Startup Insiders – A Must-Attend Event!

StartupInsiders-Logo-GW.jpgThe brilliant people at Green & White and P@SHA in collaboration with tech leaders of our IT industry have started the Pakistani version of the renowned BarCamp – and after the resounding success of the first edition in Karachi and another scheduled on Thursday for Islamabad – the geeks and nerds would land in Lahore and assemble at Vahzay’s premises on 1st of February, 2008.

Date: 1st February, 2008
Time: 1800 hrs – 2100 hrs
Venue: VahZay Pvt Ltd. 19-A1, E-II, Gulberg-III, Lahore
Directions: From the Liberty roundabout on Main Blvd. Gulberg, go towards Qaddafi stadium. When you get to the roundabout just before the stadium gate, make a left. The Hockey stadium should now be on your right.
Go about 200 meters and make a left in the first street you see on your left. There is a Punjab Book Board office at the corner with a big sign up-front, hard to miss.
Go 100 meters and the first gate on the left is VahZay. There is plenty of parking along the wall that runs in this street from the turn all the way to VahZay gate.

Have a look at this map.

Entrepreneurs who will be there include:

Imran Zia, CEO, VahZay
Kewan Khawaja, co-CEO, Techlogix
Monis Rahman, CEO, Naseeb Networks
Osama Hashmi, CEO, CDF Software
Sajjad Kirmani, VP, Netsol Technologies
Fahd Bangash, CEO, Amaana
Hasan Rizvi, CEO, Five Rivers Technologies
Shehzad Ahmed, CEO, Descon

Who should attend? Quoting Osama Hashmi of G&W:

Bring everyone around you who has the spark to change the world but doesn’t think there is enough support from the industry to get going. These people are here to help.

Bring your demos if you’re looking for funding, bring your ideas if you’re looking to start on the demo.

Bring your cameras and camcorders.

Finally, bring an open mind so we can all have a lot of fun, sip some deep deep coffee and talk startup.

This is your chance to draw inspiration from the people who’ve ‘been there, done that’. The event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL – it’s an event not to be missed. So, come one, come all!

More details can be found at:
Green & White
P@SHA News
In the Line of Wire

11 Comments so far

  1. asif (unregistered) on January 30th, 2008 @ 2:56 am

    Is Pakistan Ready For Online Shopping?
    http://tazakino.com/article.php?story=20080130023200483


  2. Osama A. (unregistered) on January 30th, 2008 @ 4:09 am

    Awesome. Thank you for the coverage… it means a lot to us!


  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on January 30th, 2008 @ 10:10 am

    A damn interesting event. Not to be missed!!


  4. salman (unregistered) on January 30th, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

    What will be the Answer of: Who can come?


  5. Indian (unregistered) on January 30th, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

    Pakistan has IT and Tech Industry????? WOW. I am impressed.


  6. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 12:32 am

    @Indian: Life is full of surprises :)


  7. V (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 2:37 am

    @Osama: You guys carry on rocking! Best of luck! :)

    @Salman: Everyone can! You’d find a lot more details on the links given at the bottom of the post.

    @Hasan: So Cap’n, is it safe to assume that you’d be covering the event on LMB’s behalf? ;)


  8. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 11:13 am

    @V: My sheer commitment somewhere else may make it highly unsafe :P

    I hope anyone from the Guild is going to be there.


  9. Indian (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 3:46 pm

    @HM,

    Yes life is indeed full of surprises. Hopefully Indian IT companies also get some surprise from Paki companies as competition. It is becoming bit boring for us to walk away with all international IT business leaving crumbs for the rest.

    In 1997 pak declared a s/w war with india.
    http://www.indianexpress.com/res/web/pIe/ie/daily/19970802/21450043.html

    fastforward to 2007.

    what is the state of Pak’s s/w exports: 116 Million

    http://www.pakobserver.net/news/business05.asp

    what is the state of india’s s/w exports: ~40Billion $

    Some war it was.


  10. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 1:00 am

    :P


  11. V (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 1:01 am

    BZ, you heard your captain! ;)

    @Indian: Let’s hope so! :)



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