5 Pakistanis and startups have made it to Forbes 30 under 30 list, featuring entrepreneurs and game-changers from all over the world who have cast an unprecedented impression at such a young age.
Forbes says that “entrepreneurs and game-changers, representing 23 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region” were chosen to be featured on the honourable list.
“From innovating in technology and disrupting age-old industries to demonstrating immense talent and dominating the world stage (cue in Naomi Osaka), this group of young stars shines in more ways than one” – the magazine said about the nominations.
Meet the immensely talented Pakistanis and startups who made it to the list this year.
Ahmed Rauf Essa
The co-founder of Telemart, Ahmed Rauf Essa is described as one of the largest e-commerce platforms in Pakistan, while in business school at the age of 23″ by Forbes.
“Outside of B2C, the company also has an extensive wholesale channel which caters to more than 500 dealers online, and is an end-to-end solutions provider for major firms such as P&G, Lucky Cement and Ufone” – it read.
Zain Ashraf Mughal
Donors can choose to donate or lend to projects listed on the nonprofit’s website and can track progress along the way. When repayment is made, the organization helps to reinvest the sum into other projects. According to the company, Seed Out has a 97% repayment rate and has helped 538 locals raise funding. (source: GEO)He also won the Commonwealth Youth Award for his efforts in 2018.
”The four Rutgers classmates wanted to provide a reliable transportation service for refugees, and their company arranges affordable rickshaw rides along designated routes between a refugee camp and common destinations such as markets and hospitals, Forbes said. The idea helped Roshni Rides win the $1 million Hult Prize in 2017, and the team are now focused on working with companies to provide safe rides for female employees in the country.”