We believe in collating information that can inform our partner organizations and other stakeholders of the startup ecosystem. For this purpose, Impact Network is constantly building and updating its database of social innovators, mentors, funding organizations, relevant government departments and donor programs in all five of our priority sectors. We also maintain a master calendar of national and global startup competitions to be held all year round for entrepreneurs from Pakistan.
Impact Network holds a number of training workshops for entrepreneurs on critical topics like:
– Financial & Impact Projections
– Preparing Case Studies and Getting Visibility
– Business Models for BOP
– Building Partnership Frameworks
– Human Centered Design Thinking
– Impact Measurement
– SROI (Social Return on Investment)
– Understanding Donor Funding Requirements
(b) Incubators & Accelerators
Capacity building of incubators and accelerators is an important agenda for Impact Network. We hold trainings on best incubation practices in all major cities of Pakistan. These workshops are designed to not only enhance the skills of the incubator staff but also to increase engagement and collaboration amongst the incubators and accelerators.
To foster collaboration between organizations working in the same sector, Impact Network organizes Sector Meetups in each of its five priority areas, that are, Education, Health, Agriculture, Water and Energy. These Sector Meetups provide an opportunity for the entrepreneurs, donors, government departments working in the same sector to come together, map their mutual objectives and explore areas of collaboration to scale their impact.