Shepherd’s PIE @ Margalla Hills & Pre-Seedstars World Event Press Release!

6 June 2015, Islamabad. Many bigwigs of the entrepreneurial community were present at La Montana Hotel Islamabad where Jumpstart, Pakistan’s premier entrepreneurship promotion organization held its second Shepherd’s Pie session of the year. It is an event to attract some of the best fledgling business startups in the country and the potential investors under direct contact.
Pakistan’s innovative business community is growing at a steady rate and different platforms are providing opportunities to people who have the passion and idea to start their own business. Jumpstart is unique in that aspect as it not only provides this platform, it helps the business through professional mentoring from experienced investors and professionals who are called shepherds. In addition to that, there were some important keynote speakers including Khurram Mujtaba, CEO Jumpstart, Tahir Masood, Microsoft Evangelism lead, Faiq Sadiq, Head Payment Services Habib Bank Limited, Zubair Khan CEO Tranchulas, Faisal Mushtaq CEO Roots International, Ashraf Noor, CEO London Trading, Abid Malik, Director Indus Ventures and a special appearance by Fakhira batool, celebrated poet and writer.
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Khurram Mujtaba and Imtiaz Rastgar

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Mubsher Hasan of AgriHub Pakistan and Yusuf Hussein, CEO Dual Matrix Corpporation.

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Ghulam Shabbir was the host that day.

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Political Pakistan Pitching in front of Shepherds

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Tahir Masood, Evangelism Lead, Microsoft sharing his thoughts about tech lives in 2025

This episode of the shepherd’s pie saw eight startups competing to get a place in the qualification round of the SeedStars World event. These brilliant ideas were from a diverse set of fields including campus security, health administration, local prices management, e-health and short distance traveling and banking awareness. Each startup was individually presented in front of the shepherds and they grilled the founders in detail regarding the design, feasibility and professionalism. If any of the shepherds liked the idea, he expressed his willingness to take the mentoring role of the project and even offered investment in return for equity. Best of these ideas were allowed to go into the final qualification round of the SeedStars World event for a potential 1 million dollar seed funding from international investors.

This episode of the shepherd’s pie saw eight startups competing to get a place in the qualification round of the SeedStars World event. These brilliant ideas were from a diverse set of fields including campus security, health administration, local prices management, e-health and short distance traveling and banking awareness. Each startup was individually presented in front of the shepherds and they grilled the founders in detail regarding the design, feasibility and professionalism. If any of the shepherds liked the idea, he expressed his willingness to take the mentoring role of the project and even offered investment in return for equity. Best of these ideas were allowed to go into the final qualification round of the SeedStars World event for a potential 1 million dollar seed funding from international investors.

By Talha Dar



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