KARACHI: More than 80 applications have been received in the two-month application window for participation in She Loves Tech Pakistan 2017, an event to identify creative women entrepreneurs in Pakistan, that will take place in August, 2017.
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In the event, participants will get a chance to pitch their products and business ideas to global financiers and businesses. The startups will have the chance to work with CIRCLE's partners for She Loves Tech, including The Express Tribune as the media partner, Sybrid as the technical and business partner, and Lakson Investments as the financial partner. Entrepreneurs will receive mentorship, business and technical support, and media coverage. They will attend workshops on pitch and delivery to prepare for the She Loves Tech Pakistan Final 2017.
The top team from She Loves Tech Pakistan 2017 will receive a spot to pitch at the global finals of the She Loves Tech 2017 Global Startup Competition that will be held on September 16 and the chance to participate in an immersive week-long boot camp from September 11 to September 15 consisting of talks and panels, visits to leading tech companies, networking opportunities and personalised pitch preparation workshops.
Founded by Sadaffe Abid, CIRCLE is working as a partner of She Loves Tech in Pakistan. It is a social enterprise focusing on women's economic inclusion and leadership development. Many varsities and business institutes have been visited in the past month by CIRCLE teams to introduce the upcoming event and persuade the aspiring entrepreneurs to participate in it. Speakers at the information session included Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ELN Sana Farooq, CEO and co-founder of Social Champ and Ouzel Systems Sameer Khan, the products and strategy director at Switch, Danielle Sharaf, and the IBM strategy and marketing leader, Madeeha Omer among others.