September 25 / 5 - 9 PM @ Oslo House of Innovation
Showcasing the best of technology, startups and innovations by Pakistani entrepreneurs
This event is geared to bring together Norwegian and Pakistani startups, innovators and techies working on disruptive technologies in the domains of smart city, education, circular economy and others to come together and discuss opportunities to work in collaboration for a mutual and impactful development. This event will also introduce the upcoming Startup Grind Pakistan Conference 2019 to be held in Islamabad on November 4 - 5.
Pakistan is the 6th largest country in the world with a population of 220 million, around 50% of the population speaks English making it the world's 3rd largest english speaking country. With over 70 million people having access to high speed internet, Pakistan has more internet users than the population of all Nordic countries combined.
According to Bloomberg, Pakistan is the world's fastest growing retail market in fact Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said "Pakistan is one of Uber's fastest growing markets" after Uber's $3.1 billion acquisition of Careem, a ride hailing unicorn founded by a Pakistani entrepreneur.
Careem is not the only one, Pakistan has produced the minds behind some of the world's leading tech companies including Afiniti ($1.6 billion AI startup), KeepTruckin ($1.25 billion startup), FireEye (world's leading cybersecurity company), Cavium (sold for $6 billion) and many others.
More speakers to be announced
5:00 PM Networking & Registration (60 mins)
6:00 PM Opening Remarks by Chief Guest (10 mins)
6:10 PM Fireside Chat "How to scale your (tech) team" (20 mins)
6:30 PM Keynote "Transforming government through digitization" (10 mins)
6:40 PM Panel Discussion "Building Disruptive Technologies: VR, AI, Big Data & Blockchain" (40 mins)
7:20 PM Keynote (10 mins)
7:30 PM Fireside Chat (20 mins)
7:50 PM Closing Remark (10 mins)
8:00 PM Networking (60 mins)
9:00 PM Finish