KARACHI: A ceremony to commemorate and motivate the students whose startups have been named in the top 10 companies of Pakistan by the Japan International Cooperation Agency was organized under the auspices of the Office of the Students’ Advisor, the University of Karachi at the Vice-Chancellor Secretariat.
Japan International Cooperation Agency recently released a list of top 10 innovative companies of Pakistan in which three companies are startups of University of Karachi students. The companies including Xord, Social Champ, and Sudofy are startups and contributing to the information technology sector.
The renowned international ranking agency- Good Firm- has included Xord in it’s the top 30 Global Innovative Campiness working in BlockChain. The KU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi congratulated the students and said that they are an inspiration to other students of the University of Karachi.
“These companies are positively contributing to the software exports of Pakistan and are representing Pakistan globally.” He mentioned that these students are an asset to the University of Karachi and to our country.
Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi also said, “Recently we have also established a business incubation center at the University of Karachi to help and encourage students to come up with unique ideas and take them to a commercial scale”.
Dr Khalid Iraqi mentioned, “We know how much energy and potential there is in our students, we just need to tap into their potential and positively channel their energy for the benefit of this country.”
Earlier, KU Students’ Advisor Dr Syed Asim Ali said that they have organized this event to encourage and recognize the service of the students because somehow we have not been able to recognize and encourage the students who are running their own companies and are positively contributing to the country.
“Now we will invite students from all departments of the university and honor them because they are an inspiration to other students as well,” he added. Later, the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi presented the students with the University’s emblem.