At the 2015 OPEN Global retreat much reflection was done on the role OPEN can play in enabling partners who are synergistic with our charter. In the past few months we have had conversations with several organizations and explored ways they can benefit the OPEN community worldwide.

As the year comes to end, we wanted to highlight the work of some of our partners. We hope you will take the opportunity to get familiar with their work, as well as get involved locally through your chapter.

Wishing you and your families the very best this holiday season. Please stay tuned for some exciting update in January as we usher in the New Year.

Aman Clinics Accelerator by the Aman Foundation

amanClrAmanClinics Accelerator is a social venture competition addressing Pakistan’s primary healthcare sector. They currently have an innovative business model competition to improve the healthcare landscape and lead to development of sustainable, impactful, and scalable primary-care facilities across Pakistan!

The winning team will be rewarded with USD 200,000 seed capital in addition to PKR 500,000 in cash! The final event will be on the 16th of April in Karachi. To learn more, visit their website.

AMAN seeks members of the charter to judge for the competition and interested candidates can email here.

The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP)

pcpClrThe Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) was established in 2001 as an independent non-profit support organization. It is led by an eminent Board of Directors consisting of renowned citizens and leaders from the business, civil society sector and public life. PCP’s vision is to facilitate partnerships between the Government, business and civil society for social sector development. Its mission is to promote the volume and effectiveness of philanthropy for social investment.

To learn more, visit their website.

MIT Enterprise Forum

mitefClrThe MITEFP Business Acceleration Program (BAP) objective is to help IT/ITES/Telecom/New Media Companies operating in Pakistan, to accelerate their business to the next level, to improve the chances of success of Women LED Technology Starts-ups/Existing Companies and to assist researchers take the path of Commercialization. This is part of the MITEF-Pakistan and OPEN overall goal of building and sustaining the Entrepreneurial Echo system in Pakistan. Their program held November 14, 2015 was a success with many members of our global community and an update is available here.

To learn more, visit their website.

MITEFP has a roadshow with the winners scheduled for 2016 and will pass through the U.S. based OPEN Chapters. Look out for events in OPEN New England, Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley.