EyeAutomate: Superior University startup made history at Pakistan’s biggest annual tech conference
ISLAMABAD - Superior University startup, EyeAutomate made history at Momentum Tech Conference – Pakistan’s biggest annual tech conference, by winning first prize at the conference competing against hundreds of participating tech startups from across Pakistan.
The startup won a cash prize of PKR 500,000, an electric bike, OLX advertisement worth $20,000, Facebook Advertisement worth $5,000 and one-year brand consultancy for Acceleration Program by OLX.
EyeAutomate is Pakistan’s first startup to create an eye gaze control tracking software that enables the physically disabled to carry out activities with the movement of their eyes.
The story of the co-founders, Shahzad Younas (CMO, EyeAutomate link) and Hamza Javaid (CTO, EyeAutomate) started with the vision of one woman – Dr. SumairaRehman, Rector Superior University, who envisioned the power of entrepreneurship and brought about an entrepreneurial revolution at The Superior Group under the umbrella of Chaudhry Muhammad Akram Center for Entrepreneurship Development (CMACED).
The duo started their startup as a final year project during their BS CSIT at Superior University with consistent motivation from Dr. Sumaira Rehman who made them believe in the power of their idea and more so in themselves.
*“Dr. Sumaira is like a mother to me. Hadn’t it been for her belief in us, her tireless efforts and motivation, we wouldn’t have been able to stand up for our own idea. If there’s one person who we would give credit to for this success that you see, then that would be Dr. Sumaira Rehman.”*