Out of six pitches from the best start-ups in the region, two winners emerged from the Islamabad round: Awaaz Al and Xylexa; both went on to compete in the national finals held in Karachi.
In conversation with Dr. Seemab Latif, founder of Awaaz AI, she shared her experience of being a woman entrepreneur in Pakistan:
“My experience as a woman in tech is very happening, like a roller coaster ride where learning is exponential. I have discovered a “new me”. As women, we always underestimate ourselves by not believing in ourselves. This was the first barrier I faced when I thought about starting a start-up.”