Architect of the “Computerized National ID Card (CNIC)” process at NADRA that allocates 13-Digit CNIC number Citizens of Pakistan today. - Project Head of NICOP and POC for overseas Pakistani citizens. - Chief Architect of Paperless Workflow & Communication process at NADRA. - Chief Architect of “Data Demographics” for critical policies & planning across government depts. ORACLE Silicon Valley, California (2006 - 2014) - Created Oracle Communications line-of-business across ASEAN (South-East Asian) countries. - Founded NFV/SDN product line global business of Oracle in Silicon Valley. - Created technology alliances with top Fortune 500 companies of Silicon Valley. - One of the few leaders from ASIA invited to join Oracle Silicon Valley Telecom Team in California. - Created Oracle Telecom Appliances business. $18M annual business in the first year Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (2014 - 2019) - Founder & CEO: Cronus Digital - A solutions company that brings innovation and creativity at the intersection of Telecommunications and Information Technology. - Co-Founder: Helioswire Inc. - First Microsatellites powered blockchain and AI/ML solutions company of the World, focused on connecting machines and devices spread across global geographies. - Founding Member: Spire Global Inc. – Big Data company focused on connecting maritime vessels across the World. Launched 70+ Microsatellites. - As an Entrepreneur generated $100M+ business globally. - Holds Executive relationships with the biggest commercial enterprises of the world spread across: ASEAN, EU, North America and Latin America. - Leveraging executive relationships, propelled technology companies to become next generation Technology Power Houses. Operations & General Management - Track record of creating, training and managing large teams. - Key Asset: Being an Engineer and an MBA, has equal command across Technology, Business & Management. - Well known for operations management and known to transform distressed organizations into profitable and revenue generating organizations. Widely known in the Industry for his creativity, initiatives & leadership. Education - One of the most distinguished alums of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Kennedy School of Public Leadership. - MBA from MIT - Sloan School of Management. - Public Leadership & Corporate Strategy – Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School. - Electrical and Communications Engineer from UET Lahore. About the Host: Arzish Azam (CEO @ Ejad Labs, Director @ Startup Grind Islamabad) Arzish specialises in community building, entrepreneurship, youth advocacy and innovation travel. The youngest global graduate from Founder Institute, a highly celebrated Silicon Valley accelerator, has hosted 35+ leading entrepreneurs, technology experts and investors including Haseeb Awan, Idris Kothari, Ali Mukhtar and others 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 private 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 and SXSW2019 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 at the local chapters of international technology communities like Startup Grind and Google Business Group to create a robust and well knitted entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is also an alumnus of Plan9 – Punjab Information Technology Board’s Technology Incubator and the National Incubation Center in Islamabad. -------------------------------- Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community in the world. We regularly host successful entrepreneurs, investors, educationalists and business leaders from our local ecosystem so they can share their journey with aspiring entrepreneurs. For more details: startupgrind.com/islamabad Powered by Google for Startups Sponsored by Ejad Labs In collaboration with: National Incubation Center / Teamup Merchandise Partner: Virgin Teez

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  • Startup Grind with Adeel Raza (CTO @ Minder, CEO @ MailMunch)

    National Incubation Center

    Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community in the world. We regularly host successful entrepreneurs, investors, educationalists and business leaders from our local ecosystem so they can share their journey with aspiring entrepreneurs. Free to Attend | Register Today → https://bit.ly/2Xo3mmk About the Speaker: Adeel Raza is a serial tech entrepreneur. His first successful exit was in 2010 when his startup in the CRM space, ContactMe, was acquired by Webs Inc (a subsidiary of Vistaprint N.V.). Since then, he has founded multiple startups and is currently the cofounder and CEO of MailMunch Inc, Unlayer and CTO of Minder. He has scaled MailMunch to be a leader in the lead generation space with over 12 billion annual views of the lead-gen tools. Minder is currently the go-to marriage app for a million Muslims worldwide, and responsible for nearly 8000 marriages in the west. Adeel has frequently appeared in leading tech press and his startups have been featured by TechCrunch and others. Event Details: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-startup-grind-with-adeel-raza-cto-minder-ceo-mailmunch/ Free to Attend | Register Today → https://bit.ly/2Xo3mmk Date and Time: Friday, July 29, 2019 / 5:00 – 7:00pm Address: National Incubation Center Plot 24-B, Street 6, First Floor, National Information Technology Board, H 9/1 Islamabad https://goo.gl/maps/6R8WXF77DzM2 Add to Calendar → bit.ly/2Y4nBkY Powered by Google for Startups Sponsored by Ejad Labs In collaboration with: National Incubation Center / Teamup Merchandise Partner: Virgin Teez https://www.facebook.com/events/390517811589520/

