Government Launched a Startup Pakistan to Fund 10,000 Startups by 2023 The Startup Pakistan program aims to create a startup ecosystem in the country that can provide entrepreneurship training to one million youth. By the end of 2023, the Startup Pakistan program envisions more than 10,000 startups in Pakistan.
The official opening ceremony was held at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University (SBBWU), Peshawar. Dr. Raza Sultana, Vice-Chancellor of SBWWU, spoke about the importance of adopting the latest technologies to combat the world’s leading startups.
Government Launched a Startup Pakistan
Shahzad Gul, the focal person of the Startup Pakistan program, said the program would integrate the entire ecosystem through a digital platform that would enhance knowledge sharing. In addition, Pakistanis overseas who serve in leading tech companies will be invited to provide training to the youth under the Startup Pakistan program.
Chairperson Beer Ventures and Idealist founder Hassan Syed urged young people to innovate to compete with the world. Hassan said that the Startup Pakistan program will create job opportunities and move towards a more comprehensive and sustainable Pakistan.
The Startup Pakistan program will also serve as a platform where investors and startup funds can meet and discuss potential opportunities.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister for Tourism, Culture, Sports, Museums and Archeology and Youth Affairs Atif Khan was the guest of honor at the event.
Stressing on the importance of startups in creating job opportunities, Atif Khan said Pakistani youth has immense potential and need to be guided in the right direction.
Chairperson Bir Ventures and founder of IdeaGist, Hassan Syed, urged youngsters to innovate in order to compete with the world. Startup Pakistan Program will create jobs and push Pakistan forward more inclusively and sustainably, said Hassan.