Project Description

Contracted by the development agency DAI, AGHAEZ established a business incubation center with a focus on aspiring women entrepreneurs in Kabul, Afghanistan. The center, branded Startup Valley, operated as a component of the larger USAID-funded Women in Economy initiative. As a part of the project, AGHAEZ designed programs for incubation and acceleration, with the center graduating 17 women-owned startups. As the program was designed in a way to be sustainable, at the conclusion of the project Startup Valley become a part of AGHAEZ and began providing business incubation and acceleration programs to potential entrepreneurs directly or through other donor funded projects.