Activities

 
    Sep 13, 2018: IBA AMAN CED organized Shepherd's Pie Karachi Season 4 at G&T Auditorium IBA Karachi in collaboration with Jumpstart Pakistan  
   

The event initiated with the recitation of Holy Quran followed by national anthem. Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director, IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), gave a welcome speech to the esteemed guests and participants including students of IBA and other universities. In his speech, he demonstrated the IBA's indigenous model of Entrepreneurship and the significance of Entrepreneurship education for the youth of Pakistan. He also thanked and appreciated the initiative of “Jumpstart” to provide investment and learning opportunities to the youth in Pakistan. More

   
     
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    Sept 7, 2018: IBA Aman CED Incubatee, Love for Data, bags three awards at P@SHA ICT Awards 2018  
   

LFD (Love for Data), an IBA Aman CED incubatee, has won big at P@SHA ICT Awards 2018. LFD has developed multiple turnkey solutions focused on solving numerous business problems through artificial intelligence and statistical learning tools. LFD bagged three awards in different categories including:

1. Best in Fintech Solutions – An artificial intelligence based sensitivity analysis solution that helps in assessing the impact of factors affecting a company's revenue, and helps the company to forecast revenues with high accuracy.

2. Best in Digital Marketing Solutions – A unique machine learning algorithm to help classify customer complaints more efficiently, helping deliver a better customer experience.

3. Runner’s Up in Supply Chain Solutions – An artificial intelligence based demand forecasting model to reduce wastage. More

   
     
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    Aug 6-26, 2018: International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS)  
   

This year IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) organized the third edition of International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) at IBA, Karachi from 6th Aug, 2018 till 26th Aug, 2018.

The IBA IESS was a 20-day program designed to impart the taste of entrepreneurship from a South Asian perspective, while immersing in the cultural richness of Pakistan through workshops, lectures, cultural events, recreational activities, and countrywide travelling to the beautiful landscapes of the country. More

   
     
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    Aug 4, 2018: Pakistan's first ever WordCamp held at IBA Karachi  
   

WordCamps run on a non-profit motive, which is why it is normal for passionate WordPressers to spend their available resources for the event. While, it is commonplace for speakers to get paid when they speak at other conferences, WordCamp Speakers contribute their valuable time to the community without charging a penny.

The love of WordPress and the desire to encourage local talents, prompted Usman Khalid (CEO of WordPress Just in Time) to organize Pakistan’s first ever WordCamp at Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi. This Wordcamp became a platform where the Pakistani WordPress community got together for a day of learning, networking, and celebrating the platform that empowered them to build their careers. More

   
     
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    August 10 & 11, 2018: IBA International Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium (IEES) 2018  
   

The IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) was created in 2010 to play a major role in promoting entrepreneurship in Pakistan and to contribute in the development of an entrepreneurial eco-system. In light of the various successful projects conducted by the Center, this year IBA AMAN CED organized a 2 days' symposium for entrepreneurship educators at IBA, Karachi. The purpose of this symposium was to prepare the future entrepreneurship faculty members by sharing the latest developments happening at Darden, Babson, Stanford, China, Holland, Germany, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Canada and India etc. More

   
     
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    July 20, 2018: Orientation Ceremony of Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program (CIE Batch 8 ) at IBA CED  
   

Friday 20th July, 2018 marked the beginning of 8th cohort of CIE which is a flagship program of Aman CED, IBA, Karachi with its orientation ceremony. This program is launched under the auspices of Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP). A total of 67 participants have registered themselves to be trained under this program. The ceremony began with the recitation of Holy Quran followed by a formal introduction of the weekend certificate program by Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director, Aman CED, IBA Karachi. Along with program director, other IBA faculty and staff including Dr. Kamran Mumtaz, Chair of the dptt. of management and Mr.Muhammad Khurram Khalid, head of internal audit IBA attended the ceremony.  More

   
     
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    June 25, 2018: IBA AMAN-CED organizes an orientation session on Summer Entrepreneurship Camp (SEC)  
   

June 25, 2018: The IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) held an orientation ceremony for its Summer Entrepreneurship Camp (SEC). The program aims to help the participants discover and unleash their hidden entrepreneurial potential. The concept behind the program evolved by identifying the need of an engaging activity for children during their summer vacations. The inculcation of entrepreneurial mindset is one of the best alternatives for the future leaders of Pakistan.  More

   
     
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    May 4, 2018: Innovation Day - Exon 1.0  
   

May 04, 2018: The AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (AMAN-CED) at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, in collaboration with KayDrive, organized Exon Innovation 1.0 Meetup named as “Innovation Day” at the IBA, Main Campus. EXON 1.0 is a new concept that constituted an online project exhibition, that preceded the Innovation Day, which took place from 29th April till May 3rd.

