Cohort 8 graduation ceremony highlights

To cap off our Cohort 8 celebrations, here’s a highlight video of the Graduation Ceremony.
Thank you to all our esteemed guests for their time and support.

A conversation with the power duo behind Tajir; Ismail Khan and Babar Khan

Check out highlights of our session ‘Engineers in Entrepreneurship’; a conversation with Babar and Ismail Khan, founders at Tajir, an app-based platform for retailers, that has raised $19M in funding.

Robin Butler- Sturgeon Capital- speaks to NICL

How does Pakistan’s start-up ecosystem compare to other emerging and frontier markets? What problems need to be solved to sustain the current momentum of growth? Hear first-hand from Robin Butler, Head of Impact at Sturgeon Capital- a London based investment boutique building leading tech businesses in emerging markets.

Pakistani American technology executives convene at NICL

Pakistani American and OPEN Seattle tech delegation, visited the National Incubation Center at LUMS, Lahore last week. “It’s heartening to see the rapid growth in Pakistan’s technology space and startup potential” said Moazzam Chaudhry, Product Management at Google and President OPEN Global.

Courtney Powell, COO 500 Global, in conversation with NICL on Pakistan's startup potential

NICL recently hosted Courtney Powell, COO and Managing Partner at 500 Global, a $1.8Bn international venture capital firm.

Roundtable discussion with 500 Global: Evolution of Pakistan's start-up ecosystem

Watch Courtney Powell at 500 Global, along with Qasif Shahid at Finja, Ahmed Hussain at SSC and Usman Javaid at Ricult discuss the opportunities and potential of the Pakistani market.

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Entrepreneurial & creative spirit of shared co-working space on LUMS campus

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