Arzish Azam is an award-winning community builder who specializes in entrepreneurship and innovation travel. He’s the youngest global graduate from Founder Institute, the Country Manager for Startup Grind Pakistan, CEO of Ejad Labs and the founder of some of the leading tech conferences in the country including Startup Grind Pakistan Conference and the Pakistan Tech Summit. He runs the largest private tech exchange programs to Silicon Valley, North America and Europe, enabling hundreds of Pakistani startups / SMEs in the past 3 years. He has received various international awards and recognition for his work.
He is the brain behind Pak-US Tech Exchange, the largest independent tech exchange program connecting Pakistan and Silicon Valley. His exposure from being Pakistan's youth representative at Obama's Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 in Stanford, Organization of Islamic Corporation's Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 and 2018 in Kazan, Russia, Startup Grind Global Conference 2018 in Silicon Valley, Web Summit 2018, Startup Grind Barcelona Conference, SXSW2019 and Oslo Innovation Week etc. brings the gamut of relevant experiences and rich understanding of the field. He uses this to empower the youth of his nation with similar worthy global exposures, network, and experiences.
He further leverages his leadership as the Country Manager for Startup Grind Pakistan to create a robust and well-knitted entrepreneurial ecosystem, he's the lead organizer of the Startup Grind Pakistan Conference which hosted 50+ global tech leaders in Islamabad. He is also an alumnus of Plan9 – Punjab Information Technology Board’s Technology Incubator and the National Incubation Center in Islamabad.