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Islamabad Serena Hotel is a 40 minute drive from the airport. You can take a taxi or Careem / UBER for about PKR 1000 – 1500. If you are arriving by Taxi/Uber please have them drop you off in the parking area for direct entrance to the event venue.

Yes! If you would like to drive to the conference there will be plenty of FREE parking available! Simply follow the instructions of the Serena Hotel parking attendees and you may leave your car in the parking lot while you attend the conference.

View your tickets by logging in with the email address you used to purchase the ticket, and head to your dashboard. If you never made a password, check your inbox for an email with the subject line StartCon 2019 Purchase Confirmation and hit Login to confirm your tickets. Alternatively, go to the Login page and hit reset your password and follow the prompts.

To reallocate ownership of a ticket, log in and head to your dashboard. Select Reallocate and enter the details of the person you would like to reallocate the ticket to. (Make sure to double check the spelling of their email address)

Absolutely! You can enter and exit the event at your leisure so long as you are wearing your Startup Grind lanyard and pass, which acts as your ticket. But please do not remove, tamper, or attempt to reallocate your ticket to another visitor, or we may have to refuse your entry.

Thanks for offering your time! If you think you have the right skill set to be an awesome volunteer please this form. We are accepting volunteers for Day One, Day Two or both.

If you’re a journalist reporting for a major media outlet or a private blogger with a considerable audience, we’d be happy to have you join as our guest. Please email [email protected] to organize your media pass. Limited speaker interviews will be available by request.

Last year speakers like Raghib Hussain, Shoaib Makani & Ali Jehangir Siddiqui spent plenty of time networking at our opening night, but most speakers are busy founders who are only able to share limited time. All speakers are encouraged to meet attendees, walk the floor, and enjoy the conference — but we make no guarantees. There will, however, be hundreds of investors among the audience — many who’d love to meet you. Our secret to spotting & connecting with VIPs: say hello to those people who seem relaxed and sit back during networking breaks, as many of them will be those whose networks are already incredible. Want to be matched with investors like these? Enter our Pitch Competition or exhibit in Startup Alley.

Aww, we were really looking forward to meeting you! We’re happy to issue a refund, or you can exchange your ticket with a friend or business colleague. Simply email [email protected] with your name and ticket details.

Are you planning on purchasing 10 or more tickets? We would be happy to arrange a special group price for you, please email [email protected] with the number of tickets you need.

We’d love to work with you! We will be partnering with co-working/accelerator/incubators to offer exclusive benefits. Please email [email protected] with your name and number of members.

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