5 Pakistani Entrepreneurs Made It To Forbes’ 30-Under-30 List And Their Businesses Are Breaking Records

5 Pakistani Entrepreneurs Made It To Forbes’ 30-Under-30 List And Their Businesses Are Breaking Records!


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Everyone dreams to have their name in Forbes but it takes hard work, determination and high spirits to get there. Every year Forbes shortlist 30 people who are under 30 years of age, who are independent entrepreneurs. These shortlisted candidates are the one whose business ideas have a potential of global impact.

This year, Forbes shortlisted a total of 300 names were chosen for the 30 Under 30 Asia list from over 2,000 entries, which were heavily researched by a team of reporters and vetted by an A-list of judges.

Ahmed Rauf Essa, 27


Ahmed was still a student of business when he a co-founded of one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in Pakistan. Telemart is seen to have great potential nationally and internationally.

Laila Kasuri, 29


She is a water analyst with Global Green Growth Investment’s Policy Solutions Division. Forbes said that she “has led the research at organizations such as the World Bank, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences on climate-smart irrigation, flood risk reduction, and river basin planning”

Zainab Bibi, 29


The master of renewable energy, Zainab established the Pakistan Society for Green Energy in 2013 to develop new methods of renewable energy. According to Forbes: “Since its founding, the company has successfully developed a bio-fuel from waste tissue paper, and introduced Camelina Sativa, a drought-resistant plant that can be made into bio-diesel,”

Karishma Ali, 21


The youngest of all, Karishma Ali who belongs to Chitral, “is currently the only female football player from her hometown playing at the national club level”, says Forbes.

Zain Asharf Mughal, 28


He’s an entrepreneur empowering other entrepreneurs. Zain founded Seed Out ─ a non-profit, non-religious and non-political crowdfunding platform ─ four years ago. It has raised over 600 entrepreneurs in four cities across Pakistan. His initiative helped raise an average amount of Rs.90,000 per person.

It is not surprising at all to see three women entrepreneurs to get selected in Forbes. These women single-handedly made their ideas into plans and also made them work, enough that they have a global impact! More power to everyone, and everyone who made it to Forbes!

Do you have anything to add? Let us know in the comments below, and tag your friend who’s been wishing to make it to Forbes. Cheers. 🙂

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