Abdullah Ahmed

Co-founder,
CRICFLEX

Abdullah is a young and budding Pakistani innovator, researcher and entrepreneur, and a cricket enthusiast. He has publications in peer-reviewed IEEE conferences with his latest research presented at MIT, USA. He has also received the Prime Minister’s Bronze Medal and Rector’s Gold Medal in academia and has won awards like Pakistan’s innovator of the Year Award. He is also a Coca Cola MENA Scholar and a Rajeev Circle Fellow. Currently, he is running a startup named CricFlex – Wearable Tech for Cricket. CricFlex has been featured by Cricinfo, the largest cricket news website.

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Ali Murtaza

Program Manager,
MAKEISTAN

Ali is a designer and educator specialising in industrial and interaction design. As a design consultant, he has worked on branding, illustration, user experience and industrial design projects with clients like Dolby Labs, Grid Impact, Coke USA, Working Class Studio, and Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL). He has also been teaching at design and engineering schools since 2015, while being deeply involved in Pakistan’s burgeoning maker scene, as the program manager of Makeistan, Pakistan’s first academic makerspace.

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Chaitya Shah

Co-Founder,
MAKERFEST

Chaitya has worked as a ‘Data Administrator’ and has been involved in analysis, designing and development of Inventory management system. Writing SQL Query. He has also been involved as a consultant to Motwani Jadeja Foundation to spread Maker movement in India by helping makers across India to showcase their innovation and empowerment of people.

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Faisal Khan

Co-Founder & CEO,
PESHAWAR 2.0

Faisal Khan is the co-founder and CEO at Peshawar 2.0, a social enterprise that aims to foster the startup ecosystem in Peshawar. It began with startup evangelism in the dense cluster of 13 campuses and has now rolled out flagship projects like the NXTGEN Winter Camp, Digital Youth Summit, and ArtTech Festival. Faisal also sits on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) IT Board, the Science and Technology Advisory Committee at the Government of KP and the KP Higher Education Research Endowment Fund. As a biologist, Faisal is very passionate about the future of the biotech industry in Pakistan.
He is the founding Director of the Institute of Integrative Bioscience, CECOS University, Peshawar and holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Oxford

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Hamza Munir

Co Founder and Chief Designing Officer,
DIYGEEKS

Hamza is a CS Graduate with 3+ years of experience in entrepreneurship. Having passion and natural aesthetic sense for good designs, he has worked as a freelance graphics designer for 4+ years and as Chief Design Officer at DIYGeeks for 2+ years. He was a founding team member of DIYGeeks and helped the startup to flourish into a successful business entity. With that, he is also the Co-Founder of Tree Box which is a one stop shop for all kinds of packaging and printing services.

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Harsh Songra

Founder,
MY CHILD APP, WE INCLUDED APP

Harsh is the founder of My Child and We,Included. My Child App uses artificial intelligence to track a childs growth and inform parents about delays in their growth. We,Included is a platform to help the world understand the differently abled community with the help of information,data and stories.
Euphoria Technosoft Pvt. Ltd. is the legal Indian entity for both these startups. He is a TEDxGateway 2015 and TEDxJaipur 2017 speaker and also a Forbes 30 under 30 India.

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Hasit Ganatra

Founder,
RE-MATERIALS

Hasit Ganatra is the Founder of ReMaterials, Inc. Hasit has worked with startups in the fields of rural solar electrification at Duron Energy, electric vehicles at S-Commute and low-income housing at Worldhaus.
Rematerials’ core product is an innovative, low cost modular roofing panel for local slum. It is made entirely from packaging and agricultural waste, and converted into panels through a self-developed manufacturing process. ModRoof has strength and density properties comparable to various types of wood, and with superior insulation. A custom coat is then added to render them waterproof. ModRoofs are designed to connect in a modular, interchangeable manner so roofs are easy to ship, install, maintain, and repair. The panels have aesthetic appeal, hold at least 800 pounds, and make homes 12 degrees Celsius cooler as compared to cement sheets in lab tests.

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Hina Tariq

Founder,
HERSTELLAR

Hina Tariq is the Founder of Herstellar – a maker community to encourage innovators to solve real-life problems. She is an Electrical Engineer from Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab. Currently, she is working with CMACED Department at Superior University as a Manager Outreach and International Linkages. Her role implies focusing on building potential connections with International Entrepreneurial ecosystem and organizations. She has worked as a Community and Social Media Manager at the Social Innovation Lab. She co-founded DIY Geeks in 2014 and worked as Chief Operating Officer. Her startup went on to raise a sum of $200,000 from Asha Jadeja Motwani, an active angel investor from Silicon Valley. She is an alumnus of Plan9, PlanX, Amal Academy and WIN (Women Innovation Network). She is associated with the Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation as a regional coordinator to empower women maker community.

