Falling Walls Lab ’17 Oct20


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Falling Walls Lab ’17

The Forman Christian College was honoured to host the ‘Falling Walls Lab’ for a second time on 10 October 2017. Given the fervour and dedication of the organising team, over a 100 applications were submitted. After a grueling shortlisting process that focused on innovation and relevance of ideas, 16 candidates were invited to present at the lab at FCCU on October 10, 2017.

Eminent members of the business community were invited to attend the event. With legendary bureaucrat and policy maker Salman Siddique, a proud Formanite, as Jury Chairman. Other members of the jury were renowned entrepreneurs and innovators, like Salman Danish (Medialogic), Raza Saeed (Pakwheels), Ali Sarfraz (Karandaaz), Pir Saad Ahsanuddin (Cinepax) and Ali Raza Siddique (JS Bank).

This year, one aspiring innovator, PakStraw CEO  Shayan Sohail, wowed both the jury and the audience   with PakStraw, a simple device that can filter 1500 liters of water with 99.9999% of purity anywhere, anytime, without any power requirements while working just like a drinking straw.

The event formally culminated in closing remarks by the Jury Chairman Salman Siddique who urged the participants to carry on with their innovative endeavours and was hopeful that Formanites would host their own innovation conference and make it an annual event in Pakistan with worldwide participation.

The lab came to a joyful end with a networking tea organised by Copper Kettle for the keen participants and the esteemed guests present, in order to allow for more linkages to be developed between the think tanks and the youth of Pakistan.