The United States (U.S.) has provided seed funding to women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Pakistan.
A panel of judges comprising Pakistani and American businesswomen selected the top four proposals after reviewing participants’ business plans and hearing their pitches.
According to an official press release, the four winners will receive $5,500, $4,500, $3,500, and $2,500 respectively to launch or grow their businesses in Pakistan.
A panel of judges, comprised of Pakistani and American businesswomen, selected the top four proposals after reviewing participants’ business plans and hearing their pitches.
The four winners of the seed-funding competition, Amna Afridi, Nayab Gohar, Khush Bakhat Hussain, and Asia Umar Khan, will receive $5,500, $4,500, $3,500, and $2,500, respectively, to launch or grow their business in Pakistan.
Deputy Counselor for Public Diplomacy Jacqueline Deley congratulated the graduates during the closing ceremony, stating: “Your success is Pakistan’s success, and we are proud to support you to become Pakistan’s dynamic entrepreneurs, business leaders, and economic influencers.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the AWE is a three-month, rigorous course of online study using the DreamBuilder (https://dreambuilder.org) platform developed by Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and the American company Freeport McMoran.
AWE is designed to cultivate entrepreneurial know-how, help women entrepreneurs connect with funding opportunities, enhance opportunities for business expansion, and increase the likelihood of entrepreneurial success.
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