The internationally renowned event, the Startup Weekend, which enables potential and aspiring entrepreneurs to work in an interactive environment to make their ideas a reality, was held at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) from November 10 to 12, 2017.
The event witnessed a rigorous 54 hour marathon of intensive team working, networking and socializing, providing a platform to transform startup ideas into applicable businesses. The Startup Weekend not only assists the participants in practically carrying out their ideas but also helps them reach global markets.
Day one was all about getting to know each other with fun packed ice breaking sessions and interactive talks to ensure a friendly environment so that everyone feels comfortable.
The event was opened by Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Vice Chancellor LUMS followed by Faisal Sherjan, Director National Incubation Centre, Lahore, Huamyun Mazhar, Founder, Chairman and CEO CresVentures addressing the participants followed by an introduction of the coaches, speakers and guests.
Of the 120 participants, 63 gave a 60-second pitch about their business idea and attendees voted for the top pitches. The event was attended by renowned entrepreneurs such as Humayun Mazhar, CresVentures; Jehan Ara, President P@SHA and The Nest I/O; Fahad Yaqoub, Tech Expert and Head of Engineering Quixel and Saj Khan, Former Head Convo.
The event was closed with a dinner followed by a closing ceremony where ESurge was declared the winning idea followed by Viraas and Base Plan as runner ups