  • Startup Grind with Sadia Bashir (Founder @ PixelArt Game Academy)

    National Incubation Center

    Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community in the world. We regularly host successful entrepreneurs, investors, educationalists and business leaders from our local ecosystem so they can share their journey with aspiring entrepreneurs. Free to Attend | Register Today → https://bit.ly/2OH3ohi About the Speaker: Sadia Bashir is the Founder @ PixelArt Games Academy, Pakistan’s first video game development training academy. She has a Masters in Computer Science from COMSATS & 8+ years of professional experience. She has been a speaker at Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) & GameLab in USA. She organized the Games Emerge Conference in Pakistan and has been listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Enterprise Technology in Asia. About the Host: Shehab Farrukh Niazi is the Editor in Chief @ Startup Guide Pakistan and the CEO & Founder of Be Haute Consultancy. She is also working with Trailblazer Magazine as a Social Media Marketer and Content Strategist. She had worked with numerous organizations in capacity of a digital publisher. Event Details: startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-sadia-bashir-founder-pixelart-game-academy/ Free to Attend | Register Today → https://bit.ly/2OH3ohi Date and Time: Friday, July 26 / 5 – 7 PM Address: National Incubation Center Plot 24-B, Street 6, First Floor, National Information Technology Board, H 9/1 Islamabad https://goo.gl/maps/6R8WXF77DzM2 Add to Calendar → bit.ly/2GlNJ4V Powered by Google for Startups Sponsored by Ejad Labs In collaboration with: National Incubation Center / Teamup Merchandise Partner: Virgin Teez https://www.facebook.com/events/2866031346804455/

  • Sadia Khurram (Chief Customer Experience Officer @ Jazz)

    National Incubation Center

    FREE EVENT. LIMITED SEATS. RSVP TODAY → bit.ly/2OH3ohi Sadia is the Chief Customer Experience Officer @ Jazz. She is a Sloan Fellow from MIT Sloan School of Management. She was previously the General Manager Lahore for Careem; Director Customer Care & Customer Experience Management for Jazz, after earlier roles with the company including Director CEM & Advisor to the CEO and Director Marketing – Brands & Media. Agenda 4:00 PM: Registration 4:30 PM: Fireside Chat 5:15 PM: Q & A 5:30 PM: Networking & Hi-Tea --- Speaker Sadia Khurram - Jazz (Chief Customer Experience Officer) Sadia is the Chief Customer Experience Officer @ Jazz. She is a Sloan Fellow from MIT Sloan School of Management. She was previously the General Manager Lahore for Careem; Director Customer Care & Customer Experience Management for Jazz, after earlier roles with the company including Director CEM & Advisor to the CEO and Director Marketing – Brands & Media. Host Arzish Azam - Startup Grind (Islamabad Chapter Director) CEO of Ejad Labs, a collaborative innovation hub for South Asian Entrepreneurs. Manager for Google Business Group (GBG) Lahore, a non-profit community supported by Google. Founder of the PAK-US Tech Exchange program, Pakistan's premier technology exchange program to Silicon Valley. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors Ejad Labs (https://www.ejadlabs.com) Ejad Labs is on a mission to redefine the role of business in South Asia. We support high growth, values-led leaders, who will be instrumental in transforming the economy for the better. We host a series of international summits, delivers unique development programs in South Asia, Silicon Valley and Europe, partnering with governments, corporates, startups and entrepreneurial individuals to pioneer a new way of business. Partners National Incubation Center (http://nicpakistan.pk/) National Incubation Center (NIC) is a first of its kind technology hub in Islamabad, launched under the public – private partnership of Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom, Ignite - National Technology Fund, Jazz (previously known as Mobilink) and Teamup. Teamup (http://teamup.pk/) Teamup represent some of the best entrepreneurs and professionals in fields from technology and business to telecom and enterprise software. Our founders are diverse and we are proud to be building a community of top professionals. We are able to pick from the best–mentors; know that all our incentives are aligned to help the Startups succeed. Virgin Teez (https://www.virginteez.com/) Virgin Teez is the leading custom clothing startup in Pakistan. They make lifestyle products that help fund charity projects across Pakistan. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- FREE EVENT. LIMITED SEATS. RSVP TODAY → bit.ly/2OH3ohi

