About OPEN SoCal
OPEN (Organisation of Pakistani Entrepreneurs) is a global network of Pakistani entrepreneurs and professionals, with chapters in 13 cities from Silicon Valley to New York to London to Islamabad. OPEN provides a platform for Pakistani entrepreneurs and professionals of a city to connect, network, collaborate, mentor and support each other. For more than 15 years, OPEN has established itself as the most reputed global brand of Pakistani professionals and has helped countless in their entrepreneurial journeys.
OPEN SoCal aims to build and promote an ecosystem of resources, inspiration, mentorship & networking opportunities for Pakistani professionals and entrepreneurs in Southern California to grow in their career or business.
Our mission is to promote entrepreneurship and professional growth by connecting the professional Pakistani community through workshops, events and mentoring opportunities. Our members include professionals, entrepreneurs, business leaders, venture capitalists, scientists, social leaders, academics, and students.
Our key goals and objectives are:
- Enable meaningful connections in the community through events that will bring together entrepreneurs, professionals and business leaders so they can establish relationships, expand their professional network, and uncover professional opportunities.
- Provide mentorship opportunities for our members to connect with other successful members of our community with a proven track record and get specific advice on business issues or career development.
- Recognize the accomplishments of successful Pakistani-American entrepreneurs and professionals and providing inspiration for all members to strive for greater success.
- Provide learning and growth opportunities for the youth of our community to be developed as the next generation of business leaders.
Meet Our President & Chairman
President, OPEN SoCal
Welcome to OPEN SoCal! We are one of the most entrepreneurial locations in the US, and are home to entrepreneurs in the entertainment, consumer, finance and retail industries.
Our mission is to continue to promote our diaspora and their successes in the region and develop our younger members looking to make their mark entrepreneurially and professionally!
We look forward to having you join us on our journey.