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Manager of New Ventures, PROTO Accelerator Program Architect
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
517.702.3387 x 212

Anum is the manager of new ventures at LEAP's Entrepreneurship & Innovation team. She designs and leads programs to help startups & corporates in the innovation space, struggling to find the best means necessary to get a solid footing in their business. She helps empower aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, connecting them to business resources and mentors to support and enable their vision.

Before joining the Entrepreneurship & Innovation team, Anum worked with LEAP's Business Development Division and managed various City of Lansing's initiatives.

Anum also works with the Lansing chapter of Startup Grind as community relations and marketing director. An entrepreneur herself, Anum ran a clothing boutique and a 3D projection mapping startup in Karachi, Pakistan, before immigrating to the United States in 2017.

Anum holds a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA in Management and Marketing from Pakistan. Anum is a Certified Mentor Program Manager and a Certified Tourist Ambassador (CTA). Anum believes that the collaboration of diverse perspectives and inclusive solutions leads to a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.