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4 Pakistanis make it to Forbes 30 under 30 for North America

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Four Pakistanis have made it to the list of Forbes 30 Under 30 list for North America by using their talent and hard work. 

These 4 young talents have been chosen out of 600 young entrepreneurs, activists, scientists and entertainers featured in the 10th annual issue, their names are now listed in the list for North America.

Read more: 3 Pakistani companies make it to Forbes Asia’s 200 Best Under A Billion

Appearing in categories such as Marketing and Advertising, Education as well as Games, here’s a little info about the game-changer Pakistanis who are featured by Forbes: 

  • Asad J Malik – Marketing and Advertising 

The 24-year-old CEO of Jadu AR, an app that creates holograms and immersive 3D performances (with TikTok stars and musicians) to make them seem realistic and interactive for listeners, he currently resides in Los Angeles, working with Verizon to build educational AR experiences with 5G. 

  • Faizan Bhatty – Marketing and Advertising 

Faizan Bhatty along with his mate, Kenan Saleh co-founded Halo Cars in 2019 as a way to create new ad space on rideshare vehicles and a way for Uber and Lyft drivers to earn more money.

“Smart digital screens sit atop cars enabling the display of hyper-targeted ads,” said Forbes 

  • Sanaa Khan – Games 

29-year-old Sana is a Program Manager at Google. She is the only Pakistani girl to feature in the list. She spearheaded initiatives such as ‘Stadia’s Free Play Days’, enacted during the pandemic for financially constrained gamers, as well as drives a scholarship program for women developers. 

  • Danish Dhamani – Education 

Danish Dhamani was terrified of speaking in classroom presentations and job interviews when he moved to the US. This motivated him to find a speech-coaching app, Orai (for “oral AI”) with his Drexel University classmates, Aasim and Paritosh Gupta in 2017. 

From corporate clients including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Comcast and IBM and individuals who pay $10 per month, Danish found 5,000 active monthly users record themselves speaking and receive feedback such as how many times they say “um”, through his app. 

The Philadelphia-based startup has raised $2.3 million in seed funding and expects to become profitable in 2021. 

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