28th -29th November 2015


Convention Centre, Islamabad


474 Tickets


50 Speakers & Mentors

ABOUT LCL 2015 / Learn. Create. Lead

The largest gathering of Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Educators & National Leaders in Pakistan. LCL is an initiative of Entrepreneurship Development Institute (Pvt.) Limited.

The conference will also provide a platform for participants to explore ways to nurture relationships locally and nationally, to ensure that networking is the core element of entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The theme for this year’s conference is:

“How to Become an Entrepreneur and Start a Business”
Learn from Those Who Have Done It

Live Streaming / Learn. Create. Lead

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LCL 2015 / The largest gathering of entrepreneurs in the region

Since 2012, LCL is deemed to be the most influential conference to develop the entrepreneurial culture in Pakistan, bringing together national leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, corporate, & academicians under one roof.

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Keynote Addresses /

In any conference the keynote address sets the tone for the conference, highlighting the theme and the underlying issues that need to be discussed.  more..

fireside chats /

LCL believes in the power of interactivity. No session is boring at LCL. StartUp Talks is another interactive session that allows the mentors more..

Ideas That Inspire /

“Ideas That Inspire” is a 2-hour long mentoring session in which all participants will be divided into 50 groups and assigned to each of 50 mentors. more..

Networking Activities /

Learn, Create, Lead 2015 isn’t just a conference and our participants aren’t just participants, they are aspiring entrepreneurs with valuable business more..

Awards Ceremony /

To conclude the conference, we’ll be highlighting all the milestones we’ve achieved during the event. All the participants who have got seed capital for more..

Food Festival /

This year, keeping in mind that improvement demands change, we’ve turned our conference into a 2- day event. The highlight of the second day more..

Conference Speakers / Best in-class speakers lineup!

How I started an Airline Company from Zero

Khaqan Abbasi

Khaqan Abbassi is a Pakistani politician, electrical engineer, conservative figure, businessman, entrepreneur, and the current minister of petroleum and natural resources. He is a senior PML-N Leader and has
Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Faiez Seyal

CEO and Managing Associate at Ace Consulting Group. He is a great influencer, motivator, eloquent speaker, a great teacher, an authoritative consultant and a friendly coach for this generation.
Prophet Muhammad as an Entrepreneur

Orya Maqbool Jan

DG National Commission Human Development. Is a renowned columnist, writer, poet , civil servant ,CSS officer. He has written many Urdu columns for various Urdu-language newspapers in Pakistan. He has
Digitizing Your Business

Adnan Shahid

Chief Commercial Officer at PTCL. An eloquent speaker, a visionary, a strategist - there isn't one thing that describes Adnan. Adnan is a passionate senior executive with fire to
Zeesocial co founder/chief digital officer

Zeesth Adnan

Zeasth Adnan has a Bachelors in Mechatronics, Robotics & Automation Engineering. But don’t let the words fool you. She is a businesswomen with a very high regard for work-life
Purpose is the best motivator in the world

Javed Chaudry

Javed Chaudhry is a renowned newspaper Columnist, Journalist in Pakistan. He was born on 1st January 1968 in Gujrat District, Pakistan. His series of columns have been published in
From Artist to Entrepreneur

Haroon Rashid

Haroon Rashid born in London, United Kingdom, popularly known as Haroon is a British-Pakistani pop singer, composer, musician and producer. He has sold millions of CDs and tapes worldwide
From Rs. 150,000 debt to a gaint company of 400 team members

Raza Saeed

Founder & CEO of Pak wheels, Confiz limited , Uraan limited. Is a serial entrepreneur & Founder /CEO of multiple software companies that includes Pak wheels, Confiz limited ,
How to include stakeholder?

Ghazanfar Azzam

Ghazanfar Azzam has the distinction of launching two (out of eight) nation-wide microfinance banks in Pakistan i.e. Kashf MF Bank in 2008 (now FINCA) & WASEELA in 2012 .
How to start a tech business without money?

Khurram Zafar

Khurram Zafar is a graduate of McGill University. He is the founder and Executive Director at LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship. Board director and member of the Digital Financial Services
How to Brand Yourself

Wahaj Siraj

Wahaj Siraj is CEO and co-founder of Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd., which has installed Pakistan's first fiber to the home (FTTH) project in Islamabad in 2006-07 to provide voice, video
How to start a tech business without money?

Tahir Chaudhry

Tahir Believes in developing the nation through new company startups and the area he selected is ICT, Food, Trainings, SME Sector and Healthcare. In Healthcare he is strong advocate
How to start a tech business without money?

Saquib Mohyuddin

Saquib Mohyuddin is Pakistan’s leading expert in the areas of restructuring of financial, industrial and development institutions. Presently he is Chairman of Pakistan Enterprise Development Facility (PEDF), President of
How the government can support entrepreneurship

Marvi Memon

Marvi Memon is a prominent female Pakistani politician , businesswoman a well-known educator, statesman, and currently serving the PML-N political party.  Marvi is a conservative politician groomed under Musharraf’s
From Rs. 10,000 donation to largest

Muhammad Saleem Rajha

Muhammad Saleem Ahmad Ranjha is the Founding Director of Akhuwat, World largest interest free Micro Finance (at zero percent and no service fee) which was started in 2001. Now
Turn Your Dreams into Reality

Mohsin Lodhi

Mohsin Lodhi is an enterprise trainer and executive development coach. Mohsin has 35 years of experience in leadership and management. He has hands-on experience of running three successful companies
From Worker to Manager to Coach to Leader

Salman Wassay

Salman Wassay holds a MBA degree from Lahore University Management Sciences (LUMS).Has more than 17 years of corporate experience. Currently Salman is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer at
How to start a tech business without money?

