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The Incredible 13: Introducing the Second Cohort for the Acceleration Program

Jehan | Mar 31 2022
The Incredible 13: Introducing the Second Cohort for the Acceleration Program

The Incredible 13!

 

Sukoon Care Limited

Sector

Health-Tech

Description

Sukoon provides personalized cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in-person, on-demand, and at-home so that heart patients receive affordable and stress-free care. Following an acute event, patients can arrange regular appointments via text and then over 6 visits, a Sukoon nurse, guided by their web app, delivers a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program.

Founders

Jeannine Coelho | Co-Founder: Jeannine completed a BSc in Biological Sciences in 2020 from Imperial College London, after which she worked as a Business Development Manager at ATCO Laboratories Limited, a leading national pharmaceutical company. Her work involved finding new markets to expand ATCO’s portfolio as well as managing partnerships with international stakeholders. Within Sukoon, Jeannine manages on-ground operations ranging from prototype testing to nurse recruitment!

Hansa Shree | Co-Founder: Hansa is a Deep-Tech DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford working on 3D living devices for drug delivery. She is also a serial entrepreneur and has previously raised more than £40,000 in equity-free funding for a femtech venture reducing period poverty in Africa. In 2021, Hansa was named one of the ‘Women to Watch’ by South Bank Innovation, UK. Within Sukoon, Hansa leverages her entrepreneurial experience to drive our legal, marketing, and finance strategy.

Akhilesh Sivaraman | Co-Founder: Akhilesh completed a BSc in Biological Sciences from Imperial College London during which he learned bioinformatics. After that, he joined IQVIA, a health information technology, and clinical research firm, as a Safety Associate working on the COVID-19 vaccine, diabetes, and CVD. With his background in pharmacovigilance and bioinformatics, Akhilesh builds Sukoon’s data-driven prototype with patient safety and compliance in mind.

Headlight

Sector

B2B Marketplace

Description

Headlight is a B2B digital marketplace for automotive aftermarket parts that caters to a large market (53% of Pakistani households own a motorbike). It attempts to regulate Pakistan’s aftermarket motorbike parts industry, which is largely untapped and uncharted, providing an imminent digital supply chain platform for retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers.

Founders

Zain Abbas | Founder & CEO: With years of experience working at Finja, ARY Sahulat, Smollan Pak, and MAK Global Payments, Zain has a solid background in the B2B and B2C retail markets of Karachi and Dubai. He considers himself to be an active team player, with a skill set ranging from brand development to sales, making him the seasoned professional who has brought Headlight to where it is!

Waqas Aziz | Co-Founder: Currently juggling his primary role as SITE HSE Head at Engro in Pakistan’s largest open-pit coal mine in Thar, with his role as Co-Founder of Headlight, Waqas is a people-management and operations ace! Waqas brings with him 12 years of work experience in diversified mining companies and other notable organizations in the mining and manufacturing sector, delivering large-scale projects both nationally and overseas.

Vouch365

Sector

Rewards and Incentives

Description

Vouch365 aims to offer value to customers through unbeatable incentives, vouchers, and rewards while providing new footfall and exposure to local merchants.

Founders

Faizan Lakhani | Co-Founder & CEO: A first-time founder who has been CEO since 2015. Under his leadership, the company has grown to be one of the industry leaders in the Rewards & Incentives space, winning multiple awards along the way.

Noman Lakhani | Co-Founder & COO: An IoBM graduate with 15 years of experience in business operations, working closely with key departments to ensure the seamless application of operation strategy with the company’s vision. He has played a key role in some of Vouch365’s most prominent

Dukandar Online

Sector

Marketplace/E-Commerce

Description

Dukandar Online aims to empower SMEs by providing complete end-to-end digital solutions, including automated inventory control, online POS, customers & ledger, data analytics & business intelligence, location-based automated promotion, contactless payment, and quick delivery services.

Founders

Syed Ehtsham Abbas | Founder & CEO: With 12 years of industry experience, Ehtesham has a portfolio encompassing work with established organizations, including xiQ, TheTIE, Reserval, Wherks, and DoLocal. He aims to resolve the day-to-day plight of Pakistanis through digital solutions, the result of which is Dukandar Online!

