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Seedstars Karachi

September 17th, 2015 – Expo Center, Karachi

Seedstars World is coming to Karachi for its inagural event! On 17-Sep-2015, the 12 best startups will be invited to pitch in front of local and international jury. You can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational keynote, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for at least $1.5mn in investment. This national competition in Pakistan is made possible thanks to JumpStart Pakistan. They believe in the power of ideas to change lives, attitudes and eventually, the world. We endeavor to help those individuals who yearn to play their part in adding something better to common man’s life. As Alisee de Tonnac, the CEO of Seedstars World, says, “Our goal is to create THE network for quality entrepreneurs around the world and help entrepreneurs, accelerators, co-working spaces and investors to interact with one another." Come join us for the event and become part of the largest international network for entrepreneurs from fast growing startup scenes!

STARTUPS

*Startups registration has been closed

INTERNATIONAL JURY

CHARLIE GRAHAM-BROWN

CFO

Charlie studied at The University of Leeds, UK with a year at the Georgia Institute of Technology,
USA and holds a Master of Engineering First Class Honours degree. He transitioned into finance following an MBA at the Collège des Ingénieurs, Paris and became a CFA charter holder. Charlie has six years of experience in innovative financial institutions. Working as an investment officer for four years at BlueOrchard Finance, he analysed and invested in microfinance institutions across Africa, MENA and Asia. When he’s not working on Seedstars World, Charlie can usually be found in the mountains or doing a triathlon!


KATARINA SZULENYIOVA

Regional Manager for Asia

Katarina graduated from Leiden University with a Master degree in  International Affairs and
Diplomacy. After finishing her studies, she lived in Israel and in New York, where she was interning at the Permanent Mission of Slovakia to the United Nations. She later became a team member of Impact Hub Bratislava, where she is providing support until now. For the past 6 months, Katarina was living in Malaysia, developing an e-health platform aimed to improve the pre-pregnancy health of women in order to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes. Combining her passion for social entrepreneurship  and enthusiasm for connecting like-minded people from all over the world, she happily joined Seedstars World as the Community and Regional Manager.


NATIONAL JURY

AZHAR RIZVI


Mr. Rizvi is the District Chairman for Technical Education and Vocational Training
of Rotary District 3270, Pakistan and Afghanistan. And Vice Chairman, MIT Club of Pakistan Enterprise Forum


Dr Zakiuddin


Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is a visionary strategist, entrepreneur & a physician leader who
specializes in developing sustainable, scalable and innovative solutions in Healthcare through information technology. He is the President of Healthcare Paradigm ,President of eHAP & CEO of eHealth Services Pvt. Ltd and holds leadership positions in other companies including Medical Voice, Health Asia, PharmEvo Pvt. Ltd, MedsDaily. He is the current President of OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) Karachi and is on the board of OPEN Global, USA.


SPEAKERS

  • Azhar Rizvi

    ChairmanFPCCI

  • Charlie Graham-Brown

    CFOSeedstars World

  • Faiq Sadiq

    Group HeadPayment Services HBL

  • Afaque Riaz Ahmed

    Founder and ChairpersonKITE