TRANSFORM YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL DREAMS INTO SUSTAINABLE START-UPS!
entrepreneurship is one of the key objectives of the Higher Education
Commission (HEC) Pakistan. The HEC has launched the Higher
Education Development in Pakistan (HEDP) project to help in accelerating
the economic engines of the country. Innovator Seed Fund (ISF) is an
initiative under HEDP that aims at engaging entrepreneurs and upcoming
aspirants who want to convert their business ideas into action.
ISF will provide a package of support and seed funding to
early-stage startups through HEC-recognized Business Incubation Centers
(BICs) at universities. The grant winners will receive up to $35,000 in
seed funding in addition to support through BICs in the form of
entrepreneurial training, legal training and support, financial
education, business development service provision, and investment
readiness training. In addition, successful start-ups will be connected
to a range of funding sources that can help them meet their capital
needs during the scale-up phase post program.
promising early-stage start-ups will be funded and provided the
training and incubation services required to transform them into
investable ventures through ISF, every year. As part of the strategic
aims of the project, a significant proportion of the grants will be
awarded to startups with female founders.
can you participate as an entrepreneur, mentor, business
developer, service provider or investor? Please check out the recordings of ISF Pre-launch Webinars or navigate through the ISF webpages here to learn more.