The aim of the event was to encourage students and startups to develop low-cost technology solutions through their projects and ideas. Final year projects from prestigious universities were exhibited such as IBA, FCS, LUMS SBASSE, GIKI, UET, NED, DUET and MUET.  More

   
     
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    May 9, 2018: MoU between Ihsan Trust & IBA-CED  
   

IBA Karachi and Ihsan Trust have joined hands together to foster the growth of the early-stage startups and business ventures nurtured under the platform of IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). The formal MoU was signed on 9th May, 2018 by Dr. Farrukh Iqbal (Dean & Director, IBA) and Mr. Ahmed Ali Siddiqui (Founder Trustee, Ihsan Trust). Mr. Fayyaz-ur-Rehman along with Mr. Abdul Rauf from Meezan Bank and Dr. Shahid Qureshi (Program Director, CED) along with CED’s management team were present during the MoU signing ceremony. More

   
     
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    Apr 4, 2018: IBA AMAN CED incubatee attended e-Founders Fellowship Program with “Jack ma”  
   

24th March, 2018 till 4th April 2018: Ms. Anum Kamran-Founder & CEO of Buyon.PK (Incubatee at IBA AMAN CED) graduated from first class of Asian Entrepreneurs from UNCTAD and Alibaba Business School’s e-Founders Fellowship Program at Hangzhou China.

Ms. Anum Kamran was selected along-with 36 other e-founders from South East Asia and South Asia regions. Out of 37 Asian entrepreneurs who graduated from the program, 05 were from Pakistan including Ms. Anum Kamran. More

   
     
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    30th March 2018, IBA CED's CIE Final Students Business Startups Pitches & Closing Ceremony  
   

The seventh batch of CIE is near to its graduation. After completing the rigorous training of four months, the participants have finally reached the cap stone presentation of this certification program. The final rocket pitches began on 2nd and 3rd March, 2018. The presentations continued throughout the month of March and completed on 30th March, 2018.

The participants presented the diversified business ideas. From Agriculture to Engineering and from Fashion design to Architecture, the ideas were related to nearly every sector of the economy. The thrill of the participants was evident with their interest and hard work that they showcased to present their wonderful ideas. The judging panel, mentors and the faculty, all applauded the prospective businesses with their greater appreciation. It is now that the new cohort of entrepreneurs is ready to acquire their role for which they have trained and for which they are supposed to contribute for the national economic development, IBA CED team would like to wish them all the success. More

   
     
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    21st March 2018, How to develop an entrepreneurial mindset workshop conducted by Dr Shahid Qureshi at Karachi University  
   

The IBA Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in collaboration with Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), University of Karachi conducted a workshop named as” How to develop an entrepreneurial mindset” at the faculty of arts and social sciences auditorium, UoK. The main objective of this workshop was to introduce entrepreneurship to university students and the faculty members. The Program Director CED, Dr. Shahid Qureshi was the key note speaker. During his session, Dr. Qureshi let the varsity’s students understand the development and opting of entrepreneurial mindset. More

   
     
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    Mar 16th, 2018: Inauguration Ceremony of Cycle-2 of NEP at NTU Faisalabad  
   

Inauguration Ceremony for 2nd batch of IBA Weekend Certificate in Entrepreneurship under the initiative of IBA National Entrepreneurship Program (NEP) was held at National Textile University (NTU), Faisalabad on 16th March, 2018.

Prof. Liaquat Ali, Chairman, Faculty of Management Sciences, NTU, welcomed the guests and course participants. He extended every possible support to make this program a success in Faisalabad.

Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Director, IBA AMAN CED, described the objectives of IBA NEP to promote entrepreneurship and to give a message of hope to youth of Pakistan. More

   
     
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    Mar 14th, 2018: Workshop on "Business formalization for young startups"  
   

A workshop titled "Business Formalization for young startups" was organized at IBA AMAN CED on 14th March, 2018 in collaboration with "Shell Tameer".

The workshop began with the recitation of Holy Quran and an introduction to IBA AMAN CED. It was followed by an overview of Shell Tameer by Mr. Imran Azeem Manager Training & Development Shell Tameer.

The first session was conducted by Barrister Altaf Qureshi. He is Chief Executive Officer of Wukla (Pvt.) Limited and Paksign (Pvt.) Limited. He spoke about the legal challenges faced by young startups like Compliance, Business structures, Agreements, contracts etc. Later on he answered the queries regarding legal matters of young startups. More

   
     
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    Jan 26th, 2018: IBA CED's Certificate Students entrepreneurial educational trip to Jamshoro  
   

The batch 7 of CIE went on an educational trip to Jamshoro on the 26th of January, 2018. The trip was mainly to give young entrepreneurs a glimpse of historical background and heritage of Sindh and to familiarize them with the conventional agricultural practices being carried out in Sindh. The participants gathered at IBA Main Campus in great fervor and enthusiasm at 7 AM in the morning. First stop was at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology where the students attended the Graduation Ceremony of the first batch of National Entrepreneurship Program. Jummah Prayer was then offered at Jama Masjid Mehran University after which the convoy proceeded to explore the Sindhology Museum existing in the premises of Sindh University, Jamshoro. The museum was well maintained and carried a lot of information about history of the province Sindh. More

   
     
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    Jan 24th 2018, IBA NEP team conducted an awareness session at FPCCI’s Head Office in Karachi  
   

The session “National Development Strategy of Promoting the Entrepreneurial Mindset among Pakistani Youth” was well attended by FPPCI members headed by Mr. S.M.Muneer. In the attendees were prominent FPCCI members Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Syed Mazhar Ali etc. IBA team was headed by the Dean and Director IBA Dr. Farrukh Iqbal and comprised of Dr. Shahid Qureshi , Director CED, Soha Zulfiqar, Manager Women Entrepreneurship Program, Rao Israr Ahmed, Program Manager Entrepreneurship Development Program and Mr. Mohammad Talha , Manager Incubation. More

   
     
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    Jan 26, 2017: First Graduation Ceremony of IBA NEP at Mehran University, Jamshoro (Hyderabad)  
   

IBA NEP conducted the First Graduation Ceremony for students of Weekend Certificate in Entrepreneurship at Mehran University, Jamshoro. The event took place in the US. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCASW) at Mehran University.

