Murtaza Zaidi is a seasoned entrepreneur; In September 2017, Murtaza partnered with LMKT Pvt. Ltd for the establishment of National Incubation Centers (NIC)in Peshawar and Karachi, funded by IGNITE Fund, Ministry of IT and Telecom. He is the Director for NIC Peshawar and played a pivotal role in the establishment of NIC Karachi. Both Incubation Centers will be graduating 65 startups on a yearly basis.
Being an entrepreneur himself, Murtaza feels a profound responsibility to create and promote an enabling environment for entrepreneurship. He was the Founding Executive Director of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)Islamabad Chapter and is now serving as an Advisor to the Board, TiEis the world’s largest nonprofit organization that fosters Entrepreneurship. He has established and leads WECREATE, a women’s entrepreneurship development incubation/co-working space, and leads the national Startup Cup, entrepreneurship development and competition program, which over five years has processed over 3000 entries. He played an instrumental role in launching the TiEIslamabad Angel fund; one of the very first Angel Funds in the country of its kind to invest in Startup companies.
Murtaza is the Founder of CyberVision International; CyberVision is a full-service technology company based out of Pakistan offering scalable IT solutions. The company specializes in enterprise resource planning, e-governance, ed-tech and infrastructure solutions in its pursuit to support the country’s fast-growing economy and rapid urbanization.
Murtaza has been a consultant to USAID SMEA project for the designing of Challenge Fund for entrepreneurs. Funding of USD7.5 million will be invested in innovativeideas&SMEs seeking growth and expansion.
Member Global Board of Griffin Worx INC. (previously StartUp Cup Llc), which has grassroots entrepreneurial development programs in 46 countries around the world and is focused on developing and challenged socio-economics, being the Thought Partner (Advisor) he has played an instrumental role by advising StartUp Cup global initiative; StartUp Cup is a global program for the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems, startups and job creation, operating a global network of”accelerators without walls” in over 46 countries.
Murtaza also co-chaired the Innovation Steering Committee of Higher Education Commission (HEC) driving the PKR 3 Billion Technology Development Fund for innovators and ORICS (Office of research, innovations and commercialization) and also served as a Board Member of Skill Development Council, Islamabad. Skill Development Council, Islamabad, was established by the Government of Pakistan, with the aim to identify, develop and arrange Vocational, Technical / Professional and IT Training Programs.