Forbes places Pakistan’s Eesha Sheikh in ‘Next 1000’ list for 2021


Forbes has honored Pakistani-origin woman Eesha Sheikh on the Forbes Next 1000, Fall 2021’s class for developing an app for health safety.

The 30-year-old, who lives in the US where she received her education, announced it on Instagram.

“So excited to officially announce that I have been chosen to be on the Forbes Next 1000 list!” she wrote.

This The Forbes Next 1000 is first-of-its-kind initiative celebrates bold and inspiring entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to run a business today.

She further said, “I feel extremely humbled, grateful and honoured to be representing Pakistani women on this global platform. I hereby, dedicate this honour to the women of my country. Ladies, no matter what, never stop believing in yourself and your power; my doors are always open to you for any help, mentorship and guidance. We as women need to continuously keep passing the baton for an inclusive, diverse and equal playing field. Together, let us conquer; let us rise and let us break barriers. Lets be limitless!”

According to Forbes, Eesha Sheikh launched Playpal to help people to pursue their healthcare goals by gamifying them.

Its app uses machine learning to help personalize health recommendations for its users, then offers rewards for hitting certain goals, both within the internal game of the app as well as external rewards. The company has raised around $ 2 million so far.

To shine a light on these entrepreneurial heroes, Forbes created the Next 1000. This year-round initiative showcases the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups in every region of the country—all with under $10 million in revenue or funding and infinite drive and hustle.

Fueled by public nominations and screened by top business minds and entrepreneurial superstars, these new faces will number 1,000 by year’s end.

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