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Jaidev Shah

Founder,
AVISHKAR CONNECT

Jaidev Shah is working on IoT based Smart Waste Management and Early Fire Detection solution.The project aims to automise the recycling waste collection in landfills [currently picked by hand by human landfill workers] using Robotics, Technology and Chemistry to maximize efficiency and minimize risk and pollution due to fires.

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Jasmeet Singh

Founder & Director,
JMOON TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED

Jasmeet Singh is the Founder and Director of JMoon Technologies Pvt. Ltd. which runs JMoon Makerspace in the Delhi, RoboRium and MakerMandi. He serves as the Mentor of JMoon Makerspace which deals in robotics and electronics, and provides a space for makers across the world to work in these fields in Delhi. Jmoon Makerspace is the first Tech makerspace in India. MakerMandi is a website which allows makers to sell their products online in an efficient way.

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Mohana Saraf

Team member,
MAKER FEST

Mohana is currently researching for visualizing 3D BIM (Building Information Management) model data on the web and integrating IoT sensors for real-time updates, control, and inventory management. She has worked on developing a Crop Estimation & Loss Assessments portal by centralizing crop related maps & data for the State of Gujarat. The project was further extended to incorporate Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (Crop Insurance) to garner maximum benefits & ease the process of insurance at the state level.

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Nitin Vasanth

CEO & Co-founder,
NEUROTECH LABS

Nitin Vasanth is the co- founder & Embedded system Engineer at Wayne Enterprises Private Limited in Kerala,India. Wayne Enterprises specialize on building wearables with focus on Brain activity tracking and fitness. He himself is a maker in electronics and an expert in rapid prototyping. He has won several competitions across India in electronics, coding and brain mapping innovations.

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Nupura Kirloskar

Founder,
BLEETECH

Nupura is the founder of BleeTech that works on innovative design and technology solutions to empower and support the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH). BleeTech aims at an accessible and inclusive ecosystem for the D/HH co-created with its users and other stakeholders.

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Priyavratsinh Rathore

Founder/CEO/Maker,
AMB INDUSTRIES

Priyavrat is the COO of AMB Industries Inc. heading R&D, sales and managing the operations of the company. He is also a tech enthusiast with interests in structural design. He is currently working on making the products better and manages all the operations in Ahmedabad for the company. He also manages the 3-D printing services, PCB milling and other resources of the company.

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Qasim Asad Salam

CEO,
CAMPUSFEED

Qasim’s primary motive behind creation of CampusFeed was to build an app that would be able to build an anonymous social network for student campuses where people could freely express their ideas. After getting incubated in Plan9, Qasim launched the app in November 2016 within the LUMS campus and in just two days, it received over 600 downloads. From then on, CampusFeed has been successfully launched in FAST, LSE, BNU, IBA and COMSATS. And the most remarkable fact of them all is that CampusFeed enjoys better user engagement than Facebook itself during university peak hours!

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Rajeev Roy

CEO,
36INC

Rajeev Roy teaches entrepreneurship. He had over nine years of industry and entrepreneurial experience before joining XIMB. His entrepreneurial ventures included food processing, dairy, aquaculture, microfinance and business process outsourcing. He conducts training programmes on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also a visiting faculty at Sellinger Business School at Baltimore, USA. He is the recipient of the Romesh Wadhwani Fellowship for teaching entrepreneurship. He has published several research papers and case studies pertaining to these topics.

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Rudrapalsinh Solanki

Team member,
MAKER FEST

Rudrapalsinh Solanki is an Interior Architect from CEPT University and a FabaAcademy graduate. He is also a FabAcademy instructor and Digital Fabrication manager at Fablab CEPT. He is currently researching on ‘Computational Techniques in Design’ and integrating design emergent technologies, digital methodologies along with the understanding of their environmental impact.

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Sweta Joshi

Co-founder,
ALGAARI VENTURES

Sweta Joshi is the Co-Founder of Algaari Ventures which is a Clean tech and Health Care Start-up based in Ahmedabad. They have developed a series of products which aids towards fighting pollution related health problems. They are currently working on various air purifier designs which will help fight pollution related problems. Their affordable Water De-scaler is already helping the people remove hard water problems.

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Usama Abid

CEO & Founder,
DIY GEEKS

Usama Abid is an electrical engineer, hardware product designer, entrepreneur and a researcher. He is the founder and CEO of DIYGeeks ,Pakistan. He is also working with IHSAN Lab – ITU and researching on to develop human based Wi-Fi Zones to increase internet connectivity and access in urban areas. He is a pioneer maker in hardware, IOT and DIY community in Pakistan.

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Yash Bansal

Chief Design Engineer,
AMB INDUSTRIES

Yash Bansal is an avid maker from Meerut Makerspace. He is a pioneer maker in electronics and robotics. He has made a luggage carrying robot which has immense applications in the Aviation Industry. This young maker is a serial innovator and is breaking the industry standards with his innovations.

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