OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and business leadership amongst Pakistanis. It is an inclusive, encompassing and collaborative initiative with a vision to become the premier organization driving entrepreneurship in Pakistan.
Founded in 1998 by a group of Pakistani-American entrepreneurs and corporate executives in Boston, OPEN now has chapters in Boston, Silicon Valley, New York, Washington DC, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, London and Karachi.
OPEN takes pride in fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among its members and the larger community for the past 10 years – proving itself as one of the key business networking groups for Pakistani entrepreneurs and professionals in the cities that it operates. We have had tremendous success in carving a brand name as the premier promoting agent for entrepreneurial and professional excellence amongst Pakistanis all over the world, establishing our events as a must-attend affairs for entrepreneurs and professionals alike.
Over the years, OPEN has been encouraging and supporting its community members by offering them tools, resources and the platform to convert their ideas into successful business enterprises. The focus has been to not only to discover fresh ideas, but to offer them conducive environment to grow and develop. OPEN events are the perfect place to connect the elite professionals belonging to a variety of industry backgrounds, with budding entrepreneurs possessing fresh and promising ideas – together the two can shape the future of business in the country.