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“You can’t skip failure when on the path of entrepreneurship. The key is to never give up and just keep at it.” – Nabeel A. Qadeer
Nabeel Qadeer is the person I am following for quite some time now. I rarely get inspired by people but this first real rock star of our Paki tech industry has something special in him. He actually knows his focal point and has clarity in his vision.
Let’s know more about him today.
Nabeel A. Qadeer is the name behind Pakistan’s evolving entrepreneurial system that is gaining immense popularity these days. Like many youngsters, Nabeel started off with a burning desire to make an impact but could not find a way to channelize his passion and that’s where his journey started.
He did his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Fast – NU Lahore, Pakistan and topped the batch with a Master’s degree in Business & Management from University of Strathclyde Business School, UK.
Nabeel is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) having more than ten years of managerial experience in the fields of business analysis and management information systems. He has successfully founded and operated an IT consultancy firm, Technopsis, with a huge client base across Asia, the Middle East, and the UK. His research interests majorly revolve around Project Management and Entrepreneurship.
After gaining experience of several years, he converged all his energy towards entrepreneurship and empowering young people with the idea of running their own business.
Nabeel assumed the role of Director Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development at Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for 5 years. At PITB, he represented the entrepreneurial wing with projects and initiatives namely TechHub – a co-working space for freelancers, Herself – a women empowerment initiative, WhizKids – an initiative to expose students with the idea of entrepreneurship, Plan 9 – Pakistan’s Pioneer Technology Incubator, PlanX – Technology Accelerator and much more.
While promoting the vision of entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem in Pakistan, he soon realized that raising investment for sustaining startups was a major issue of young entrepreneurs. Addressing this issue, Nabeel laid the foundation of first Startup Reality Show “Idea Croron Ka” in 2017 that acts as a bridge between investors and aspiring entrepreneurs.
This TV show is a “hit” and creating awareness among the general public regarding the entrepreneurship culture booming in the country. Besides that, it is helping numerous young startups to negotiate with the leading investors of Pakistan and raise investment for their business.
Currently, Nabeel is serving as Chief Innovation Officer at Superior Group. He is actively playing his role in instilling innovation in the education system of Superior Network which comprises of 350+ schools, 150+ colleges, and 1 university. With all the latest advancements happening in the IT industry, he is striving to bring a change in the conventional job mindset of students by encouraging them to pursue the career path of entrepreneurship through dialogue and skill acquisition.
Nabeel once tweeted: If ever you feel that we do not have “real” heroes to celebrate among us, please try looking beyond the glamour of mainstream media, or the bubble of social media.
Nabeel’s mission is to promote startups, entrepreneurs, and inspirational business personnel so that the definition of heroism can be modified in Pakistan. He strongly believes that entrepreneurs are the real heroes and the future of this country because they are the ones who will bring a positive change to Pakistan’s economy.
Nabeel Qadeer was presented Young Leaders Award 2016 by the Government of Pakistan for his remarkable services in the field of entrepreneurship. This guy is a true patriot and all his efforts are backed by his motivation to make Pakistan an economic force.
We wish you all the best for your future endeavors, Nabeel! 🙂