Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) National Finals took place at a local hotel in Lahore on January 28, 2017, an initiative of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation. The competition was attended by eminent entrepreneurs, business founders, journalists, technology gurus and venture capitalists.
A total of five awards were given out to the studentpreneurs. Muhammad Asad Raza emerged as the winner of the competition and bagged the prize money of Rs 500,000 in addition to an all-paid trip to travel to Frankfurt, Germany, to compete at the GSEA Global Finals in April 2017. Raza is an undergraduate student at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and has his business incubated at the Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS) Centre for Entrepreneurship. He won the competition for developing a fully operational wearable device for patients with tremors/Parkinson’s disease. The device is connected to a mobile phone to monitor the patient and the data can be shared with doctors. The device is under clinical trials in many leading hospitals of the country. Raza has also won the Asia Pacific ICT Award (APICTA) in Tertiary Student Project Category in Taipei, Taiwan, on December 6, 2016.