Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community in the world. We host monthly events to help educate, inspire and connect over 1 million entrepreneurs in more than 300 cities across the globe. This month we are hosting a fireside chat with Maryam Mohiuddin, the founder and co-director of the Social Innovation Lab, which hosts Pakistan’s only social enterprise incubator, The Hatchery.
The SIL functions as a hub for innovation in Pakistan and beyond, with a unique community engagement wing that combines sustainable development with concepts such as human centered design and appropriate technology. SIL serves as a one-of-kind bridge between academia and the field, and, with its partner UpEffect, recently launched a joint-venture company in London called InnHive. Ahmed is also a founding partner at Daftarkhwan, a unique coworking and community space in Lahore that brings together innovators and change makers under the same roof. She serves as the Vice Secretary-General of the International Muslim Jewish Conference, a Vienna-based nonprofit. She previously co-founded Literary Pakistan, a magazine aimed at cultural revival, and was a Pakistan Fellow with Acumen, a global impact investment fund. Ahmed holds B.A. and LL.B. degrees from Lahore University of Management Sciences and an LL.M. degree with a specialisation in international law from the University of California, Berkeley.