Known for his innovative ideas and commitment to social responsibility, Farzal Dojki is Founder & CEO of Next Generation Innovations, a software development, IT support and consulting firm specializing in new ventures. The company is working to establish a paradigm that focuses on "doing good for the society in which it operates" and encourages its employees to dedicate 5% of their billable hours to community service projects. Mr. Dojki focused his fellowship on visiting start-up incubators, angel investors and venture funds to understand how their programs can be replicated in Pakistan, as well as organizations working to reduce the digital divide and foster entrepreneurship.
Mr. Dojki returns home with many ideas to foster entrepreneurial ecosystems within the domain of Information Technology, as well as Corporate Social Responsibility in the IT and ITES sectors. His anticipated tasks include presenting his findings to a broad range of audiences across Pakistan; collaborating with others in Pakistan to develop a "Plug & Play" in Karachi; becoming more involved in industry associations in Pakistan; and renewing his teaching activities with greater emphasis on "learning through practice" that will incorporate his fellowship findings.