Founder & CEO, Invest2Innovate
Kalsoom Lakhani is founder and CEO of Invest2Innovate, which supports start-ups and the entrepreneurship ecosystem in growth markets. In addition to operating i2i in Pakistan, she has trained young entrepreneurs, changemakers, and civil society leaders in Nepal, Cambodia, Ireland, Bangladesh, Kosovo, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan and has spoken at venues including the World Economic Forum and US State Department. Previously, Lakhani was a co-ambassador for Sandbox, a global network of young innovators. Founder of the blog, CHUP (Changing Up Pakistan) and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, she has been featured in Diplomatic Courier's Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders under 33 and was a 2013 Ashoka Changemaker/American Express Emerging Innovator.