The Team

Local experts and mentors. International advisers and organisations. Designers, investors, peer entrepreneurs, and future alumni.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NETWORK.

Cohort 2 Participants

ARIIA

Pakistan
Ariia is creating a fashion online platform to connect rural, part-time artisans, including adolescent girls, to consumers.

DOT AND LINE

Pakistan
Dot & Line centres will be the first quality, low cost solution for the $5 billion tuition market in Pakistan. We create scalable learning environments, enabling women to gain meaningful employment from home, while students gain mastery in mathematics and improve literacy

DRINKWELL

Bangladesh
Addressing Bangladesh’s arsenic water crisis, affecting over 20 million people, through entrepreneurship. Drinkwell sells and services water filtration systems in arsenic-prone areas to rural entrepreneurs. Drinkwell is testing a new distribution model to create access to clean drinking water via a water ATM in urban areas.

EASYPAISA

Pakistan
Easypaisa is Pakistan’s leading mobile banking service, with over 20 million active customers and 75,000 touch points across the country. Easypaisa will be launching a savings product focused on driving uptake with women and girls.

ENGRO

Pakistan
Engro produces a range of fresh and processed branded dairy. They will be launching a subsidised, youth focused, enhanced dairy product for better child and adolescent nutrition.

GOATS FOR WATER

Pakistan
Goats for Water has an innovative finance model for off-grid, rural communities with solar water and home lighting solutions exchanged for livestock at peak value. We will examine girl impact of their work in villages.

iSocial

Bangladesh
iSocial works through a network of ‘Kallyanis,’ women entrepreneurs, who bring an assortment of women and girl focussed products and technology door to door. They are refining their assortment and business model through SPRING.

JEEVAN BIKAS SAMAJ – Nawa Bihani

Nepal
Jeevan Bikas Samaj (JBS) is a national level NGO in Nepal implementing a microfinance program for poor and vulnerable people. It has achieved significant outcomes in microfinance service, income generation, women and adolescent girls empowerment, community development, human resource development, education, awareness, health and sanitation.

KALPAVRIKSHA GREATER GOODS

Nepal
Kalpavriksha Greater Goods (KGG) is a women led wholesale distribution network that sells solar lights and other clean technology to the rural community of Nepal. They are looking to diversify their basket of goods that are appealing, impactful and affordable for girls.

NEXSOURCE – UHEALTH

Pakistan
An innovative model for telemedicine and EMR, operated by entrepreneurs; delivers its services through rural clinics and electronic diagnostics by sharing real time patient data to remote doctors.