The Hult Prize is a global competition that crowd-sources ideas from all universities and college students. Recently, this event was held at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi. The theme was ‘Food for Good.’ The participating teams of IoBM students shared business ideas to reduce food wastage.

Mr. Talib Karim, President IoBM delivered the welcome note. He praised the initiative and said that it will add value to IoBM’s efforts in developing entrepreneurs. The 10 student teams from IoBM selected to present their ideas for the Hult Prize were mentored by leading corporate icons of Pakistan. The Keynote Speakers were Ali Mukhtar (CEO, Fatima Gobi Ventures) and Shaista Ayesha (CEO, Seed Ventures). The judges included Dr. Owais H. Shaikh (Startup Mentor, Founder Institute), Tehmina Chaudhry (MD, INSTA Foods, Canada), Muhammad Nabeel (Founder, Edvon Robotics), Syed Azfar Hussain (Program Manager, National Incubation Centre- Karachi), Madiha Shamim (Co-Founder, HR Ways), and Rehan Muzammil (HoD Entrepreneurship Department, IoBM).

Anum Shakeel (HoD PR & Communication- Golootlo) Sohaib Amir (VC, Global Shapers, Karachi- Global Shapers Community), Talha Bin Afzal (Acting Secretary-General, P@SHA), and Naureen Hayat (Co-Founder, Tez Financial Services) were the Guests of Honor. Dr. Shujaat Mubarik, Associate Dean, IoBM, presented the closing note and appreciated the organizing committee’s efforts to present such a thought-provoking online event during challenging times.

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