Honors and awards

Best Start-Up Award ( P@SHA LaunchPad 2013 Islamabad ) - June 2013

Silk Route Interactive participated in this prestigious event organized by P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Assciation) to present ”The Crime Mapper” – an end to end solution for conceiving and implementing effective crime control strategies.

Successful completion of a pilot project which resulted in 34% reduction of crime rate within just 3 months in Faisalabad and our consistent track record of developing, implementing and maintaining various products contributed heavily in helping us clinch ”The Best Start-Up Award” at the P@SHA LaunchPad 2013 Islamabad.
For details please view: http://bit.ly/17HHao6

Second Prize, SIFE National Cup, Sweden (Team Award ) SIFE - 2008

Adecco is a multinational HR company with revenues €19.5 billion in 2013. Being a member of the SIFE-MDH (SIFE Mälardalen University) team, I played a key role in helping our team win this award from Adecco Sweden by recruiting the most number of university students to our team.

Second Prize, SIFE National Cup, Sweden (Team Award ) SIFE - 2008

SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise), rebranded in Oct. 2012 as Enactus, is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus/SIFE World Cup.
The SIFE Malardalen University Team of which I was a co-founder were runners up the SIFE National Cup, Sweden. The SIFE Malardalen University team went on to win the SIFE National Cup 2009 and 2010, becoming National Champions of Social Entrepreneurship, Sweden for two years in a row.

Third Prize, SIFE National Cup, Sweden (Team Award ) SIFE - 2007

Helped the team win the third prize in the SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) National Cup, Sweden 2007. SIFE is now rebranded as Enactus.

Finalist - i2i (Invest2Innovate) - July 2013

One of the startup Silk Route Interactive that I cofounded, was the finalist of the i2i [Invest to Innovate] Business Accelerator Program!

Judge – SIFE-MDH Business Plan Competition ( SIFE-MDH, Mälardalen University ) - 2008

SIFE-MDH (SIFE Malardalen University) that I was a founding member of held a business plan competition at Malardalen University, Sweden in order to help student teams transform their business ideas into solid business plans with the best three teams receiving awards for their efforts. I was one of the three judged which reviewed each business plan, interviewed the teams regarding their plans and grade each team accordingly.

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Silk Route Interactive, a startup I was a co-founder of), qualified for the Silicon Valley-based Summer 2014 program of BlackBox Connect. However, since all sponsored slots were already awarded, and as we have had other plans as well we chose not to attend the program.