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Published on February 21st, 2008 | by Babar Bhatti


Startup Insiders Series: A Story Of Determination And Success

It is always pleasant to write about a trend, revisit that topic a few months later and report progress. A few months ago I wrote about how views about entrepreneurship are changing in Pakistan. I mentioned some success stories. with the emphasis that the successes are neither incidental nor anomalies. The Startup insider series is a solid evidence of the positive momentum and shows the resilience and determination of a small group of dedicated leaders such as Jawwad, Jehan and Osama. See the list below and look up some of them on the web.

You can read all about it at Green & White, where Osama Hashmi has blogged about all the events, starting from Karachi to Islamabad to Lahore. These events, first of their kind, have drawn tremendous crowds and sparked the entrepreneurial spirit of many. Here’s the description of upcoming event, on Feb 24 in Lahore. Theme is: Who is my customer?

Startup Insiders is coming to Lahore again on the 24th of February. This time the event is supported by LUMS and will be held at the LUMS Campus itself.

An incredible panel is aggregating together again, and this times fans of Jawwad wont be disappointed:

  • Faisal Qureshi, CEO, Kolachi Advanced Technolgies
  • Zia Imran, CEO, VahZay Pvt Limited
  • Jawwad Farid, CEO, Alchemy Technologies
  • Salim Ghauri, President & CEO, Netsol Technologies
  • Osama Hashmi, CEO, CDF Software
  • Jehan Ara, President
  • Fahd Bangash, CEO, Amaana
  • Zafar Khan, CEO, Sofizar

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6 Responses to Startup Insiders Series: A Story Of Determination And Success

  1. Babar Bhatti says:

    Jehan, thanks so much. You are doing a fantastic job of reporting on the startup insider series and I will be borrowing from your posts. Looking forward to your report on the Feb 23 event in Islamabad.

  2. Asif says:

    Interesting. I believe a lot of university students should attend such events to start looking at opportunities with an independent view and not only from an employee’s perspective. Good job people!

  3. Nash says:

    Thanx a bunch!

  4. Qazi says:

    Nasir this is an open event just show up at the place and time (the details are on the green white blog Babar has linked )

  5. Nash says:

    Hi there,

    I’m in Islamabad and want to attend these events in Islamabad and Lahore. Is there sm kind of registration involved or any other pre-requisite to attend?

    Warm regards,

    Nasir Abbas

    Account Manager – Telecom
    EMIRCOM (Pvt) Ltd.
    92 345 520 0030

  6. Jehan says:

    Thanks Babar. And don’t forget the SI event in Islamabad on February 23 at the Planet X Entertainment Theatre which is being sponsored by Telenor and the National ICT R&D Fund. Love your blog btw and am a silent and ardent reader.

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