021 Disrupt to host 5,000+ innovators and entrepreneurs for its fourth edition in Pakistan

Published November 26, 2020
The upcoming virtual edition of the conference will host 60+ international and local speakers from diverse industry sectors.
The upcoming virtual edition of the conference will host 60+ international and local speakers from diverse industry sectors.

The fourth edition of 021Disrupt, Pakistan’s premier technology and entrepreneurship conference by The Nest I/O, is all set to take place virtually from November 30 - December 5 this year.

The upcoming edition will host over 5000 disruptors in the entrepreneurial, technology and digital ecosystem of Pakistan.

Since the conference is virtual this year, that allows 021Disrupt to expand its horizon beyond borders. 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 is expected to lead into a brave, new future.

This year's edition will be hosting:

  • 60+ international and local speakers from diverse industry sectors,
  • 30+ investors and mentors for one-to-one conversations,
  • 500+ startups across Pakistan

Joining the speaker lineup are global voices including Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist Canva, Mary Grove, Managing Partner at Bread and Butter Ventures, Chris Yeh, Co-founder of the Global Scaling Academy, Mudassir Sheikha, CEO and Co-founder of Careem, Durdana Achakzai, Group Director, Digital Transformation and Chief Digital Officer of Vodaphone UK, William Bao Bean, General Partner at SOSV and several other venture capitalists.

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

The previous year, 021Disrupt hosted 1100+ attendees, including 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.

“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," shared resident P@SHA and Founder The Nest I/O, Jehan Ara.

"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!” she added.

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.

Get connected to The Nest I/O on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to experience the conference remotely.

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