Startup Grind Islamabad Episode I

Startup Grind Islamabad Episode I

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. They host monthly events in more than 125 cities and 55 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Grind’s monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

If the government is serious enough to provide employment to the youth of Pakistan, then they should strengthen entrepreneurship”.

- Wahaj Siraj


Startup Grind Islamabad goes further and emphasizes not only what governments can do, but also what entrepreneurs can do to seize opportunities presented by the current environment. Ultimately, the success of a country’s entrepreneurship environment will be judged by the number of leading entrepreneurs that emerge from it and the successful businesses they create.
Startup Grind launched itself in Islamabad on the 31st of October, 2014 at Bahria University. Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) is proud to host the capital chapter. The ceremony was inaugurated by Mr. Wahaj Siraj, founder and CEO Nayatel.

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Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd. is a leading Telecom Company, declared to be the 2nd Fastest Growing Company in Pakistan by AllWorld Network, 2011. Nayatel, a purely Pakistani enterprise, has transformed Islamabad & Rawalpindi to join the league of world’s top optical fiber connected cities, thus transformed these twin cities an ideal destination for the knowledge based economy and modern businesses.
Wahaj Siraj delivered a startup talk of 60 minutes and shared his inspirational entrepreneurial journey. He also talked about the wonders entrepreneurs can do for Pakistan.
Participants were then given ample opportunity to ask Mr. Wahaj questions and meet him in person. The evening concluded with a lavish high tea.

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