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December 18, 2017

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"Let’s Network" – our first networking event in Karachi was a huge success!

December 18, 2017

EDF is extremely pleased with the positive response at its first networking event “Let’s Network” in Karachi, Pakistan.


Event was highly exclusive with a closely monitored “invite-only” list. We hosted 60 smart and talented stakeholders to engage in highly meaningful conversations. We had the pleasure to host 30 Entrepreneurs, 15 Investors and 15 Enablers.


Our senior leadership team shared the idea behind EDF, how we plan to operate it and what our vision is for the future years. We gathered support from the involved stakeholders, who are active in the Entrepreneurship ecosystem in Pakistan.


Our President's Speech  

Our CEO's Speech




We hosted a panel of speakers to share their experiences. Key speakers included:


1- Investor's Perspective: Mohammad Shoaib, Chief Executive – Al Meezan Investments


2- Entrepreneur's Perspective: ​Arif Doni, Founder – Doni Group


3- Enabler's Perspective: ​Syed Azfar Hussain, Incubation Centre at ICCBS


4- Enabler's Perspective: ​Soha Zulfiqar, Women Entrepreneurship Program IBA CED


5- Enabler's Perspective: ​Adeil Durvesh, IoBM Faculty & CEO – ParhaoSabaq


6- Enabler's Perspective: ​Riaz Ahmad, 10xC



Key entrepreneurs that shared their business ideas included:


1- Edible Spoon


2- Delivery 360


3- WashEz


4- World Auto Source


5 - Book a Bus



Other key guests included the following:

  • Akash Shaikh – Nest I/O

  • Altaf Qureshi – IBA Faculty & Cofounder of Wukla

  • Amir Jafri – Momentum

  • Atif Iqbal – IoBM Faculty & ParhaoSabaq

  • Azad Ahmad – IBA CED

  • Eqan Ali Khan – Strategy and Business Development, ICI Pakistan Limited

  • Eram Abbasi – IBA Faculty & JumpStart

  • Kanwal Masroor – Tech Pakistan

  • Muhammad Uzair – SMEDA

  • Muhammad Saifullah – Shell Pakistan Limited

  • Muhammad Naveed – World Communications & ParhaoSabaq 

  • Prem Sagar - ChildRise

  • Rana Mohsin –  Street Kitchen

  • Syed Arsalan Ashraf – IBA CDC

  • Wasio Ali Khan Abbasi – ReadUp & JumpStart 

  • Zeeshan Rehman – Tech Pakistan 


We are highly thankful to all the participants and hope to work with everyone in future. Thanks for making out first event a success! :) 


- Team EDF


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