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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 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 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 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 with your name and number of members.

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Our speaker sessions are packed with insights from industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs. Startups get a chance to not only learn from them during these speaker sessions, but they also get the opportunity to network and have 1-on-1 sessions with investors during Office Hours.

Ecosystem Builders

Are you an investor, incubator or entrepreneurial ecosystem enabler? Get the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from all over the country. Join us in celebrating the wins of Pakistan’s startup community in spite of a pandemic. You will also get to meet fresh entrepreneurial talent and inspire aspiring entrepreneurs.


Do you want to stay ahead of the curve through corporate innovation? Start now! Come to the Startup Grind Pakistan 2021 Conference to network and engage with innovators in the startup community and collaborate with key stakeholders.


Are you a research scholar, professor or academic policy maker looking for exposure to all the happenings in the innovation and technology landscape? Come to the Startup Grind Pakistan 2021 Conference and engage with top innovators in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and explore areas of collaboration.


Are you a student aspiring to be an entrepreneur? Fuel your dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Whether you want to be an entrepreneur or want a career in technology, this conference is the place to be!


Are you an entrepreneur , want to Grow your Network & meet successful Entrepreneurs & Investors ? If Yes then are at the Right Place

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