Six Pakistanis named in Forbes’ prestigious ’30 under 30′ list

November 15, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

Karachi: Forbes’ released ’30 Under 30′ for 2018 which hails the achievement of people under the age of 30 years in different fields, Samaa reported.

Pakistanis and individuals with Pakistani origin also made it into the prestigious list.

Twenty-eight-year-old Sarah Ahmed made it into the list for her work in the retail and e-commerce sector. She started Warp + Weft which is described as, “a premium denim brand that weaves its own fabric to guarantee the best value and fit.”

Individuals of Pakistani origion S. Zayd Enam and Khizer Hayat were also mentioned for their landmark achievements.

Twenty-five-year old Enam started Mediconnect, which is a healthcare provider platform in Pakistan, after dropping out of high school also later dropped out of his PhD program at Stanford University and founded Cresta.ai ─ a startup that aims to scale and improve the quality of customer services.

He also dropped out of PhD program at Stanford University to found Cresta.ai which aims to improve the quality of customer services.

Hayat, 25, is the head of Teach Pakistan Initiative which is a non-government organisation (NGO) working to improve the quality of rural education in the country.

Raza Munir is the fourth and final Pakistani to make it to the list. His startup named Climb Credit facilitates students in skill-based fields to manage their debt.

Anna Khan, 29, was named “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum as she is known for sourcing several breakout startups since joining Bessemer Venture Partners in February 2012.

She has helped raise $141 million in total financing.

For co-founding Aspetto, Abbas Haider, 28, made it to the list under the ‘Manufacturing and Industry’ category. The firm deals with comfortable, tailor-made bullet resistant clothing. Haider’s business has already raised $300,000 in seed funding