Visits by Industry Stalwarts

We were edified by talks delivered by Faisal Khan, Nadeem Hussain, Ali Sarfraz, Khurram Zafar, Nabeel A. Qadeer, Ali Shabbar, Faisal Sherjan and other industry stalwarts.

Mr. Faisal Khan conducted a two days session on FinTech
at Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund). Representatives of Ministry of IT & Telecom,
Ministry of Finance and State Bank were also invited on the occasion.



Mr. Nadeem Hussain, Chairman Planet N Group
visited Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund). Talking on entrepreneurship
he said, “I’m confident that R&D Fund team will be an
enabler in developing the startup eco system in Pakistan”.

User centric design is crucial while developing
ICT solutions, says, Mr. Ali Sarfraz, CEO, Karandaaz Pakistan.

Mr. Khurram Zafar Executive Director LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship
visits Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund). Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) team is in an excellent position
to catalyze knowledge economy through startups, says Mr. Khurram Zafar.

“Appreciate the new focus of the Fund towards funding startups,
looking forward to collaborate”, Mr.Nabeel A. Qadeer Director of Entrepreneurship PITB.

Mr. Ali Shabbar, a Project Investigator of Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) is working on a capacity
building project for developing mobile applications for persons with disabilities in Pakistan.
He shared his vision to overpower the challenges posed to blind persons
by developing assistive solutions.

“Data is the backbone of every venture you do in life.” Faisal Sherjan was with
Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) team today in Islamabad.
He shared varied entrepreneurial experiences of his life in a candid and absorbing way.