Change Pakistan Conference Peshawar 2017 Highlights

By: Zukhraf Gull
Jumpstart Pakistan has always strived to “Change Pakistan through Entrepreneurship” and they stood true to their mission yet again in the form of Change Pakistan Conference 2017 Peshawar.


Change Pakistan Conference 2017 Peshawar (CPC17) was conducted on 28th March, 2017 in Shiraz Arena Peshawar. It was a spectacle of the grandeur of business talent in Pakistan mainly Peshawar. 10 startups pitched their ideas to a panel of Shepherds (Investors from Industry and Academia). Out of which the top 2, Mohsin Electro Medical generator and Anzen, were selected for the SeedStars Regional Finale. This Finale will be held in Islamabad later this year. 2 startups, Mav’s Artistic Hena and Pekhawar Spices, got third place. AdsCanyon got a special encouragement mention for their amazing efforts.

One of the crown achievements of CPC17 was a humongous 40 stall exhibit where Industry and Academia alike got to represent their innovations and achievements. Universities like Abasyn, IMSciences, CECOS, and City got to showcase the hard work of their students in the form of FYPs while incubation partners like National Incubation Centre and Plan9 got to represent the talent they are refining in the form of their resident startups. Development Initiatives like Tourism Corp. KP, KPITB and Directorate of IT KP also showed the crowd how they are helping change Pakistan for the better.

For people who were looking for the right kind of guidance so they can plunge in the world of business on their own one day. Keynote speeches were delivered by renowned names like Dr. Shahbaz MD KPITB, Mr. Khurram Mujtaba CEO JumpStart Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Arshad President Startup City Peshawar, and Zaidan Khan Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker among others.

A detailed panel discussion with QA session was also organized. 4 panelists along with Mr. Khurram Mujtaba as Moderator discussed at length the “Life of an Entrepreneur”. The audience showed amazing interest and multiple questions were answered solving the confusions of multiple blooming minds.

Other highlights included a grand networking lunch and concluding tea along with awards and souvenirs’ distribution ceremony.

The Startup City Peshawar team worked miracles and stood by JumpStart every step of the way, cementing themselves as the flag bearers or entrepreneurial change in the city of Peshawar.

With gratitude to everyone who participated whether as a sponsor, partner, shepherd, startup, crew member or a simple delegate, here’s hoping CPC keeps educating youth and creating the right kind of changes in Pakistan for years to come.