First Pakistani Female Founder Selected for Blackbox Connect #18 Program

ELN – The E-Learning Network, a startup incubated at The Nest i/o, has been selected for the Blackbox Connect #18 Program powered by Google for Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

Sana Farooq, the Founder and CEO of ELN – The E Learning Network was amongst the women led startups nominated for the program by Jehan Ara, President P@SHA and The Nest i/o, and will be the first Pakistani female to attend the Blackbox Connect #18 Program hosted at Fact0ry, a San Francisco-based innovation hub where talent from around the world gathers to disrupt their thinking and create the future.

ELN The e-Learning Network provides online accredited teacher training and Educational Management courses for beginners to fully qualified teachers. The two week immersion program will not only allow the Pakistani startup to become a member of a global community of top-notch entrepreneurs but also have access to key resources and a support network exclusively accessible to the Blackbox Connect community of graduates.

The startup aims to raise the level of local education to international standard by providing Pearson (BTEC) Accredited Teacher Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance Training directly to aspiring teachers and leading professionals of teaching and education sector. The UK based startup was launched in 2015 and was incubated at The Nest i/o in May 2016 and has since significantly grown their network with clients in 10 different countries including Thailand, Belgium, and Switzerland.

About The Nest i/o

The Nest i/o, where the team was incubated for four months, is a technology incubator and community hub launched by the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) with global partners Google for Entrepreneurs and Samsung, and through a supporting grant from the US State Department. The Nest i/o provides budding entrepreneurs with space, infrastructure, facilities and knowledge sessions as well as access to a network of mentors and potential investors. The Nest i/o’s mission is to blaze the trail for the next generation of entrepreneurs in Pakistan.

For more information about The Nest i/o, P@SHA’s Tech Incubator, please use the following contact details:

+92 213 414 4796,  +92 213 414 4794

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