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Theme: Defining Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

This event occurred on
November 17, 2012
11:00am - 1:00pm PKT
(UTC +5hrs)
Lahore, PB

TEDxAnarkali this time is talking about the defining the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan. As a developing country, we would be looking into how the upcoming entrepreneurs of this country can be helped by defining paths for entrepreneurs.

Park Plaza Hotel and Resorts
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, M.M.Alam Road
Lahore, PB
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Nadeem Akram Malik

Highly driven - Performance focused professional with over 20 years of experience in the premiere organizations both in Pakistan and USA in engineering, technology, telecommunications and system integrator as an executive in management, operations, strategic development, financial capitalization, marketing, and business development of technology services. Over the period acquired in-depth industry knowledge and passion to impart skill learnt to new generation of IT specialist. Proven Track record of success, demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams towards targets and goals, development of strategic plans for new visions, products and services. Strong Management, communication skill, analytic skills and knowledge enabled effective leadership. Experienced in intricacies of organizational dynamics.

Hammad Siddique

Hammad Siddiqui is a passionate blogger and an expert in the field of institutional capacity building. He is working as Deputy Country Director at Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Prior to joining CIPE in 2006, Hammad was head of trade and investment at British Deputy High Commission in Karachi, a career of 17 years. He has written over 300 articles on entrepreneurship, social media and policy reforms. He loves to interact with youth and mentor them on entrepreneurship development. He is well traveled and worked on various international projects including women entrepreneurship development and also spoke at numerous domestic and international events. Hammad is the only Asian who has qualified from Institute for Organization Management, UC Chamber of Commerce.

Fariha Rashed

Fariha Rashed is the enterprising CEO behind the quarterly hip entertainment magazine INK, which is both a print as well as an online publication. Under her, INK, which was launched in 2008, has not only made a name for itself locally, but as a result of demand through subscriptions, is now also being shipped abroad every quarter, and will soon be available in Dubai. In the past, Fariha has been a freelance writer for various local and international publications for several years, commenting on a diverse array of topics such as theater, fashion, advertising and social issues to name a few. It is from this time onwards, that her interest in launching her own publication at some point, began. She completed her Masters in Mass Communication from Kinnaird College in 2007, and did what is equivalent to a Bachelors, from Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design [PIFD] in 2003. Fariha has worked for a top Energy Drink brand as National Communications Manager till recently. Taking her entrepreneurial interest one step further, she’s recently launched her PR Consultancy called Pitch Media Inc., which she runs jointly with her partner Haroon Khan and through it, loves indulging in some creative projects with well known brands. Fariha looks forward to making Ink a truly international publication, which will in its own way, work towards bridging the gap and dissolving the misconceptions between cultures of the East and West. No matter where we live, the world of entertainment, which transcends boundaries, proves that we can all unite.

Mohammad Khan

"Mohammad Khan is on a mission to help you live a life of adventure. He catalogues his experiments and adventures in business and in life on his blog, and he writes for a community of independent thinkers. His current big adventure include competing in his first Triathlon and financing it strictly through online income. To know more, check out his blog

Organizing team

Rohan David

Lahore, Pakistan
  • Buraira Riaz Grewal
    Head of Communication
  • Muhammad Asid
    Head of Coordination
  • Momna Chaudhry
    Head of Attendee Management
  • Shahzaib Salim
    Head of Videography
  • Sania Shahid
    Hall Management