Shepherd’s Pie Lahore 2017

After covering the Pakistan map, one city at a time, the last stop for Shepherd’s Pie Season 3 was Lahore. On October 14th, 2017, PLANX hosted the final episode of Season 3.

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10 startups from Lahore pitched to a panel of amazing Shepherds from organizations like Nestle, DevBatch, Hajeej International and Inaara Impact ventures.

Lahore had the honor of welcoming the first Female Shepherd to the JumpStart Shepherds’ Panel, Ms. Sadia Malik from our investment partners for the night, Inaara Impact Ventures.

Apart from the usual, something that was unique to the Lahore event was that not one but TWO startups got investment commitments from the Shepherds’ Panel right up on stage.

DreamX got investment handshake from Mr. Khurram Mujtaba (CEO JSP) and Ms. Sadia Malik (Inaara Impact Ventures) combined.

RQL got the handshake from Mr. Khurram Mujtaba (CEO JSP), Mr. Ahmed Hamdhan (GM Hajeej International Pvt. Ltd.) and Mr. Waqas Pitafi (CEO DevBatch) in combination.

That pretty much proves that “Lahore waqai Lahore hai”.

Out of the 10 amazing pitches, 2 stood tall, both in grabbing investment and in winning the jury over.

  1. RQL came first
  2. DreamX came second.

The usual drill, we’d like to thank all the partners. You guys are amazing people with hearts as big as the Lahore city itself. Thank you for letting us exhaust all the resources you provided. We are utterly grateful.

We thank all the amazing guests who participated and welcome on board the new ones. May we keep working together to change Pakistan for the better.

And to Lahore, you have been amazing, the love and hospitality has been immensely overwhelming. Until next year, we’ll keep the memories we made this year alive. See you next year.