Syed Shuja Ali | Co-Founder: With 15 years of experience in the industry, including in notable multinational organizations, Shuja aims to design strategies that emit the image of the brand while also boosting revenue. Moreover, like his Co-Founder, he is also passionate about digitizing Pakistan!

Tezz WiFi Service

Sector

Telecom/IT Services

Description

Tezz WiFi is a voucher-based internet services provider. Its mission is to lower the cost of high-speed internet access, bringing millions of Pakistanis online.

Founder

Hassam Sohail Ahmed | Founder & CEO: Hassam is a highly experienced telecom networking engineer with over 8 years of experience in designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting networks. From configuring switches to installing firewalls and other managed network services, Hassam has been involved in all aspects of network administration and management.

Rabt

Sector

Content Curation

Description

Rabt is an Islamic storytelling platform that enables Muslims to mindfully connect and immerse in Islam through inspiring content on-demand.

It curates the best content from the Islamic world all in one place, a place where you can search, discover, and experience immersive Islamic content on-demand, from some of the most influential Islamic content creators

Founders

Hasam Khan | Founder & CEO: Hassam is a technology entrepreneur with a decade of experience working with tech startups and Fortune 500 companies. He has a proven track record of building commercially successful, user-centered products and services. He considers himself on a mission to reclaim the Islamic narrative!

Paul Lalley | Co-Founder: Paul comes with incredible experience working as Design Director at Lippincott for Asia, where he led digital strategy, tech consulting, and tech innovation for the most prominent banking and consumer brands in the region. Before Lippincott, he was the Creative Director and Head of Operations at Gruppo Pozzi, where he launched the Middle East headquarters for a notable client list that included LVMH, L’Oreal Group, and Kering Group.

TheEPO.com

Sector

Fintech/SaaS

Description

THEEPO.com is a B2B eProcurement platform that looks to automate the complete procurement journey as per compliances, including but not limited to:

  • Data insights
  • B2B accredited vendor database
  • Real-time pricing
  • Inventory data

These result in comparisons and issuance of ePurchase orders.

Founder

Arooba Tayyab | Founder & CEO:  Priding herself on successfully navigating Pakistan’s male-dominated corporate sector, Arooba completed her Bachelors in Commerce and Master’s in Business administration before embarking on a 17-year long career working for the top national and multinational companies in the country. However, it wasn’t until she left the corporate world and began TheEPO.com that she felt truly accomplished!

Payit.pk

Sector

Fintech

Description

Payit aims to revolutionize money management for MSMEs and enable businesses to receive and disburse payments via any banking channel.

Founders

Muiz Iqbal | Co-Founder & CEO: Muiz is an entrepreneur and fintech product leader who is passionate about digital money and financial inclusion for everyone. Upon surveying the state of online payments in Pakistan he decided to start Payit with a mission to simplify payments. He started on a whiteboard in 2019 and today Payit is the fastest-growing fintech, improving the digital ecosystem in the country with more than 1.5 million users. He is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of leading data, strategy development, implementation & execution, stakeholder management, digital payments & product design.

Waleed Malik | Co-Founder & Head of Sales & Expansion: A computer science graduate with a passion for product design, implementation, and sales, having more than 7 years of experience with large-scale public & private, civil & military organizations as a systems analyst. For the past 4 years, he’s been working closely with franchise-based businesses, where he identified the gap between SMEs and financial institutions and co-founded Payit.pk in 2020.

BreatheIO

Sector

Health-Tech

Description

BreatheIO is a Smart Air Purifier, that utilizes the power of Artificial Intelligence to reduce and control air pollution, working on providing longevity to human life.

Founders

Muhammad Bilal| Founder & CTO: Bilal has a PGP AI/ML from UTA, over ten years of experience working as a full-stack hardware engineer in several notable organizations, has authored two books and works as an advisor to three different start-ups.

Sana Nauman | Co-Founder & CEO: Being a serial founder, alongside BreathIO, Sana also established  REsource Zero Waste, an organization that focuses on reducing our collective carbon footprint. She has 10 years of experience as a WELL Accredited Professional, assisting her in her career as an architect. Sana Nauman is also a TRUE advisor and Healthy Materials advocate.

