At Invest2Innovate, we have built an amazing community of mentors, investors, partners, and friends who make what we do in Pakistan possible. As Brad Feld, the co-founder of Techstars, wrote in Startup Communities, “Building a startup community is not a zero-sum game in which there are winners and losers; if everyone engages, they and the entire community can all be winners.”
We are passionate about developing the life cycle for entrepreneurs – from partnering with university-level incubators and business competitions that produce ideas that can be fed into the Invest2Innovate pipeline, to working with venture capital and private equity investors who our entrepreneurs can access much after their time in our Accelerator program.
We want to see success stories emerge from growth markets, which means collaborating with all stakeholders in the ecosystem to better support the growth of these companies.
Our Partners Include:
At i2i, we have 35+ local mentors who support the curriculum of our Accelerator – successful Pakistani entrepreneurs and industry experts who train our entrepreneurs on topics ranging from sales and customer acquisition to valuations and operations. Many of our Angels are also mentors during our program, engaging with our entrepreneurs prior to them pitching for investment at the end of the Accelerator.
i2i Angels is our angel investor community made up mainly of successful Pakistani entrepreneurs who are passionate about investing promising startups in the country. Our Angels are involved prior to potential investment, engaging in the selection & mentorship of these enterprises.
Meet Some of Our Angels & Mentors