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Activating Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Impact and Performance Insights from Business Incubators and Accelerators

March 2020
UBI Global - Holger Meyer, Head of Research | Joshua Sowah, Researcher and Data Analyst Contributors: PEP Foundation - Shahida Saleem, Managing Trustee | Fariha Anwar, Program Manager


Activating Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Take a deep dive into Pakistan’s flourishing innovation ecosystem and learn best practices, success formulas, and how to meet challenges from these young but powerful programs. Developed with UBI Global network partner, the PEP Foundation, the report contains in-depth information on the 74 business incubators and accelerators currently active in Pakistan, comparing the programs with Asia-Pacific and Global peers.

Focusing on university-based incubators, the Activating Entrepreneurship in Pakistan study and report by UBI global highlights the capacity of existing programs, analyzes their strengths and weaknesses in a regional and global context, and provides suggestions on how to further promote, support, and accelerate entrepreneurship in Pakistan.

Considering the young age of Pakistan’s programs, many of them have achieved impressive progress in providing value for their local ecosystems as well as for their client and alumni startups, and definitely for themselves. Substantial long-term support from both public and private stakeholders will be essential to creating more startup success stories in Pakistan.

Activating Entrepreneurship in Pakistan offers valuable insights for incubator and accelerator managers on best practices in action as well as how to overcome many obstacles faced by programs worldwide. Government innovation seekers as well as researchers, investors, and corporations on the hunt for vibrant ecosystems to form partnerships with will also discover valuable insights within the pages of this report.

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