Momentum Conference to bring together 'startups, investors, techies' in Karachi.

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The third edition of the Momentum Technology Conference 2019 will kick off at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Karachi on Tuesday (April 30), according to a press release issued by the organisers.

The annual two-day event, billed as "Pakistan's largest technology and startup conference", is "renowned for being the single-largest platform in Pakistan to bring together startups, investors, technologists, industry luminaries, experts and large corporate as well as tech heavyweights", the organisers said.

The conference's agenda comprises a Startup and Technology Expo designed to showcase concepts and ideas on the future of cutting-edge technology.

According to a press release, the conference will also feature a line-up of speaker sessions, panel discussions, workshops and a plethora of networking opportunities for young entrepreneurs to interact with mentors, potential investors and discuss new avenues of business and the ways forward for scalability and nationwide economic growth.

"The Momentum Tech Conference was conceived of as a platform that understands the Pakistani market and has the capacity to revolutionise the eco-system to support Pakistani entrepreneurs," explained its founder Amir Jafri.

"To support this vision, professionals from diverse backgrounds and with decades of experience have come together under the Momentum umbrella to share their knowledge and help map out a path to a better tomorrow."

The organisers say that the 2019 edition of the conference will also see the launch of the "Startup 100 Competition". Virtual Force X+, a New York-based technology acceleration platform which helps create next generation software products, has partnered with Momentum to facilitate the competition.

"Startup 100 is a unique launch pad for young entrepreneurs who have been waiting for that first big opportunity," the organisers said.

About 100 startups, shortlisted out of a pool of applicants, will be pitching their ideas to a panel of industry experts in the days leading up to the main Conference.

The final three will be awarded cash prizes of $8,000, $3,500, and $1,500 respectively sums that can serve as seed...

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