A Pakistani female entrepreneur has been selected to represent her startup at Blackbox Connect this year, a two-week residential programme for startup founders across the globe being held at the accelerator in Silicon Valley.

Sana Farooq is founder and Chief Executive Officer of the The E-Learning Network (ELN), a UK-based centre that seeks to provide training to teachers through online courses that eliminate the costs of travel. It also caters to other professionals in the education sector.

Farooq's ELN claims she is the first Pakistani female entrepreneur to be selected to participate in the event, which is sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs.

She is amongst 15 other female entrepreneurs from across the world that will be participating in the upcoming event ─ the Blackbox Connect 18 Female Founders Edition from May 15-26 ─ that seeks to "hone their craft of entrepreneurship, amplify their drive, and fortify the foundation of their startup."

Startup founders are nominated for participation by a Google for Entrepreneurs network partner.