Representing COLABS at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) !
Launched in 2017, the Future Investment Initiative (FII) is an exciting initiative that brings forth some of the brightest change-makers to invest in the future by touching upon solutions pertinent to global issues. A global initiative made for one imperative motive, i.e., Impact on Humanity, the intent is to spawn positive contributions towards critical areas, […]
Young & Spirited – Shahrukh Hamid
One of COLABS’ oldest employees, Shahrukh Hamid, the Community & Sales Manager, lights up any room he walks into. Having joined the organization in 2020 by chance, today he heads a crew of 45. With a background in art and design from Beaconhouse National University (BNU) in Lahore, Shahrukh laughs when he recalls the early […]
De-Stress Day at COLABS!
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius Always ready to help the team decompress, unwind and align better, the People & Culture team spearheaded a heartwarming […]
COLABS Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness All Through October!
In a country where it is estimated that 1 out of every 9 women are at risk of breast cancer during their lifetime, Pakistan has the highest incidence of breast cancer in comparison to other Asian countries. According to the International Agency of Research on Cancer 2018 report, 34,066 new cases of breast cancer had […]
Living with Purpose
Standing as the first Bachelors and Master’s degree-holder in his family, 27-year-old Adeel Ismail, has accomplished what many his age haven’t yet been able to. For one, the People & Culture Lead at COLABS (in Gulberg), has over ten years of work experience under his belt, not to mention the life experience and wisdom that […]
Salahuddin Khawaja – The Optimistic Realist
46-year-old Salahuddin Khawaja is a man who wears many hats. The founder of Hypermode, an NY based crypto consulting firm, Salahuddin also heads a 50+ member team at his digital agency, Decklaration, housed at COLABS, Gulberg. With a career spanning over two decades on Wall Street, Salahuddin worked as a Management Consultant in New York […]
A Mentor for All Seasons
On a busy weekday, Khurram Latif, the CX & OD Trainer at COLABS is earnestly speaking to his team of young crew members about the importance of making women feel safe at work. “You must be polite and respectful,” Khurram says, “Make eye contact once, acknowledge what someone’s asking or telling you, but don’t continue […]
“Women Shouldn’t Shy Away From Leadership Positions” – Shahla Lal
Born and raised in Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, 31-year-old Shahla Lal was drawn to sports from a young age. The baseball team captain in school and a tennis player to boot, she often found her calling on the sports ground, participating in, and winning, a series of inter-school competitions. In fact, once years ago, a […]
The Birth of Pakistan’s Silicon Valley
The start-up boom took root in Pakistan in 2012 (The startup culture in Pakistan – Daily Times), after which we have witnessed the mushrooming of a number of start-ups. New companies have taken over many fields of business, including but not limited to, retail services, technology, and education. Start-ups have boosted the creativity and innovative […]
Why Coworking is Perfect For Gen Z
Gen Z is known for its tech-savvy, go-getter attitude, excellent influencing skills, and social media expertise. They are THE go-to people in this new age of social media because of their vast internet knowledge. According to the Pew Research Center, Gen Z is born after 1996, so they are in their early-mid-20s. They are known […]