Innovation Challenge Futuremakers empowering entrepreneurs with disabilities.

ISLAMABAD -- To empower persons with disabilities, Sightsavers in collaboration with DeafTawk thrilled to announce the launch of its groundbreaking program 'Innovation Challenge Futuremakers (ICF)'.

This fast-track acceleration program is dedicated to breaking barriers and empowering entrepreneurs with disabilities to make a profound social and economic impact through their innovative ventures, a news release said.

ICF is the result of a strategic partnership between Sightsavers, an international organization committed to preventing avoidable blindness and promoting disability inclusion and DeafTawk, a Pakistani startup dedicated to improving the lives of deaf individuals. The program is funded by Standard Chartered Foundation - the philanthropic arm of Standard Chartered Bank.

The six-month acceleration program will include startups from across Pakistan and is thoughtfully crafted to cater to the needs of entrepreneurs with disabilities, offering a hybrid experience that combines virtual engagement with valuable offline interactions.

The selected participants will have access to a wide range of value offerings including a custom-designed curriculum, mentorship from industry experts, networking opportunities, access to grants and investments, PR and marketing support, free entrepreneurship toolkits and website development services. This comprehensive support will enable aspiring founders to unleash their creativity, innovate, and scale their businesses to new heights.

Munazza Gillani, Country Director Sightsavers Pakistan Office...

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