Pakistan’s Got Talent

Date: Sunday, Jan 31, 2016

Location: Pardee School, Boston University, 121 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

We are proud to host the recent Winners of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistans Business Acceleration Program (MITEFP-BAP). Set up in collaboration with OPEN New England, MITEFP-BAP is a highly competitive annual event with an objective to help Pakistani high tech companies accelerate their business growth. Among other benefits, the winners attend MIT’s entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP), an intensive week of training enabling them to meet VCs, angel investors, and serial entrepreneurs in the US.

Come join OPEN  and the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, to celebrate the efforts of these young Pakistani entrepreneurs.

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Speaker Profiles:

Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga

Iffat is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of DoctHers – a novel healthcare system that allows home-based female doctors to remotely treat millions of underserved patients with the help of internet enabled technologies/video-conferencing and on ground Nurses, Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Community Midwives (CMWs). doctHERs™ circumvents socio-cultural barriers that restrict women to their homes, while correcting two market failures: access to quality healthcare and inclusion in the professional workforce for unemployed, qualified female doctors. doctHERs trained, trusted female nurses/Community Health Workers (CHWs) or Community MidWives (CMWs) assist doctHERs™ in assessing patients at ‘point-of-care’ (PoC) using diagnostic tools which create a new ‘healthcare value chain’.

Syed Rafi Hasan Abidi

Rafi is the Founder and CEO of Outdoor Advertising Assets – a tech firm that focuses on using Big Data to transform the global outdoor advertising and retail industries. OAA technologies are already deployed in Pakistan and the UAE with work in progress in the ASEAN region, India, GCC, Sri Lanka and Egypt. Rafa is a widely experienced serial entrepreneur with over 22 years of experience in the advertising and media industry in Pakistan. He brings with him a high level of creative input both in concept design and execution.

Muhammad Bilal Farooq Qureshi

Bilal is the President of Queb Technologies – a company that is developing physical retail (walk-in) customer management system pCRMtm.  Its Initial objective is to become the leader in Physical Customer Relationship Management services in the Pakistani Banking sector and then expand to the Middle East and further into North America and Far East markets within 3 years.    Bilal has a background in Finance and Commodities trading.