Pakistan's Premier Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference

Every year we bring the global community together under one roof to learn and grow, have conversations and strike deals. 021Disrupt showcases the local startup ecosystem while drawing in numerous international guests, ranging from entrepreneurs and thought-leaders to corporates and venture capitalists. So whether it’s a panel that offers a window into the minds of international pioneers or an investor meeting that could change the course of your business, 021Disrupt is your guide into the future.


021DISRUPT - 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, 021Disrupt 2020 was brought together by sheer force of determination, belief in our team and community and a strong sense of hope for our future.
We decided to take on the challenge of making 021Disrupt a virtual event like no other, taking it as an opportunity to learn, grow and truly persevere.
Taking place from Nov 30 to 5th December, our 4th edition of 021Disrupt brought together investors, mentors and gurus of the global and local startup ecosystem and we were able to share their wisdom with an audience that was truly from all over the world because, along with being a virtual event, 021Disrupt 2020 was also completely free of cost! With numerous Panels, Fireside Chats, Workshops, Roundtables and Office Hours, our speakers discussed the various challenges of the brave new world we find ourselves in.

021DISRUPT - 2019

It takes a lot of persistence, determination and team effort to bring about an event on a grand scale that draws numerous guests including global investors, mentors, influencers, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders to corporates and venture capitalists under one roof for the benefit of Pakistan’s local startup ecosystem. It’s an opportunity to engage, partner, co-create, and invest in the future of technology and innovation. On the 2nd and 3rd of November, we made it happen at our third edition of 021Disrupt. 021Disrupt hosted 1000+ attendees, 600+ startups, 20+ investors and over 60 speakers at the conference. There were 20 startup pitches on the main stage, innovative talks and panel discussions presenting diverse subjects from bringing internet access to every human by 2028 to learning tips for winning investors over and how to cultivate long term relationships that align with your startup values.

021DISRUPT - 2018

The Nest I/O hosted 021Disrupt 2018 conference on 10th and 11th November to connect the world’s leading investors, innovators, and tech pioneers with the startup community of Pakistan to exchange insights and explore investment opportunities. 021Disrupt 2018 was billed as Pakistan’s premier conference on innovation and entrepreneurship. And it did not disappoint. Not only did it surpass the standard set by the inaugural edition, but it also set the bar for conferences throughout the region. With tickets having been sold out for over a week in advance, more than 750 attendees congregated eager to get their foot in the door to the wonderful world of entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the course of the two days, 70+ thought leaders from the tech, innovation and investment space gave the participants plenty to think about during insightful speaker sessions and workshops. We were also joined by 50+ investors whose cumulative target fund size exceeded over USD 1 Billion.

021DISRUPT - 2017

Karachi was home to the world's top investors and international speakers at 021Disrupt - a 2-day conference organised by The Nest I/O that aimed to strengthen the startup ecosystem of Pakistan by bringing together students, entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and influencers, all under one roof.

The conference took place on the 4th and 5th of November in Karachi. Some of the local and international speakers and organizations participating in 021Disrupt included 500 Startups, HubSpot, Oman Technology Fund (Wadi Accelerator), Golden Gate Ventures, Google Asia/Pacific, Middle East Venture Partners, Sarmayacar and Abraaj’s new VC fund Bakery. In total 60 speakers including 14 international speakers took to the stage over the course of two days and mesmerized the audience with valuable insights.

The conference was not only a great learning opportunity for entrepreneurs and professionals alike but also served as a platform to network and exchange innovative ideas for future business development.