TiE Islamabad, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy launched the StartUp Cup competition in Pakistan that kick started in July, 2013 and has grown 8 editions till date. Pakistan Startup Cup is not just a competition but a platform for changemakers to scale-up their startup under the guidance of seasoned mentors and business gurus. Being the biggest startup competition in Pakistan it proudly marks 10 years of creating impactful sustainable business with overall sub-grant of approx. 12 million PKR.
So far it has spread its wings to 8 cities and increased the initial scope of the competition to include entrepreneurs from across the country, by already helping over 4000 startups grow! In this journey, along with its cash prizes it has been providing a firm platform to young and aspiring entrepreneurs to come out and compete in the market, connecting them to investors from around the world, and providing coaching and mentoring facilities.
StartUp Cup Pakistan has also addressed barriers of entry for women entrepreneurs by providing them phenomenal encouragement and support.