Indus Entrepreneurs partners with US embassy to fund women-led startups

Zubair Qureshi

The Indus Entrepreneurs Islamabad in partnership with US Embassy Islamabad is providing top 12 women led growth stage startups with essential skills required to seek funding from the world’s top US based investors and venture capitalists.

Murtaza Zaidi, President TiE Islamabad while talking to media persons on Wednesday said APWE was one of the most progressive initiatives in the Pakistani entrepreneurial ecosystem for women led businesses seeking growth and scale.

The APWE programme aims to break down the barriers to financial access and provide services such as, capacity building, access to venture capitalists and mentors. We believe this programme will have a multiplier effect on our startup eco system.”

The official statement from the US Embassy for the launch stated, “The US Embassy in Islamabad proudly sponsored the Accelerator program for Women Entrepreneurs (APWE).

Through the APWE, 12 female entrepreneurs from Pakistan will travel to the Silicon Valley to network with established business leaders in the United States.

They will share professional business ideas, and will return home after successful completion of the APWE exchange to empower females in the local community, with entrepreneurial and social development skills.

The US embassy is honored to send more than 800 Pakistanis to the United States on Academic and Professional Exchange programs, and APWE is one of those many exchange programs.”

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