The Digital Youth Summit (DYS)
is a technology focused conference that takes place annually in Peshawar, Pakistan. As an introduction to some of our experts, we bring to you the third Speaker Spotlight
featuring the young Vice President at DraperU
, Asra Nadeem. The upcoming DYS is on April 27-28, 2018. Register now here
Asra Nadeem (AN) heads up the entrepreneurial programs and partnerships at Draper University, a pre-accelerator for global startups tackling the world’s most intractable problems. She is also a Venture Partner at DraperU Ventures, an early stage venture fund. Apart from designing and delivering programs, she works directly with governments, universities and international incubators to establish local entrepreneurial hubs, investment opportunities and corporate innovation initiatives.
Before working at Draper University, Asra worked on product and market development for startups in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia. She was the first female product manager in Pakistan for Rozee.pk, where she not only worked with the CEO to secure venture funding from DFJ but grew the product and company to 150+ employees. She is a space technology enthusiast who reads avidly about space and the future of humanity.
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