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  • Workshop: Canada Startup Visa & Applying to YC w/ Haseeb Awan

    FREE EVENT. LIMITED SEATS. RSVP TODAY → bit.ly/2Xo3mmk Join us for an interactive workshop about Canada Startup Visa & Applying to Y Combinator with Haseeb Awan (Founder Efani Inc. & Y Combinator Alumni), a serial entrepreneur originally from Peshawar who is now based in Toronto, Canada & San Francisco, USA. Speaker Haseeb Awan - Efani Inc. (Founder) Haseeb Awan is a Financial Technology (FinTech) entrepreneur with a track record of two successful business exits, raising over 100M in venture capital & growing the customer base from 0-4 Million users & expanding to 15 countries across 4 continents within 18 months. He has been included among the top 100 influential people in FinTech globally, won multiple international awards, wrote for and is mentioned on multiple international media & frequently speaks at international conferences & government committees. He is an engineer by degree with Master’s in Engineering Management & also has studied Financial Markets from Yale University & holds Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. He is also a Y-Combinator Alumni as well Next Founders & couple of other associations. He is among the earliest entrepreneurs in blockchain space & personal investor in 30+ companies & advisor to over 10 companies. Event Details: startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-haseeb-awan-serial-entrepreneur-yc-alumni/ Agenda 10:00 AM: Registration 10:30 AM: Workshop 11:30 AM: Q & A 12:00 PM: Networking & Tea --- Hosted By Arzish Azam, Chapter Director Arzish Azam is the CEO of Ejad Labs, a collaborative innovation hub for South Asian Entrepreneurs. He's the Manager for Google Business Group (GBG) Lahore, a non-profit community supported by Google and is the lead organizer for BizFest Lahore, the first Google supported technology and business conference for the region. He is the Chapter Director for Startup Grind Islamabad and helped expand the world's largest independent network of entrepreneurs to 10+ cities, 5+ universities in Pakistan. Hamza Tahir, Team Member Tech Entrepreneur | Founder @Visum | Community Lead @facebookfordevelopers, @techstars, @startupweekend, @gbglahore, @sgislamabad | React Native Developer | Community Manager @ejadlabs --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners TIE Islamabad (https://islamabad.tie.org) TiE was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. TiE Islamabad is the 49th Chapter of TiE Global. TiE Islamabad, situated in the Capital aims to partner with the Government, Universities, Non-Profit Organizations, Business alliances, Chambers of Commerce and Corporations. WECREATE Center Pakistan (http://pakistan.wecreatecenter.com/) WECREATE | PAKISTAN serves as an entrepreneurial community center for women interested in starting or expanding an existing business. The Center provides mentoring, business connections, specialized training, connections to the community, media attention, access to markets and capital along with the technical tools and resources necessary for taking any business to the next level. Ejad Labs (https://www.ejadlabs.com) Ejad Labs is a social enterprise that promotes Collaborative Innovation for South Asian Entrepreneurs. We believes that every business can contribute to the betterment of society, so we’re leading the way through our unique events and partnerships. PAK-US Tech Exchange (http://pakustech.com) The PAK-US Tech Exchange program provides technology entrepreneurs with unique access inside some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative and successful businesses as well as insight from the leaders who are helping shape and build its ecosystem. Emerging Pakistani business leaders meet with entrepreneurs, investors and innovation pioneers who are driving forward Silicon Valley’s culture of innovation and creativity. Virgin Teez (https://www.virginteez.com/) Virgin Teez is the leading custom clothing startup in Pakistan. They make lifestyle products that help fund charity projects across Pakistan. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- FREE EVENT. LIMITED SEATS. RSVP TODAY → bit.ly/2Xo3mmk

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  • Zeeshan Khadim (Head of Corporate / IT Information Security @ Airbnb HQ)