Dr. Zahid Ali Memon, Secretary, Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development (MUISTD) and Focal Person of IBA NEP Hyderabad at Mehran University, thanked the management of IBA to conduct a course for changing the mindset of students and to give them a hope for their future by becoming an entrepreneur. More

   
     
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    12th Dec 2017: Hult Prize at IBA  
   

IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), advances to Regional Finals of 8th Annual Hult Prize in response to the United Nation’s Challenge of “Harnessing the Power of Energy”.
The Grand Finale of the first edition of Hult Prize at IBA (presented by Market Link Pvt. Ltd) was organized by IBA Entrepreneurship Society on 12th December 2017 at IBA Main Campus. Top 10 teams selected in the Semi-finals, presented business ideas to solve the challenge set by the United Nations: "Harnessing the Power of Energy to impact the lives of 10 million people."  More

   
     
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    9th Dec 2017: National Entrepreneurship Program (NEP) Hyderabad delegation’s visit to IBA Karachi   
   

IBA CED embraced the presence of 38 participants of IBA National Entrepreneurship Program (NEP) Hyderabad on 9th December 2017. They visited IBA main campus along with Dr. Arabella Bhutto (Co-Director MUISTD), Dr. Adnan Patafi (Assistant Professor) and the management staff of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) of Mehran University. Moreover, a team from Isra University Hyderabad also accompanied the delegation. The batch had a tour to AMAN CED’s hatchery and incubation center in which they interacted with the entrepreneurs who were running their ventures. Azad Ahmed (Manager CED) briefed the participants about the hatchery and incubation programs of IBA CED. Dr. Osama Nasim (Assistant Professor at National Textile University, Faisalabad) was also present at CED on 8th & 9th Dec, 2017. He conducted guest speaking sessions in Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Program and CIE class.  More

   
     
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    3rd Dec 2017: IBA AMAN CED launched Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP)   
   

IBA AMAN CED launched Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) on 3rd December, 2017. The session began with the recitation of Holy Quran followed by the introductory session by Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director AMAN CED IBA Karachi. The STEP Fall 2017 has students from different Universities i.e. Karachi University, Dawood University, NED, SSUET, UIT, PAK KIET, INDUS, Mehran University, Sindh University, Dadabhoy Institute and APTECH Institute.  More

   
     
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    25 Nov 2017: Workshop on "Powering tomorrow’s innovation leaders with Simplexity Thinking" by Nausherwan Akram at IBA CED   
   

IBA CED embraced the presence of Mr Nausherwan Akram on 25th November, 2017. Mr. Akram is an international management consultant and trainer. Mr. Akram is a managing partner of Basadur Applied Creativity Pakistan. He is a seasoned and qualified management consultant and trainer having a vast experience. Mr. Akram conducted a very stimulating and highly interactive workshop for the 7th batch of Certificate in Entrepreneurship program. The topic of the workshop was “Powering tomorrow’s innovation leaders with Simplexity Thinking”. The participants were taught how to think more innovatively in finding, defining and solving problems using applied creativity. This methodology, Simplexity Thinking, has been successfully applied with major and small corporations globally and helps leaders and their teams think through, clarify and define any ambiguous or complex situation concretely. More

   
     
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    Oct 27, 2017: Love for Data (LFD), IBA CED Incubatee, wins big at the P@sha ICT Awards 2017  
   

IBA Aman-CED incubatee Love For Data (LFD) has won the challenge for developing the most innovative data analytics techniques at P@sha ICT Awards 2017. The company has developed a solution which predicts customers’ defaults, thus increasing efficiencies and profits of banks, and assists financial inclusion.
After winning the competition, Syed Tajammul Hussain, CEO, LFD, reported that they were joyous on winning the competition and they hoped that by participating in more competitions of the sort, they could help develop a better future of Pakistan’s data science sector. They were very thankful to IBA Aman-CED for all the mentoring, assistance, and facilities it is providing to new companies.  More

   
     
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    Nov 3, 2017: Orientation Ceremony of Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program at IBA CED  
   

IBA Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) marked the beginning of its seventh batch of Certificate in Entrepreneurship by holding an orientation ceremony on Friday evening 3rd of November 2017. Before the ceremony, identification cards, course packs and name plates were handed over to the participants by Mr. Rao Israr Ahmed, Program Manager EDP. The fabulous orientation commenced with the recitation of holy Quran followed by national anthem. Later on, Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director, Aman CED, IBA, Karachi formally introduced the program. Dr. Qureshi, shared the experiences of previous batches of CIE.   More

   
     
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    Oct 23, 2017: The IBA Entrepreneurship Society organized a talk on “Leadership & Effective Communication” by Mr Bob Ferguson  
   

On 23rd October 2017, the IBA Entrepreneurship Society organized a talk on “Leadership and Effective Communication” by Mr Bob Ferguson at Ghani & Tayub Auditorium.

