Amer Haider

President 2024-2025

I extend a warm welcome to all of you in the OPEN Silicon Valley community. OPEN, as a dynamic and expansive global network of entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals, boasts an impressive presence with 15 chapters worldwide, including our distinguished Silicon Valley Chapter.

Our mission at OPEN is creating and nurturing a vibrant platform where entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals can forge meaningful connections, engage in enriching mentorship, and collaboratively pave the way for innovation across various sectors. At its essence, OPEN SV thrives as a volunteer-led organization. Our team of passionate volunteers, drawn from the vibrant Silicon Valley ecosystem and the wider global community, exemplifies dedication and commitment. Their tireless efforts and devotion are the driving forces behind our organization's ability to reach and surpass our milestones.

In my role as President, I am wholeheartedly committed to elevating OPEN Silicon Valley to unprecedented levels of achievement. My vision is centered on expanding the reach and impact of OPEN's mission, fostering a synergistic relationship between Pakistan and Silicon Valley that benefits all. I am dedicated to empowering our members and volunteers to emerge as thought leaders and mentors, guiding and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and professionals on their path to success and growth.

I warmly invite each one of you to embark on this transformative journey with me. Together, we can elevate OPEN SV beyond just a professional network and shape it into a vibrant community where every member feels relevant, embraced, valued, and inspired. As we look ahead, we eagerly anticipate your engagement and collaboration. Whether you choose to volunteer, connect, learn, or contribute in any capacity, remember that your involvement is the key to our collective success. Together, let's embark on this exciting journey of growth, innovation, and shared achievement.

Former Presidents

Junaid Qurashi

President 2022-2024

Welcome to OPEN Silicon Valley! OPEN is a global network of entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals with 13 chapters around the world, including our very own Silicon Valley Chapter.

At OPEN, our primary objective is to provide a platform for entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals to connect, network, and mentor each other and help to lay the foundations for entrepreneurship in various fields. Our commitment to this mission has allowed us to establish ourselves as a premier brand and contributed to many successful entrepreneurial endeavors over the last 20 years.

Through the constant support of our esteemed charter members, we engage with the community through a variety of programs, including workshops, mentorship sessions, forums, and networking events. I would like to take this moment to thank our charter members for their commitment and dedication towards helping OPEN Silicon Valley reach new heights.

At its core, OPEN SV is a volunteer-led organization; we have an extremely passionate team of volunteers from within Silicon Valley and across the globe. Their sheer dedication and devotion towards the organization and its programs help us achieve the many milestones we aim towards every year. To our volunteers, thank you for taking out the time to make OPEN a success and making our organization proud.

As President, I aim to take OPEN Silicon Valley to new heights and direct my focus toward expanding OPEN’s mission and connecting Pakistan to Silicon Valley, in a mutually beneficial relationship. My goal for the organization is to empower our members to be thought leaders and mentors for budding entrepreneurs and professionals to succeed and grow in their journey.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you; whether you choose to volunteer with us or reach out to connect, engage and learn, our doors are always OPEN.

Andaleeb Ahmed

President 2020-2022

OPEN Silicon Valley is a volunteer run organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and professional development.

We engage with the community through a wide variety of programs including workshops, mentor-ship, forums and other networking events. We enable entrepreneurs, professionals and investors to share ideas and gain valuable feedback and tangible support from our charter members and events.

A key objective of OPEN SV is to bridge gaps between Pakistan’s start-up echo system and Silicon Valley's investor community by fostering innovation, growth, and relationships between entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals. I want to take a moment to thank our charter members for their countless support in making OPEN SV one of Silicon Valley’s most impactful organizations.

We are also truly blessed to have an experienced and passionate team of volunteers from Silicon Valley and across the globe who continue to set up succes. Their devotion, dedication and commitment to the organization and its programs help us achieve the many milestones we set every year and their successful execution. You make us all very proud.

We look forward to hearing from you. Weather you wish to volunteer or are looking to connect, engage and learn, our doors are always OPEN.