In Afghanistan, the birthplace of impACT, the startup ecosystem is vibrant and full of passionate citizens wanting to actively create a positive change for their country. Local entrepreneurs are deeply rooted within their communities. They have skin in the game and therefore a strong motivation to initiate change. Many Afghan entrepreneurs are ambitious and believe their business can go global. They hope to provide solutions for other countries with similar problems. So, creating these connections is valuable to them.
impACT was launched in Kabul, Afghanistan. In August 2017 we held our launch event bringing together key stakeholders form the Afghan startup scene. Do you want to connect? Hit the button below!
Kabul: The Ecosystem
Successful Afghan entrepreneurs highlighted the nuances of the various elements of startup success in power talks and discussion rounds.
The photo exhibition by Zarlasht Zarmast displayed inspiring entrepreneurs and how they applied the power triangle to be successful.
The Spaghetti Marshmallow Exercise taught participants why all elements need to be paid attention to simultaneously to be successful.
Various partners gave workshops during breakout sessions. In these sessions participants learned in smaller groups.
On the 24th of August, the impACT Kabul Conference was successfully launched at Safi Landmark Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. impACT Kabul brought together Afghan entrepreneurs and returnees. Out of 250 participants, more than 100 were returning refugees from various countries around the world. The aim of impACT was to support returnees and entrepreneurs to meet and discuss new avenues of cooperation and support. Participating organisations were AGHAEZ, the American University of Afghanistan, BookClub Afghanistan, GIZ, Institut Francais, IOM, Samuel Hall and Philia.
BAZ CONSULTING INC.
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES
WOMEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES
PEARL HORIZON CONSULTING
PACE Group Of Companies
Kabul Team Lead
Being impactful: There is a reliable formula to it! Out of the joint effort of Ahmad Fahim Didar, founder of AGHAEZ and organiser of Google Startup Grind Series in Afghanistan, Nicole Bogott, co-founder of Philia and Matiullah Rahmaty, co-founder of BookClub Afghanistan, impACT emerged.