A networking event focused on increasing interaction between startup founders and industry experts, on 2nd December at X2, Lahore was organized by TechJuice named Circle 2018. The event was specifically designed to make sure that everyone gets to meet 50 percent of the participants. It was made possible with the support of Huawei.
Huawei held a workshop at the meetup too in which Haris Nadeem, a renowned blogger, and Chief Editor at Team Android, talked about his experience of using Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Huawei also set up display units for the participants of the TechJuice Circle meetup to experience their latest smartphone at first hand.
The participants were divided into 6 circles, where they had a 30 minutes long discussion with mentors and startups, and then they moved on to another circle where they get to meet a new mentor and new startups. And what did they talk about? Anything that was on their mind! They could have had a discussion with their mentors about any specific problem that they are facing with their startup, or they could have talked to other startups who are also aspiring to make a name for themselves.
A number of prominent figures of the industry such as Kamil Khan, General Manager Marketing Pakistan Cricket Board, Zeeshan Qureshi, CMO QMobile, Rabia Akbar, Director PR City School, and Maryam Mohiuddin, Founder Social Innovation Lab, were present as mentors at TechJuice Circle 2018.
“We believe that it is imperative to provide more networking opportunities to young startups to help them gain experience from their seniors in the industry,” said Fatima Rizwan, CEO TechJuice.
It was networking in its purest form, with no restrictions or agendas. TechJuice provided participants with a supportive platform to meet 12 mentors and more than 60 startups as comfortable as we could, so they can be themselves and talk to similar minded people.
While talking about the event, Kamil Khan, GM marketing Pakistan Cricket Board said:
“Whenever I come to such events, I am amazed to find new startups. These platforms, especially this kind of events, are producing such amazing talents that you actually get to see the digital industry growing year on year. I think this the start of an amazing journey and I hope more people will come in, support and guide startups that have come here.”