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Invent – The Entrepreneurial Challenge

by Rafaeel Akbar Chaudhry April 9th, 2010 Entrepreneurship, Leaders, Pakistan , , ,

Two weeks back, few students told me about “Invent – The Entrepreneurial Challenge” being hosted by IBA Entrepreneurship Society (IBAES), Karachi. This business plan competition is unique in the sense that it includes steps that attempt to stimulate real life such as having teams that have members both from marketing, financial, management and technical background. I remember during my undergraduate study, Mr. Zia Imran (MD, PSEB and Ex-Chairman, P@SHA) used to discuss with me that we should change the concept of final year projects so that instead of ending final year projects after graduation, students can take their projects forward and convert it to companies. The idea seemed great because it would change the concept of traditional “Job Hunt” and everyone would enjoy their work. Also it would create opportunities for other nationals.

I have just received an email  from few of my mentors regarding the schedule of workshops to be held in FAST-NU Lahore and NUST Islamabad on April 10-11, 2010 which is as follows. The EntrepreneursPK team wishes all participating teams the very best and hopes that such events will help produce various startup companies across Pakistan.

Islamabad:
Venue: NUST Main campus
Timings: April 10; Report – 8AM, Sessions – 9 AM to 6 PM
April 11; Sessions – 9 AM to 7 PM
Requirements: Mandatory: CNIC, Student ID
Preferred: Laptop with WiFi.

Lahore:
Venue: FAST Main campus
Timings: April 10; Report – 8AM, Sessions – 9 AM to 6 PM
April 11; Sessions – 9AM to 7 PM
Requirements: Mandatory: CNIC, Student ID
Preferred: Laptop with WiFi.

Karachi:
Venue:  TBA

Timings: April 17; Report – 8AM, Sessions – 9 AM to 8 PM
April 18; Sessions – 9AM to 7 PM
Requirements: Mandatory: CNIC, Student ID
Preferred: Laptop with WiFi.

These two days workshops that will cover topics such as Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Team building and elements of Business Plan, Executive Summary, Elevator Pitch and Presentation skills will be held in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

Islamabad and Lahore Workshops Program
Dates: April 10-11, 2010
Venue Islamabad Lahore
NUST Main Campus FAST Lahore
April 10
8:00 8:45 Registration of Students
9:00 9:05 Tilawat
9:05 9:15 Welcome Address Ms. Sana Qamar, President IBA Entrepreneurship Society Ms. Sultana Haider, IBA Entrepreneurship Society
9:15 9:25 Address by Host University Pro-rector NUST Director FAST
9:25 10:20 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mr. Adnan Shahid, Director Postpaid Solutions, Mobilink Mr. Monis Rahman, Chairman and CEO of Naseeb Networks
10:20 10:40 Tea Break
10:40 11:40 Elements of Business Plan and Executive Summary Mr. Azhar Rizvi, CEO Tech Angels Network Dr. Zahir Ali Syed, CEO Cambridge Advisors Network
11:40 12:40 Elements of BP Presentation and Elevator Pitch Mr. Owais Anjum, CEO Numetrics Dr. Zahir Ali Syed, CEO Cambridge Advisors Network
12:40 1:40 Lunch
1:40 2:40 Talk about Leadership and CXO level positions responsibilities Dr. Aamir Matin, Country Head Cisco Mr. Zafar Siddiqui, Dir IBA-CED
2:40 3:40 Team Building and Interviewing techniques Session 1 Mr. Usman Khalid, Management Consultant, MDI Mr. Nasir Tajuddin,

Program Manager, MDI

3:40 4:00 Tea Break
4:00 5:00 Team Building and Interviewing techniques Session 2 Mr. Usman Khalid, Management Consultant, MDI Mr. Nasir Tajuddin,

Program Manager, MDI

5:00 5:30 First Assignment: Preparation of Elevator Pitch for student Ideas Mentors Mentors
5:30 6:30 Idea Elevator Pitches: Multiple Rooms & Multiple teams presenting Mentors Mentors
6:30 7:30 Interviews of CEOs and Others Mentors and CEOs of teams Mentors and CEOs of teams
7:30 8:00 Wrap up and discussion on Day 2 agenda and Assignment Mr. Azhar Rizvi, CEO Tech Angels Network Dr. Zahir Ali Syed, CEO Cambridge Advisors Network
11-Apr
9:00 9:30 Discussion on Day 2 Agenda Mr. Azhar Rizvi, CEO Tech Angels Network Dr. Zahir Ali Syed, CEO Cambridge Advisors Network
9:30 1:00 Teams to prepare Executive Summary and its related Presentation Mentors Mentors
1:00 2:00 Lunch
2:00 3:00 Teams to prepare Executive Summary (ES) and its related Presentation Mentors Mentors
3:00 4:00 Major Sponsors Presentations TBA TBA
3:00 5:45 Teams ES Presentation in multiple rooms Mentors Mentors
5:25 5:45 Closing Remarks Host University and Certificates Distributions
5:45 6:00 Wrap up and vote of thanks Mr. Azhar Rizvi, CEO Tech Angels Network

Ms. Sana Qamar, President IBA Entrepreneurship Society

Dr. Zahir Ali Syed, CEO Cambridge Advisors Network

Ms. Sultana Haider, IBA Entrepreneurship Society

 

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