Title of joint session

Setting Up Your Startup and How to Make it Successful?

About the Guest Speaker – Muhammad Anwar Khan

Mohammad Anwar Khan is a seasoned entrepreneur, a FinTech and digital payments expert for 38 years. Anwar has been recognized as a Mover and Shaker of the payments industry. As founder and president of ViVOtech, a pioneering NFC software, and systems company, from 2001 to 2013, Anwar personally evangelized and drove mobile payments to make it a global reality, being used globally as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and NFC mobile -contactless card payments today.

Prior to ViVOtech, Anwar was a founding member of Verifone, a global leader in providing digital payments solutions for merchants, worked there for 15 years, and was the head of products to drive its presence globally. Currently, Anwar is President and Cofounder of Omnyway, to enable merchants to deliver a seamless digital shopping experience to their shoppers across omni channels.

With hands-on experience in multiple startups, digital payments, and eCommerce in the FinTech industry, raising more than $150M money for startups, developing and marketing products globally, executive leadership (chairman of the board, board member, board advisor, executive management roles), and getting more than fifty US patents granted and pending (a number of them are now owned by Mastercard Incorporated, and few are licensed by Google and NXP), Anwar has been working with other passionate overseas Pakistanis to drive innovations and entrepreneurship, create new jobs and business opportunities in Pakistan, and in result, deliver dependable quality services to people of Pakistan. https://www.linkedin.com/in/khanmx99/

Key Points of Session

Muhammad Anwar Khan joined the pak100 Bootcamp II, 2021 on 5th august in Haripur and delivered his lecture on 12th august in Karachi as well. The topic of his session was “Setting Up Your Startup and How to Make it Successful?”. The session was held for 1 hr. 40 minutes with a question-answer session in the end.

He started his session by explaining how there is a drastic rise in funding in Pakistan’s startups and multiple investors like Kleiner Perkins who only invest in those startups who have a very bright future is now funding in Pakistan. He told the participation the definition of entrepreneur and startup along with basic ingredients required to be a successful entrepreneur and after having all the ingredients then he explained how to execute to success.

About the Guest Speaker – Naeem Raza

Mr. Naeem Raza Naeem holds MS degrees in Computer Science and Systems Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. In addition, Naeem also has an MBA and a BA in Economics and Sociology.  He has worked at Oracle Corporation as Consulting Manager and as Sr. Section Manager for McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing).

Naeem Raza is ex CEO of Annams Systems Corporation/Sunflower Systems that he founded in 1992 and was sold to a public company in 2019. During this period Naeem was able to transform a technology consulting business into an Enterprise Asset Management software company without any external funding. He established financial processes and achieved 25 profitable years from 27 years of operations.

Key Points of Session

Mr. Naeem Raza has joined pak100 BootCamp II, 2021 on 12th August in a joint session with Mr.Anwar khan. He started his session by telling his own life after completion of his MBA from Pakistan and explained how he took his decision and avail the opportunity. He also mentioned how he applied on almost 1000 places while having three Master degrees. Mr. Naeem taught participants how to react to your ups and downs.

He told how he got his job and then get lay out after few months and then when he got new job after unemployment of two months, he performed exceptionally well in six months and got promoted on higher position. He shared his experience at Oracle how only after a week of training he become expert. After this he started training clients and Oracle started charging 150$ per hour for his training in 1992. He explained all the main factors in detail that are required to get investment from American venture capital or Angel that are Customer, Product, Raise and Exit time period.

There was Q/A session at the end of the session

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