LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship (LCE) collaborated with Hello Tomorrow Pakistan, Pakistan Innovation Foundation and French Embassy Islamabad to launch ‘Hello Tomorrow Pakistan Challenge’ on June 1, 2017 at LUMS.
The winners of the local challenge will be sponsored to attend the Global Hello Tomorrow Summit in Paris in October to pitch in front of 300 international tech investors. The local challenge will act as a springboard for startups to get access to global support including investor and mentor access. The local challenge would accept start-up applications from all over Pakistan working in the field of science, technology and social entrepreneurship. The closing date of the application is July 10, 2017. Three start-ups will be representing Pakistan in the Global Hello Tomorrow Summit.
The launch event was attended by Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Vice Chancellor LUMS; Mr. Sanwal Muneer, Head Hello Tomorrow Paksitan; Mr. Andre De Bussy, Counsellor for Cooperation and Culture Affairs, French Embassy Islamabad; Mr. Zia Imran, Board Member, Pakistan Innovation Fund (PIF) and Mr. Faisal Sherjan, Director, LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship.
Speaking to the participants at the launch, Dr. Naqvi said, “The idea is to create successes locally and help aspiring entrepreneurs present the ideas globally.”
Elaborating on Hello Tomorrow, Mr. Sanwal Muneer, Hello Tomorrow Ambassador in Pakistan said the challenge will “open new doors for local entrepreneurs.”
Mr. Andre De Bussy commented that “Pakistan is chosen to be among the ten countries to participate in the Hello Tomorrow Challenge, as we see a lot of potential and viable ideas in the local communities”.
LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship (LCE), is a leading incubator of high growth and high impact startups. It is consistently bringing forth talented entrepreneurs from all across Pakistan. LCE was chosen as the launch collaborator due to its pre-eminent position as Pakistan's No.1 and Asia's No.11 most experiential platform for entrepreneurs.
Hello Tomorrow being a global organisation gathers together a community of thousands of the world’s brightest talents, who leverage science and technologies to create a better future. Hello Tomorrow has around 15 active hubs all over the world to gather a community of outstanding entrepreneurs and scientists to connect and promote entrepreneurship. Hello Tomorrow Pakistan is the local hub of Hello Tomorrow to facilitate conferences and events relevant to the vision of Hello Tomorrow. This year Hello Tomorrow Pakistan will collaborate with LCE to promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan.