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Invest2Innovate announces its 5th batch of startups

Written by Maryam Dodhy ·  59 sec read >

Invest2Innovate has just announced its 5th batch of startups for its annual accelerator. After a long, competitive process, 4 startups were able to make it from over 200 applicants. The new class includes 2 startups from Lahore, 1 from Karachi, and 1 from Islamabad.

This year around i2i is following a theme of health, nutrition, and accountability which reflects in the selected startups. Here’s a look at what these four startups are doing:

Asaan Doctor: Asaan Doctor is a simplified, affordable, scalable medical platform for underserved communities with a special focus on privacy.Their platform is both web and SMS -based.

Ammi Service: Low infant and maternal mortality rates remain a dire issue in countries like Pakistan. Ammi Service is using mobile technology to address this problem.

Grit 3D: The main aim behind Grit 3D is to empower amputees by doing some actual ground work. Their work is centered on making functional 3D-printed prosthetic hands to assist people with amputations.

Jaan Pakistan: Jaan Pakistan is working with a goal to introduce clean cooking stoves in Pakistan to save lives in rural, off-grid communities.

All these startups will also be eligible for a grant of £10,000.

Invest2Innovate is one of the oldest startup-support programs in Pakistan. During their active years, starting from 2011, they have accelerated numerous startups, raised over $1 Million in investments, grants, and donations and have created over 1,000 jobs. Like every year at i2i, these four startups will be inducted in September for the 2016 – 2017 accelerator program. In the entirety of this four-month program, they will go through rounds of meetings, virtual support to grow their businesses, targeted sessions by mentors on various topics like customer acquisition and operations.

Written by Maryam Dodhy
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