Sofizar Constellation Award for Tertiary Student Category

September 9, 2009 at 8:45 am 11 comments

logo_sofizarSofizar Pvt Limited has joined hands with P@SHA this year to announce the Sofizar Constellation Award for the winner of the Tertiary Student Category in the P@SHA ICT Awards 2009.

What that means in essence is that the winner of this category will receive:
1. An Award which will be presented to her/him by the Founder of Sofizar, Zafar Khan
2. A round-trip economy class ticket to Melbourne to participate in the Asia Pacific ICT Awards in mid-December 2009
3. Hotel Accommodation in Melbourne during APICTA
4. A Netbook

The announcement of this Award shows how far the Pakistan IT industry has come – when young companies start to promote innovation by encouraging budding new talent, it certainly shows that we are on a take-off stage to bigger and better things. Thanks to Zafar Khan for joining hands with P@SHA in driving ICT innovation in this country to a new level.

Sofizar is a Carlsbad, CA based internet marketing company with development and operations based out of Lahore, Pakistan. Sofizar is aggressively pursuing a very rapid growth path with its experienced management, excellent team and a great track record since its inception in April, 2004. In FY 2007, Sofizar recorded an 800% growth rate and there is no stopping them. Amazing company. Amazing people. Yet another success story that isn’t highlighted enough.

If you haven’t already watched Zafar’s interview on ITLoW, do it now!

This is an opportunity for university kids from across Pakistan. Nominate your  project for the P@SHA ICT Awards before September 24 and win the Sofizar Constellation Award. Wow things are really cooking now. I betcha there is another company out there waiting in the wings to announce an Award for those bright innovative kids with great ideas that we know are out there.

Here are details regarding the category:

Best of Tertiary Student Project – Software / Hardware

This Award is presented to the most innovative ICT software and or hardware project from students of Institutions of Higher Learning. Any ICT project that is conducted by a student or a group of students who are formally enrolled in an institution of higher-learning, such as college or university, excluding Master and Doctorate programs.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the P@SHA ICT Awards website.

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  • 2. Yaser  |  September 9, 2009 at 9:02 am

    WoW …. *Thumbs up* to Zafar and P@SHA.

    I guess we need to advertise this category a lil more because this definitely encourages students for Entrepreneurship. It also creates awareness among the youth about knowledge they gain during their academic years and its true application.

    I Still remember when i was a student (seems like long ago now lolz) and worked on some reasonably good ideas that could have ended up as great products but never knew something of a scale could be done.

    Great work

  • 3. Jehan  |  September 9, 2009 at 9:17 am

    @Yaser Yes Zafar should be congratulated. Innovation needs to be promoted. Kids may or may not end up starting their own companies but at least they will be encouraged to think of innovative projects and ideas. This creativity filters down into anything they do in the future.

    We are delighted that Sofizar has joined hands with P@SHA to light the fire, so to speak.

    I am sending this to all the universities but would appreciate it if you can use your resources to inform all the kids on your network.

  • 4. Yaser  |  September 9, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Do you have any extra Material related to this specific category? That will be helpful.

    The Student Project has to be a Product or business oriented thing?

  • 5. Muneeb  |  September 9, 2009 at 10:54 am

    ….What that means in essence is that the winner of this category will receive:
    1. An Award which will be presented to her/him by the Founder of Sofizar, Zafar Khan…

    OMG I can’t believe it. I’ll actually receive it from him

  • 6. Ayyaz  |  September 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I agree Pakistan software Industry is getting all the Boom it needed to boost the Export …

  • 7. Syed Talha Izhar  |  September 9, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Great news!!

    I have a feeling P@SHA awards this year are going to be the best so far.. 😀

    All the best to all the students participating… 😀

  • 8. owaeis  |  September 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Masters students are excluded! 😦

    BTW, an informative note/email to all the universities+HEC is needed to inform the students.

  • 9. Jehan  |  September 12, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    @owaeis I am afraid the category definition has been laid down by APICTA so we have to exclude Masters students from this particular category.

    I have sent the message to all universities and asked them to inform all students. Thanks for the suggestion regarding HEC. I will send it to them.

  • 10. owaeis  |  September 12, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    @Jehan BTW, I think that most of the universities may not take the notice seriously. We need to inform all the students and don’t want the real talent go uninformed.

    A poster display on the notice boards of universities was a good idea but there’s not much time left, also it needs investment to get published. We can alternatively create a soft copy of a poster/notice, email it to our friends all over the Pakistan. They can then print it out and display in their respective universities as well as the other univiersities in their respective cities.

    For example, I can display that notice in FAST, SEECS, IIUI and FUUAST. Some others may do that for Bahria, UAAR, QAU, Air Univ etc.

    Similarly, we can do that in all the major cities of Pak. 🙂

  • 11. Faizan Baloch  |  September 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    One idea which I want to share is that; you people can even contact Microsoft Pakistan for that, as Microsoft Pakistan works very closely with all leading universities and they have their student ambassadors located at each university with the title Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) who actually work like liaison between their university and Microsoft and these MSP’s can really get the word out in their campus around the literate youth and can promote this. I’m also an MSP and I’m from CBM, I’ll definitely bring this news out in my campus crowd and I believe students will find it very interesting to become part of this award.


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