startups Digital Youth Summit

The Digital Youth Summit 2017, now in its third edition, is scheduled to take place in Peshawar from the 5th to 7th of May.

Brought to you by the KP-IT Board and the World Bank, DYS 2017 features three days of panel discussions, networking, and a startups pitch competition with cash prizes of up to US$5,000 for the winning team

Speakers for this year include local luminaries such as Nadeem Hussain (founder Planet N), Atif Azim (co-founder Venture Dive), Syed Ismail Shah (Chairman PTA), and Haroon Rashid (singer and co-founder Taazi). Adding to this incredible roster of experience are international delegates like Dilawar Syed (President, Freshdesk), Iliana Montauk, Max Krueger, Katharine Budd, and Samuel Bretzfield.

Participants at DYS 2017 have several options to utilize their time efficiently. The main hall will feature an ongoing panel discussion and keynote speeches but there’s also workshops and side sessions for practical training in areas like SEO, digital marketing, security and privacy, growth hacking, and design thinking.

The highlight of the conference is a startup pitch competition where ten young companies from across Pakistan will have five minutes each to present their solution in front of a superstar panel of judges.

The panel consists of Khurram Zafar, Nadeem Hussain, Rabeel Warraich, and Atif Azim – all investors in their personal capacity and heavily involved in the local ecosystem for startups.

Companies will be ranked on the basis of existing traction, the size of market opportunity, and strength of founding team.

Startups can apply for the pitch competition here:


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