DICE Shark

Vision

Develop an ecosystem to support innovation culture and indigenous product development in Pakistan.

Mission

Link innovators and investors to bridge gap between idea and product.

DICE SHARKS STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Leadership from DICE USA and Pakistan, from the industry and the academia
  • Functions of the Steering Committee:
  • Set strategic direction
  • Mobilize resources
  • Champion DICE SHARKS strategic initiatives
  • Monitor progress

DICE SHARKS CENTRAL COMMITTEE (PROPOSED)

  • Members from DICE USA and Pakistan, from different platforms, and from the industry and the academia.
  • Functions of the central committee:
  • Plan the DICE SHARKS sessions.
  • Create a pool of investors. 
  • Set the strategic goals.
  • Work with the platform DICE SHARKS committees to identify projects at least 2 months in advance.

DICE SHARKS PROCESS

  • Projects submitted for DICE Innovation Event at are screened for commercial potential
  • Screened projects are divided into categories 1 & 2. 
  • Category 1 projects are primarily at Idea to Concept Prototype stages and are given seed/CSR funding.
  • Category 2 projects are more mature and are at Implementation Ready to Commercial Ready stage. These projects are evaluated during DICE Sharks session at the event by a group of potential investors for on spot investment decision.
  • A summary of DICE Sharks session and funded projects is presented at the closing ceremony by innovation center DICE Sharks lead.

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