The Next Big Thing

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Conference Held on: 8th Sep 2021


Hear from major global investors, and key local players on why they’re excited about Pakistan’s potential.

Dr. Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi

President of Pakistan
Welcome Note

Aatif Awan

Founder & GP, Indus Valley Capital
Why Pakistan?

Kalsoom Lakhani

Co-Founder, i2i Ventures
Pakistani Startup Ecosystem in Numbers
Panel Discussion:
Local VC Panel Discussion
Misbah Naqvi
Co-Founder, i2i Ventures
Khurram Zafar
Director, 47 Ventures Ltd.
Rabeel Warraich
Founder & CEO, Sarmayacar
Faisal Aftab
Co-Founder & GP, Zayn Capital
Ali Mukhtar
Founder & GP, Fatima Gobi Ventures
Global VC Perspectives

Mamoon Hamid

Partner, Kleiner Perkins

Christopher Schroder

Co-Founder, Next Billion Ventures

Anna Khan

General Partner, Charles River Ventures

Yousuf Khan

Partner, Ridge Ventures

David Nangle

Managing Director, Vostok Emerging Finance

Kamil Saeid

Partner, Defy

Shane Shin

Founding Partner, Shorooq Partners

Paul Santos

Managing Partner, Wavemaker Partners

Thomas Tsao

Co-Founder, Gobi Partners

Harry Stebbings

Founder, 20VC

Asad Khaliq

Partner, Acrew Capital

David Greenbaum

Partner, Quiet Capital

Ansaf Kareem

Partner, Lightspeed VP

Courtney Powell

COO, 500 Startups

Teddy Himler

Global Partner Investments, Antler
Success Stories
Mudassir Sheikha
Founder, Careem
Imran Ali Khan
CEO & Co-Founder, EMPG
Muneeb Maayr
Founder, Bykea
Uzair Gadit
Co-Founder, Gaditek
Shoaib Makani
Founder, KeepTruckin
Dr. Naveed Sherwani
Chairman, Silicon Federation
Monis Rahman
Co-Founder,, Dukan, Finja
The Enablers
Senator Shibli Faraz
Federal Minister of Science & Technology
Dr. Reza Baqir
Governor, State Bank of Pakistan
Amer Hashmi
Chairman, Special Technology Zones Authority
Farrukh H. Khan
CEO, Pakistan Stock Exchange
Startup Panel Discussion
Dr. Sara Saeed
CEO & Co-Founder, Sehat Kahani
Meher Farrukh
Co-Founder, Airlift
Hamza Jawaid
Co-Founder, Bazaar
Ahmed Khan
Co-Founder, Cheetay
Qasif Shahid
Co-Founder, Finja
Mahlaqa Shaukat
CEO, Aimfit

Ali Jehangir Siddiqui

Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large for Foreign Investment
Closing Remarks