In a recently held Superior Entrepreneurial Expo 2018 at the Expo Centre Lahore, 150 interesting startups showcased their innovative ideas. The entire show was meant to bridge the gap between the innovative minds from academia and the industry and it was well appreciated by the notables from Pakistan as well as abroad.
The heart of the event was The Commonwealth Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship for Asia Region driven by Nabeel Qadeer, Chief Innovation Officer The Superior Group; Lead content Producer, and Host Idea Croron Ka.
The launch of Idea Croron Ka Season 3 also added the flavor to the event. The launching ceremony was graced by several noteworthy personalities from the investor and entrepreneurial community such as 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.
Joining the Superior Entrepreneurial Expo 2018 were Idris Bin Jusoh – Former Education Minister Malaysia; Dr. Muhammad Nizammudin – Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC); Alicia Dean – Strategic Marketing Communications Consultant, City of Austin; Sushil Ram – Programme Manager, The Commonwealth Secretariat.
Prof. Dr. Chaudhry Abdul Rehman, Chairman The Superior Group, said: “Today Pakistan has new heroes – the entrepreneurs, who have the potential to make Pakistan an economically superior Pakistan.”
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.”
Other than representatives from The Commonwealth mentioned above, the policy dialogue roped in delegates from the IT industry of Pakistan as well.
An audience of more than 20,000 people attended the expo. The winning startups were Atmosphere Water Generation, OMC tech, A Coders and BruVlt who bagged a gross prize money of PKR 500,000.