Helsinki’s premier startup movement, Slush, has been all over the world in iterations known as Slush’D and it has finally made its way to Pakistan.
As has become the norm, the Aatif Awan-led venture capital fund has made it a habit to be at the forefront of efforts looking to bolster Pakistan’s entrepreneurship landscape.
Just in Time
The startup world has had its fair share of woes, globally. And Pakistan faces some unique socioeconomic hurdles that make it especially challenging for the country’s startup ecosystem to get back on its horse.
But when there’s inaction, the best place to start is through discourse: a motive quite familiar to both Indus Valley Capital and Katalyst Labs.
Keeping the situation in mind, Slush’D makes its Pakistani debut at the best possible time!
Slush 2023 is here.
This year, we’ll be gathering 13,000 people from across the world under one roof.
5,000 startup operators and founders.
300 media reps.
All this in Helsinki on Nov 30–Dec 1, 2023 for one reason: we’re building to last. pic.twitter.com/luTJTR6yKo
— Slush (@SlushHQ) May 3, 2023
Slush is known to believe in the founder’s struggle. In 2022, Slush in Helsinki brought together 4,600 founders, 2,600 investors, and 12,000 attendants in a movement that gets bigger every year.
As a result, through the course of its longevity, the event has birthed countless startups, offered investment opportunities, brought potential founders together, and changed the fortunes of many in the entrepreneurship space!
Just this year, Slush’D will happen in Zagreb, Busan, Enschede, Dar Es Salam, Wellington, Liverpool, Nairobi, New Delhi, and of course, Karachi, among others!
A Steadfast Ally of Everything Startup in Pakistan
After +92Disrupt last year, Indus Valley Capital shows its intent to support our efforts yet again, this time, as Platinum Sponsors of the event.
Announcing Indus Valley Capital as one of our Platinum Sponsors for Karachi Slush’D, taking place on the 26th of August ‘23! ⚡️
— katalystlabspk (@LabsKatalyst) June 26, 2023
Find Indus Valley Capital occupying the exhibitions space, where you can pick the brains of the team that has backed Atoms, Bazaar, COLABS, and numerous other startups in Pakistan!
The Indus Valley Capital Portfolio Companies you can Find at Karachi Slush’D
Not only will Indus Valley Capital be ever-present at the event, you can also find some of its most active Karachi-based portfolio companies at the event:
The founder of Bazaar Technologies, Saad Jangda, will be taking the stage for Founders’ School, a segment designed to encapsulate invaluable lessons from founders across various verticals.
The Karachi-born edtech, Maqsad, will make their second appearance at a Katalyst Labs event as Rooshan and co take on the Founder Feud, a battle of wits where they will be put against 3 other startups from the ecosystem.
COLABS was a very important part of +92Disrupt LHR Edition and has now joined hands with Katalyst Labs for Karachi Slush’D!
Meet the COLABS team at the event and hear all about their new coworking space in Karachi!
Alongside the portfolio companies mentioned, Airlift, Farmdar, and other IVC-backed startups will be having their founders provide real-time feedback at Karachi Slush’D!
Pakistani founders, here's a unique opportunity to get real-time feedback on your pitches from founders of @BazaarTechPK, @maqsadpk, @colabspk, @airlift_pk, @FarmdarOfficial & other @indusvalleycap backed startups at Slush'D.
— Aatif Awan (@aatif_awan) August 21, 2023
Get your tickets to Karachi Slush’D by clicking here!