SheLovesTech is a global startup competition that brings together entrepreneurs who employ technology to positively impact women. The competition is held in 14 countries across the world and was brought to Pakistan through CIRCLE. The finals of SheLovesTech were held on the 16th of August, 2018 at the National Incubation Center in Karachi, featuring 10 female startups from around the country. The criteria? Employing technology to have a positive impact on women.
The winning teams were:
- Winner: Saba Khalid, Raaji
- 1st Runner Up: Orbit-Ed
- 2nd Runner Up: Tez Financial Services
The winner, Saba Khalid of Raaji, will head to Beijing, China to represent Pakistan and compete in the SheLovesTech Global Finals and receive mentorship and investment opportunities. Two two runners-up teams, Orbit-Ed and Tez Financial Services, will receive Rs.100,000 and 50,000 cash prizes, courtesy of Cargill.
After three successful local rounds in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi leading up to this event, the panel of judges for the final round, included Jehan Ara, PASHA President, Yusuf Hussain, CEO Ignite, Naheed Memon, Chairperson Sindh Investment Board and Faraz Khan, CEO SEED Ventures.