We ended our month of April in the capital of KPK province, at the border with Afghanistan for the 2018 edition of the Digital Youth Summit.
Started in 2014, the event is the opportunity to bring together the next generation of digital innovators in Pakistan. We gave a talk about the need to build a tech environment more inclusive of women (only 14% of the 2 days 70 speakers were female and most of the audience was also male). We also moderated a panel on the entrepreneurs below 30 (as is 60% of Pakistan’s 200 Million population…).
We even were at the first row to listen to the talk of the local hero, Imran Khan, former captain of the national cricket team who won the World Cup, and local politician running soon to be Prime Minister.
All the groupies were there!
After the talks, with the amazing Azima Dhanjee from ConnectHear and Saba Gul from Popinjay, two excellent tech entrepreneurs from Karachi, we roamed around the old bazar of the storytellers in Peshawar and hided inside the caranvanserails of the old city!
When one dreams of quiet and peaceful nature, grandiose landscapes and progressive culture, which country comes to mind? New Zealand of course! With a young female pregnant Prime Minister and the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893! So we decided to explore this remote territory once and for all!
First we discovered the splendid mountains of the Southern Island, from Queenstown to Christchurch. And it was WOW!
After that, we landed in Wellington, the country’s capital on the Northern island to attend the New Frontiers event from the Edmund Hillary Fellowship. EHF is supporting a community of impact entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers to build meaningful solutions to global problems.
A basecamp for a better world!
We met so many passionate entrepreneurs during this week that we sincerely hope to be part of this community soon! Fingers crossed!