About Open Lahore

As an official chapter of OPEN global, OPEN Lahore Chapter is committed to the mission and vision of OPEN. OPEN Lahore is working to make partnerships with overseas Pakistanis, local startups and academia to promote a culture of entrepreneurship. OPEN Lahore Chapter aims to be a platform for overseas Pakistanis to connect to businesses and startups within Pakistan to foster investment, expansion or back-office development in Pakistan.  Lahore Chapter would also be focusing on enabling local startups to go global by providing OPEN Lahore as a platform for making international connections and by helping the new entrepreneurs via its mentoring program.

Meet Our President & General Secretary

Kanwal Cheema


Kashif ul Haq

General Secretary


OPEN Lahore Chapter aims to foster a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem in Lahore, propelling local startups to global success while contributing to Pakistan’s economic growth and innovation landscape.


Our mission is to facilitate partnerships between overseas Pakistanis, local startups, and academia, enabling investment, expansion, and collaboration opportunities. Through mentorship and educational programs, we empower entrepreneurs to thrive in today’s competitive market.


Foster strategic partnerships for entrepreneurship and innovation. Facilitate connections between overseas Pakistanis and local startups. Support local startups in global expansion through mentoring and international networks. Organize educational events to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs. Advocate for supportive entrepreneurship policies and measure impact for ongoing enhancement.

Membership Types

Student Member

They can explore business concepts, entrepreneurship, and emerging trends.

Executive Member

Entrepreneurs and professionals seeking to refine their expertise, connect with experienced peers, and participate in top-tier events.

Charter Members

Accomplished entrepreneurs and industry leaders who generously share their experiences and time to benefit the community.


Student Members
Executive Members
Charter Members

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