CEO/Founder, Invest2Innovate (i2i)
Kalsoom is the CEO and founder of Invest2Innovate which supports early-stage impact entrepreneurs and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem in untapped developing markets. We have been operating in Pakistan since 2011, and are scaling to Bangladesh in 2015. Invest2Innovate finds, selects & vets impact entrepreneurs for the i2i Accelerator, an annual four-month program that provides business support and access to mentors and investment. Since 2012, i2i has accelerated 16 startups in Pakistan, which have gone on to raise over $700,000 in capital, scaled their businesses, created over 205 jobs, and deepened their social and economic impact in the country. i2i also has 35+ mentors and 15+ investors in our network, who are all local and successful Pakistani entrepreneurs dedicated to supporting innovative startups in Pakistan.