Mr. Bob Ferguson is an expert trainer and leadership mentor from Xecofy and is also one of the top 50 orators in English. While speaking on leadership, he made use of anecdotes from his own career to explain the three phases of effective leadership: setting clear goals, challenging teammates and acquiring instant feedback.  More

   
     
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    October 7, 2017: IBA AMAN CED organized the graduation ceremony of different programs of CED at G & T Auditorium, IBA Main Campus, Karachi   
   

October 7, 2017: IBA AMAN CED organized the graduation ceremony of different programs of CED at G & T Auditorium, IBA Main Campus, Karachi. The ceremony was chaired by Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, (Dean & Director IBA) along with guests belonging to different walks of life, including: Mr. Aftab Butt (CEO KAPCO), Mr. Farhan Hanif (CEO, Crown Group of Companies), Dr. Rashida Rehmat (Jinnah Women University), Mr. Fayyaz-ur-Rehman (VP Meezan Bank), and Mr. Ahmed Kazi (Manager HR, KAPCO). More

   
     
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    Oct 5, 2017: Business Studies students from The City School PAF Chapter visited IBA AMAN  
   

On Thursday, 5th October 2017, about 65 business studies students from The City School PAF Chapter visited IBA AMAN. The visit was facilitated by the AMAN CED team at IBA main campus. Soha Zulfiqar, Manager Women Entrepreneurship Program welcomed the enthusiastic students on behalf of Dr. Shahid and the CED team. She then briefed them about various activities of IBA AMAN CED and motivated them to think about starting their entrepreneurial careers in the future. Mr. Huzaifa and Mr. Wahaj, IBA students of BBA Entrepreneurship also interacted with the students and shared their successful venture stories. Students were highly motivated by the end of the session to take up entrepreneurship as their possible career path. More

   
     
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    Oct 5, 2017: IBA Aman-CED arranged a session talk on “Entrepreneurial Curriculum Development” in collaboration with US Consulate Karachi.  
   

A session talk titled “Entrepreneurial Curriculum Development” was held on 5th October, 2017 at IBA Aman Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in Collaboration with US Consulate Karachi. Ms. Sydney Gray was welcomed by IBA Aman CED team and IBA External Linkage department. The Dean & Director IBA Karachi, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal graced the session with his presence. The session was attended by IBA Faculty members, IBA Aman-CED incubatees, IBA CED team and external linkages department. More

   
     
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    Sep 22, 2017: IBA AMAN CED & Tech Valley Abbottabad jointly organized an information and awareness session on Freelancing  
   

September 22: IBA AMAN CED and Tech Valley Abbottabad jointly organized an information and awareness session on Freelancing at G&T Auditorium, IBA Main Campus, Karachi. Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director IBA AMAN-CED welcomed Umar Farooq, CEO Tech Valley team. The gathering of participants was mainly mix of students from all the programs of IBA, Iqra University, UBIT, Sir Syed University, SZABIST and Karachi University. More than 200 students attended the session and all the participants took keen interest in knowing more about Freelancing.  More

   
     
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    Sep 19, 2017: IBA-NEP Information & Interview Sessions at Hyderabad  
   

IBA-AMAN CED team visited MUISTD for conducting an information and interview session with IBA NEP registered candidates. Dr. Arabella Bhutto, Co-Director, MUISTD, welcomed the IBA-AMAN CED team and participants and appreciated the efforts of IBA-AMAN CED to promote entrepreneurship throughout Pakistan. The gathering of participants was a mix of on-job professionals, MUET faculty members and students who took keen interest in becoming a part of IBA NEP. Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Director, IBA-AMAN CED, briefed the participants about IBA’s indigenous model of entrepreneurship and shared the success stories of IBA-AMAN CED. Later on, interviews of registered candidates of IBA NEP were conducted.  More

   
     
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    Aug 25, 2017: The closing ceremony of IESS 2017 took place at main campus IBA Karachi, chaired by Dr. Farrukh Iqbal   
   

The closing ceremony of IESS 2017 took place on 25th August, 2017 at main campus IBA Karachi, chaired by Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Dean & Director IBA. Dr. Shahid Qureshi, (Program Director IBA Aman-CED) commenced the closing ceremony with a brief introduction of IESS 2017. He highlighted that 10 international students 7 national students, and 48 IBA students participated in this program. Furthermore, he elaborated that 5 renowned international faculty members from, University of Oxford, New York University & Seoul University taught in IESS along with IBA faculty members. The mix of academic sessions along with inter-city visits and trip to beautiful Naran, Kaghan, Islamabad & Lahore made it one of its kind program. Dr. Najam Assistant Professor, IBA gave an overview of the Discover Pakistan program which included 09 days trip to Lahore, Islamabad and Naran, Kaghan.  More

   
     
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    Aug 25, 2017: MoU between IBA Aman-CED and MUISTD for IBA National Entrepreneurship Program   
   

