daftarkhwan | coworking | Lahore
Ahmad Saeed, Co-founder and CEO of GrocerApp, connoisseur of House music and a risk-taker originally from Bahawalpur, ready to follow his passions wherever they might lead him joined us this insights session to explore his unique disposition in the e-grocery ecosystem. The event was hosted by our very own: Shoaib Zahid Malik, one of GrocerApp’s earliest investors, a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and Partner at Walled City Co. GrocerApp, founded in 2016, was one of the first online platforms geared towards creating ease by bringing the super store to your doorstep. Over the course of the pandemic it has grown 10x, by 300% in the last three quarters alone and managed to raise $5.2 million in Series A led by Dubai-based investment firm Hayaat Global.
What would this world be without poverty? This is a burning question that has been finding answers across Pakistan for years. In this fireside session hosted in collaboration with Sang-e-Meel Publications which is a publishing house focused on the promotion of South Asian literature, they have published numerous books of Dr. Amjad Saqib amongst many other notable writers.
Globally, covid 19 has wreaked havoc on the world’s economies, forcing businesses, big and small to shut down. But it is especially in times of adversity, that we need to adapt and innovate so we can continue not just surviving but thriving. daftarkhwan has had the pleasure of facilitating the journeys of several determined businesses that have managed to pivot in this pandemic, pioneering a new path for themselves and others in the same field.
Amnah Maqsood, founder of Body by Butter, a low-carb and keto meal planning and delivery service active in Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sargodha and Gujranwala, joined us for an insights session moderated by Ayesha Nasir founder of Scaryammi, to discuss the keto diet, the misconceptions around it and her entrepreneurial triumphs.
Imran Khan, founder and managing director of RapidCompute, Pakistan’s first indigenous enterprise-class public cloud provider, shares his compelling startup journey this insights session. RapidCompute, a division of Cybernet, the leading internet and data communication network service provider in Pakistan, was founded in 2011, quickly growing to be operational in 10 different cities in the country, serving clients across various sectors in Pakistan, Dubai, Sri Lanka and the Middle East.
According to a report by Research and Markets, the coworking industry has globally seen a 50% reduction in footfalls since the advent of Covid-19. In the midst of lockdowns and social distancing, a majority of the workforce has taken to working from home. Coworking spaces, bursting with community, forged by having different entrepreneurs and companies working together, have earnestly worked to adapt to the new circumstance, aiming to bridge the physical experience of work with the digital one.
daftarkhwan came to life back in 2016, serving as a meeting point for entrepreneurs, startups and enterprising companies. By offering state of the art, agile workplaces that suit the needs of the modern day, daftarkhwan has become one of the leading coworking spaces in Pakistan.
Over the years Pakistan’s music industry has taken some dramatic turns and formulated absolutely mind-blowing compositions. However, there is one unique individual who has greatly contributed to the Pakistani music industry by capturing the hearts of millions: Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan also known as Xulfi.
Ever wondered why & how the demand of digital wallet has skyrocketed in Pakistan? To understand this shift in behavior, we were lucky to be joined by Omar Moeen Malik, the Head of Digital Wallets & Payments at Telenor Micro Finance Bank Limited for an insights session, powered by The Hindsight’s Company. With over 18 years of professional experience working across stakeholder management, strategy, product development and much more. Omar is passionate about empowering Pakistanis through financial inclusion and digital payment solutions.