Owais Anjum

How to start a tech business without money? / Founder Cricout, CEO eMumba, President OPEN Islamabad  
Topic to be annouced

Michael Foley

Michael Foley is an experienced hands-on executive level leader, consultant and speaker on Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) issues. Starting with his first job at Procter & Gamble his
Yet to announce

Umair Jaliawala

Trainer with more than a decade of experience mapping needs and conceptualizing interventions based on participation, inclusiveness and sustainability. Horizon of consultation in learning design and delivery ranges from

Luqman Ali Afzal

An economist by education and a restaurateur by profession, Luqman Ali Afzal is a LUMS alumnus who went from a small “khokha” to the grandest hotel in Islamabad, The

Usman Ahmed

Usman Ahmed holds an MBA degree from FAST School of Business, Islamabad. He is the Founder of Entrepreneurship Development Institute. Under EDI, he has organized three All Pakistan Entrepreneurship
CEO Youth Impact

Abdul Samad Khan

Samad considers outdoor education as a purpose to live – that keeps him helping people discover and maximize their potential. Having a second life after recovering from cancer, he
CEO Discretelogix

Farrukh Malik

Started the education journey from his home town and with the glancing period he ended up doing MS in Computer Sciences from NUST in 2005. Succeeding graduation
President Consultant GUGGU Ltd

Furqan Shamsi

Shamsi has varied experience of both industry and academia while having worked as consultant, business manager, and a teacher at various levels. This helps him making his
CEO Inventive Leads

Rehan Munir

Mr. Rehan Malik is a graduate of business analytics and consulting from Warwick Business School, UK and a seasoned professional having work experience of more than a decade with
CEO and Founder MMI

Maryam Kausar

She is a CEO of a tech startup MMI, which develops games. She is also a member of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). She represented Pakistan
Owner 1969 & time goes on

Bilal Awan

An Engineer by qualification, Bilal is unique and an exemplary entrepreneur, building startups that range from waste management to restaurants. His restaurants are unarguably the most trending one in
Owner Funky Bake

Amber Qaiser

Amber Qaiser is a foodie and perfectionist at heart. She has been baking and decorating cakes for as long as she can remember. Getting married at an early age
CEO – 11Values

Muhammad Farrukh Mahmood

Over 16 years of IT related experience, IT company operational execution, Business process management, Software development in web, mobile, workflow and office automation domains. Equipped with strong entrepreneurial, management,
CEO - Vizteck Solutions

Barkan Saeed

Barkan Saeed is a CEO of Vizteck Solutions and CTO of MobileNext USA. We specialize in providing software development services to startups. Barkan Saeed is passionate about user experience
CEO Vigo Business Consulting

Samrah Azam

Samrah Azam is a Management Consultant and an Entrepreneur. She provides HR Consultancy, Business Cleansing Solutions and designs innovative training modules for education and different corporate sectors
Head Operations Super Savari Express

Umar Saeed

Is a young, passionate, enthusiastic individual that has the zeal and dedication to promote the culture and heritage of Pakistan. Currently Umar is the head of operations north and
Youth Director U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN)

Sarah A. Malik

Is a young professional , a motivational speaker, mentor, trainer ,marketeer who started off her career at the age of sixteen and is presently the youth director of Pakistan
CEO of QExpress, Pvt. Ltd and Executive Director of Smart Brain

Salman Farooq

He is the  owner and president of the multi million dollar business that he started from scratch. Salman is result oriented, has hands on experience of professional with domestic
CEO Alfoze Technologies

Muazzam Arslan Bhatti

Muazzam is a Tech Entrepreneur with 11+ years experience in IT/Telecom sector in Development, Operations and Management. He is Founder & CEO of Alfoze Technologies, an IT Services and
Editor HELLO! Pakistan

Shehab Farrukh Niazi

Shehab Farrukh Niazi is a digital marketing strategist; she specializes in using innovative social media and content marketing solutions to help brands enhance their presence online. Currently, she is
Founder, iinix Solutions

Ahmed Sajjad Zaidi

Sajjad is a serial entrepreneur who started his entrepreneurial journey back in primary school, selling his artwork to colleagues. He has lived in many different countries, including Japan, Bulgaria,
How to start a tech business without money?

