To position Pakistan as an ‘Innovation District’ that becomes an identity for ideas that positively impact our society and economy.
Founded in 2016, CMACED (Chaudhry Muhammad Akram Center of Entrepreneurship and Development) came into being with only one aim that was to make economically Superior Pakistan with a focus on entrepreneurship under the umbrella of Superior University. With over 50000+ student resource pool, the entrepreneurial revolution journey started with introduction of entrepreneurship course in all 10 faculties of the university. This program got great response from both instructors and students and there were clear signs of entrepreneurial mindset being instilled and practiced within students through exhibition of business ideas at Superior Entrepreneurial EXPO where each year over 100 startups showcase their startup ideas in front of industry experts, mentors and investors.
However, what lacked was the sustainability of the startups and became rather a course project. Hence, the need for incubation arise to provide startups an enabling environment and mentors that can give startups exposure to practical world. That’s when Dr. Sumaira, Rector Superior University and Director CMACED met with Nabeel Qadeer who was running Pakistan’s Startup Reality Show; Idea Croron Ka and was known for entrepreneurship in the industry and as a result of academia exchanging thoughts and ideas with industry, ‘Innovation District 92’ came into being on the 17th of March, 2018.
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As a result, ‘Innovation District 92’ came into being on the 17th of March, 2018.
Innovation district 92 (ID92) is a diverse team of makers, investors, mentors and operators who provide entrepreneurs with a carefully curated team of mentors and community of incredible people across the world to help build business. ID92 not only supports entrepreneurs in developing their ideas but also helps them with branding, launching and marketing products with the aid of in-house media outlets.
Breathing the vision of making a ‘Superior’ Pakistan, we at Innovation District 92 breed Change Makers!
In a nutshell, this is who we are…
Innovation District 92 is an incubation space for startups from all verticals that are seeking guidance in converting their raw business ideas to effective and profitable businesses. ID92 gives them a physical office space for 6 months free of cost where they get an opportunity to network with a pool of mentors, investors and facilitators, who in turn provides them with hands on support in developing, branding and marketing their products/services.
I believe in the power of entrepreneurship. It is the key requirement for the social change we are in dire need of!Dr. Sumaira RehmanRector Superior University, Co-Founder Innovation District 92
When I visited ID92 my feeling was that this is the future of our past.Qaiser AnsariFounder Pantera Energy
I invite people from all parts of the entrepreneurial community to be a part of this venture.Nabeel A. QadeerChief Innovation Officer Superior Group, Co-Founder Innovation District 92
Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur. everyone has one obsessing element, so keep trying and never give up!Prof. Dr. Chaudhry Abdul RehmanChairman, The Superior Group
ID92 is a platform where entrepreneurs from cross cutting industries collide together to contribute to the vision of Change Makers.Syeda Maria NaseerProgram Manager Innovation District 92
It is a great initiative taken by Nabeel of involving the youth segment of Pakistan and channeling their passion and creativity into something concrete!Sheharyar AliDirector, Treet Group of Companies
It’s going to be very interesting to see what Nabeel and his team are doing and executing at District 92. Exciting times ahead!Amna QuraishiCIO Sabcon
It’s going to be fantastic! District 92 is going to go places. It’ going to be the heart of all entrepreneurs. Nabeel and his team are going to put up a great show.Hasnain SheikhCo-Founder and Co-CEO FonePay and Inov8 Limited
I am looking forward to companies that I can partner with and mentor and ID92 is certainly one of them.Ali GulCo-Founder Mangobaaz
Nabeel and his team is experienced hence we all expect the footprints in the market. ID92 will definitely contribute massively in the entrepreneurial sector.Faisal SherjanDirector Operations, NIC Lahore