Invest in Pakistan

A gathering of technologists, Entrepreneurs and Investors
Oct 3rd, 2019

Sheraton San Jose

1801 Barber Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035

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The Invest in Pakistan Summit on Thursday October 3rd, is held under the auspices of the Government of Pakistan and is designed to showcase the very best Pakistan has to oer in terms of talent, technology, and opportunities. This is your opportunity to meet various startups starting and scaling in Pakistan, founders and CEO’s, venture capitalists and investors, as well as representatives and honored guests from the Government of Pakistan. The Invest in Pakistan Summit will focus on Microelectronics, Medical Innovations, VC Capital In Pakistan, Software, AI, Gaming.


8:00AM to 8:45AM
8:45AM to 9:00AM
Opening by Najeeb Ghauri and Naveed Sherwani
9:00AM to 9:15AM
Welcome address by Ambassador of Pakistan, HE Asad Majeed Khan
9:15AM to 9:30AM
Welcome address by California State Treasurer, Fiona Ma
9:25AM to 9:35AM
Future of eGovernance & Entrepreneurship in Pakistan
Shabahat Ali Shah
CEO, National IT Board
Chairman, IGNITE Pakistan
9:35AM to 9:55AM
Fireside Chat 
Host: Andaleeb Ahmed, Oracle
Shabahat Ali Shah, CEO, National IT Board, Chairman, IGNITE Pakistan
Shajahan Chaudhry, Director,  NIC, Karachi
Hassan Syed, Founder/CEO, Bir Ventures
9:55AM to 10:15AM
Why Pakistani startups are the Next BigThing
Aatif Awan, Founder Indus Valley Capital, Former VP Linkedin
10:15AM to 10:30AM
Coffee Break
Track 1
Track 2
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Segment: Microelectronics
Microelectronics Opportunities in PK
Dr. Naveed Sherwani, President/CEO SiFive 
Board Design Opportunities in PK
Zulki Khan, CEO Nexlogic
Expanding Manufacturing Opportunities in PK
Mohd. Irfan  CEO, Whizz Systems
Exploring Design Opportunities for Pakistanies in China
Sabahat Rafiq, CEO, Lampro Mellon
Micro Tech Industries, a Success Story
Nauman Saeed,  Chairman, Microtech Industries

Segment: Software and IT landscape in Pakistan 
Challenge, Opportunities..
Overview by Najeeb Ghauri
Netsol success story, Salim Ghauri, CEO Netsol Pakistan
Textile and Technology a huge success story  
Shoaib Kothawala, Chairman 
Mustafa  Kothawala, President (Textile and other
Businesses Conglomerate) 

Panel: Moderated by Najeeb ghauri
Salim Ghauri, Netsol
Heidi Bauer, Senior executive Netsol OTOZ Germany
Shoaib Kothawala

1:00PM to 2:30PM
Segment 2: Medical related opportunities
Host: Fauad Hassan
Omair Siraj, founder, CEO of Chestnut health
Haris Ali, VP, Financial Planning & Analysis, MTBC
Michael Wollowitz, Co-Founder, Byonyks
Dr. Iffat Zafar, Co-Founder and COO, Sehat Kahani
Segment 2: AI Software
Host:Hassan Afzal
2:30PM to 4:00PM
Segment 3: Venture Capital in Pakistan
Hosts: Ali Muhktar, Aatif Awan
Presentation on VC Landscape in Pakistan
OPEN Discussion 
Startup Panel
Segment 3: Gaming Software
Host: Saad Zaeem
Industry Overview
Two Very Relevant Success Stories 
Panel Discussion
4:00 to 4:15PM
4:15PM to 5:15PM
Start-up Presentations

Hospital, Ayub Ghauri, CEO and founder, Bilal , CMO
OTOZ Mobility - Heidi Bauer / Murad Baig
GharPar Technologies , Shameelah Ismail, Founder & CEO
Airlift, Usman Gul, CEO and co-founder
Mauqa, Muhammad Mustafa, co-founder & CEO
Cheetay, Majik Khan, CEO and co-founder
Byonyks, Michael Wollowitz, Co-founder & President
Bykea, Muneeb Maayr, Founder & CEO
Dawaai, Furquan Kidwai, CEO and founder
Foree, Saleem Ropani, CEO and co-founder
Khareed, Haroon Saithi, CEO and co-founder
Sehat Kahani, Iffat Zafar, co-founder & CTO
Eat Mubarak, Mian Taimoor, Head of Growth
5:15PM to 6:00PM
Concluding Remarks by Ambassador of Pakistan, HE Asad Majeed Khan

Some Pictures from the Event


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