About

FinTech Disrupt Challenge 2017 is inviting start-ups from all over Pakistan to pitch their most innovative ideas from the FinTech space.

Start-ups are encouraged to apply in one of the following five thematic areas:

Key Dates

April

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Call for application

May

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Application Deadline

May

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Screening

May

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Notification to team

May

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Challenge

Must view term sheet before you apply.

Agenda

10:00AM – 11:00 AM

Registration and arrival of Guests

11:00AM – 11:15 AM

Welcome Note (Director DFS)

11:15AM – 11:30 AM

Key note speaker session 1

11:30AM – 1:30PM

Round 1: (3-5) min pitch presentations(up to 15 applicants) including Q&A – For thematic area 5 only

1:30PM – 2:30PM

Refreshment Break (Lunch)

2:30PM – 2:45PM

Key note speaker session 2

2:45PM- 4:30PM

Round 2 (20 min pitch presentations(up to 6-8 applicants) including Q&A – For thematic areas 1-4

4:45PM – 5:30PM

Closing note and winners announcement by CEO Karandaaz

Judges

E

Judge E

D

Judge D

A

judge A

C

Judge C

B

Judge B

Speakers

E

Judge E

D

Judge D

A

judge A

C

Judge C

B

Judge B

Testimonials

  • The Karandaaz FDC program provided a platform for homegrown solutions to take root and thrive in Pakistan. We are a technology startup in the digital financial services domain with a key focus on research and development. This grant is helping us take our research project to the masses, that is, providing secure and friction­less biometric identity verification in the digital payments and mobile money space, using a smartphone camera.

    It was great to see such a huge turnout, with more than sixty innovative ideas, in the digital
    payments technology space, competing with one another. The creative and entrepreneurial
    spirit of everyone involved was certainly inspiring.

    Saqib Bashir, Paysys Labs
  • The Karandaaz FDC grant was a life saver to PublishEX. Not only did the grant allow us to cover our operating and capital costs in order to make our business model a reality but the recognition we received from the fintech challenge gave us the added credibility we needed when approaching our clients.

    FDC 2016 was the first event that we attended. Every start up entrepreneur will tell you that you go through stages of uninformed optimism to informed pessimism then to informed optimism and hopefully through to completion. FDC gave us the psychological push we needed to further believe in our idea. More than that it was exciting to see how high the standards are here in Pakistan of young entrepreneurs looking to make a difference. It gave us the opportunity to meet very exciting people we could bounce ideas off. It didn’t feel like a competition but rather a forum where everyone was there to help each other out. We couldn’t be more glad having to enter the challenge.

    Salim Karim, PublishEX
  • As a start­up you always need some sort of support and in our case FDC has really been helpful towards achieving our objectives. Karandaaz has not only been a financial support for us but they also provided us a platform through which we got a chance to connect with key players of the industry. Overall, our association with Karandaaz has really been amazing and we shall keep on benefiting from this wonderful organization.

    FDC 2016 was a wonderful opportunity for fintech start­ups to showcase the work which they are doing and also to connect with all the experienced and emerging players of the industry. It was really amazing to see the kind of work which startups are doing in fintech industry. Since we were one of the winners of the competition, it gave us strong recognition of our idea and the objective which we are trying to achieve.

    Humayun Dar, Ricult Pakistan

Organizers

Taimoor Ali
Innovation Lead

Zohaib Jawed
Analyst, DFS

Amna Mishal
Senior Analyst, Communications