Honors and Awards Received by Syed Irfan Ajmal

Below are a few of the awards won by me and/or the organizations I’ve represented. 

    • Qualified for BlackBox Connect Summer Program 2014

(Jun 2014  – BlackBox, Silicon Valley)

Our startup Silk Route Interactive was qualified for the Silicon Valley-based Summer 2014 program of BlackBox Connect. However, we decided to not attend the program. More about Blackbox at http://www.BlackBox.vc/



(Jul 2013  – i2i [Invest2Innovate])

Silk Route Interactive were the finalists of the i2i [Invest to Innovate] Business Accelerator Program.


• Best Start-Up Award

(Jun 2013  – P@SHA LaunchPad 2013 Islamabad)

Silk Route Interactive participated in this prestigious event organized by P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Association) 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


• Judge – SIFE-MDH Business Plan Competition

(2008 – SIFE-MDH, Mälardalen University)

SIFE-MDH (as in, SIFE Malardalen University) held a business plan competition at Mälardalen University 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.

    • Second Prize, SIFE National Cup, Sweden [Team Award]

(2008 – SIFE)

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), 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.

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.      


Best Recruitment Campaign of the Year [Team Award]

(2007 – Adecco Sweden [a Fortune Global 500 Company])

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 by recruiting the most number of university students to our team.


Third Prize, SIFE National Cup, Sweden [Team Award]

(2007 – SIFE)


More recent awards will be added later on.   Last updated on 22nd September 2019.