The Pulse of Innovation Beats Loudest at 021Disrupt

The second edition of The Nest I/O’s flagship event on entrepreneurship and innovation, 021Disrupt, will take place on Nov 10-11 this year in Karachi.

The two-day conference aims to strengthen the startup ecosystem of Pakistan by bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, mentors, influencers, students, and professionals, all under one roof. With over 60 speakers, 700 participants, and social media reach of 9.6 million, the first edition of 021Disrupt was an unqualified success. Both global and local investors, stakeholders and thought leaders from the tech community came to Karachi to chart the future of the tech ecosystem of Pakistan in 2017, and this year, the footprint is expected to be much bigger.

Some of the international speakers lined-up for 021Disrupt 2018 include Badr Ward, creator of Lamsa – a children’s edutainment app with over 12 million downloads; Chris Rogers, Partner at Lumia Capital who co-founded Nextel Communications which grew to $13B in sales and over 19k employees before being acquired for $35B; Jessica Berling, Co-Founder, CoStruct, Paul Papadimitriou; Founder of Intelligencr – an innovation scouting firm with clients around the world including Microsoft, Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, Canonical, SES, SABMiller, Criteo, Unify, Tumblr, Evernote, the European Union; Alina Gratschner Managing Partner, Accelerate Korea, and many more! Pakistani speakers include luminaries like serial entrepreneur Rehan Jalil Founder of Elastica, Mudassir Shekha Founder of Careem and Ghias Khan CEO of Engro.

The idea behind 021Disrupt is not only to introduce young entrepreneurs to topics of global reference but also broadcast to the world the talent, potential, and passion that lies within the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan. The conference will include keynote speeches, lightning talks, panel discussions, workshops, office hours, networking opportunities, and much more. A new feature of 021Disrupt 2018 are the “Rapid Fire Rounds” – a selected number of entrepreneurs will now have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the entire room full of entrepreneurs, mentors, and professionals to get conversations rolling on potential business partnerships and investment.

President P@SHA and Founder of The Nest I/O, Jehan Ara, commented “We did not expect 021Disrupt to be as successful as it turned out to be. The best thing that came out of 021Disrupt last year was that it forced the global entrepreneurial community to recognize and embrace the talent that lies within Pakistan. The conference did not only promote the startup ecosystem of Pakistan but also pulled in VC’s from around the world and got them interested in Pakistani startups. This year we aim to achieve a lot more than that.”

What makes 021Disrupt different from all other conferences is the fact that it provides all its attendees an opportunity to completely immerse in the entrepreneurship culture, engage in conversations of global relevance, and address challenges emerging worldwide. The conference will kick off on Saturday Nov 11 and continue till Sunday evening.

Details and Tickets for the 2-day conference are available online through the official website


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