    FREE EVENT. LIMITED SEATS. RSVP TODAY → bit.ly/2OH3ohi Zeeshan Khadim is the Head of Corporate / IT Information Security at Airbnb HQ in Silicon Valley. With over 13 years of professional experience, Zeeshan has worked with global companies including his last roles as the Security Engineering Manager at Facebook HQ and Senior Security Engineer at Google HQ. Zeeshan did his Bachelors' in Computer Systems from GIKI, Pakistan and Masters in Computers & Information Sciences from University of Delaware. Agenda 4:00 PM: Registration 4:30 PM: Fireside Chat 5:15 PM: Q & A 5:30 PM: Networking & Hi-Tea --- Speaker Zeeshan Khadim - Airbnb HQ (Head of Corporate / IT Information Security) Zeeshan Khadim is the Head of Corporate / IT Information Security at Airbnb HQ in Silicon Valley. With over 13 years of professional experience, Zeeshan has worked with global companies including Facebook and Google. Zeeshan did his Bachelors' in Computer Systems from GIKI, Pakistan and Masters in Computers & Information Sciences from University of Delaware. Host Arzish Azam - Startup Grind (Islamabad Chapter Director) CEO of Ejad Labs, a collaborative innovation hub for South Asian Entrepreneurs. Manager for Google Business Group (GBG) Lahore, a non-profit community supported by Google. Founder of the PAK-US Tech Exchange program, Pakistan's premier technology exchange program to Silicon Valley. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors Ejad Labs (https://www.ejadlabs.com) Ejad Labs is on a mission to redefine the role of business in South Asia. We support high growth, values-led leaders, who will be instrumental in transforming the economy for the better. We host a series of international summits, delivers unique development programs in South Asia, Silicon Valley and Europe, partnering with governments, corporates, startups and entrepreneurial individuals to pioneer a new way of business. Partners PAK-US Tech Exchange (http://pakustech.com) The PAK-US Tech Exchange program provides technology entrepreneurs with unique access inside some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative and successful businesses as well as insight from the leaders who are helping shape and build its ecosystem. Emerging Pakistani business leaders meet with entrepreneurs, investors and innovation pioneers who are driving forward Silicon Valley’s culture of innovation and creativity. National Incubation Center (http://nicpakistan.pk/) National Incubation Center (NIC) is a first of its kind technology hub in Islamabad, launched under the public – private partnership of Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom, Ignite - National Technology Fund, Jazz (previously known as Mobilink) and Teamup. Teamup (http://teamup.pk/) Teamup represent some of the best entrepreneurs and professionals in fields from technology and business to telecom and enterprise software. Our founders are diverse and we are proud to be building a community of top professionals. We are able to pick from the best–mentors; know that all our incentives are aligned to help the Startups succeed. Virgin Teez (https://www.virginteez.com/) Virgin Teez is the leading custom clothing startup in Pakistan. They make lifestyle products that help fund charity projects across Pakistan. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- FREE EVENT. LIMITED SEATS. RSVP TODAY → bit.ly/2OH3ohi

