OPEN is a voluntary, not-for-profit, inclusive organization, focused primarily on the promotion of entrepreneurship and business leadership in the Pakistani-American community. OPEN Silicon Valley community is several thousand-strong, and includes corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and banking professionals, social leaders, academics and students. OPEN Silicon Valley promotes entrepreneurship through regular mentorship and networking initiatives. Given the valley’s leadership in technology and entrepreneurship, OPEN Silicon Valley has championed significant global initiatives, including supporting entrepreneurship and the technology sector in Pakistan.
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