It is heartening to see the entrepreneurial grit and success demonstrated by the Pakistanis mentioned in this book. Entrepreneuring Pakistan documents the journey, challenges, successes and failures of entrepreneurs, who along the way create wealth, fame and jobs for others. These entrepreneurs, some of whom are LUMS graduates, demonstrate that hard work, combined with self-belief and a leap of faith that is the hallmark of all entrepreneurs, does lead to success. I am also pleased to read success stories of Pakistani researchers, ICT entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and, specially, silverpreneurs. This book documents the “method” behind the entrepreneurial madness that is engulfing Pakistan. It is the story of those who worked to build the ecosystem that allowed entrepreneurship to prosper in Pakistan. Azhar Rizvi, as one of the first ecosystems enablers, played an integral role in the entrepreneurial transformation process. In a short period of 10 years, we are able to see the fruits of developing entrepreneurship in Pakistan, particularly in the technology sector, where many promising ventures are now growing exponentially, as is the startup culture.
Prof. Sohail H. Naqvi, S.I. Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)