  • Building the Pakistani Brand: Technology, Tourism and Trade

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-building-the-pakistani-brand-technology-tourism-and-trade/ April is “SGPanel Month”. A lot of you have been requesting panels for a long time and we’ve heard you. April is the month to give this a try! We'll be hosting a panel discussion with industry experts from technology, trade and tourism to discuss the challenges and opportunities in building the Pakistani brand through these industries. Agenda 4:00 PM: Check-in 4:30 PM: Panel Discussion 5:15 PM: Q & A 5:30 PM: Networking & Tea --- Panelists Cynthia D. Ritchie - @cynthiadritchie Cynthia is an American freelance director, producer and writer working on an international travel series. Currently partnering with multinationals on media projects, her work is done under: A Different Lens Productions, LLC, and non-profit Kultur, Inc., a California-based 501(c)(3), as well as on-location media partners. Syed Ahmad - DPL (CEO/Founder) Syed Ahmad is the Founder & CEO of DPL, a leading software company based in Islamabad. Like no one else, DPL is setting a trend in Pakistan defying popular culture with its own counter-culture movement called “Rebel Ethos”. DPL’s mission statement reflects this: “Liberating minds to become the model IT enterprise in the region”. Salma Khan - @supersalmakhan Moderator Shehab Farrukh Niazi - Startup Guide (Editor in Chief) Hosted By Arzish Azam, Chapter Director Arzish Azam is the CEO of Ejad Labs, a collaborative innovation hub for South Asian Entrepreneurs. He's the Manager for Google Business Group (GBG) Lahore, a non-profit community supported by Google. He is the Chapter Director for Startup Grind Islamabad and helped expand the world's largest independent network of entrepreneurs to 10+ cities, 5+ universities in Pakistan. He's the Founder of the PAK-US Tech Exchange, Pakistan's largest independent exchange program for Pakistani entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley which is powered by Startup Grind. He has represented Pakistan 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, and is an alumni of Plan9 – Punjab Information Technology Board’s Technology Incubator, the National Incubation Center in Islamabad and was the world's youngest entrepreneur to graduate from the Founder Institute in 2015, a Silicon Valley based idea stage accelerator. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors Ejad Labs (https://www.ejadlabs.com) Ejad Labs is on a mission to redefine the role of business in South Asia. We support high growth, values-led leaders, who will be instrumental in transforming the economy for the better. We host a series of international summits, delivers unique development programs in South Asia, Silicon Valley and Europe, partnering with governments, corporates, startups and entrepreneurial individuals to pioneer a new way of business. Partners Telenor Velocity (https://telenorvelocity.com.pk/) Telenor Velocity is the first of its kind Digital Startup Accelerator, focusing on helping startups go to market, over a period of 4 months, by accessing Telenor Pakistan’s scale and assets. PAK-US Tech Exchange (http://pakustech.com) The PAK-US Tech Exchange program provides technology entrepreneurs with unique access inside some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative and successful businesses as well as insight from the leaders who are helping shape and build its ecosystem. Emerging Pakistani business leaders meet with entrepreneurs, investors and innovation pioneers who are driving forward Silicon Valley’s culture of innovation and creativity. Virgin Teez (https://www.virginteez.com/) Virgin Teez is the leading custom clothing startup in Pakistan. They make lifestyle products that help fund charity projects across Pakistan. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-building-the-pakistani-brand-technology-tourism-and-trade/

  • Lashley A. Pulsipher (CMO - Hashoo Group)

    KNCT Hub

    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-lashley-a-pulsipher-cmo-hashoo-group/ Chief Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Officer, Hospitality Division at Hashoo Group. The Hashoo Group of companies has in its fold, as owner and operators, the Pearl Continental Hotels and Marriott Hotels brands with presence in all major cities of Pakistan and Ocean Pakistan Limited, a prestigious Oil and Gas exploration and production company. Agenda 3:00 PM: Registration 3:30 PM: Fireside Chat 4:15 PM: Q & A 4:30 PM: Networking & Tea --- Speaker Lashley A. Pulsipher - Hashoo Group (Chief Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Officer, Hospitality Division) Chief Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Officer, Hospitality Division at Hashoo Group. The Hashoo Group of companies has in its fold, as owner and operators, the Pearl Continental Hotels and Marriott Hotels brands with presence in all major cities of Pakistan and Ocean Pakistan Limited, a prestigious Oil and Gas exploration and production company. Host Arzish Azam - Startup Grind (Islamabad Chapter Director) CEO of Ejad Labs, a collaborative innovation hub for South Asian Entrepreneurs. Manager for Google Business Group (GBG) Lahore, a non-profit community supported by Google. Founder of the PAK-US Tech Exchange program, Pakistan's premier technology exchange program to Silicon Valley. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsors Ejad Labs (https://www.ejadlabs.com) Ejad Labs is a social enterprise that promotes Collaborative Innovation for South Asian Entrepreneurs. We believes that every business can contribute to the betterment of society, so we’re leading the way through our unique events and partnerships. Partners KNCT Hub (https://knct.pk/) KNCT is a co-innovation hub which offers you an opportunity to connect with new people, build new ideas and create an impact. The KNCT Hub offers co-working space, office spaces, event space, seminar room, academy and cafe. Virgin Teez (https://www.virginteez.com/) Virgin Teez is the leading custom clothing startup in Pakistan. They make lifestyle products that help fund charity projects across Pakistan. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-lashley-a-pulsipher-cmo-hashoo-group/

