9 women entrepreneurs leave for the United States
Islamabad: Nine Pakistani women entrepreneurs left for the United States this week under a program funded by the United States Embassy in Islamabad and launched by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) Islamabad.
The Accelerator Program for Women Entrepreneurs is an innovative training program and competition that connects Pakistani women-owned start-ups with US business tools, coaching and mentoring.
The program received an overwhelming response from 450 women-led businesses. 75 shortlisted startups then went through a rigorous process of mentorship workshops and pitch competitions, from which the top 12 startups were selected for a 15-week Founders Institute acceleration program.
Among these 12 start-ups, nine women entrepreneurs were selected for an in-person acceleration exchange. During the visit, women entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to attend major conferences and visit the offices of major companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and PayPal.
They will also visit local US-based incubators such as 9 Mile Labs, Kiwi Tech, Angel Pad and Alchemist. Attendees will benefit from multiple networking opportunities throughout the eight-week period and make presentations to selected US investors present on both the East Coast and West Coast.
Addressing a ceremony organized by the TIE chapter of Islamabad before the departure of Pakistani women entrepreneurs to the United States, Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications Syed Amin-Ul-Haque said that this program offers Pakistani women entrepreneurs access to international and foreign incubators. Investors.