At the grand finale of the Zindigi Prize, Pakistan’s premier entrepreneurship program, held recently at the Pak China Friendship Center, Kangaroo Care from NED University emerged victorious in the 2023 competition, while Ootien from Fatimah Jinnah University and MUSJ from the University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar secured the first and second runner-up positions, respectively. This initiative, started by Zindigi and supported by JS Bank, came to an end with a spectacular ceremony.
With more than 4,000 startups and over 130 universities involved, the Zindigi Prize is committed to empowering the next generation. It gives them a platform to develop cutting-edge technological solutions to social problems. The program’s extensive 360-degree mentorship module, which aims to improve and polish every facet of the participating teams’ business concepts through workshops and specialized training, is one of its distinctive features.
President and CEO of JS Bank Basir Shamsie, Chief Operating Officer Imran Haleem Shaikh, Group Head Retail Banking Atif Saleem Malik, Chief Officer Zindigi Noman Azhar, and Head of HR Zubina Asad attended the event and took part in a variety of activities at Zindigi’s unique experience center, resulting in an experience that is unmatched.
“I am very happy to see the engagement and ownership of students with Zindigi Prize today,” said Noman Azhar, Chief Officer of Zindigi. We’ve been effective in bridging the gap between academia and business by encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset. Zindigi and the JS group will keep leading collaborative efforts to improve Pakistan. Being a domestic company, our mission is to empower Pakistan.
According to Ibtisam Babar, Zindigi Prize Project Lead, the platform has already become the biggest hub for student entrepreneurship. According to him, the Zindigi Prize community aims to be the foremost innovator in tackling societal problems. By expanding its influence internationally, Zindigi Prize will enable our startups to present on stages throughout the world.
The program’s success is evidence of Zindigi’s steadfast dedication to empowering young people and promoting constructive change in Pakistan. In addition to reinventing the banking industry, Zindigi, powered by JS Bank, is making significant investments in female education, entrepreneurship, and the development of vibrant partnerships between the public and private sectors. This strategy emphasizes commitment to improving people’s lives in Pakistan in all spheres.