Mubeen Abid | Co-Founder & CSO: With over 7 Years of Industry experience, Mubeen is an IR 4.0 strategist and developer, and IoT expert who has been working at SMEDA, an apex SME development agency. Additionally, alongside his background in energy auditing, productivity improvement, and marketing, he has also authored a book titled ‘IoTpreneurship: The Future of Inventing Internet of Things.’

Rizwan Bajwa | Co-Founder & CFO: Rizwan is a data science and accountancy expert with over five years of experience working in UI/UX design.

Edmy

Sector

EdTech

Description

Edmy is a platform that aims to make academic success easier and more accessible. Through their state-of-the-art learning model, they are on a mission to impact 80 million users between ages 15-45; ultimately becoming Pakistan’s biggest platform for curriculum-based/skills development courses.

Founders

Zia-Ul-Haq| Co-Founder & CEO: Zia is a self-proclaimed ‘coach by heart’, a physicist who has contributed to the academic journey of over twenty-five thousand students, and has immense affection for how Pakistan as a nation, learns and grows. With substantial expertise in content creation, he has also led the content strategies of some of the most successful Edtech ventures in Pakistan.

Osama Siddiqui | Co-Founder & CCO: Osama is a seasoned business developer with over 10 years of experience in top-tier MNCs, local tech giants, building multiple businesses. He is extremely passionate about the future of education in Pakistan and dreams of building the best and biggest learning platform in the country.

Chiragh Education Technologies

Sector

Edtech

Description

Chiragh was made in an effort to eradicate language barriers for Pakistani children from the process of acquiring an education. It is a gamified and video-based learning platform which covers the curriculums from nursery to grade 5, not only in English but also in indigenous Pakistani languages such as Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Pashto, Balochi & Saraiki.

Founders

Maira Siddiqui| Founder & CEO: Maira is an MBA silver medallist with a drive to achieve the highest of honors and a passion to scale education to the masses of Pakistan, she has formerly worked with educational non-profits such as TCF & Maidan

Khushal Piracha| Business Advisor: Khushal has a Master’s in Supply Chain Management from Antwerp Management School and has worked within the Youth Entrepreneurship portfolio at SEED Ventures to organize funding avenues for startups in Pakistan.

PlanCare

Sector

Health-Tech

Description

PlanCare is a healthcare platform that intends to deliver Home HealthCare services including nursing care, home sampling, medicine delivery, doctor visits, rehabilitation, and counseling services in order to improve patient care through its novel patient-focused support strategy.

Founders

Hamza Azhar| Co-Founder: Hamza is an ACCA, Google Certified, and Harvard Certified entrepreneur with 8 years of experience, including working with MARHAM and Riphah International University. He believes that access to treatment, not affordability, is the most pressing issue in Pakistani healthcare. As a result, through patient-focused portals, he hopes to make independent, effective, and inexpensive healthcare easily available to people.

Asad Khan| Co-Founder: Asad is a pharmacist by education and a marketer by profession with diversified experience working in the pharmaceutical industry in the Gulf and Pakistan. He believes that the medical sector in Pakistan needs a bottom-up approach based on digital analysis to make healthcare accessible to the masses. Asad has previously founded a data analysis company in Bahrain and a utility apps venture in Pakistan.

Kitchef

Sector

Food-Tech

Description

Kitchef is a meal planning and meal kit delivery service with their flagship product being meal kits. A meal kit is a package that contains recipe cards with step-by-step instructions along with measured quantities of all the ingredients required to cook that recipe. This allows their customers to skip the process of planning, sourcing, procuring, storing, and preparing.

Founders

Madiha Hassan | Co-Founder: Madiha started her career as a media professional for globally affiliated agencies where she led conventional, digital, and content strategies for category-leading clients. Following this, she shifted to the emerging tech industry as a Category Head to identify and develop business expansion opportunities by analyzing customer data and monitoring relevant markets. Madiha holds a BA (Hons) in Broadcasting & Journalism from the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.

Mustufa Ghani Sodagar| Co-Founder: Graduating with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Bilkent University, Mustufa began his professional career in the light engineering industry. Following this, he joined a Construction Tech startup, Modulus Tech, where he has been leading the product, research and development, and manufacturing departments for the past two years.