Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Trends and Challenges in Pakistan

PDMA Pakistan | April 14, 2021

Pakistan recorded 161.8 million mobile subscribers in May 2019 which increased from 150.2 million from the preceding year, thus marking a 7.72 percent increase. Developers, startups and technology businesses across Asia and in Pakistan are accepting the challenge to keep pace with the needs and expectations of Internet populations increasingly used to having the world at their fingertips.Where innovation once flowed from the larger digital economies, these groups, are now empowered to deliver locally-relevant and innovative products and services, and that’s creating a richer Asian online ecosystem custom-made for the region’s diverse communities.

  • Pakistan: The next big Asian market for tech startups. Pakistan's young and tech-savvy population, market of over 220 million people and increasing levels of local capital are creating opportunities for tech entrepreneurs.
  • Frugal Innovation: Models, Means and Methods. Pakistan is going through some testing times, the key aims of all businesses and organisations should be to assess the viability of innovative approaches and solutions that address the challenges faced by society, organisations and indeed the planet.

About the Presenter

Dr. Mirza Ashfaq Ahmed

Having twenty years of Industrial and Academic experience, Dr Ahmed received his Doctoral degree in 2013 and completed his Post Doctoral fellowship in 2016. He specializes in the areas of Social Entrepreneurship; Innovation Management; and Political Branding. Currently working as Head Department of Management Sciences, University of Gujrat, Pakistan, Dr Ahmed has more than 40 research papers on his account. He is actively engaged in Social Entrepreneurial activities, has mentored many successful startups, and been awarded with the honorary Rosalind Membership by London Journals Press for the year 2020.

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