Startup World Cup Pakistan 2020 National Final held at Lahore Garrison University
Startup World Cup is World’s largest startup competition. Finalist startups pitch for $1M investment prize at the Grand Finale in Silicon Valley, USA.
Startup World Cup Pakistan National Final was organized at Lahore Garrison University where Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Chaudhry Fawad Hussain was the Chief Guest. Maj Gen Obaid Bin Zakria, HI(M), Vice-Chancellor, Lahore Garrison University welcomed the Chief Guest and shared his vision of building $500 Billion Innovation Economy in Pakistan by 2030.
Startup World Cup is part of entrepreneurial initiatives being launched under $500 Billion Innovation Economy plan.
Startup World Cup Pakistan National Final 2020 was held on concluding day of Global Innovation Ecosystem Summit #GIES20. Lahore Garrison University & Center for Global Innovators (CGI) jointly organized a roller coaster 🎢 ride of Innovation.
Global Innovation Ecosystem Summit #GIES20 brought an extravaganza of Innovation Thought Leaders from around the Globe to Pakistan in an exciting Online Week. Entrepreneurs, Investors, Corporates, Universities & Government Thought Leaders in 100+ Keynotes, Panel Discussions & Workshops at Global Innovation Ecosystem Summit #GIES20 discussed innovative strategies to build a vibrant Innovation Ecosystem in Pakistan.
Center for Global Innovators (CGI) in partnership with Lahore Garrison University brought Startup World Cup to Pakistan.
Chief Guest, Mr. Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Federal Minister for Science and Technology in his address appreciated the leadership & vision of Maj Gen Obaid Bin Zakria, HI(M), Vice-Chancellor, Lahore Garrison University.
Chief Guest shared his vision of transforming Ministry for Science and Technology through Innovation & Entrepreneurship and contributing towards economic uplift of Pakistan. Earlier this year when COVID started in Pakistan, we were importing Healthcare Equipment & PPEs and within Six Months of coordinated efforts at Ministry for Science and Technology, Pakistan is exporting Masks & PPEs now – Mr. Chaudhry Fawad Hussain shared with the audience.
Maj Gen Obaid Bin Zakria, HI(M), Vice-Chancellor, Lahore Garrison University in his address shared the vision of transforming Lahore Garrison University into leading Entrepreneurial University of Pakistan. The university will produce “job givers not job seekers”. Lahore Garrison University ranks 25th amongst the 69 universities, that have been awarded the ORIC (Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization) by HEC, in a short period of time.
He praised the achievements of his team and faculty at LGU, collaborators and students in letting the university enter the ‘Y’ Category. LGU produces almost 500 research papers every year under the supervision of more than 65 PhDs. Maj Gen Obaid Bin Zakria highlighted the international achievements of LGU, at the Microsoft Imagine Cup, Hult Prize, and Huawei.
Imran Jattala, Director Innovation, Lahore Garrison University and Co-Founder Center for Global Innovators (CGI) in his speech shared the story of World’s First Known University at Taxila and Stanford University. Universities can play a larger than life role and can transform the future of countries.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology congratulated the Startup Pakistan National Winner Teams Aether, and STech.ai. These two teams will represent Pakistan in Silicon Valley USA in May 2021.