i2i believes that data and information are key to understanding growth markets. Our Insights Lab provides cutting-edge research, data & analysis to mitigate risk and help stakeholders better navigate these countries, beginning with Pakistan.
World Bank - Investment Readiness Training for Pakistani Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Phase 1- Training the Trainers: Training on Investment readiness concepts delivered to key incubators & accelerators in Pakistan to build out their program and improve their support to entrepreneurs, specifically women-led businesses around raising investment.
Phase 2 - Women Entrepreneurs Growth and Fundraising Readiness Program: AAs part of this program, women-led startups had the opportunity to become a part of a 5-day investment readiness training, delivered by domain experts and mentors from various industries. The training equipped women entrepreneurs with the tools and skills required to successfully fundraise for their business and develop effective growth strategies.’
WeRaise - A World Bank initiative
Over the next two years, WeRaise will support 30+ women-led Pakistani companies – selected through a competitive process – in raising capital from investors in Pakistan and worldwide through an investment readiness and capital raising coaching and support program. Selected startups will benefit from a tailored and bespoke coaching and support program, which will include hands-on guidance from world class investment readiness coaches, access to a pool of local and international mentors & experts, capital raising seminars and topical resources, and connections with investors, all in service to raising funding to grow & scale their companies.
Facebook Startup Circles
The Startup Circles Bootcamps aim to equip entrepreneurs with tools and resources to help them build better products and business strategies by connecting them with local industry experts. The idea is to enable the startup ecosystem, develop a pipeline of potential partners for Facebook and help scale business through Facebook’s tools, expertise and resources.
DICE - Scaling Readiness Toolkit
This toolkit has been designed for intermediary organisations to support social and creative entrepreneurs in their scaling process. The toolkit has been developed with support from the British Council’s DICE programme through a collaboration between the Impact Hub King’s Cross (IHKX) and Invest2Innovate (i2i) to stimulate and strengthen the social and creative enterprise ecosystem in emerging economies. This collaboration aimed to capitalise on the IHKX’s experience and expertise in scaling social ventures, and using it to support the startup ecosystem in Pakistan through i2i.
Facebook Nutrition Hackathon
Working in tandem with Facebook to help the Ehsaas program engage with experts & ideate digital campaigns around the issue of malnutrition