October 16, 2019 Events athar-ahmad

Startup Grind Pakistan Conference 2019

For the first time in Asia and Pakistan, people will witness the first Startup Grind Pakistan Conference 2019. This is bringing together over 1,500 founders and thought leaders, for conversations, collaborations and actions around the role of technology for the future of Pakistan.

Globally successful Pakistani entrepreneurs, innovators and technologists are invited to tell their story of the their ventures and how Pakistan as a country can emulate their achievement.

Startup opportunities to network and scale your business

About Startup Grind:

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

Conference in 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.


Ticket Type Date Price Fee
Student / Guest Pass– Entry to all stages – No Lunch and Tea Sale ends October 20th 5,000.00 PKR 279.77 PKR
Full Access – Early Bird (before Oct. 20)– Entry to all stages – Lunch and Tea on Conference Day Sale ends October 20th 15,000.00 PKR 837.27 PKR
VIPEverything from Full Access Pass plus the following perks: – Access to reserved lounge area – Reserved seating in the mainstage – Invite to the Opening Night / VIP Dinner Sale ends November 4th 50,000.00 PKR 2,788.52 PKR
Nation BuilderEverything from VIP Pass plus the following perks: – Participation in Winter Retreat including logistics from Islamabad – Invite to the Exclusive Closing Dinner (post conference) Sale ends November 4th 150,000.00 PKR 8,363.52 PKR

Order your Ticket Now


Shoaib Makani                                          KEEPTRUCKIN Founder, CEO

Sabah Baxamoosa                                 GSVLABS Director, Business Development

Aatif Awan                                                INDUS VALLEY CAPITAL Founder, General Partner

Safwan Shah                                           PAYACTIV Founder, CEO

Murtaza Ahmed                                     SOFTBANK Managing Partner

Yusuf Amdani                                         GRUPO KARIMS President

Saad Bashir                                              CITY OF SEATTLE CTO

Thomas Tsao                                            GOBI PARTNERS Co-Founder

Andrew Hyde                                           STARTUP WEEKEND Founder

Dr. Waheed Qureshi                             MESMER Founder, CEO

Melissa Sassi                                            IBM Startup Program Manager

Tania Aidrus                                            GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN Prime Minister’s Digitalization Initiative

Riyad Abou Jaoudeh                             MIDDLE EAST VENTURE PARTNERS VC (MEVP) Managing Director

Shabahat Ali Shah                                   NITB PAKISTAN / IGNITE – NTF CEO / Chairman

Mashhood Alam                                       SAP ARIBA Senior Director of Product Management

Akif Malik                                                   PODIUM VC Managing Partner

Omar Chaudhary                                     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

Dr. Bernhard Klemen                              SARMAYACAR Partner

Mostafa Kandil                                           SWVL CEO

Faisal Aftab                                                  LAKSON INVESTMENTS VENTURE CAPITAL (LIVC) Managing Partner

Kalsoom Lakhani                                      INVEST2INNOVATE Founder, CEO

Zouhair Khaliq                                           TEAMUP Co-Founder

Yasser Bashir                                              ARBISOFT Co-Founder, CEO

Ali Mukhtar                                                  FATIMA VENTURES Founder, CEO

Khurram Zafar                                           47 VENTURES Director

Rabeel Warraich                                        SARMAYACAR Founder, CEO

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

Nadeem Hussain                                        PLANET N GROUP OF COMPANIES Founder and Coach

Sidra Iqbal                                                    AAJ NEWS Anchorperson

Misbah Naqvi                                               I2I VENTURES Managing Partner

Hassan Saeed                                               BUSINESS CONSULTANT QA

Zain Haider Awan                                       RE:CODED Growth & Operations Manager

Ahmed Khan                                                  CHEETAY LOGISTICS PVT. LTD. Founder

Umar Saif                                                        GEO/JANG MEDIA GROUP Chief Digital Officer

Magnus Sparrholm                                      TALKPOOL Chairman

Humayun Mazhar                                         CRESVENTURES Founder & CEO

Junaid Iqbal                                                    CAREEM PAKISTAN AND SAUDI ARABIA Managing Director

Erdem Dereli                                                  ENTREN Founder, CEO

Mohammed Salah                                         STARTUP GRIND Country Manager

Ali Nawab                                                         SENTIANCE SVP, Product | Office of the CTO

Babar Nawaz                                                   ICAREMANAGER Co-Founder

Parvez Abbasi                                                 NIC ISLAMABAD Project Director

Confirmed Speaker                                      U.S DEPARTMENT OF STATE Foreign Service Officer

Kaiser Naseem                                               IFC – INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION Banking and Digital Transformation Advisory Services

Kamal Sheikh                                                 Co-Founder, CEO

Naheed Afzal                                                     TECH LONDON ADVOCATES PAKISTAN (TLAP) / CONTRACTS IT RECRUITMENT CONSULTING Chair / CEO

Shahzeb Memon                                            SWVL General Manager Pakistan

Abbas Khan                                                     ABACUS CONSULTING CEO

Bassel Al Nahlaoui                                        CAREEM Managing Director – Gulf & Pakistan

Hyder Mumtaz                                                AUGMENTCARE CEO

Richard Crowder                                            BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION British High Commissioner

Rizwan Buttar                                                  PHARMA TRAX CIO

Romana Abdullah                                           HOPSCOTCH Co-Founder, CEO

Shauzab Ali                                                        SECP Commissioner

Tafseer-ul-Islam Siddiqui                            CAREEM Director of Software Engineering

Asad Warraich                                                  GUARDIAN HOME HEALTHCARE CEO

Muhammad Nasrullah (Nash)                    INTEGRY Founder & CEO

Amer Haider                                                      DOCTELLA Former CEO / Co-Founder

Felipe Millan                                                      SENDGRID Former Developer Evangelist

Kristin Anderssen                                            CITY OF OSLO

Mark Bunger                                                       INNOVATIONLAB Deep Tech Agent

Najeeb Ghauri                                                     NETSOL Chairman

Zeeshan Ali                                                           SALESFORCE Vice President Canada

Keep yourself  updated with the latest opportunities with our newsletter 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *