Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 happened during November 16 – 22, 2020 with 40,000 events in 180 countries all around the world. Connect Ventures team organized multiple events during #GEW2020 in collaboration with Digital Faisalabad, Startup Grind Faisalabad, AWS Scouts, SEED Limited, DigitalSofts, WebSolUK, and Innovation Lab.

This is 1st time, GEW has been celebrated in Faisalabad. According to official website ( we organized 4 events in this week.

1- GEW Talk with Adnan Faisal (Event Details)
Guest: Mr. Adnan Faisal, Founder ScaleX Accelerator

2- Entrepreneurship Sangat 2020 – (in Partnership with Askolay) (Event Details)

Haider Mairaj, CEO – Askolay (Moderator)
Iftikhar Hussain, Startup Grind Lahore
Altaf Hussain, Partner – Connect Ventures
Mahrukh Qadeer, Founder – Co-Wired, Lahore
Azizullah Bangash – Peshawer
Syed Azfar Hussain, NIC – Karachi
Muhammad Bilal, Director – Startup Grind Faisalabad

3- Cross Border E-Commerce – Progress, Opportunities and Challenges (Event Details)

Panelists: Syed Awais Zaidi, Umair Ahmed, Arbaz Abid

4- IoT in Pakistan – Opportunities, Challenges and way Forward (Event Details)

Altaf Hussain – Partner, Connect Ventures
Zulfiqar Ahmed – Founder, Innovation Lab
Amir Zahoor, FAST-NU CFD Campus

All the events were broadcasted LIVE on Facebook, and viewed by more than 2000 people during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020. Due to COVID-19 we could not arrange physical events this year, but we hope the situation will be better next time and we will be able to do more events offline and online in collaboration with local Tech Industry and Academia.

Connect Ventures team is always keen to bring opportunities for Faisalabad based Entrepreneurs, Startups, Founders and Professionals to help them prepare better for global competition by Inspiring, educating and connecting them through events.