‘CIRCLE’ encourages women entrepreneurs


KARACHI: CIRCLE Pakistan supported Momentum-17, Pakistan’s leading start-up conference and exhibition space, by organising a women start-up hub and bringing together women entrepreneurs to network with the investors, funders, incubators, academia and others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

In addition to the keynote speech by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Chairman Umar Saif, the programme included pitches by start-ups from all over the country.

The Momentum 2017 was held from 6th to 7th February at Expo Centre Karachi, made a conscious effort to include and support women entrepreneurs, supported by CIRCLE in this endeavour.

Asif Jafri and Amir Jafri, the brothers who initiated this effort shared, ‘Momentum is Pakistan’s biggest start-up conference and women are the country’s largest untapped resource. We want to facilitate the country’s progress through entrepreneurship and are delighted to support CIRCLE in their mission of women’s empowerment”.

CIRCLE Pakistan, founded by Sadaff-e-Abid, former COO and CEO of Kashf Foundation, works towards women economic empowerment and employment through innovative entrepreneurship and leadership labs, advocacy campaigns and research.

CIRCLE will be taking this work forward by strengthening its network of women entrepreneurs and facilitating similar exchanges, conversations, mentorship and skills labs.