08/01/2021

‘021 Disrupt 2020’ kicks off today!

Karachi, Pakistan: 021Disrupt, Pakistan’s premier technology and entrepreneurship conference by The Nest I/O,  kicks off today. Running in its 4th year, the 2020 edition will host over 5000+ disruptors in the entrepreneurial, technology, and digital ecosystem of Pakistan.

This year, 021 Disrupt is virtual that brings the opportunity to expand the horizons of this
conference beyond borders. So whether it is a panel that offers a window in the minds of
international pioneers or an investor meeting that changes the course for a startup, the
conference will be a guide into a brave new future.

021 Disrupt 2020 is bringing 60+ international and local speakers from diverse industrial
sectors. 30+ investors and mentors are also joining in to have one-to-one conversations with
more than 500+ startups across Pakistan. Be it workshops, curated panels, or round-tables,
the conference has everything for startups, professionals, and students.

Joining the speaker lineup, the global voices include Guy Kawasaki – Chief Evangelist
Canva, Mary Grove – Managing Partner, Bread and Butter Ventures, Chris Yeh – Cofounder,
The Global Scaling Academy, Mudassir Sheikha – CEO & Co-Founder Careem, Durdana
Achakzai – Group Director Digital Transformation & Chief Digital Officer, Vodaphone UK,
William Bao Bean – General Partner SOSV and various other venture capitalists!

Pakistani voices at the forefront of disrupting local industries include Muhammad Aurangzeb
– President & CEO HBL, Ghias Khan – CEO & President, Engro Corporation, Amir Paracha
– CEO & Chairman, Unilever Pakistan, Muneeb Maayr, – Founder & CEO Bykea, Rabeel
Warraich – Founder & CEO Sarmayacar, Aatif Aawan – Founding Managing Partner Indus
Valley Capital and Mashhood Rastgar – Chief Technology Officer, SastaTicket.pk.

The previous year, 021 Disrupt hosted 1100+ attendees, which included over 600+ startups
engaging with 55+ investors in Office Hours. Each investor brought along ticket sizes
ranging from $20,000 to $7 million. The conference garnered a digital reach of 90 million
audiences across social media platforms.

President P@SHA and Founder The Nest I/O, Jehan Ara shares, “After several months of
intense activity, we’re really excited to launch 021Disrupt 2020. It is our flagship yearly
event and a lot of passion, love, and effort goes into making it a reality. Each year we’re
humbled and grateful for the response we get from our community. This year has been a
challenging year for startups and professionals alike.

As responsible citizens, we made a decision early on to make 021Disrupt 2020 a virtual event. This will not only keep our participants and speakers safe, it will also enable participation from all over the world
making it an even more vibrant event. We can’t wait to have you join us!”

Supported by HBL, 021Disrupt is ready to provide a virtual, albeit immersive experience to
all the attendees with an opportunity to engage, partner, co-create, and invest in the future of
technology and innovation in Pakistan.

Follow #021Disrupt for details. Hop over to the 021Disrupt website for details and the conference agenda.

Media Matters for Democracy and Digital Rights Monitor are media partners for 021Disrupt 2020. To participate in 021Disrupt, please visit this page for registration: https://021disrupt.com/registration-form/

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