The two-day conference aims to strengthen the startup ecosystem of Pakistan by bringingtogether investors, entrepreneurs, mentors, influencers, students, and professionals, all under oneroof. With over 60 speakers, 700 participants, and social media reach of 9.6 million, the firstedition of 021Disrupt was an unqualified success. Both global and local investors, stakeholdersand thought leaders from the tech community came to Karachi to chart the future of the techecosystem 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 ofLamsa - a children’s edutainment app with over 12 million downloads; Chris Rogers, Partner atLumia Capital who co-founded Nextel Communications which grew to $13B in sales and over19k employees before being acquired for $35B; Jessica Berlin, Co-Founder, CoStruct, PaulPapadimitriou; Founder of Intelligencr - an innovation scouting firm with clients around theworld including Microsoft, Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, Canonical, SES, SABMiller, Criteo, Unify,Tumblr, Evernote, the European Union; Ghias Khan CEO of Engro, Alina Gratschner ManagingPartner, Accelerate Korea, and many more! Pakistani speakers include luminaries like serialentrepreneur Rehan Jalil Founder of Elastica, and Mudassir Shekha Founder of Careem.The idea behind 021Disrupt is not only to introduce young entrepreneurs to topics of globalreference but also broadcast to the world the talent, potential, and passion that lies within theentrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan. The conference will include keynote speeches, lightningtalks, panel discussions, workshops, office hours, networking opportunities, and much more. Anew feature of 021Disrupt 2018 are the “Rapid Fire Rounds” - a selected number ofentrepreneurs will now have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the entire room full ofentrepreneurs, mentors, and professionals to get conversations rolling on potential businesspartnerships and investment.
Details and Tickets for the 2-day conference are available online through the official website021disrupt.com.