Shepherd’s Pie Islamabad 2017 | Celebrating Entrepreneurship

Biggest Entrepreneurial Conference

On 11th May 2017, JumpStart Pakistan conducted Shepherd’s Pie Islamabad 2017 in Bahria University Islamabad. Just like every other Shepherd’s Pie episode, this one also focused on celebrating startups, innovations and in return entrepreneurship.

2 startup pitching sessions were included in the event’s agenda, 60 minutes each, one in the 1st half of the event and the other in the 2nd half. A total of 9 startups were given the opportunity to pitch in front of the shepherds’ panel for the day. The startups included

Biggest Entrepreneurial Conference

Session 1:

  • Tolet Adds  Creative and attractive new-age advertisement billboards.
  • Sahara IO   Flexible prosthetics.
  • Beehive   Companies under a single company running on equity.

Session 2:

  • Neurostic   Brain controlled ankle prosthetics.
  • Rang De   Crowd funding portal to launch and maintain Kickstarter campaigns.
  • Ultimo IOT   Big Data, IOT Solutions.
  • LUMENA   IOT based Smartlet, state of the art power socket.
  • Shazday Fruits   Apricot drying and processing system.
  • Jeevan  . An advanced level MIS

Each session had a shepherds’ panel of 4 shepherds each, keenly observing all startup ideas to fish out their future investment projects. A 2 member jury was also present to judge every startup on a strict international criteria so that the qualifiers for the next round can be picked in fairness.

After detailed deliberation, the esteemed jury came up with a clear result and Neurostic was announced as the First Place Winner. Ultimo Tech got Second Place, securing both of them a spot in Shepherd’s Pie 2017 Finale and the Startup Pakistan Boot Camp. LUMENA got a Special Mention for their efforts.

As for Neurostic and Ultimo Tech, all the best for representing Islamabad in Shepherd’s Pie 2017 Finale and possibly Pakistan in seedstarssummit* in Switzerland Insha Allah.

To all the remaining startups, JumpStart Pakistan wishes them all the best for wherever their entrepreneurial drive takes them.