GIST U.S.-Pakistan Startup Training Participants Announced!

GIST U.S.-Pakistan Startup Training Participants Announced!

July 7, 2020


The National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative, and Ratio Flux LLC have made the final selection of the innovation teams who will attend the virtual entrepreneurship and innovation training course designed to provide early stage Pakistani startup teams (including teams exploring an opportunity to start a company) hands-on experience with internationally-recognized best practices in technology commercialization.

Participants will gain a practical understanding of fundamental principles and processes that support the successful management of innovations across the technology lifecycle.  This program works with teams of  entrepreneurs and innovators to establish insights about customer needs and motivations, align product roadmaps to serve customer expectations, and attract stakeholders and partners to implement a business model. Participants will be introduced to entrepreneurship concepts designed to help craft a viable business model, illuminate opportunities and risks, and design a strong go-to-market strategy to leverage them.

We are very excited to welcome these startups and their teams to this training!

Team Name


AIK Traders

Adnan Ali and Khalid Mahmood

Arid-Biotech Cooperation

Dr. Tayyaba Zainab and Dr. Arshad Malik


Iram Shahzadi and Farhan Ullah

Smart pathogen-protection masks

Asma Rehman and Irshad Hussain


Rumshaa Yunus and Muhammad Hamza Shafique

Fruges Pvt Ltd

Sadaf Sajjad and Syed Akbar Ali

Green Technologists

Kiran Saba and Fatima Ijaz


Zara Tajwar and Inam Ullah

LearnOBots / RobotWala

Shamyl Bin Mansoor and Muhammad Faisal Laghari


Muhammad Sohail Sajid and Mahvish Maqbool


Farhan Anwar Khan and Faiz Ur Rehman


Moazam Maqsood and Farrukh Bhatti

Northern Diagnostics

Muhammad Rizwan Alam and Khawar Sohail Abbasi

OneHealth Education

Amra Mubashir and Saadia Mustafa


Muhammad Salik Khan and Anas Shaikh

Probiotic Biotech

Muhammad Nauman Aftab and Irfana Iqbal


Syed Farjad Zia and Hassan Bin Rizwan

Team Aneela-UVAS, Lahore

Aneela Zameer Durrani and Muhammad Husnain Ali


Muhammad Salman Khan and Yasar Mehmood Yousafzai

Women's Avenue

Sidra Farooqi and Tahira Kaleem


In support of the selected startup teams and to increase the capacity for developing technology entrepreneurship in Pakistan, we are recruiting Startup Mentors to participate in a unique training opportunity designed specifically to establish best practices for coaching entrepreneurs and startups.

The following list of Startup Mentors will gain hands-on experience in managing the principles and processes that support best practices for managing startup teams as they learn to implement lean startup methodologies. They will be introduced to unique approaches designed for guiding entrepreneurs to craft viable business models, illuminate opportunities and risks, and establish strong go-to-market strategies.

We welcome our Startup Mentors with great enthusiasm and appreciation!

Name Sponsor Organization
Maheen Sami Plan 9
Mughees Tahir Plan X
Durlabh Ashok Youth Embassy
Zarene Zuberi Social Innovation Lab
Saleem Zubair ID92
Rubeen Akhter ID92
Nadia Patel Gangjee Femprow
Syed Azfar Hussain National Incubation Center Karachi
Cynia Ejaz National Incubation Center
Nimra Kamran NED University of Engineering and Technology


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