Startup Weekend Lahore
Friday, February 24 - 26, 2017
Friday, February 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 3:00 pm
Lahore University of Management Sciences
D.H.A, Lahore Cantt.
Startup Weekend Lahore is BACK!
- Friday night: 60-second pitches that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable business concepts. We hope you’ll pitch, but definitely not required!
- Saturday and Sunday: Work days! Teams focus on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the entrepreneurial world. You’re welcome to stay and work as long as you like!
- Sunday afternoon: Teams demo their products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges.
- Delicious & healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole weekend
- A free .co domain name* along with many other perks
- Awesome coaching by industry leaders
- A network of 120 new developer, designer & entrepreneur friends that are also excited about creating something new
Friday February 24th
Saturday February 25th
Sunday February 26th
A VISIONARY WHO THINKS BIG, THINKS HARD,THINKS FAST AND THINKS SMART.
He established himself as a key player in the IT export space in the mid-90’s, and now he aims to reshape the stage for Pakistani tech startups with a preference for innovative ideas advocating social change. His genius has evolved from decades of innovative business practices and management, and with his new venture you can borrow what he is, what he’s learned and what makes him the powerhouse that he is. As the Founder and CEO of CresSoft - the first software export company in the country – Humayun spearheaded the company to put Pakistan on the global IT outsourcing map, and in doing so, was able to make the fresh IT graduate the most eligible bachelor in the country at the time. He currently holds principal positions on the board of various Crescent Group companies and is the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Lahore Chapter. Because of his achievements in the softwareIndustry, he received the NCR IT Excellence Award in 2000.
Humayun is a headstrong individual with a can-do attitude. He is an active part of his community, supporting social causes like The Citizen’s Foundation, LRBT, CARE and Crescent Educational Trust to name a few. In the past he has held vital positions at the likes of Pakistan Software Houses Association (PASHA) and the managing committee of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce (FPCCI), and his service to the community has led to him receiving the Corporate Philanthropy Award by the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP) in 2009. As an avid follower of the Steve Jobs philosophy, Humayun “Stays hungry”, “stays foolish ” and follows his heart. He is an optimistic yet realistic man, influenced by art, coffee and music. But before any of his passions, he values a business that can grow, teach, learn and inspire.
The American School Of International Academics (pvt)Ltd Lahore Pakistan
January 1995 – Present (19 years 2 months) 55C/3 Gulberg-111,Lahore
American College Of International Academics Lahore pakistan
President of Asian Crusade for special children,Pakistan
Chairperson of Khadija Welfare Society,Pakistan & Much More
Murad has over 10 years of experience in product management and software development in the high-tech industry. Prior to Tintash, he worked in Silicon Valley at Apple Computer on flagship products such as the company’s first line of 64-bit systems as well as its transition from PowerPC chips to Intel’s multi-core processors. He later worked on jukebox and VOIP applications for the Ultra-Mobile PC platform at Microsoft before starting Tintash in 2007. Murad graduated from Stanford University with an MS and BS in Computer Science.
Advocacy through the use of cutting edge technology is one of Jehan Ara’s passions.Multi-stakeholder backed Cyber Crime, Privacy and Data Protection legislation and Internet Freedom are some of the things she is advocating for.
Advisory Positions: Institute of Business Administration (IBA) – Advisory Board MemberPunjab Information Technology Board Plan 9 Incubator – Advisory Board MemberLUMS Center for Entrepreneurship – Advisory Board Member of “The Foundation”NUST Industry Advisory BoardBiztek Industry Advisory BoardIBA Sukkur Advisory BoardNED University ORIC Advisory BoardEducation Innovation Alliance – MemberPresident of Bolo Bhi – a research-backed advocacy organizationMember - World Bank Gender Advisory Board
Mr Zafar has specialized in internet marketing and evaluating business plans. Such expertise, he believes, are required in scaling up an organization and creating new processes that are necessary for a business to run successfully.
Coaches and Mentors
At the age of 21, he was running a small paint manufacturing facility and discovered poster color formula that rivaled German’s Pelican brand. Having a passion for entrepreneurship and technology, he started his first venture in California and successfully ran and managed three additional start-ups since 1990. In 2011, he co-founded Visiting Providers, a medical practice in Missouri for homebound patients.
Mr Abid is a member of the International board of Minaret Business Organization (MBO) that has chapters in USA and Asia. He is an independent trustee (emeritus) at a socially responsible Amana Mutual Funds (AMANX, AMAGX, AMDX) that manages over 3.5 billion in assets. Mr Abid also serves as a member of the board for Strategic Research Circle, a non-profit that does research in the area of private enterprise and social responsibility.
Babar Khan Javed
Dr Amena Hasan
He has over 28 years of experience in Information Technology and has served in leadership positions in multinational organizations across Middle East and Pakistan. Prior to establishing INFOGISTIC in 2012, he served 14 years as Director & Executive Vice President at NetSol Technologies where he played a vital role in its global expansion as well as becoming the first company to have CMMI ML 5, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000.
Sajjad is passionately pursuing his vision to make INFOGISTIC as a center of excellence in Cyber Security and e-Health Technology.
His contributions towards Information Technology in Pakistan earned him the title of “CIO of Year” in 2010 by Teradata. He is also the CEO and Executive Board Member of DicoTech INFOGISTIC Qatar.
Sajjad holds a Master´s degree in Computer Sciences from University of London along with MBA degree from IBA. He has a passion for gardening and maintains one of the best spring gardens in Lahore.
Technology and organizational leader with a strong engineering background. Over 9 years experience of team management, engineering, product development, product design, product management, quality assurance, recruiting, hiring, and customer relationships. Mentoring and inspiring diverse teams to deliver high traffic and scalable product. Ambitious to solve business problems while building a vibrant company and team culture.
Currently, he is Head of Engineering at PakWheels.com - Pakistan's #1 automobile portal with monthly 7 million visits and more than 80 million views.
He recently Co-founded ‘Fizz’; a RT social platform for gamers. There is a huge gap between the gaming communities (1.2B+) across the world that needs to be bridged. Fizz provides a RT- chat platform with auto translations creating a one-world environment so gamers from around the globe can come to one place and connect. Shayan loves product, and invests his time deeply into the daily product life cycle at the company.
He is currently helping review the Punjab IT Policy 2016 a project by the Pakistan Information Technology Board (PITB) an initiative by the Punjab Government; which will in return help boost the economy in sectors such as education, health, environment and rural development.
Apart from all the seriousness he loves his organic food, traveling, horses and petting animals.
My specialties are user-experience design, idea execution & its challenges and how to connect with your users.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Lahore team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Karandaaz Pakistan is a not-for-profit organization funded by United Kingdom Department for International Development (UKAid) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support and encourage women entrepreneurship.
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