Lahore, Pakistan-August 12, 2016-
Pakistan has been into existence since long sixty-nine years. The country has been moving towards new, innovative scientific advancements but it has yet to come in alignment with other progressing countries.
Our youth searches for ample opportunities seeking a unique platform. Plan9 – PITB’s Tech Incubator being the largest technology incubator does exactly that & caters to the changing demands and needs of young individuals. The more confidence and motivation the younger generation has, the more the country will move towards growth and prosperity. “For quite some time now, Pakistan has produced exceptional startups who have raised considerable investment. Our aim is to bring them together on one stage so they may help motivate and inspire budding entrepreneurs. –Umar Saif, Chairman PITB.
To celebrate the festivities of Pakistan’s independence, Plan9 held an event, ‘Pakistani Startups Making Waves’ powered by ATX+PAK Launch Entrepreneurship Program to celebrate the success of our local entrepreneurs who have contributed to the growing success & brilliance of Pakistan.
Plan9 brought together a star studded panel of five renowned and self-esteemed individuals; Suneel Munj representing Pakwheels.com, Husnain Sheikh Chairman & CEO inov8, Monis Rahman, Chairman ‘Naseeb Networks’ representing rozee.pk, Qasif Shahid from Finja and lastly Imran Ali Khan, Co-founder Zameen.com. These individuals gave the audience an insight on their entrepreneurial journey and how strategically they moved to raise funding for their early initiatives. The panel was moderated by Nabeel A. Qadeer, Director Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, PITB.
Monis Rehman: Investors invest in you, your team, your people.
“You get sales, people see your growth, you get investments which is the secret sauce”
“Sales is most important for your startup. Build a product that works”
“Inov8 was a failure till 2008. We persevered,you have to get through the tough times”
“Unless you fail, I don’t think you can succeed. It’s how you reinvent yourself.”
Qasif Shahid: FinTech on phones will make online payments much more easier-
FinTechs will come out on top”
Suneel Munj: Its all about sales and revenue!
Making some rupees is better than stating millions on an excel sheet
“For most of us sales is a 0 sum game, for me sales is a positive sum game”
Our alumni startups Patari, Car Butlers, Car Chabi, Wifigen, Transparent Hands, Mezaaj, Vivid Technologies and Affordable.pk also took the stage to give the audience a glance at how they started from scratch and where they are today. Registrations started flowing in abundantly and it was an event attended by some of the very best names of the industry. So don’t miss out on the next opportunity to get some amazing insight and ideas in the field of entrepreneurship and be sure to grab a seat at any upcoming event. Catch all the updates of the event on the following links: