Next Innovation Nation: Pakistan's Startup Scene

Mar 11, 2017

3:30pm – 4:30pm CT

Pakistan is one of the most promising startup scenes in the world, with a rich supply of talent and cutting edge ideas. However, limited funding inhibits growth of the startup ecosystem and lack of exposure to investors in international markets means the potential of many entrepreneurs goes un-tapped.

Dr. Umar Saif, Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University, will share how PITB has positively contributed to IT infrastructure and entrepreneurship along with key trends and emerging partnership opportunities. Following, a panel of experts will discuss and debate the rewards and challenges of setting up shop in Pakistan.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Faizan Mahmood
Faizan Mahmood

Plan9 Incubator

photo of Nabeel Qadeer
Nabeel Qadeer

Plan9 Incubator

photo of Umar Saif
Umar Saif

PITB and Information Technology University

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