A special session of Startup Insiders at LUMS

February 6, 2009 at 4:35 pm 14 comments


P@SHA, in collaboration with LUMS and Sofizar, is bringing you a  special Startup Insiders session – a Carlos Cashman Extravaganza – covering the following topics:

1. Raising Funds
2. Surviving in a tough environment and
3. B2B Sales

Date: February 13, 2009
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Auditorium A-13 (PICIC Auditorium)

Pizza and soft drinks provided courtesy of Zafar Khan, Founder of Sofizar.

Mr. Carlos Cashman, who is going to be partnering with Zafar in running Sofizar, adding new verticals and taking the company from US$15 million to US$150 million, is an absolute marvel at networking, rainmaking, raising funds, putting together deals and coming up with creative ideas at 3 million per m/s. If anyone has seen the movie “21”, he was a MIT card counter in his student days.

Carlos Cashman has raised over $50 million in private equity capital, taken his software company public on the NASDAQ, and been an investor and advisor in numerous IT businesses in the US and abroad. Prior to APT, Mr. Cashman was co-founder and CTO of Opus360 Corporation, a publicly traded software company sold to Artemis International in 2001 (NASD: AMSI.OB). He served as President and as a Director until becoming the Chief Technology Officer in December 1999 immediately prior to Opus360’s IPO. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Cashman served as co-CIO of venture-backed networking technology firm Gray Peak Technologies which was sold to USWeb/CKS Corporation in 1998 to form their Networks Practice.

Before Gray Peak, Mr. Cashman was Chief Technology Officer of Frankfurt Balkind Partners (FBP), a New York agency dedicated to strategic branding, advertising, and design. Prior to FBP Mr. Cashman
was Manager of UNIX Engineering for Conley Corporation, a RAID storage firm later sold to EMC Corporation.

Carlos has consulted for numerous global companies in various industries on e-business strategy and execution. He has also served as an expert witness in software technology and development and currently sits on the advisory boards of two international technology and services outsourcing companies.

Mr. Cashman has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences such as Information Week CIO events, Talent2000, CMP’s Future of ASPs, and the Strategic IT Sourcing and Staffing conference, covering topics as diverse as strategic HR management to the future of technology and ASP
Industry. He also serves on the advisory board of several high tech companies on both the East and West Coasts.

Carlos Cashman graduated in 1994 from MIT which he attended on full scholarship from AT&T, with a custom degree in Information Systems Engineering, combining the best of MIT’s computer science curriculum with high-level management and IT courses in the Sloan School of Management. Mr. Cashman has many varied interests, and has actually spent time producing film projects in New York City and as a professional blackjack player and card-counter with a team of former MIT alumni.

More about Carlos at:

Other IT Entrepreneurs who will be present at the SI session include:

Imran Zia, CEO, VahZay Ltd (Chairman P@SHA)
Zafar Khan, Founder, Sofizar
Dr. Umar Saif, Founder, Bumpin
Fahd Bangash, CEO, Amaana
Monis Rahman, CEO, Naseeb Networks
Jehan Ara, President, P@SHA

Registration is FREE but essential. All are welcome. Please register by emailing me at president@pasha.org.pk.

Our Media partner for this event is CIO Pakistan (who else?)


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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ali  |  February 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Good for LUMS. But when SI come back to Karachi?

  • 2. Syed Talha Izhar  |  February 6, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Hey I will be in Lhr for this SI… 😀

  • 3. Fariha Akhtar  |  February 6, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Amazing! Wish we could have this at Karachi as well and I can at least expect some smart people to live stream! 🙂

  • 4. Adeel Iqbal  |  February 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Sounds Great! you guys better not to avoid Karachi

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  • 6. Arsalaan Haleem  |  February 6, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Jehan Ara, bring him to Karachi for a session at T2F. I am sure that it will be a jam-packed event.

  • 7. Jehan  |  February 6, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    @Ali, we will have an SI session in Karachi some time this month, I promise.

    @Talha, it’s great that you will be able to attend.

    @Fariha, I wish we could have brought Carlos to Karachi but his schedule does not allow it I am afraid. Why don’t you contact smart friends in Lahore and ask them to livestream it and liveblog it.

    @Adeel @Arsalaan, he won’t be able to come to Karachi but I am going to make sure a video is made and put up for all those who can’t be there. Last time the Google session could not be put up because Google does not allow it but Carlos will not have any objections.

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  • 9. Adnan Waheed  |  February 10, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Can u plz arrange for this session to be recorded. LUMS has recording facilities which they use for lecture recording. I am sure if you ask Umar Saif or Umair Javed, they will arrange it for all of us. That will b really gr8 for ppl living in karachi or any where other than lahore.

  • 10. Jehan  |  February 11, 2009 at 9:53 am

    @Adnan, we will be recording it and will put it up.

  • 11. Startup Insiders is Back! | Lahore Metblogs  |  February 13, 2009 at 1:47 am

    […] More information on the event and Mr. Cashman’s profile can be read at Jehan Ara’s blog. […]

  • 12. Startup Insiders is Back! | All Viral Emails  |  February 13, 2009 at 4:47 am

    […] More information on the event and Mr. Cashman’s profile can be read at Jehan Ara’s blog. […]

  • 13. Lahore  |  February 20, 2009 at 4:07 pm


  • 14. Multi Search Engine  |  June 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    seems like lots of activities are going on in lums. By the ways lums is nice place for studies.


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