On a mission to enable visionary founders to create robust businesses

Katalyst Labs is a technology accelerator and innovation hub.The Katalyst Labs agenda includes an acceleration program for startups that are looking to scale with special focus on Fintech, mCommerce, Food & Agri Tech, EdTech, Health Tech and other key verticals, a fellowship for women entrepreneurs and professionals who are looking to hone their skills and become leaders in their specific areas, and knowledge sessions for entrepreneurial enthusiasts who want to engage with the startup ecosystem in Pakistan.

Thanks to our partners who helped
us start something special!

Primary Partner

Primary Partner

We are also a part of the global network

MS Startup

Our Fellowship is supported by

Fellowship Program
Co-Partner

Our support partners

Startup Partner

Startup Partner

Interested in partnering with us?
Get in touch at [email protected]

Entrepreneural minds, Human Hearts·

Entrepreneural minds, Human Hearts·

Entrepreneural minds, Human Hearts·

Entrepreneural minds, Human Hearts·

Entrepreneural minds, Human Hearts·

Acceleration
Program

The Acceleration Program at Katalyst Labs is for startups that are looking to scale with a special focus on Fintech, mCommerce, Food & Agri Tech, EdTech, Cleantech, HealthTech, and other key verticals. The program is cohort-based and we want to ensure that we have the most diverse set of startups in every cycle.
The Program is structured to ensure our founders derive maximum benefit. The Program will take a deep dive into each accelerated startup that is part of the cohort. Generally, we will assist each startup with advice, links to relevant mentors, and a connection to networks and resources. The Program will start with an orientation session and then will have one-on-one sessions with the Katalyst Labs team to discuss areas of assistance. The Program will have Founder Circles which is an opportunity for the founders to get acquainted with each other and other founders in the ecosystem. This is particularly important as it allows like-minded individuals to connect with others on the same journey as them. The cohort will conclude with a Demo Day – a day that focuses the attention of the community on the startups through the hosting of a series of pitches for investors, media, and the wider community.
We are looking for founders who want to grow their business and make a difference in the startup ecosystem — We look forward to growing with you!

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Women's Leadership
Fellows Program

We firmly believe that the future is female — which is why we want to play our role in encouraging women leaders! We designed the WLFP for women professionals & entrepreneurs who want to accelerate their careers and become leaders in their respective fields. With time the WLFP aims to increase the number of women leaders in the economy.

We have divided the Program into weekly training and leadership sessions. The focus of these sessions will be on goal development, resilience building, personality and leadership development, and confidence-building. The sessions will be conducted by industry experts who have the expertise & experience in their relevant fields to lead the discussion. The program includes one on one sessions with the Katalyst team to identify the fellows’ strengths and weaknesses. WFLP also aims to develop a high-powered network for these women, with senior business leaders and strong linkages with a community of like-minded peers. We also plan to hold regular fellows meetings called circles during the program, where women can connect deeply & engage with each other and learn from the experiences of the other fellows who are on the journey as them.

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The bigger the dream, more important the team
Jehan Ara

Jehan Ara

Founder & CEO

Kashaf Jamal

Kashaf Jamal

Program Manager

Sobia Farooqui

Sobia Farooqui

Creative Strategy Lead

Ayesha Siddiqui

Ayesha Siddiqui

Marketing Manager

Ramsha Muzaffar

Ramsha Muzaffar

Digital Marketing Associate

Harris Qasim

Harris Qasim

Content Associate

Rubab Qaizilbash

Rubab Qaizilbash

Events & Partnerships Associate

Asghar Ali Qasim

Asghar Ali Qasim

Creative Associate

Maha Ahmed

Maha Ahmed

Program Associate

Ali Ukani

Ali Ukani

Finance & Operations Associate

Our advisors bring experience, expertise, energy and make Katalyst Labs what it is
Maheen Rahman

Maheen Rahman

CEO | InfraZamin Pakistan

Jawwad Ahmed Farid

Jawwad Ahmed Farid

CEO Alchemy Technologies

Fawzia Naqvi

Fawzia Naqvi

Independent Consultant

Faizan Siddiqui

Faizan Siddiqui

COO & Head of Digital Transformation at TCS Holdings

Raza Matin

Raza Matin

Founder and CEO | Brandverse

Ameena Saiyid

Ameena Saiyid

Managing Director | Lightstone Publishers

Sidra Iqbal

Sidra Iqbal

Award winning broadcast journalist

Sami Kizilbash

Sami Kizilbash

Global Head, Accelerators and Experts, Google

The bigger the dream, the more important the team
Dr. Ayesha Khanna

Dr. Ayesha Khanna

Co-Founder & CEO, Addo AI

Umair Khan

Umair Khan

Founder & Director, EdPrograms

Abrar Bajwa

Abrar Bajwa

Co-Founder, Tazah Technologies

Mohammad Hadi

Mohammad Hadi

Co-Founder, ezbike

Rabii Malik

Rabii Malik

Founder, Notes on Pakistan

Ali Akhai

Ali Akhai

Senior Manager, Global Distribution, Delivery Hero

Naeem Zamindar

Naeem Zamindar

Founder & Managing Partner, Neem Exponential

Danish Nazir

Danish Nazir

VP, Enterprise Partnerships & Sales, Ailaaj

Jawwad Ahmed Farid

Jawwad Ahmed Farid

CEO Alchemy Technologies

Fatima Asad-Said

Fatima Asad-Said

CEO Abacus Consulting

Yasser Bashir

Yasser Bashir

Co-Founder and CEO, Arbisoft

Sheba Najmi

Sheba Najmi

Founder & Executive Director, Tech for Change

Naz Khan

Naz Khan

Chief Strategy Officer, K-electric

Habibullah Khan

Habibullah Khan

Founder, Penumbra

Aatif Awan

Aatif Awan

Founder and Managing Partner, Indus Valley Capital

Sadia Dada

Sadia Dada

Chief Marketing and Communication Officer, K-electric

Muneeb Maayr

Muneeb Maayr

Founder, Bykea

Raza Matin

Raza Matin

Founder and CEO, Brandverse

Atif Azim

Atif Azim

Co-founder & Executive Board Member, VentureDive

Sana Farooq

Sana Farooq

Director, ELN the e-learning network

Abbas Shahid

Abbas Shahid

VP Growth | Bykea

Sahar Habib Ghazi

Sahar Habib Ghazi

South Asia editor, VICE World News

Munir Usman

Munir Usman

Founder and CEO, CodeInterview

Farrukh Omer

Farrukh Omer

COO, ValueLink Software

Myra Jehangir

Myra Jehangir

CEO, Conatural Beauty

Talha Izhar

Talha Izhar

Head of Web & Mobility, Hamad International Airport

Faiza Yousuf

Faiza Yousuf

Senior Product Manager, Genetech Solutions

Imran Moinuddin

Imran Moinuddin

Founder & CEO, NextDegree

Mustafa Baris Karaman

Mustafa Baris Karaman

VP Growth SWVL

Faraz Khan

Faraz Khan

Founder, SEED Ventures