#021Disrupt18 – Revolutionising the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Last Updated at : November 15, 2018 By - Usama Muneer | 181

    Another #021Disrupt in the books & It was the 2nd instalment of #021Disrupt happened at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi with full swing & we got a lot to learn this time with exceptional line of speakers, panelists, influencers and never-ending support by fellow Pakistan’s Startup Community.

    About 021 Disrupt

    It’s a two day conference which showcases, discusses and celebrates Pakistan’s diverse startup ecosystem amidst numerous national and international guests, ranging from speakers and thought leaders to corporates and venture capitalists.

    The Venue

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    Swags all around

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    Agenda

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    Kicking off

    The Big Bird, Jehan Ara kicked off the conference & talked about the team behind #021Disrupt18 and the wonderful things that happened after the last year’s conference, including, investments in local companies, collaborations and partnerships.

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    Disruption is Speed

    On Paul Papadimitriou’s first visit to Pakistan, he delivered an excellent yet captivating session on disruption of technologies & refers disruption as speed. Also to embrace failure and carry on without any shame.

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    The Big Investment Announcement

    Gobi Partners announced a $1.5 million Series A investment into Sasta Ticket, an online platform for cheap tickets.

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    Super Exciting Panel Discussions

    The VCs talking about the money & how its like to be on the other side of the table. These investors giving an inside perspective about investment and what to expect when they’re investing.

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    The Young Entrepreneurs talking on importance of teamwork that how a remarkable team forms the best of startup.

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    Existing social structures fail to solve certain pressing societal challenges. This is where these social entrepreneurs come in and develop financially sustainable & innovating solutions.

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    These creative people discusses how design plays a vital role from development to branding and everything in between & how the right design can make all the difference.

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    Audience chosen Customised Panel

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    Busy Office Hours

    Office hours are designed at #021Disrupt18 for the startups and investors to talk to one another & crack the deal.

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    Well then, there were live office hours as well, where one startup joins two of the biggest names in the Pakistani Startup ecosystem on stage.

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    Fred Walti Mantra for success

    • Do Good
    • Have Fun
    • Make Money

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    Startups Rapid Fires

    Startups were given 60 seconds timeframe to pitch their ideas to the audience.

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    Influence is Power

    With the most awaited panel consists of influencers namely Super Lady, Mahira Khan, the super talented, Mooroo, Wadere ka beta, Ali Gul Pir, Inspirational Muzammil Hasan, Fashionista, Amna Niazi and Comedian Danish Khan talked about engagement and its influence on the audience. Each of them share their perspectives on how it works.

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    Work Culture Evolution

    Yasser Bashir, founder and CEO of Arbisoft explained how work culture actually revolutionised in today’s world.

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    Workshops

    Workshops are yet another interactive sessions for the attendees to learn and innovate by involving themselves in several activities  based on their interests.

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    Improved TPL Maps

    CEO TPL Maps, Mt. Adnan Shahid explained how Location based platform will be the engine of the digital eco-system in Pakistan.

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    DBAD – Do Business, Advance Development

    And of course, Don’t be a Dick.

    Jessica Berlin, founder Berlin Bridge, on her talk inspires the early startups to not lose hope & always stay on top of your game.

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    The Sponsors

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    The Magnificent Team Behind

    The journey from zero to one is not an easy one but it certainly is worthwhile.

    Team NestIO along-with their friends and volunteers made #021Disrupt18 a success. TWT hats off to the entire team for this disruptive conference.

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    Pictures Sources: Twitter

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    Usama Muneer

    A web enthusiastic, self-motivated & detail-oriented professional Full-Stack Web Developer from Karachi, Pakistan with experience in developing applications using JavaScript, WordPress & Laravel specifically. Loves to write on different web technologies with an equally useful skill to make some sense out of it.

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