Launched on the 17th of March, Innovation District 92 announced itself as the new hub for innovation and change makers in Lahore. This private incubator is set to be a game changer in the way it’s going to position its startups.
Coming from the same people who brought Idea Croron Ka to television and introduced business reality shows to mainstream media in Pakistan, Innovation District 92 is a project supported by the Superior Group.
Chairman Superior Group Chaudhry Abdul Rehman, the newly appointed Chief Innovation Officer at Superior Group Nabeel A. Qadeer, Rector Superior University Dr. Sumaira Rehman are the brains behind this hub for innovation.
US Consul General Elizabeth Trudeau inaugurated the space and remarked on the role it is going to play in grooming the future. She also inaugurated the Heritage Wall, which is an exclusive fixture at the Innovation District 92, highlighting all the restoration projects successfully completed by the US Embassy for the public to enjoy. ‘We stand here today with Innovation District 92 as it embarks on its journey to translate the drive that exists in the youth to make Pakistan the global leader we know it is. We stand with this idea and we stand with our friends at Innovation District 92 and The Superior Group.’ Elizabeth Trudeau.
Nabeel A. Qadeer welcomed all his friends from the industry and the startup ecosystem who joined him at the launch of his new journey and thanked them for their support. ‘What I intend to do here is to contribute in making the exceptional work of the Superior family look even better. Our incubator will be going all across the world and the star will represent Pakistan and this is only the beginning in making Pakistan economically superior’ – Nabeel A. Qadeer, Co-founder of Innovation District 92.
Nabeel A. Qadeer further added that Innovation District 92 will not only be an incubator for startups and new ideas but a round the year co-working space for thinkers and doers. Equipped with comfortable facilities and a team to provide undivided attention to focus towards growth, Innovation District 92 is not here to compete but to rather prepare representation for Pakistan. It is a complete entrepreneurial experience that comprises of designing pre-incubation training to be incorporated in the curriculum of the university, leading to incubation/acceleration at Innovation District 92, followed by the entrepreneur’s appearance in Idea Croron Ka, Pakistan’s leading startup show, to help them raise investment & grow. Innovation District 92 will operate on a model that is new to Pakistan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem & startups would get first hand access to resources of NEO TV network & FM 106.6 to market their accomplishments. Alongside, it will also serve as a knowledge hub for anyone and everyone who wants to learn and also a space that the existing entrepreneurs of this country can call their own.
Dr. Sumaira who will be working very closely with the Innovation District showed her support at the launch by sharing her plans to train and groom thousands of students through this project. ‘I am overwhelmed to be at the inauguration! I believe in the power of entrepreneurship and this is how we can impact the lives of common people to make a socio-economic impact. We are the first Pakistani university to be implementing the entrepreneurial ecosystem and Innovation District 92 is what we need to promote that culture of startups and creativity!’
Innovation District 92 will be run by the newly appointed Program Manager Maria Naseer who was on the team that created Idea Croron Ka and then took the role of the relationship manager at the show. ‘Together with your support we can paint this blank canvas with stories the world will want to hear and be the beacon of hope for change makers around the world’ – Maria Naseer.
Boom FM 106.6 ‘Voice of Entrepreneurs’ was also relaunched on the very same day to symbolically show the kind of recognition and push entrepreneurs will get from this platform. This frequency will be all about progress, ideas and debate.
Nabeel openly invited the industry to use this platform to build, showcase and strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan.
Notable names from the industry like Abdul Rehman Talat, CEO BlueEast and Director Marketing Orient, Zafar Khan, CEO Sofizar, Suneel Munj, Co-founder Pakwheels, Salim Ghauri, CEO Netsol, Ali Iqbal from Ignite, Qaiser Ansari, CEO Pantera Energy, S.M Imran, Chairman MEPA at EO, Deans of Superior University and many more also showed their complete support.
Think. Innovate. Change