We bring to you the latest news regarding all three international partnerships and grants secured by Innovation District 92. Here is a rundown of all three programs:
ATX+Pak Advance is a 4 week long opportunity for Pakistani entrepreneurs in Austin, USA. This international partnership is the result of the efforts of Faizan Mahmood, Head of Strategy at Innovation District 92 and Alicia Dean, Marketing and Communications Consultant, Austin.
The prominent partners in this program are the GMAP Team, Capital Factory, City of Austin, and their mentors.
Phase I of the ATX+PAK Entrepreneurship program focused on helping Pakistani early stage startups strengthen their businesses as well as meet international partners and investors. As a result, 72% of ATX+PAK startups raised investment and nearly half have formed revenue generating partnerships with U.S. companies! ATX+PAK Advance (Phase II) will build on that success and raise the stakes even higher with the Global Market Access Program (GMAP).
GMAP will provide a select, highly competitive, group of growth stage startups an exceptional opportunity to accelerate their international expansion plans. Finalists will travel to Austin for four weeks and receive customized tools, resources, and connections to establish their global offices from Capital Factory, the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Texas. Give GMAP 30 days, it’ll give you the world.
Moreover, there is a fashion forward initiative that is designed to generate commercial opportunities for fashion designers and startups in the fashion industry of Pakistan. This will help facilitate the import and export industry of Pakistan by promoting collaboration and investment in the Pakistani fashion industry.
For more details and the application process, click here: http://id92.pk/atxpak-advance-program/
Detroit x Innovation District 92 (D2PAK):
A 2 week long, fully funded entrepreneurial exchange to Detroit! This international partnership is the result of the efforts of Faizan Mahmood, Head of Strategy at Innovation District 92 and Marian Reich, Executive Director, Global Ties Detroit.
The prominent partners in this program are Global Ties Detroit, Innovation District 92, Superior Group, International Strategic Management Inc., The University of Michigan, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Tech Town, Media Genesis and The BTL Group.
The program will allow a cohort of Pakistani entrepreneurs to go on the exchange to Detroit. The purpose of this exchange is to increase investment opportunities and entrepreneurship chances in both Punjab and Detroit. Through the exchange you will get to meet industry giants, see how world class organizations progress and receive personalized mentoring sessions.
Another feature of this program is the visit of a foreign delegation from Detroit. This week long, in bound exchange will allow the delegation to experience the history, culture, art and the hospitality Pakistan has to offer.
More details on the eligibility and applications opening soon, till then, keep visiting here for more updates: http://id92.pk/d2pak/
University of Oklahoma x Innovation District 92:
A 5 week long, fully funded entrepreneurial exchange to Oklahoma! This international partnership is the result of the efforts of Faizan Mahmood, Head of Strategy at Innovation District 92 and Elanie Steyn, Associate Professor at University of Oklahoma.
Innovation District 92 is the in-country partner for The University of Oklahoma, through the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, in connection with the United States Department of State, Professional Fellows Program.
In this program two cohorts of 3 Pakistani entrepreneurs/business educators/business professionals will travel to the U.S for a five week exchange each.
One or two delegations of American entrepreneurs, business professionals or business educators will visit Pakistan.
For more details and the application process, click here: http://id92.pk/oklahoma/
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Good luck, entrepreneurs!