Startup Insiders ~ Nourishing Young Entrepreneurs

Experiences, insights, thoughts and ideas were shared in abundance at the 6th Startup Insiders session held on February 24 at the LUMS campus.

With quite an active, participating and respectably patient audience, though limited to almost 50 individuals, the session took off in high spirits and was able to maintain it throughout.


Main topic of discussion was ‘the ways of finding, identifying and targeting the right customer’ as an entrepreneur specifically in the Information Technology industry which was very intelligently moderated by Jehan Ara [President, P@SHA] and Jawwad Farid [CEO, Alchemy Technologies].

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Everyone benefited from listening to and questioning some of Pakistan’s most promising IT entrepreneurs including Zafar Khan [Sofizar]; Faisal Qureshi [Kolachi Advanced Technologies]; Fahd Bangash [Amaana]; Zia Imran [Vahzay]; Umar Saif [BumpIn; Chopaal] and Jawwad himself. Almost all of these people started off with just a few individuals and have tasted success of varying degrees.

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The most refreshing aspect of the session was the desire as expressed by all panelists to help and guide people who really want to break barriers and are striving to make a mark for themselves and their country. It was very heartening to see these people actually willing to share and spread their success among promising stars of the future.

10 Comments so far

  1. Usman Latif (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 1:10 am

    I missed it..
    I’m sad.. :(

  2. Muneeb (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

    Great pictures !

    I look so cool :D (yea i know you won’t be able to find me as I am in audience )

  3. Aaman-Eman (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 4:03 pm

    Hi Muneeb,

    i guess you wore white Kurta…Look first row :P

    hmmmm isn’t????

  4. Muneeb (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 4:32 pm


    I was the one with the black turban. Boo !

    SiInsider3.jpg, person sitting right across the wall next to Zia Imran.

  5. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 8:46 pm

    @muneeb: lol! you played the black turban trick very well :P

    @Aaman-Eman: Were you there too??

  6. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

    lollllzzzZZZZ, i guessed white too.

  7. V (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 10:19 pm

    Amazing coverage Cap’n! Wish I could attend it as well.

  8. Muneeb (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 10:43 pm

    Yup ! I have been playing the trick for quite sometime now ;)

    So what do you do, Hassan?

  9. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on February 29th, 2008 @ 1:10 am

    I…..Blog! :P

  10. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on February 29th, 2008 @ 3:07 am

    *hasan blogs hasan blogs


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