Tahir Chaudhry

Tahir Believes in developing the nation through new company startups and the area he selected is ICT, Food, Trainings, SME Sector and Healthcare. In Healthcare he is strong advocate
CTO Zigron

Kashif Mueen

Kashif Mueen is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded services company Zigron in 2006 with a vision of building a platform to execute on innovative ideas. Since 2006 Zigron has
Co-Founder and Director at Binex Solutions

Umer Maqbool

Umer Maqbool is a business and technology executive, having over 9 years of professional experience. During his entrepreneurial journey, so far, he has established multiple businesses in U.A.E and
CEO at Goldbar Tech Pvt Ltd

Khurram Shehzad

A passionate Social Entrepreneur who is constantly seeking perfection. Business Leadership Practitioner who believes in driving massive success through People, Product and Process management. Professional product innovator and owner
Emmy Nominated and Peabody Award Winning Writer

Adi Abdurab

Adi Abdurab is a writer and life skills coach. He has trained thousands of youth in his 9 years on the circuit, focusing on startups and young professionals. Adi
Owner Masoom's cafe

Masoom Alam

Masoom Alam as a young man wished to be a Doctor, grew up to become a Chef. He recognized his Culinary Passion at an age of 17, when he
Co-Founder Healthybreath

Ashar Ahmad

Social entrepreneur and co-founder of HealhtyBreath, Ashar Ahmad has 15 years of extensive exposure  in national and international endeavors. Portfolio includes projects with government, corporate sector, donor agencies and

Zeeshan Najam Khan

Zeeshan Najam Khan is an Electrical Engineer by Profession. He has been an academician and a Researcher for more than 15 years.He has interest in exploring different worlds and

Awais Naseer

Awais Naseer is a seasoned entrepreneur and product developer who has worked with Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 companies to help them build successful products. With a revenue of

Osman Hashmi

Osman has been at the forefront of private equity since its formal inception in Pakistan in 2007. He has a decade of investment banking, private equity, and strategy formulation

Tosheeba Sarwar

Director, Venture Center, University of Central Punjab Business Development Consultant, IAL Saatchi An experienced entrepreneur, business executive and advisor to a number of emerging and established businesses. Uniquely specialized

Fahim Akhtar

Fahim Akhtar is the Lead at Mont5, Pakistan's second most successful crowdsourcing campaign raised $40,000 on kickstarter, aimed at reviving Pakistan's leather industry. He has been creating and improving

Hina Mehboob

As Plabesk’s Creative chief operating officer CEO, I am responsible for day-to-day operations and also leading company’s product design and development. I co-founded Plabesk with Gohar Sultan in 2011.

Izzah Ahmed

Juicy gossip started early 2013, from Centaurus as a juice bar only - However, Izzah’s dream to own a small health or unique cafe has been very old -

Adnan Faisal

Adnan Faisal is the Head of Technology Incubation Center at NUST. (more…)

Umar Farooq

Umar Farooq is a strategic leader as well as a powerful innovator, with a track record of proven success. As Founder, President, and CEO of HCP Group & Tech

Shahid Altaf Qureshi

Shahid Altaf Qureshi, an IT & Software Expert and Entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in IT & Software Industry. Running his own businesses providing Software Development and IT

Microfinancing & Loans /

LCL2015 is proud to present Waseela Microfinance Bank, our Silver Sponsor.

Waseela Microfinance Bank takes various entrepreneurial initiatives and has many products for clients wanting to start up their own businesses. For more information, please visit the Waseela Microfinance Bank’s official website.
Waseela Micro Enterprise Loan

Conference Packages / Lunch will be provided only on Day 1



Main Hall
Mentoring Sessions
Working Lunch



VIP Area + Investor Pitch
Listing on Event Web
Badges & Space for Branding
Refreshment & VIP Lunch

Donors /

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Event FAQS / find your answers

The theme for this year’s conference is “Nurturing the Future Entrepreneurs of Pakistan”.  
  • The role of universities in fostering entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and governmental support
  • Entrepreneurial culture
  • Innovation and technological entrepreneurship
Conference registration fees include the following benefits:  
  • Conference Features
  • Food and Drinks
  • Coursework & Certificates
  • Mentoring & Networking Area
There are primarily two ways to get yourself registered for LCL 2015. Online Registration Please click here and submit your details. Our sales team will contact you with 36 hours for further verification and payment process. Following are some of the options to pay:
  • Cash on Delivery (Islamabad, Rawalpindi & Lahore)
  • Online Bank Transfer (E-ticket will be issued)
  • Easypesa (E-ticket will be issued)
Offline Registration You can directly purchase the ticket by reaching out on the following sale points.
  • EDI House 256, Street 19, G-10/2 Islamabad
  • All Universities in Rwp/Islamabad
  • Major Cafes in Islamabad
  • Centaurus Mall Islamabad
LCL 2015 offers many opportunities for delegates to mix and mingle. With the Conference program, delegates can discuss the day’s events and make plans for the rest of the Conference. There are also General Mash-up Sessions and Mentorship offered by the Conference organizers. This, coupled with refreshment breaks and lunches, ensures our delegates have ample opportunity to make and maintain connections.

LCL Investor Pitches / Price is what you pay, Value is what you get!

Investor Pitch will be following a shark-tank model. First, participants will register their business ideas online. Out of all the ideas that we receive, the best will go into the “pitching ring” with investors. Each participant will have 3 minutes to convince the panel to invest in their ideas.

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How To Get A Business Idea

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