Pakistan’s premier technology and entrepreneurship conference by The Nest I/O begins today in Pearl Continental Karachi.
The third annual conference is themed to protect Pakistan’s ecosystem. In the two-day conference, nearly more than 1000 disruptors are invited who are entrepreneurs, investors, influencers, mentors, and professionals, which will stir debate on strengthening the ecosystem of Pakistan.
The countdown to the launch of i2i and World Bank’s Pakistan Startup Ecosystem Report 2019 is about to begin! ⏰
We will be launching the report at the #021Disrupt conference held at @TheNestiO in Karachi on 2nd Nov!🚀#PSER2019 #i2iWBreportlaunch #EntrepreneurialReport19 pic.twitter.com/23oPsYSMJT
— Invest2Innovate (@Invest2Innovate) October 28, 2019
This year’s edition will be hosting, 65+ speakers from 20 diverse industry sectors, 4-panel discussions with 24 experts on mobility, investment, influence, and scale.
This conference will also organize the 6-hands on hands-on skill-building workshops for budding entrepreneurs on storytelling, community-building, mindfulness, empathy mapping, raising investments, and pitching for fundraising, 3 distinct roundtable sessions exploring investments in Pakistan, social impact and sustainability, diversity and inclusion, 20 startups will get the opportunity to pitch in startup rapid-fire rounds in front of a diverse audience.
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“Although this is our third time organizing 021Disrupt, it feels like a whole new experience. Each year its bigger, better, and a lot more exciting. This year we are expecting a crowd of over 1,000; our panel discussions will be more interactive, we are conducting more office hours than last year, so everything, in the end, is just a better version of what already was a very successful conference in 2018,” commented Jehan Ara, President P@SHA and Founder of The Nest I/O.
Wonderful to meet Syed Amir Jafri and momentum team. They are doing a fantastic job in helping the startup ecosystem in Pakistan through the annual momentum conference. pic.twitter.com/2ficencisG
— Umar Saif (@umarsaif) September 5, 2018
The international speakers involve the Mudassir Sheikha, CEO of Careem, Melissa Sassia, Startup Program Manager IBM and others. While Pakistani guest speakers include the Sheba Najmi, founder and Executive Director Code for Pakistan, Junaid Iqbal, Managing Partner for CareemPay, Imran Aftab, CEO 10Pearls. Aatif Awan, Founding Managing Partner Indus Valley Capital.
Isfandyar Shaheen, Founder, and CEO of NetEquity Network. Muneeb Mayr, Rabeel Waraich and various other mentors from various startup and veteran ecosystem organizations.
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Several other initiatives are taken by Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to lessen the burden on the non-renewable energy sources to protect the climate of Pakistan as Pakistan remains the 6th most vulnerable country to climatic changes notwithstanding its lowest contribution to global warming.