IBA Aman-CED is committed to promote entrepreneurship in the whole country. To pursue this commitment, it is going to launch IBA National Entrepreneurship Program in different cities of Pakistan. IBA Aman-CED has joined hands with Mehran University of Engineering and Technology to work together and start an entrepreneurship certification program in Hyderabad. On Friday 25th August, 2017, the MOU Signing ceremony between IBA Aman-CED and Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development (MUISTD) was held at Main Campus IBA Karachi.  More

   
     
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    Aug 18-19, 2017: 2 days Workshop on "Business Model Generation" organized by IBA AMAN-CED   
   

IBA Aman-CED organized a two-day workshop on “Business Model Generation” on 18th and 19th August, 2017. The successful launch and market adoption of a product depends on the creation of a robust business model which requires strategic thinking by considering various business model generation methodologies. BMG workshop focused on a number of powerful and effective approaches (such as canvas approach, customer profiling, visual thinking etc.) which help with the synthesis of a customer-focused business model. The key objective of this workshop was to share contemporary thinking about the design and development of a business model that was market centric and cost effective.  More

   
     
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    Aug 7, 2017: Orientation Ceremony of the International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) held at Aman-CED   
   

August 7: The inauguration of the second edition of The International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) was held at Aman CED, IBA Main Campus. The IESS hosted by the IBA Aman Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) stands apart in its diversity; aiming to instill experiential learning, The IESS is a 10-day program designed to inculcate and promote entrepreneurship, preparing the students for the challenges they could face pursuing their entrepreneurial goals. In order to promote the diversity necessary for entrepreneurship to prosper in a globalized world, the program incorporates participants from different cultures and nationalities. IESS 2017 aims to give its participants a practical experience to South Asian perspective of social entrepreneurship, while aiming to portray a better image of Pakistan.  More

   
     
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    29th Jul, 2017: IBA Aman-CED arranged a session on “Agile Methodology” by a UK based trainer Mr. Naveed Khawaja   
   

We are pleased to inform you about the session talk titled “Agile Methodology and how this can help increase productivity” conducted at IBA Aman- Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) on 29th July, 2017. The guest speaker was Mr. Naveed Khawaja who is Chief Methodologist (Master Trainer and Coach) at Xecofy (www.xecofy.com), based in London, UK. He's known as Mr. Agile because he finds practical applications of Agile and Lean methodologies in personal, social, spiritual and professional lives. His training method resonates with the participants because he believes in experiential learning with fun games and activities.  More

   
     
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    27th Jul, 2017: IBA Aman-CED arranged a counseling session by Mr. Hamzah Ansari an Entrepreneur-in-Residence from Brown University   
   

It is pleasure to inform you that a counseling session was arranged at IBA Aman- Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) on 27th July, 2017. The guest was Mr. Hamzah Ansari who is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Brown University’s School of Engineering. In this role, he coaches and advises student, faculty and alumni ventures on product, customer and business development, corporate strategy, due diligence, fundraising, negotiating exits, and IP protection.

The respectable guest was welcomed by Program Director IBA Aman- Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Dr. Shahid Qureshi. The incubatees had an office hour format talk with Mr. Hamzah Ansari. Mr. Hamzah discussed the business models of incubatees in detail and gave his valuable suggestions regarding venture promotion strategies, fundraising opportunities etc. during one-to-one sessions.    More

   
     
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    July 20, 2017-IBA Aman-CED in collaboration with U.S. Consulate General Karachi held a talk session on “Finance for Entrepreneurs” by Stanford PhD Dr. Andrew Scheuermann  
   

We are pleased to inform you about the session titled “Finance for Entrepreneurs” conducted at IBA Aman- Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) on July 20th, 2017. The guest speaker was Dr. Andrew Scheuermann who has finished his Ph.D. from Stanford University and has been deeply involved in entrepreneurship education. The guest speaker was accompanied by representatives of US Consulate General Karachi i.e. Cultural Attache Mr. Anthony Dean Tranchina and Cultural Affairs Manager Mr. Ali Chauhan. The respectable guests were welcomed by Program Director IBA Aman- Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Dr. Shahid Qureshi. The session was attended by around fifty participants who actively listened and participated in Q&A session.   More

   
     
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    May 19, 2017: Workshop on Systematic Literature Review (SLR) at IBA AMAN-CED conducted by Dr. Irfan Butt  
   

Irfan Butt has been teaching at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) since January 2012. Prior to joining SQU, he was associated with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan, where he also served as Director Research. He has published research articles in international journals and proceedings and presented papers at a number of international conferences. Dr. Irfan conducted a workshop here at IBA-CED and interacted with the faculty members of AMAN CED. He started the session by highlighting the significance of SLR in contemporary research. He elaborated the process of conducting SLR. He also discussed the fundamental factors which good papers should contain to be published in A* or A journal. These factors included the quality of research question(s), contribution to literature, solid theoretical foundation and conceptual framework, methodology, and clarity in writing.   More

   
     
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    Jun 2, 2017: Force Field Workshop Conducted by Syed Hussain Haider at IBA CED  
   

