TEAMS BIC ACQUIRED USAID GRANTS
Category: February 12, 2019

It is our great honor and pleasure to announce that “Assan Ticket”, a Startup at Business Incubation Center, Bahria University Islamabad, has secured grant of Rs 2.6 Million from the USAID SMEA (Small Medium Enterprise Activity). USAID SMEA is a ‘5-year program to support and strengthen the SME sector of Pakistan. It targets increase in sales, jobs, fostering entrepreneurship and increased sectoral contribution to GDP. The program is designed to work with small and medium ICT enterprises and startups who require support in technical skills, marketing and market access, bank credit and loans and business and growth planning.

Assan Ticket an initiative of Arif Hussain and Qaim Ali hailing from region of Astor and Shighar, is digitizing the ticketing system for the travelers of Gilgit Baltistan and aims to lay an online platform for ticket booking and safe traveling. Business Incubation Center, Bahria University Islamabad has been working on bringing forth great and innovative and impactful ideas to resolve and address social issues of Pakistan. And we are proud to make this announcement and give our heartiest congratulations to Assan Ticket on their achievement with best of luck for the future.

Signing Agreement Ceremony between Team Aasaan Ticket & USAID SMEA

In addition to this, Team ASANII from Business Incubation Centre, Bahria University Karachi Campus also acquired the grant of Rs. 2.6 million under USAID Small and Medium Enterprise Activity – USAID SMEA.

Team Lead ASANII Presenting his idea before the selection panel of USAID SMEA