SSKIC selects top 5 start-ups for Cohort 3

The Shahjehan Syed Karim Incubation Centre (SSKIC) at IoBM concluded its Final Pitch Day for Cohort 3 on February 17, 2024. As many as 30 start-ups competed for a spot in the 6-month program. It will provide comprehensive support, including mentorship from industry experts, access to funding and investment opportunities, co-working space and infrastructure, and skill development workshops and training programs.

A distinguished panel of 12 judges from the industry evaluated the pitches. They were: Dr. Seema Ansari, Advisor to Rector, IoBM; Dr. Imran Batada, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Director CIT, IoBM; Prof. Dr. Farhan Essa, Chairman, Dr. Essa Health Services Pvt. Ltd.; Sami Haider, Head of Human Resources, Dr. Essa Laboratory & Diagnostic Centre; Salman Tufail, Director, Tufail Group; Dr. Mariam Mateen Khan, HoD, Entrepreneurship, IoBM; Mr. Salman Beg, Director, Enterprising MFG Co. Pvt. Ltd.; Mr. Halil Ibrahim Basaran, Karachi Programme Coordinator, TIKA; Ms. Evelyn Abrogena, Advisor Individual Life Operations, EFU Life Assurance Ltd.; Ms, Uzma Zaidi- Chief HR. Officer, Unity Foods Ltd.; Dr. Eram Abbasi, Director of Entrepreneurship, DHA Suffa University; and Mr. Shayan Ahmed Baig, EVP and Deputy Head Shariah Compliance, Meezan Bank.

After careful deliberation, the judges selected the following top 5 start-ups to join Cohort 3:

  • Greenova8: Invest directly in climate solutions through an accessible, blockchain-powered platform.
  • DigiBook: Streamline reservations, manage finances, and grow a travel business.
  • Filt Resha: Eco-conscious filter paper from upcycled waste, redefining sustainability through quality, community, and environmental responsibility.
  • 1Archiver.AI: Archive data, access history, and simplify legal compliance.
  • Jeanius Digital: Precision fit, AI design, and virtual try-on for a perfect denim experience.