Force field analysis is a tool developed by Kurt Lewin and is applied in decision making, particularly in planning and implementing change. With this, a workshop was conducted in IBA CED on Friday 2nd June 2017. Mr. Syed Hussain Haider again was on the soils of IBA as an instructor. Mr. Haider explained it as a comprehensive model which can be used to develop an action plan to implement change. He elaborated the holistic view and analyzed all of the forces impacting the decisions including forces that help achieve the change, called "driving forces” and forces that work against the change, called "restraining forces." He emphasised that Change only occurs through the process of unfreezing, changing, and refreezing. He later explained the process of carrying out a force field analysis in detail. The initiation begins with a well-defined goal or decisions to be implemented before drawing a force field diagram.   More

   
     
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    May 27, 2017: CIE participants Visited Agricultural farm  
   

The development of agri enterprises is a key factor to promote entrepreneurial development in Pakistan. In continuity with this objective, a field trip of CIE students was arranged on 27th May 2017. The participants were very excited and their journey began at around 10 in the morning. The temperature was bit harsh. The participants wer accompanied by Mr. Rao Israr Ahmed, Program manager EDP along with Mr. Muhammad Talha Azeem, Visiting faculty IBA CED. The main theme of trip was to explore the agri entrepreneurial opportunities. In order to do this, a farm at memon goth was visited. That farm was one of its own kind. The 4 acre agricultural farm comprises of five main units and was carrying multiple enterprises.The development of agri enterprises is a key factor to promote entrepreneurial development in Pakistan. In continuity with this objective, a field trip of CIE students was arranged on 27th May 2017. The participants were very excited and their journey began at around 10 in the morning.  More

   
     
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    May 19-20, 2017: Workshop at IBA CED’s Certificate Program conducted by Syed Hussain Haider  
   

Mr. Hussain Haider is a motivational and inspirational speaker currently working in Akhuwat and an adjunct faculty at LUMS. Mr. Haider conducted a workshop here at IBA CED and interacted with the participants of CIE. He discussed various concerns and issues related to emotion quotient by considering Akhuwat organization. He highlighted the positive and negative both sides of society and discussed that how we are afraid of our own fears. He started by discussing Akhuwat organization which is running successfully since a number of years. This organization is a real example and model which is the need of an hour for Pakistan. He added that Akhuwat has a number of unique initiatives which are not there in other NGO’s or organization. Not only this, but the organization dispatches around One Arab Pakistani Rupees in about 25 days. The donors for the organization are Pakistani Expats.  More

   
     
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    April 22-23, 2017: IBA-CED’s Case Writing Team participated in a Case Conference in Lahore  
   

IBA AMAN-CED’s case writing team is in the phase of developing a repository of teaching cases on the lives of different entrepreneurs. These cases are sent and presented in various case conferences held across the globe. Due to the dearth of literature available on women entrepreneurs, zealous efforts are being made at AMAN-CED to develop cases on them. One such case was written on the life of a young budding women entrepreneur, named as ‘ABAA’. The case was accepted in the SEDC International Conference on “Gender, Work and Society”, held in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore. It was presented in the Conference by one of the members of the CED’s case writing team.  More

   
     
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    May 18, 2017: IBA-CED & NOWPDP organized a workshop for people with special needs by the name of “KHUD MUKHTAR”  
   

IBA Aman- Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) & NOWPDP organized a workshop for people with special needs by the name of “KHUD MUKHTAR”. The workshop was held on May 18, 2017 at Aman-CED building of IBA, Main campus. Aman-CED in collaboration with NOWPDP has set foot in this initiative in order to empower the people with special needs by supporting them with the rope of entrepreneurship, which can play a major role in catering to the issue of unemployment within this segment of the society. More

   
     
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    Apr 28, 2017: IBA AMAN-CED in collaboration with US Consulate General Karachi held a talk session on IPR & Globalization  
   

IBA AMAN Centre for Entrepreneurial Development in collaboration with US Consulate General Karachi held a talk session on IPR (Intellectual Property Right) and Globalization on Friday 28th April, 2017. The discussion began with the recitation of Holy Quran, followed with welcome note by Mr. Azad Ahmed Manager-Incubation & Outreach Activities. Later, Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program DirectorAman CED gave a brief introduction of the event and the esteemed panelists. More

   
     
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    Apr 25, 2017: AMAN-CED organized Certificate Distribution Ceremony for Business Incubation Program  
   

On Tuesday 25th April, a Certificate Distribution Ceremony for Business Incubation Program for Women Home-Based Workers was held at IBA Main Campus. 61 women home-based workers belonging to areas such as Sultanabad, Korangi, Ibrahim Hyderi and Lyari were awarded certificates for completing a comprehensive three-month entrepreneurship training program especially designed for them. This is a hallmark program of IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (AMAN- CED) in which women entrepreneurs from underprivileged communities of Karachi are trained to start their own ventures in order to promote the cause of women economic empowerment. At the event speaking to the audience Ms. Mahpara Shakil, Deputy Chief of Party, Gender Equity Program (GEP), and Aurat Foundation said, 'This is an important step toward women economic empowerment'. More

   
     
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    Apr 14, 2017: The orientation ceremony of certificate in Women Tech Entrepreneurship Program (WTEP) was held at IBA AMAN CED  
   

IBA AMAN CED has launched a certificate in Women Tech Entrepreneurship Program (WTEP) for women who want to learn and earn through technology careers. The orientation ceremony of WTEP was held on April 14, 2017 at AMAN CED building of IBA, Main campus. The ceremony started at 5PM with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by Hafiza Tooba Jabeen, one of the students of WTEP. The ceremony was honored with the presence of Program Director Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Head Dr. Imran Khan, Program Manager & Technical Trainer Wajiha Kanwal, WTEP team and faculty members.   More

   
     
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    Apr 5-6, 2017: A 2 day Workshop on Fraud Risk Management, Data & Cyber Security organized by AMAN-CED  
   

Aman Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) organized a two days’ workshop on Fraud Risk Management and Data & Cyber Security on 5 & 6 April, 2017.

