At Connect Ventures, we are keen to establish a strong foundation of entrepreneurial ecosystem in our region with help from national and international partners.

Pakistan Startup Cup – Faisalabad

Connect Ventures has been co-organizing Pakistan Startup Cup in Faisalabad since 2016. Pakistan Startup Cup is a prestigious initiative by TIE Islamabad, in partnership with GriffinWorx USA and US Embassy Islamabad. Every Years 100’s of startups participate in this nationwide Business Workshop and get through a process of learning with the help of seasoned mentors over the period of about 6 months with a chance to win millions of Rupees as prize money if a team/startup get selected as finalist.


Pakistan Startup Cup 2016-17
Pakistan Startup Cup 2017-18

Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 1,500,000 entrepreneurs in over 500 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

Our Values

  • We believe in making friends, not contacts.
  • We believe in giving, not taking.
  • We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

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Startup Weekend Faisalabad

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you!

Our Code of Conduct

  • We Give First
  • We act with integrity
  • We treat others with respect

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AWS Activate Scouts

We brought AWS Activate Scouts program in collaboration with Amazon AWS to Faisalabad, it is a program similar to Activate portfolio program given to many Startups Accelerators, Incubators and Co-working spaces – except it is geographic location independent and not restricted to startups associated with specific spaces.

The program provides following options to eligible startups:

  • $5,000 in AWS Activate Credits valid for 2 years
  • 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $1,500).
  • 80 credits for self-paced labs

If you are a startup and qualify for AWS Activate Credits, do not hesitate to contact us for evaluation.