If you are a passionate entrepreneur with a brilliant business idea then Superior Entrepreneurial Expo 2018 was a chance never to be missed. Grabbing the attention of over 60 entrepreneurial experts in an audience of 25,000+ you had the world within your reach. This event was held on Saturday, 11th of August, 2018 at Expo Center, Lahore. It brought together the industrial sector and academia of Pakistan on one platform to add value to the discussions of relevant issues.
Joining the Superior Entrepreneurial Expo 2018 were Idris Bin Jusoh – Former Education Minister Malaysia; Dr. Muhammad Nizammudin – Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC); Dr. Muhammad Azam Roomi – Vice Dean Faculty and Research and Vice Dean Executive Education MBSC, Prince Muhammad Bin Salman College; Alicia Dean – Strategic Marketing Communications Consultant, City of Austin; Arif Zaman – Executive Director, The Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network; Sushil Ram – Programme Manager, The Commonwealth Secretariat; Kishva Ambigapathy – Chairman, The Commonwealth Entrepreneurship Youth Innovation Hub; Tariq Mehmood – President, Entrepreneur Organization and Jehan Ara – Longest serving president of Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA).
Prof. Dr. Chaudhry Abdul Rehman, Chairman The Superior Group, stated while giving his speech that:
“Today Pakistan has new heroes – the entrepreneurs, who have the potential to make Pakistan an economically superior Pakistan. Today by bringing together the entrepreneurial community, business leaders, academicians and people from across the borders who have impacted lives through entrepreneurship and education, we have shown to the world the potential of our youth and the innovation they bring forth to make Pakistan an economically Superior Pakistan.”
This event stood out especially because of The Commonwealth Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship for Asia Region in collaboration with Government of Pakistan and Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication. This dialogue was driven by Nabeel Qadeer, Chief Innovation Officer The Superior Group; Lead, content Producer and Host Idea Croron Ka – Pakistan’s premiere startup reality show, and Co-founder Innovation District 92.
Delegates from The Commonwealth and representatives from IT industry of Pakistan were present. They were: Arif Zaman – Executive Director, The Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network; Sushil Ram – Programme Manager, The Commonwealth Secretariat; Kishva Ambigapathy – Chairman, The Commonwealth Entrepreneurship Youth Innovation Hub; Alicia Dean – Strategic Marketing Communications Consultant, City of Austin; Jehan Ara – Longest serving president of Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA); Syed Ahmad – Member National Steering Committee, National Center of Artificial Intelligence; Qasif Shahid – Cofounder and CEO FINJA; Jamil Goheer – Co-founder Kualitatum; Saad Fazil- CEO VentureDive; Badar Khushnood – Cofounder Bramerz; Zaeem Yaqoob – Executive Director Student Affairs and External Relations, Beaconhouse National University; Adnan Shahid – CMO PTCL and Bashir Sheikh – Co-founder and Co-CEO Inov8 Ltd.
You surely could never miss on the launch of Idea Croron Ka Season 3. Several notable personalities from the investor and entrepreneurial community had participated actively in this. Some of them were Rabeel Warraich – Founder and CEO Sarmayacar; Abdul Rehman Talat – CEO BlueEast and Director Marketing and Sales Orient Group of Companies; and Faisal Sherjan – Executive Director NIC Lahore.
Your place young entrepreneur was within more than 150 startups who showcased their products to stand out in the crowd. Those who did make themselves extraordinary had won cash prizes and trophies. The winners were Atmosphere Water Generation, OMC tech, A Coders and BruVlt who bagged PKR 500,000. To this, Dr. Sumaira Rehman, Rector Superior University and Director Chaudhry Muhammad Akram Center for Entrepreneurship Development, mentioned:
“Pakistani youth has the potential to make a difference. Today there are more than 150 ideas being showcased in the presence of international and national personalities. I believe, entrepreneurship is the way forward because it is the entrepreneurial mindset that pushes youngsters to convert the challenges into opportunities and make Pakistan an economically Superior Pakistan.”
Superior Entrepreneurial Expo 2018, powered by The Commonwealth, was sponsored by PHEC, DIN Gardens, Idea Croron Ka, Miniso, PTCL, Teknofest, KazanOIC, Momentum, Careem ERUPT, VentureDive, FM91, Wi-Tribe, Chughtai Labs, Neo TV Network, Lahore Rang, Innovation District 92, Shapes, E-Ocean, Treet, and Orient.