Risk ESPECIALLY FRAUD RISK CANNOT be eliminated and can only be Accepted, Avoided, Reduced or Transferred and the ironies are:  More

   
     
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    Mar 21, 2017: IBA AMAN CED organized the Graduation Ceremony of its Incubatee STEMMERS  
   

March 21: IBA AMAN CED organized the graduation ceremony of its incubatee STEMMERS at the Aman Center for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), IBA Main Campus. STEMMERS is an initiative to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management (STEMM) education to learners of grade 4 and above and to produce tech-savvy future leaders in Pakistan. They offer basic, intermediate and advanced level courses in which students have the opportunity and resources to learn cutting edge technologies in robotics, programming, 3D printing and even game development.

STEMMERS was incubated at AMAN CED-IBA in September 2015 and since then it has seen progressive growth with time. Several schools collaborated with STEMMERS to offer STEM based courses in their schools. More

   
     
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    March 13-14, 2017: Aman-CED organized two days workshop on "Building High Impact Entrepreneurial & Incubation Centers in Pakistan  
   

IBA Aman Center for Entrepreneurial Development conducted two days’ workshop on “Building High Impact Entrepreneurial and Incubation Centers in Pakistan” on 13 and 14 March, 2017. The purpose of this workshop was to facilitate different Pakistani universities in developing their entrepreneurial and incubation centers. Dr. Shahid Qureshi (Program Director Aman-CED IBA Karachi) opened the first session in which he shared the experience of Aman-CED i.e academic programs of entrepreneurship, incubation center and compared and contrasted different incubation models which were operating locally as well as globally. Moreover, different success stories of IBA Incubation Program (i.e Stallion Deliveries, Technyx System, Teachingcareer.pk) were also presented and the role of IBA Incubation Center was explained. More

   
     
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    Jan 25, 2017: IBA AMAN CED Launches Business Incubation Program for Women Home-Based Workers  
   

The program will mark the beginning of a certificate program designed especially for women home based workers in Karachi and Quetta. This program is IBA AMAN CED’s humble effort towards facilitating Pakistani women to develop and foster an entrepreneurial mindset, enabling them to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

Fifty highly skilled women have been selected for this particular program; who have a zeal to start their own businesses and are extremely thrilled to have found such an opportunity. More

   
     
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    Jan 6-7, 2017: IBA CED ‘s CIE Final Presentation & Farewell lunch  
   

Yet another cohort of entrepreneurs have presented their startups. The final presentation of startup was held on 6th and 7th of January 2017 at Aman CED, IBA Karachi. This two day event was full with enthusiasm and courage, which was evident with the presentations of prospective entrepreneurs. Among the evaluation panel was Dr. Shahid Qureshi (Program Director Aman CED, IBA), Dr. Kamran Mumtaz (Faculty IBA) Dr. Imran Khan (Faculty IBA), Asif Jaffar (Faculty IBA), Muhammad Talha Azeem (Visiting faculty IBA), Mohsin Ali Patel (Lecturer IBA ). Imran M. Khan (CEO, Arkish) and the Aman CED team including Rao Israr Ahmed (Program Manager, EDP), Azad Ahmed (Manager incubation activities) and Hafiz Abdul Rauf (Program Manager, E4E). The startups presented were related to nearly all the sectors including Agriculture, Services, Manufacturing, Health, Education and Technology. Among all, the highest number of startups were dealing with services followed by Food and Agribusiness. More

   
     
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    Dec 28, 2016: IBA AMAN CED in collaboration with Aurat Foundation launched a CIE program for Women Home Based Workers  
   

IBA AMAN CED in collaboration with Aurat Foundation under its USAID funded Gender Equity Program(GEP) has launched a certificate in entrepreneurship program for Women Home Based Workers(WHBWs) in Karachi and Quetta. The program is all set to launch in Karachi in the month of January; to kick-start the project the Training of Trainers(ToT) was held on 28th December 2016 at AMAN CED. More

   
     
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    Dec 28, 2016: KG Charles from Silicon Valley conducted a session on "Startup Funding Trends"  
   

KG Charles from Silicon Valley conducted a session on "Startup Funding Trends" at Aman Center for Entrepreneurial Development, IBA Karachi on Wednesday 28th December, 2016. KG started the session by emphasizing the scope of entrepreneurship particularly in Pakistan. Furthermore he discussed the factors which would lead to the failure of any startup. First and foremost critical factor is "team". More

   
     
