Startup Weekend Lahore
Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 4:00 pm
Lahore University of Management Sciences
No Talk All Action
Startup Weekend event follows a basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Friday November 20th
Saturday November 21st
Sunday November 22nd
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.
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.
Sameer holds an MBA from INSEAD and a B.Sc. from LUMS.
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.
Coaches and Mentors
Syed is a LUMS graduate and holds a Master’s degree in CS from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is also an adjunct faculty at Lahore University of Management Sciences.
-Director Rimco Corporation Pvt (Ltd).
- Member Chamber Of Commerce Karachi, Lahore, New York & Atlana (Emmbasador North branch)
-Member Paksea, Pregma, Fashion Apparel Fair and different associations in Pakistanand & Usa.
-Member Export promotion Bureau Karachi & Lahore.
- Exporters cum Manufacturers of terry-cloth ( towels, bathrobs), allied textile items, bed-linen, knitted & woven apparel.
-Achievement awards of value added denim apparels.
- Highest quota holder and value addition awards.
-Arranged Fairs and Exhibitions with EPB to London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Osaka, Nyc, Atlana, Dc, North Carolina, Las Vegas.
- Studied in Cathedral High School, Lahore College, IBA Karachi.
- Associat at Chander B Sharma immigration law firm
Co-Founder, Cultivation Capital
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.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
NetSol Technologies is a leader in providing innovative IT solutions to the global asset finance and leasing industry. Since its inception, NetSol has helped numerous businesses find their competitive edge and streamline their operations.
Techstars Startup Weekend Lahore is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Previously, he was a visiting faculty member at the Beaconhouse National University’s School of Computer & Information Technology. He has also co-founded two software product start-ups in the Silicon Valley and has been part of the founding team of 2 global IT consulting firms. He has also consulted for Visa, DHL, Sony, AT&T, Agilent, Merrill Lynch, and several other Fortune 500 and venture-funded start-up companies in varying capacities. Khurram is also an angel investor with an interest in the technology and agriculture sector and has been an adviser to several Venture Capital firms in the United States.
Aside from being a Prentice Hall published author, he is also a progressive farmer, an avid investor in North American securities markets, an absentee landlord of his US and Pakistan based real-estate, a poet, a magician and a proud father of three angels.