HBL And Katalyst Partner for Startup Acceleration and Enabling Female Leadership
HBL and Katalyst Labs have signed a strategic partnership agreement for startup acceleration and enabling female leaders. This will additionally build and reinforce the entrepreneurial environment of the country.
HBL is shaping the future through a paradigm change towards a ‘Technology firm with a banking license’. The bank aims to form ecosystem partnerships and bring scalable solutions to clients. The end goal leftovers to be a customer-centric bank that is speedy to pivot as openings present themselves by being a mobile-first, data-enabled, broad and agile organization.
HBL And Katalyst Partner for Startup Acceleration
Katalyst Labs is a technology accelerator and innovation hub, founded by Jehan Ara who along with her team has played a key role in building the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Pakistan.
As part of the partnership, Katalyst Labs will develop and run a cohort-based fellowship program for women entrepreneurs, professionals, and future business leaders to train them and serve them grow into a high-powered network of female’s leaders across the country.
An acceleration program will also be run with the purpose to have an enlarged focus on simplifying association between start-ups and corporates for knowledge sharing and market search with a special focus on fintech, food & Agri Tech, mCommerce, EdTech, health tech, and other verticals.
We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Katalyst Labs. The programs will empower HBL to build and funding a community of start-up founders, technology creators, and service design experts with a special focus on Women Entrepreneurs. Communication and knowledge sharing of the best talent within and outside HBL will help spark innovation.Commenting on the partnership, Ali Habib, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, HBL said,
Commenting on the partnership, Jehan Ara, Founder & CEO Katalyst Labs said,
When ecosystem creators like ourselves want to continue to support and enable idealists and innovators who are out to defeat the world through the use of tech, we look to partners who can help us realize our vision. And we have never had to look far because HBL has continuously been the first to understand what we are trying to do and provide their full support. This partnership with Katalyst Labs is additional proof of this unflinching and continuing support.