ISLAMABAD: In collaboration with various Pakistani and American partners, US Mission Pakistan jointly-hosted a series of events in Islamabad, Karachi, and Peshawar to promote the vibrant and innovative Pakistani economy.
The events were hosted in connection with the Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is celebrated in 170 countries around the globe, connecting aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs and advocating for an economic environment conducive to innovation, according a statement issued by the US Embassy on Friday.
In Islamabad, events included a Coffee Talk between women entrepreneurs and Catherine Jones, wife of US Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Paul Jones. The US Mission also hosted a roundtable where Pakistani entrepreneurs, who received assistance through USAID programmes, shared their experiences, challenges, and successes with their peers.
In Karachi, the US Consulate organised a series of talks focused on entrepreneurial culture and encouraging persistence. The Network for Global Innovation CEO Fred Walti shared his entrepreneurial journey from a motorcycle racer to clean technology entrepreneur. The consulate also hosted a tea with a local entrepreneur from Larkana.
The US Consulate in Peshawar hosted a series of talks at Lincoln Corners and partner institutions for students and young entrepreneurs.
Rashid Aman of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Activity spoke specifically on youth entrepreneurship in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Gohar Saleem of the Coordinator Entrepreneurship Development Cells spoke to students about American lessons on entrepreneurship.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Corner in Peshawar hosted a seminar for female business and arts students on how women can connect to the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The US Consulate in Lahore launched their latest webseries focusing on entrepreneurship and business, featuring information on resources for members of the business community.