Neelam Azmat

Neelam Azmat

Affiliated Program

Fifth Wave BIPOC Advisory Committee


Neelam (she/her) has been working in startup ecosystems and innovation sector for over 6 years now. She has worked with over 170 startups and young changemakers in 16 countries spanning over North America, South Asia, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. She is a strong advocate for inclusive social innovation, impact entrepreneurship and technology for good.

Neelam is a Fulbright scholar with a master’s in public administration from The Ohio State University. She studied incubation management and gender inclusion at the University of Queensland, Australia as an Australia Awards Grantee. She was a fellow at the Swedish institute Leaders Lab and the DICE Social Innovation Exchange. Neelam is member of Global Shapers Islamabad Hub (World Economic Forum) and a TechCamp trainer for the US State Department. Currently, she works with EDGE at Sheridan College.