UberPITCH 2018, a nationwide competition which was organized to select startups with the most powerful ideas resulted in one national winner – Xylexa Labs – and four provincial winners. Winners were selected from the pool of around 300 contestants across Pakistan.
It’s final round had 10 startups, pitching their ideas to industry leaders Erum Rabbani – Country Head, Australia Awards Pakistan, Yusuf Hussain – CEO Ignite, Zouhair A. Khaliq – Co-founder, Teamup and Safee Shah – GM Uber, Pakistan.
Safee Shah said,
At Uber, we stand for more than getting people from point A to B. We are passionate about innovation and we are excited about nurturing young entrepreneurs to avail the opportunity and present their innovative ideas and be heard. UberPITCH is our way of making things happen for Pakistan
He further added,
UberPITCH connected young, aspiring entrepreneurs with mentors and potential investors. Now, the winners will get a chance to further develop their ideas under the guidance of technology experts at Uber and National Incubation Centers
Safee shah also motivated lot of startups to come up with their ideas throughout the UberPitch Journey!
We heard some very inspiring #ideas from #Quetta. Keep up the entrepreneurial spirit folks! #UberPITCH #Uber @HassanArshad536 @angelspakistan @saad_pall @zainab8108 @NIC_Pakistan @NICPakistan https://t.co/XH3hVLhzor
— Safee Shah (@SafeeShah) November 29, 2018
National winner Xylexa Labs now will present their ideas in the digital event hosted by Arabnet in Dubai, whereas Uber Team will be giving free Uber Credits and mentorship to rest of the four other provisional winners Cyber Security, Foona Review, Sunshine Funland and Aprus Technology.
Uber, the global smartphone app seamlessly connecting riders to drivers, not only providing a solution to earn money but also helping digital startups to bring reality to their ideas and is appreciated by everyone.
— Khadijah Ahmad Malik (@khadijahM42) August 30, 2018
Startups also got to engage with vloggers Eva Zubeck, Taimoor Salahuddin aka. Mooroo and Muzzammil Hassan throughout the competition stages.