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About OPEN Chicago

OPEN (Organisation of Pakistani Entrepreneurs) is a global network of Pakistani entrepreneurs and professionals, with chapters in 13 cities from Silicon Valley to New York to London to Islamabad. OPEN provides a platform for Pakistani entrepreneurs and professionals of a city to connect, network, collaborate, mentor and support each other. For more than 15 years, OPEN has established itself as the most reputed global brand of Pakistani professionals and has helped countless in their entrepreneurial journeys.


​OPEN Chicago is a voluntary not-for-profit association dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and professional excellence within diaspora communities in Chicagoland and the Midwest. Our members include professionals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, scientists, social leaders, academics, and students.

Meet Our President & Chairman

Aamir Chalisa

President, OPEN Chicago

Haris Ahmed

Chairman, OPEN Chicago

Upcoming Events

29jan5:00 pm7:00 pmBuilding Trust and IntegrityLeadership - SIG - 13

07feb5:00 pm7:00 pm17th Networking EventNetworking is not collecting contacts, its about planting relations.

12feb5:30 pm7:00 pmDesign Thinking Session 8Design Thinking - SIG - 08

18feb6:00 pm8:00 pmCase Study (any one team or organization who has done it and willing to share benefits and challenges faced)Agile - SIG - 05

26feb5:00 pm7:00 pmAvoiding Misunderstanding among Team MembersLeadership - SIG - 14

Entrepreneurs are described as the visionary, innovative, risk takers, influential, leader, creative and opportunistic people. I am a strong believer of "Entrepreneurship is a mindset, not a business model". Having this mindset anyone can succeed regardless of their role in life as an entrepreneur, intrapreneur or doing a job.

OPEN's goals include fostering entrepreneurship, business acceleration, professional growth, bridging the gaps, cross-chapter collaboration and belief in brand Pakistan. Our team at OPEN is committed to providing opportunities to the individuals and organizations to Connect, Innovate & Disrupt.

دیار عشق میں اپنا مقام پیدا کر
نیا زمانہ نئے صبح و شام پیدا کر

- Aamir Chalisa, President, OPEN Chicago

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