Mariam Nusrat Adil from Pakistan has been featured in the “Forbes Next 1000 List,” which celebrates the start-ups and business with fewer than $10 million in revenue, but have unlimited potential to inspire.
Mariam, who currently resides in Virginia, USA, is the founder of GRID, and holds a Master’s degree in economics from both LUMS and George Washington University in the US.
The said list is first-of-a-kind initiative by Forbes to celebrate bold and inspiring entrepreneurs from around the world who are redefining what it means to run a business today. Mariam’s achievements were recognised by Forbes’ editors plus a panel of top business minds and entrepreneurial superstars.
Mariam’s entrepreneurial journey began in 2015 when she formed the not-for-profit arm for GRID – Gaming Revolution for Inspiring Development. Since then her work has been celebrated across various platforms.
She has been leading a team Pakistan-based game developers and designers for the past 6 years to develop low-cost mobile games that inspire positive behavior change. The entire team has managed to create eight portfolio games in four languages on topics including reproductive health, climate change, health pandemics, animal welfare, STEM learning and structural racism.
The startup has received has received massive coverage and media attention for their work. In addition to that, Mariam has also presented GRID at several high-level forums including, two sessions moderated by former US president Clinton at the CGIU Meetings and two Tedx events.
The team’s current focus is on democratising content creation through video games on their platform Breshna. They have already managed to raise $75,000 in a pre-seed round from 11 Tribes VC and is launching with a Game Jam on July 16.
From : pk.mashable.com