Pakistani technology and startup industry face a stern lack of women demonstration from the bottom to the top of the pyramid. To resolve this issue, there has been a stable conversation and activism to acquire more women in workplaces and management roles, though, the not much real endeavor has been done on ground level to give confidence, help, and WeCreate coach women to enter the technology and business and startup industry.
In Islamabad, specifically designed co-working space for women entrepreneurs “WeCreate” has taken initiative to facilitate women build sustainable business ventures. Their flagship program Startup Academy plans to provide women by offering a program that has been particularly designed to accelerate the startup track. During this 10-week course, women-led startups experience empirical business-building sessions.
With a group of over 30 mentors, Startup Academy presents hands-on one-to-one mentoring and training sessions to facilitate startups towards profits production. The vital business aspects that are stroked throughout Startup Academy consist of Branding, Business Model, Customer Development, Art of the Pitch, Game Plan, Team Building, Bootstrapping, Branding, Marketing PR and Social Media, Financial Modeling and Intellectual Property Laws.
One of the most important factors for startups is to register as a company. But with Startup Academy, startups get donated legal services for making a company. As they call, ‘Your network is your net worth’; if you join to be a part of Startup Academy, rest assured, you will be introduced to a huge network of entrepreneurs, funding sources, angel and capital investors and specialists in the startup course.
Applications are open for startups working in a broad range of areas, from textile, agriculture, arts, restaurants, retail stores, technology, green tech, e businesses, web and mobile and licensing to professional services and franchising.30 female-led startups have graduated from Startup Academy since 2015, and are currently running flourishing businesses.
Manager WECREATE Pakistan Sumera Abbasi, reveals
“In a nation such as ours, women hardly take part in business and when they do, they barely ever reach their full potential. Pakistan needs additional women entrepreneurs who have to the support structure and the tools to make their businesses a triumph.”
Among the many incubators and accelerators, a unique factor is that Startup Academy focuses on women-led startups, particularly those operating in Islamabad, presenting them the chance to get the awareness and skills they require to excel and flourish.
“I run She’Kab, which is a subscription, based car-pooling service for working women. At Startup Academy WECREATE, what I liked top was the charisma of a dedicated space for women, networking, and mentoring. WECREATE assist us to hoist by providing the direction and support we needed to start the service. While we started with a convoy of 5 cabs, we’ve till date served 600 monthly riders with a tiny fleet of 50 cars driven by men and some are driven by women”, states Hira Batool Rizvi, the inventor of SheKab.
WECREATE employs non-traditional ground-breaking methods to endorse entrepreneurial development. If you’re a female entrepreneur with an amazing idea and would like to initiate your business and take it to the next level, this program will be a grand head start. You can apply until 1st August 2017. Apply now!