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PBIT Holds National Champions Pitch Competition For Start-ups

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LAHORE– The Punjab Board of Investment & Trade organized ‘NATIONAL CHAMPIONS PITCH COMPETITION’ in collaboration with Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) under Ministry of Economy UAE and NSpire-NETSOL where Start-ups from all over Pakistan participated.

Under the Start-ups & Entrepreneurship Wing of Transactions/Investment Advisory Department, the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) has been playing a vital role in strengthening the start-ups ecosystem in Punjab.

Till date, 100+ start-ups have been facilitated for investment advisory, business modeling and connections with domestic & international venture capitalists.

Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) under the Ministry of Economy UAE, organizes an international event on investments, every year in Dubai-UAE.

In coming March-2020, AIM plans to host the mega event on March 24-26, 2020. One of the event verticals is the ‘AIM Start-up’ which is an international competition for entrepreneurs.

In the event, start-ups from 80+ countries would participate and pitch their business projects to a panel of judges. The winners would be given cash prize and an opportunity to be mentored by industry experts for attracting investments/funding.

PBIT has been working with AIM Dubai under Ministry of Economy-UAE since past two years. In March-2020, PBIT would be declared the official partner of AIM for which a formal MoU Signing ceremony would take place during the event at Dubai.

In continuation of the recently signed Framework Agreement with NETSOL, PBIT and NSpire (NETSOL) have collaborated to collectively host a National Competition for Start-ups under the title of ‘Punjab Goes Global’ on the date subjected above.

Punjab Board of Investment & Trade organized ‘NATIONAL CHAMPIONS PITCH COMPETITION’ in collaboration with Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) under Ministry of Economy UAE and NSpire-NETSOL where Start-ups from all over Pakistan participated.

A panel of judges included Deputy CEO Huawei Ahmad Bilal Sufi, Rector Superior College Dr. Sumera Rehman, CEO Buch International Hospital Yasir Bucha, Director Kausar Group of Companies Shoaib Malik and Head of Public Policy & Govt Relations Uber Hassan Arshad.

Judges selected the ————————– as the winner of National Start-up Competition, according the criteria set by AIM – Dubai and Ministry of Economy – UAE.

The winner would travel to attend AIM-2020 to pitch the business idea and compete with start-ups from 80+ countries in March 2020 whereas the trip would be fully funded by Aim-Dubai.

The result has been finalized online by the criteria already set by AIM and is being monitored by them right now. We’ve ensured complete transparency throughout.— PRESS RELEASE