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    OPEN TORONTO
    ORGANIZATION OF PAKISTANI ENTREPRENEURS IN NORTH AMERICA
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    Network. Inspire. Collaborate.
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ABOUT

OPEN is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization. It started 15 years ago by six friends in Boston who wanted to help the budding Pakistani American Entrepreneur community. That was the genesis of OPEN. Entrepreneurs got involved with OPEN to meet and connect with others of the same ilk and similar ideas, share best practices and possibly embark on enterprises together. Also, to highlight each other’s success stories.
The concept took hold immediately. The interest was so great they realized the need to open more chapters in other cities. Now OPEN has 12 chapters across 3 continents. OPEN future looks bright with more chapters coming soon. OPEN is in the following cities and counting.

OPEN Global     |     New England     |     Atlanta     |     Chicago     |     New York     |       Houston
Washington D.C.    | Silicon Valley     |     Karachi     |     Islamabad     |     Lahore     |     London

OPEN Toronto’s Aims and Objectives

NETWORKING: Meet with other entrepreneurs and expand personal and professional contacts to effectively leverage and synergize OPEN member’s professional expertise.
SHOWCASE SUCCESS - PROVIDE INSPIRATION: The OPEN community highlights today’s thought leadership and introduces tomorrow’s groundbreaking solutions. Visionaries push the conversation forward, inspiring all members to be creative and innovative in their action.
COLLABORATION: OPEN members collaborate to leverage their resources and expertise. Most partnerships develop organically – others are assisted by OPEN leadership and staff.

OPEN Toronto’s Bylaws

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Sponsors




PROGRAMS

In line with OPEN Global vision, OPEN Toronto offers following programs.

Youth Mentoring

OPEN Toronto’s Youth Mentoring program offers fresh graduates a platform to find the mentors for their entrepreneurial projects. Our team of experienced entrepreneurs mentor young entrepreneurs to help find resources and avoid initial obstacles by sharing their experience and knowledge.

Women in Entrepreneurship

Most Pakistani women in North America are educated with potential of becoming successful entrepreneurs. However, in absence of required Canadian experience and knowledge of available resources they struggle with entrepreneur projects.

OPEN Toronto’s Women in Entrepreneurship Committee consists of successful women entrepreneurs with established businesses. Our mentors conduct workshops and one-to-one sessions to help women entrepreneurs.

Collaboration & Advocacy

OPEN Toronto chapter facilitates Pakistani entrepreneurs and their businesses by collaborating with other private organizations and via advocacy with government institutions for making it easy to conduct business and trade.



OPEN Events

Annual Event - October 2017
Bridging the Opportunity Gap
Guest Speaker: Richard Geary, Founder FESF
April 26, 2017
Networking event & Google Suite Presentation
Speaker: Jaxon King
March 29, 2017
The GTA Entrepreneurs Networking event,
Speaker: The Counsel General, Pakistan
December 20, 2016
The GTA Entrepreneurs Meet up & Networking event,
Speaker: Sohail Rana
September 17, 2016

Board of Directors


MEMBERSHIP

Benefits of joining OPEN Toronto

* Connect with an active network of entrepreneurs and professionals
* Access to OPEN Toronto “members only” events offering the opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs and professionals to discuss business issues, seek mentorship and guidance
* Seek advice and capital to fund new or existing business ventures and / or expansions
* Develop new customer and business relationships through networking opportunities
* Reduced admission fee to and preferred seating at OPEN events nationally
* Learn about potential internship and job opportunities
* Gain access to wealth of knowledge and business acumen of OPEN members in the Greater Toronto Area
* Registration to the annual OPEN Toronto event is complimentary once you register with OPEN Toronto as a member.

Become a Member Now!

OPEN Toronto is a fully inclusive organization and welcomes all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity and origin.
Please fill the Membership Form

CONTACT US

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