Accelerate Prosperity

Accelerate Prosperity

Accelerate Prosperity is a global initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Central and South Asia which offers creative financial solutions as well as pre and post investment technical assistance to help grow early-stage businesses, startups, and innovative ideas.

Impact Odyssey II - Businesses of Tomorrow

Impact Odyssey features startups addressing the planet’s most pressing problems—solutions from reducing carbon emissions, tackling ethical AI, tech disparities, mental health pandemic, resource overuse, food security, and water scarcity. Spanning Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Afghanistan, the series highlights some of the most dynamic entrepreneurial journeys.

Startup Summit will help early-stage startups engage with investors, spotlight their products, cultivate meaningful collaborations and partnerships with other businesses, and explore opportunities for raising financing.

Our Services

AP focuses on providing customized services to entrepreneurs to enable them to launch or grow their businesses.  

Incubation

We support early-stage startups and small and growing businesses (SGBs) and help them launch or expand their products or services through bespoke, one-on-one business coaching, foster networking opportunities and market linkages, and engage technical experts for specialized guidance as per determined need.

Acceleration

We help startups and SGBs accelerate their growth by providing them access to guided resources including distance-learning materials and one-on-one tailored business coaching and advisory, networking opportunities, and other support services through customized programs focused on achieving rapid growth and scaling.

Co-Working Spaces

We offer state of the art co-working spaces for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to facilitate innovation and collaboration. Through these co-working spaces, we are able to offer networking opportunities to entrepreneurs and ecosystem players, including external investors.

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Financing

We provide creative financing solutions for early-stage and existing startups and SGBs with flexible terms and conditions and highly subsidized interest rates.

Business Coaching

We provide tailored one-on-one business coaching and assist entrepreneurs in validating their business models through an investment lens and getting their businesses ready for unlocking external investments.

Mentorship

We engage successful entrepreneurs as mentors with experience in creating and growing successful business ventures in Pakistan and globally.

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Our Impactreneurs

Our entrepreneurs come from diverse backgrounds and sectors aiming to disrupt both the local and international markets. In the last four years, AP has financed businesses from multiple sectors across Pakistan worth $1.85 million and has supported businesses to further unlock investments worth $7.95 million.

AP Impact

We aim to promote a thriving entrepreneurial culture with innovative,
sustainable and impact-driven business models that don’t have access to required capital and technical expertise.
AP Financing
$2.1M

AP's Financing

Jobs Created
1347

New and Sustained Jobs

Investees
757

Businesses Supported

Finance Leavraged
$7.95 Million

Financing Leveraged

Investments Percentages by Sector

Businesses Accelerated / Incubated

$673000

AP's
Financing

611

Jobs
created

44

Investees
Onboard

130

Companies
Accelerated

302

Companies
Incubated

$1503000

Financing
Leveraged

AP Footprint

AP works across Pakistan with startups and small and growing businesses from all sectors. It has built a portfolio of businesses working across many industries including retail, agriculture, tourism, information technology, health, education, and business process outsourcing among others.