Amazing news! Only one week into our acceleration program for ecosystems, one of the projects raised capital to build their ecosystem project and take it to the next level.
Innovators Garage, an initiative from Pakistan seeking to connect Silicon Valley with Indus Valley, has raised $150,000 angel investment from private investor Rizwan Buttar, Chief Innovation Officer at Zauq Group.
Bridging Silicon Valley to Indus Valley
Innovators Garage is an innovation consulting startup that builds bridges among the industry, academia & government sectors. Innovators Garage´s goal is to support the transformation of academia institutions into innovation hubs, by overcoming the gap between research and commercialization. “Pakistan is the fifth largest nation on the planet with 220 million people. At Innovators Garage & Zauq Group, our mission is to make Pakistan an emerging startup hub, build a $500 billion innovation economy, and make Pakistan a Top-50 innovative nation”, said Mr. Imran Jattala, CEO and Co-Founder of Innovators Garage, who was selected to join the current generation of ecosystem builders of the DEEP Ecosystem Accelerator.
Fostering Pakistan’s transition to an innovation economy
“Pakistan has a population of 114 million under the age of 25 years. We need to create 1.3M jobs each year. InnoNation, the corporate innovation hub of Zauq Group, is implementing the quadruple model to foster innovation. Pakistani diasporas from around the globe: Let’s collaborate to accelerate! We are striving to lead Pakistan’s transition to an innovation economy through a platform to synergize siloed expertise, talent, and capital”, says Mr. Rizwan Buttar, Chief Innovation Officer at Zauq Group.
Congratulations for this huge milestone!
DEEP Ecosystems will continue to support this project to find the best ways to achieve their mission and to connect their ecosystem globally.