Meet the Top 12 Tech-Enabled Startups From Central and South Asian Region on
SlingShot Demo Day
Time: 10 am-5pm
Date: 26 April 2023
Venue: In5, Dubai Internet City
SlingShot is a regional startup program to promote Central and South Asia's most profound tech-enabled startups to become potential unicorns and set them on a path of undeterred growth and catalytic impact. SlingShot aims to foster innovation, access to capital and creative exchange of ideas, market linkages and technology by growing a regional community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and ecosystem enablers.

Top 12 tech-enabled startups from Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan will Pitch at Demo Day in Dubai for $100,000 and more from external investors.

SlingShot allows potentially disruptive startups to use Accelerate Prosperity, its resources and network of coaches, mentors, investors and business linkages, as a springboard to unlock a long-lasting journey of growth and catalytic impact.

Opportunities for Attendees
An opportunity to share knowledge and expertise with startups and other participants coming from diverse backgrounds and sectors
  • A unique opportunity to witness top startups Central and South Asia
  • An opportunity to be part of the growing regional network and community of innovators, entrepreneurs and ecosystem enablers of Central and South Asia
  • An opportunity to share knowledge and expertise with startups and other participants coming from diverse backgrounds and sectors
  • Harness new partnerships for promoting entrepreneurial culture in Central and South Asia
Meet Our Mentors
Highly successful entrepreneurs having a comprehensive experience in investment readiness and a proven track record of leading businesses of varying sizes and from different geographies
  • Sarosha Imtiaz
    Duke University MBA Candidate (2023) | Co-Founder at Aiva Labs | Ex-AWS | 40 Under 40
  • Adnan Patel
    Practice Leader | Crowe Consulting | Cloud Solutions
  • Al Lalji
    Group CEO & Managing Partner for SmarTek21 and SmarTek21 Product Holdings Products
  • Naaila Hossain
    IT Managed Service Provider | Impact Investor
  • Amit Panjwani
    Co-Founder, President and CEO Comlink
  • Amin Adatia
    Senior Business Analyst/Senior Database Developer at Department of National Defence, Canada
  • Ashraf Esmael
    Chief Investment Officer - Middle East at GroFin
  • Robin Butler
    Partner & Head of Impact at Sturgeon Capital
  • Sinethemba Mafanya
    Capital Advisory | Impact Investment Bank | Impact Investing Strategy Consulting | Entrepreneurship
  • Amyn Rajan
    Tech Entrepreneur
  • Ameel Somani
    Co-Founder and Principal of Si Advisers LLP | MBA from Harvard Business School
  • Emadsho Akdodshoev
    General Manager at IPS-Agri Tajikistan
Capacity Building Partner
Accelerate Prosperity is partnering with Starta for online capacity building of the entrepreneurs.

Starta is a VC firm and accelerator based out of the USA with an interest in the region. Their mission is to provide opportunities to:
  • International startups who want to scale globally and raise capital
  • Aspiring industry leaders seeking professional training
  • Investors who believe in long-term growth potential and a strong connection with the community