Our world-class programming — which includes mentor office hours and workshops — is made possible by our amazing network of successful industry experts, VCs, entrepreneurs and educators who collectively volunteer more than 10,000 hours a year in support of Pakistan’s startup community.


As an expert in your field, you have the opportunity to pass on your knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Meet one-on-one with 1871 members in the space or remotely. You’ll be able to set your own schedule, view and edit your appointments through the 1871 Mentor Portal, and build long-lasting relationships with members of the innovation community.


1971 provides around 30 workshops a month, which span a variety of topics including business, marketing, strategy, finance, funding, legal, personal and professional development, and more.  Our team thoughtfully curates workshops with member companies’ needs in mind in order to help educate, inform, and inspire our entrepreneurs to improve all facets of their business.

You can make a real impact. Your expertise, experience, and knowledge will help Pakistan’s rising entrepreneurs build better businesses, and you’ll be directly contributing to our collective mission of making Pakistan the best country in the world for technology and innovation. Plus, you’ll have access to 1971 networking events and the opportunity to plug into our diverse and vibrant ecosystem of builders, makers, and doers.

Hear from 1971 mentors why they love what they do.

Syed Alam is Founder and CEO at Accentedge. He brings over 30 years of leadership in the fields of information technology, cloud computing analytics and content protection transformation projects. He has managed teams for Miller Brewing Company and AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, as well as leading his own successful consulting businesses to help companies with a wide variety of leading-edge IT initiatives.

As a 1971 mentor or workshop facilitator, you also have the opportunity to:

  • Attend 1971 workshops
  • Attend one TGIF Happy Hour every month in order to network with 1971 members and community partners
  • Be introduced to 1971’s broader online audience through various social media features and campaigns
  • Contribute a guest article to the 1971 Blog in order to share your expertise and further build your own brand
  • Utilize professional photography and videography services at a steeply discounted rate
  • Utilize 1971’s state-of-the-art podcast studio
  • Access hundreds of corporate perks and discounts
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