Who Are We?
Women Innovation Network is one of Pakistan’s premier Women Economic Incubator, and an initiative by the Punjab Commission on the Status for Women (PCSW). It is a part of the aspiring vision of the Punjab Government and a part of Punjab Growth Strategy 2018. The aim of the incubator is to facilitate and support women entrepreneurs and start-ups and model best practices so that other public and private sector entities are encouraged to support and initiate similar incubators across Punjab and in other provinces
What do we offer
We have setup a great space for our entrepreneurs to sit in, work and keep their creative juices flowing. This includes all amenities such as wi-fi, fax, computers, printers etc.
Our talented team including lawyers, accountants, business developers, marketing specialists will be there to provide with guidance and support.
Business and entrepreneurship training:
Our experienced mentor pool is there to provide invaluable coaching and development of skills.
We will make sure that training and learning is accessible for our women entrepreneurs as we have web based services for online counselling
We envision the incubator as a hub with events, seminars and workshops. We will provide with linkages for professional networking, both online and in person through events and sessions with key personnel of the industry.
Access to finance:
We will provide with great networking opportunities and partnerships with the VC firms and investors. Our team will help start-ups with financial management and modelling.
Child Care Centre: Managing business with family responsibilities is not an issue for us as we will provide our selected women entrepreneurs with child care facility
WIN’S Path to success
Stage 1 – Gear up: First step includes applying to our programme here. Our selection criteria include women entrepreneurs who have an idea and are looking for a platform or already have a business and are looking for scaling it.
Stage 2 – Incubation: Our incubation cycle includes a collaborative co-working space, a customised curriculum and access to an amazing community of team members, mentors, investors and academic institutes.
Stage 3 – Growth: In this phase we will help our start-ups attract funding for their businesses and help them pitch to investors and scaling up. Hence, making them ready to take a step into the market.