Wonder Women got the highest score from judges and was selected in the top EWC 100 while Mobiliti and ENENT will Compete for Slot in the Top 100 at EWC Global Finals in October.
The EWC National Finals Pakistan was held on 31st August 2021, hosted by Innovation District 92 in Lahore, Pakistan. The top 10 finalists from all over Pakistan pitched excellent ideas and competed to make their way in the top 3.
Lahore, Pakistan – The top 3 startups are Wonder Women, Mobiliti, and ENENT at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held recently in Lahore, Pakistan.
“Wonder Women” is a startup that is making menstrual hygiene accessible in Pakistan. Wonder Women deploys wall-mounted vending machines that dispense menstrual hygiene products in female restrooms at public places and workplaces where women are involved. Wonder Women aims to make menstrual hygiene hassle-free by providing convenient access to menstrual hygiene products.
“Mobiliti” is a startup that aims to provide affordable yet state-of-the-art prosthetic and assistive devices to break the wall of disability. Mobiliti empowers people to enjoy the freedom of Mobiliti, by making technology affordable, accessible and sustainable. To break the wall of disability we generate social and environmental values by mobilizing people of all diversities with limb loss and limb differences through our bio-inspired products made using plastic waste.
“ENENT” believes that innovation has the power to solve the most pressing issues in Pakistan especially the energy crisis which is negatively affecting the economy. Following our vision, we have developed a full-fledged device that reduces the consumer’s electricity bills by a massive amount.
Mr. Uzair Masood, CEO of Wonder Women, captured a position in the top 100 and advances to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 200 countries.
“It was a wonderful experience pitching amongst the top startups in Pakistan. We believe in empowering women by creating tech-enabled solutions that help them in every walk of life. I am grateful to team ID92 for the flawless execution of the EWC Nationals. Looking forward to the Global Finals now.” said Mr. Uzair Masood.
In preparation for the EWC Global Finals, Mr. Uzair Masood and Mr. Ali Ahmed (co-founder Wonder Women) will participate in an acceleration program that features virtual training and one-to-one mentoring targeted to their company’s current stage and growth trajectory.
Wonder Women, Mobiliti, and ENENT emerged victorious from a pool of 7649 contestants who applied – each receiving access to free virtual training services and up to $25,000 in perks to help them take their venture to the next level.
Other finalists at EWC Pakistan included:
- Daastan from Rawalpindi, a startup that premier book publishing marketplace enabling authors to monetize their time, content, and skills using technology. We provide end-to-end book publishing solutions online.
- Elixs from Lahore, a startup to solve a great trade and war issue of the whole world by exempting the petroleum consumption so here we are offering an electric bicycle (e-bicycle) in the market to preserve the environment and health of people while saving money.
- Fitex Health from Lahore, a startup that connects nutritionists with the person in need. We have a mobile application that allows user to have their personal nutritionist along with many advanced health tracking features.
- Dimen Draw (moto-vest) from Lahore, a startup, developing an Airbag vest for motorcycle riders called the MOTOVEST. The vest has an electromechanical system that triggers the airbag when an accident condition is satisfied.
- QuranTalk from Karachi, a startup that helps people connect with Quran on an emotional level. Curation of Quranic Ayahs for 40 plus emotions.
- Liber Health from Karachi, a health-as-a-service company that offers safe and contactless identification, health data transfers, and COVID pre-screening services for healthcare staff, patients, and front-line workers. It leverages blockchain and biometrics to create digital identities and enable secure data transfers, including COVID test results and vaccination information, via a trusted network.
- Ladiesfund Solar from Karachi is one of the world’s first female-led solar hybrid power plant. This 100 MW plant has an all-female board, male CEO who will train one of the female engineers to be CEO within three years. We are planning an all-female “barracks” on the ground and already have the 1750 acres in Gharo. Pakistan has an electricity shortage and this female initiative has been strategically designed to utilize Pakistan’s excellent solar by hybridizing it with an existing Wind Power Project to increase electricity access.
Judges for the competition were:
- QAISER ANSARI, CEO, Astron Power
- ARZISH AZAM, CEO Ejad Labs & Advisor Federal Science + Tech Ministry
- MUHAMMAD ALI RASHID, CEO, MoboKey
More than 150,000 contestants from 200 countries entered the Entrepreneurship World Cup. The initiative combines a broad-reaching pitch competition, aimed at ventures ranging from the idea stage to the growth stage, with a virtual accelerator program to help all participants launch, strengthen and scale their enterprises. Global Finalists will face off against one another at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in October.
EWC is an initiative led by the Misk Global Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Network, and the Global Education and Leadership Foundation with support from a collection of national and global partners, including the GSVlabs and Entrepreneurs’ Organization.