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  • Winter Party 2018

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    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-winter-party-2018 It's been 1.5 years since we relaunched the Islamabad Chapter, and it's time to celebrate with the Islamabad startup community we hold so dear! Join us for this free party, as we look back on the amazing things our ecosystem has achieved: we'll have guest appearances from previous speakers, and, the very best conversations and connections with Islamabad's innovators, inventors, and investors. Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community in the world. We regularly host successful entrepreneurs, investors, educationalists and business leaders from our local ecosystem so they can share their journey with aspiring entrepreneurs. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs (https://www.googleforentrepreneurs.com/). The host for this evening is PopCorn Studio (https://www.facebook.com/popcornstudioRawalpindi/), Pakistan's largest network of co-working spaces operating multiple hubs across Lahore, Faisalabad and Islamabad. Click here to check out the pictures from their Islamabad hub (https://www.facebook.com/events/307459569856962/permalink/308457963090456/?ref=1&action_history=null&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBSihxmxPTlRYHzBMHeLX88YoV_ae0FuIByUpdhOzcGih4oY317_cVAt6SRZCOKTOqI...) which is the venue for this party. Agenda 4:00 pm: PARTY 4:30 pm: PARTY 5:00 pm: OPEN MIC --- Hosted By Arzish Azam, Chapter Director Arzish Azam is the Founder of the PAK-US Tech Exchange, a week long immersion program in Silicon Valley that acts as a gateway for emerging Pakistani entrepreneurs to connect with Silicon Valley. He is a young autodidact entrepreneur, a high school graduate; he started his entrepreneurial career at the Founder Institute in Islamabad under the mentorship of Yusuf Hussain and graduated as their youngest alumni worldwide from amongst 2000+ founders. As the Chapter Director for Startup Grind in Pakistan, he helped expand the world's largest independent network of entrepreneurs to 10+ cities, 5+ universities in Pakistan and lead the largest delegation ever to the Startup Grind Global Conference 2018 in Silicon Valley. He is going to organize Pakistan's first Google for Entrepreneurs powered technology conference "Startup Grind Pakistan" by the end of 2018 to feature the leading Pakistani technology entrepreneurs, investors, educationalists and inventors. He represented Pakistan at Obama's Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 in Stanford, Organization of Islamic Corporation's Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 in Kazan, Russia and has been incubated at Plan9 - PITB's Technology Incubator and the National Incubation Center in Islamabad. He previously founded JustPrice.pk (Pakistan's First Shopping Search Engine) and JustWiFi.pk (Retail Analytics Solution). He is currently setting up "Ejad Labs" a collaborative innovation hub for South Asian entrepreneurs based on the methodology of Frugal (Jugaad) Innovation. Hamza Ahmed, Head of Digital I grew up in a small village of Mansehra city. From very small age I was very curious about electronics and computers, which led my way to become a Developer & Digital Marketer. I remember I was only 16 when my first check arrived from Google. Despite of having limited resources I never stopped learning and growing. I paid for internet & computer costs from my pocket money for years. I was making more money than my parents at age of 18, though my purpose was never to make money. I always did what I did for my passion. Now I have many people working along with me. I manage a portfolio of over thirty sites serving millions of page views every month. Along with this, I am also working on a Travel startup (PAKTRIPS) where we are trying to make it easier for people to plan their trips. I am always curious to do new things, learn new skills and explore the possibilities that could make this world a better place for everyone. Mehroz Azam, Head of Operations --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsors PopCorn Studio (http://popcornstudio.co/) Popcorn Studio is an enigmatic co-working space which hosts a diverse group of freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups. Partners Careem (https://www.careem.com/islamabad/node) Careem is a transportation network company based in Dubai, with operations in 53 cities in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Ejad Labs (https://www.ejadlabs.com) Ejad Labs is a social enterprise that promotes Collaborative Innovation for South Asian Entrepreneurs. We believes that every business can contribute to the betterment of society, so we’re leading the way through our unique events and partnerships. Virgin Teez (https://www.virginteez.com/) Virgin Teez is the leading custom clothing startup in Pakistan. They make lifestyle products that help fund charity projects across Pakistan. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 450 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-islamabad-presents-winter-party-2018