My research focuses on whether, why, and how the business accelerator model functions differently in developing entrepreneurial ecosystems and economies. I will be exploring the challenges accelerators face and how they cope with the needs of regional ecosystems with a lack of social, cultural, and material resources in a developing context. My research will add to the ontological and epistemological understanding of entrepreneurial ecosystems through regional translations of entrepreneurship support models.
I am currently a doctoral researcher in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation group at the University of Edinburgh Business School. I gained my Master's degree with Distinction in Engineering Management from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. I completed a Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI), Pakistan.
I have over 5 years of university level teaching experience in Engineering Economics, Management, and Entrepreneurship. I also established a Technology Development and Incubation Centre in the University. I have been part of several departmental committees and have managed many extra-curricular activities for student societies and clubs. I have also worked as a Project Coordinator for an ICT R&D project.
Professional and Voluntary Experience
|University of Edinburgh Business School||Graduate Teaching Assistant||September 2019 to Present|
|HITEC University, Pakistan||Assistant Professor||February 2017–August 2018|
|HITEC University, Pakistan||Lecturer||January 2014–February 2017|
|National ICT R&D Fund (Ignite), Pakistan||Project Coordinator||September 2013–March 2014|