Obama invites Pakistani tech entrepreneur to address global summit

President of [email protected] will speak at 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in June

Fawad Hasan May 08, 2016
[email protected] President Jehan Ara who has been invited by The White House at 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, California. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistani tech entrepreneur Jehan Ara has been invited by The White House to speak at the 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, California.

Jehan Ara, who is the president of [email protected] and leads its tech incubator The Nest I/O, has been sent a letter on behalf of US President Barrack Obama to attend the event, to be held from June 23 to 24, as a panelist.

Jehan Ara will speak at the discussion titled ‘Investing in South Asia: What’s next for Entrepreneruship in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh’.

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Ara is vocal on many social issues such as freedom of speech and freedom on internet and has started a campaign named “Bolo Bhi” for that matter, besides being into entrepreneurship and technology.

“I am always looking for opportunities to share with the world what is happening in the tech sector of the country," Ara said while speaking to The Express Tribune.

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“I am thankful to them for inviting me for such a great event where more than a thousand people would be in attendance. I am happy because it would be really amazing to let the attendees know about recent developments and innovation in the Pakistan’s tech sector,” she said.

“When they hear about these happenings, they might be willing to invest in the start-up programmes as we are facing a shortfall of foreign investment,” the tech entrepreneur added.

Two months ago, Ara also spoke at the Columbia Univeristy, New York on the developments taking place in the tech sector.


Hasan | 4 years ago | Reply Truly inspired!
Fahimuddin Pasha | 4 years ago | Reply Jahan Ara is the daughter of Late Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, our ex-General Manager, BCC Hong Kong Limited. One of the finest gentlemen and a great boss I have had the fortune of working with during my career as a banker. May Allah bless him with the highest place in Jannah.
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