What Investors look for: from Startup Dynamics to Market Dynamics

Jun 18, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM


Virtual event

About this event

What Investors look for: from Startup Dynamics to Market Dynamics

Learn from one of the most experienced Gurus of the Innovation and Startup Ecosystem ‘Mr. Marcello Diaz Bowen’ with more than 20 years of experience in Founding and Managing Startup Incubators, Accelerators, Venture Capital Firms and Corporate Innovations. Mr. Marcello has seen all sides of the ecosystem and has founded 10 international companies with one fail and two successful exits. He has invested in more than 250 startups ranging from App-based to Hardware to Health-tech to Fin-tech and so on. Here is to getting a flavor of in-depth and well-rounded experience of a man who has been a founder, an investor and an avid advisor on the dynamics of Startup and Innovation ecosystem of Chile, North America and the MENA region.


Hira Irshad is an emerging entrepreneur; founder and CEO of APRUS Tech; APRUS tech is the indigenous manufacturer of

world’s safest and smartest electrosurgical units. The company specializes in high tech innovative solutions in the health tech sector of Pakistan, using AI and other cutting edge technologies to make healthcare affordable and accessible for the masses. Founded ‘Kickstart’; the first co-working space of Lahore; which has now expanded to three full facility co-working spaces in Lahore and caters to more than 500 clients.

Hira Irshad has been closely linked to the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan for the past five years now and managed MIT Enterprise Forums Pakistan chapter for two years under the leadership of Dr. Umar Saif, where she took many successful initiatives and worked closely with tech companies, startups and incubators/accelerators across

Pakistan. Hira also works with National Incubation Center as ‘Startup Growth Advisor’. She is an expert in growth hacking and growing small startups into successful businesses. In her one year engagement with NIC she helped startups raise more than PKR 90 Million in Funds, Investments and Grants. She closed successful investment deals for more than 7


Lead Organiser

Umar Farooq is the Host of CMX Connect Peshawar. Umar is the Founder of Hunarmand Constructions (Private) Limited. Which is Platform Digitising the Constructions Industry of Pakistan.Umar also run an IT Company with the name of UfvTechSol (Private) Limited. Which Provides Quality IT Solutions Globally. Umar is of the Active Community Builder in KP. Running Startup Grind Swat as a Director. 

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  • Marcelo Diaz Bowen



  • Hira Irshad

    Founder & CEO

    Aprus Technologies


  • Engr. Umar Farooq Gul

    Youth International Conclave - YIC


Connect Host

  • Engr.Umar Farooq Gul

    Techsol Labs

    CEO , Founder


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