Partners in Progress

SRAP’s engagement with Pakistanis in the United States focuses on such mutual priorities as economic advancement for youth and women. In the fall of 2011, the Pakistan Office and the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad brought together a group of successful Pakistani-American entrepreneurs and aspiring Pakistani entrepreneurs via video conference to discuss how the diaspora could help Pakistani entrepreneurs raise capital and grow their businesses.

This conversation continued offline into February 2012, when the U.S. Consulates General in Lahore and Karachi, along with new panelists from among Pakistani-American entrepreneurs, joined the conversation. roughly 80 young entrepreneurs in Pakistan benefited from that business advice. SRAP and the embassy will expand the video conference series to incorporate other topics like access to capital and pitching business ideas to Western investors.

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