Mustafa Naseem is a Pakistani educator, social entrepreneur and founding Director of Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) at the Information Technology University (ITU). Prior to joining ITU, Mr. Naseem held senior positions at the MIT Global Startup Labs (formerly MIT AITI) South Africa Program, the Deming Center Venture Fund (DCVF) and the International Development Design Summit (IDDS). Mr. Naseem's interests lie at the intersection of technology, policy and entrepreneurship geared towards solving global development challenges. Naseem graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Masters in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) on a Fulbright Scholarship. Naseem has received Numerous awards Throughout his career, Including the ATLAS Institute Director's Fellowship, the Dale Hatfield Research Scholars Award, the Fulbright Alumni Grant, the IDIN Alumni Grant, the Center for Policy Research (CPR) Young Scholar Award and the Design for Social Innovation and Leadership (DSIL) Scholarship.