Leadership in Tech Start-ups – Session by Mr. Farhaj Ahmed & Mr. Zain Mustafa

Under the supervision of Ms. Tehseen Azhar- Director Alumni Relations & Senior Lecturer MS, a guest speaker session was conducted by Mr. Zain Mustafa – CEO Geeks of Kolachi and Mr. Farhaj Ahmed – Assistant Project Manager CEE Solutions Pvt. Ltd. on ‘Leadership in Tech Startups’. The session was conducted at DSU’s Auditorium on Thursday 16th December 2021 for the students of the Leadership course (CS 5a & 5b).

Mr. Zain Mustafa is a DSU alumnus, an ambitious CEO & Programmer with around 5 years’ experience of leading a tech startup that keeps on growing exponentially. Currently, he is also associated with Audi Business Innovation GmbH and Modus Create, Inc. as a Full Stack Developer and Software Engineer, respectively. Mr. Farhaj Ahmed is also a DSU alumnus, having 4+ years of working experience in iOS Native Application Development. Currently, he is associated with CEE Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and DigiPakistan as an Assistant Project Manager and iOS Lead Trainer, respectively. He possesses a passion for teaching and training and has conducted training and workshops at well-reputed universities in Pakistan.

The objective of this session was to give students first-hand knowledge via successful DSU alumni, what they learned during their journey at DSU and how it helped in their transformation of becoming successful leaders of today. The session covered the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership and engaged students via activities that helped them realize their strengths and how they can utilize them to their advantage. It was a well-engaging session where students were thoroughly involved in the Q/A regarding the recent Leadership practices and gained valuable insights about starting and leading their tech startups.

At the end of this highly interactive session, Engr. Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi – Dean EAS addressed the audience and enlightened them with valuable tips from his wealth of experience. Dean EAS then presented certificates of appreciation to Mr. Zain Mustafa and Mr. Farhaj as a token of thanks on behalf of DSU.