About Us


An Entrepreneurial Community. An Advisory Network. An Educational Hub.

Founded in 2001 by a group of Pakistani American entrepreneurs and corporate executives, OPEN Silicon Valley, or Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America, is a not-for-profit dedicated to providing educational programs, career coaching, business mentoring and network opportunities for our members in the Bay Area. OPEN provides a gateway to rewarding connections and accessibility to influential members in our community.

Our mission is to promote entrepreneurship and professional growth by connecting the professional Pakistani community in Silicon Valley through workshops, events and mentoring opportunities. Our key goals for our members are:

  • Facilitate and encourage entrepreneurship.
  • Promote and provide growth opportunities within the greater community.
  • Provide mentorship to enterprising individuals through a variety of programs designed to challenge and empower them.
  • Develop ongoing events through which local professionals can meet and network amongst themselves and with other influential individuals.
  • Recognize the accomplishments of Pakistani American entrepreneurs and professionals.
  • Networking opportunities for professional and personal growth.


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