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    Session on Problem Solving Research with Dr. Zeeshan Usmani  
   

IBA campus was honored with the presence of Pakistani data scientist, writer, entrepreneur and scholar Dr. Zeeshan Usmani who visited IBA and interacted with the CIE students on 24th September 2016 .Born in Sukkur, Dr. Usmani is a graduate of computer science, he later on moved to Florida for PhD as a Fulbright scholar. Apart from working with different institutes, Usmani is also the founder of Predictify Me, a predictive analytics company which uses advanced algorithms and data sets to predict outcomes of social and commercial problems. More

   
     
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    SKM Syndicate  
   

Mr. Shakaib is a young entrepreneur and a business graduate. He presented his venture "SKM Syndicate Motors" and shared his entrepreneurial journey with CIE students. The basis of his venture was his passion for cars which has brought him to create SKM syndicate. More

   
     
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    Khazanay.com  
   

Mr. Fareed is a chartered account by profession and has a working experience with Islamic banks. Now, he is the owner of Khazanay.com, a unique, affordable and new platform to buy used and branded products. Mr. Fareed interacted with CIE class to showcase his venture and e-commerce opportunities. Accepting the fact that more people are interested and love to wear brands, Fareed disclosed price as a limiting factor and a gap. More

   
     
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    Sarwat Muzamil - IBA CED Alumni  
   

Sarwat Muzamil is the founder of Ecode which specializes in "reverse engineering". Its service include Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and development, product design, and the manufacture, assembly, repair, and maintenance of electronic items. More

   
     
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    CED’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship Students Visited Go Organic Agriculture Farm  
   

In order to promote entrepreneurial development a field trip of CIE students was arranged on 29th October 2016. The participants were accompanied by Mr. Rao Israr Ahmed, Program manager EDP along with Mr. Muhammad Talha Azeem, Visiting faculty IBA CED. The main theme of trip was to see the agri entrepreneurial opportunities. In order to do this, a farm called as “Go organic farm” was visited at memon goth. The go organic farm is one of its own kind. The 4-acre agricultural farm comprises of five main units.

1. Bio gas energy plant
2. Organic fertilizer process plant
3. Livestock: which contains cows, goats and birds
4. Cold Storage
5. Vegetation and nursery plantation area.

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    AMAN CED Program Certificate Distribution Ceremony 2016  
   

October 19: The Gani & Tayub Auditorium flocked with numerous people from all walks of life wearing their graduation gowns with a sense of pride on graduating from one of the three AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED)’s flagship programs, including Womenx, Entrepreneurship for Engineers (E4E) and the Family Business Program.

The session was attended by a total of 104 graduates of the Womenx program, a World Bank-funded global initiative designed to support women-run businesses through business education, networking and mentoring opportunities. The ceremony marked the completion of the program that successfully targeted 300 women entrepreneurs based in Karachi over a period of 2 years.   More

   
     
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    A two days' workshop for Faculty on how to develop & teach the Entrepreneurial Mindset at National Textile University Faisalabad  
   

Entrepreneurs are not only the true drivers of an economy but they have another pivotal role to play which is nation building. To highlight this role a two-day workshop namely “Role of faculty in fostering entrepreneurial mind set and nation building” was conducted at National Textile University, Faisalabad. The workshop was engrossed on how to develop and teach the Entrepreneurial Mindset and lay the foundation for an Entrepreneurial University leading to nation building activities. The key resource person was Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director, Aman CED. The auditorium remained completely packed with faculty members throughout the workshop. In the opening sessions Dr. Qureshi shared his experiences with the audience.  More

   
     
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    A talk by Jacqueline Novogratz, an American Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO ACUMEN  
   

October 7: Jacqueline Novogratz, an American entrepreneur and Founder & CEO ACUMEN, visited IBA this Friday. Jacqueline Novogratz addressed the students of universities from all over Karachi at the G&T Auditorium. The session started as the host briefed about the dynamics of Entrepreneurial studies at IBA. She explained that The AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (AMAN-CED) is envisioned to play a strategic role in promoting entrepreneurship in Pakistan and to create a new breed of youth and professionals, who believe in opportunity recognition and new venture creation. Its primary emphasize is to enable the new generation of Pakistani entrepreneurs to translate their ideas into enterprises. Accordingly, AMAN-CED aims to support the creation of new companies that add substantial jobs, incomes and revenues to Pakistan's economy. Moreover, along with a four year Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, IBA also offers a number of certified courses to enhance the entrepreneurial education in Pakistan.  More

   
     
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    Orientation of E4E and MoU signing ceremony with KAPCO  
   

8th October marked the MoU signing ceremony of IBA CED with KAPCO. KAPCO became a Diamond sponsor for the entrepreneurship for engineers (E4E) program which was initiated by CED last year, in response to instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in the engineering students of Pakistan. The program is designed such that students gain in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship and hands-on experience, allowing them to launch their own business during the course of the program. Addressing a student body of 70 students, the ceremony was moderated by Dr Shahid Qureshi Director CED where he explained the rationale and need for engineers to develop innovative products but lack an entrepreneurial acumen and will to do so. He stressed that engineers and people hailing from IT are most suited to creating successful ventures as they have a skill which they can leverage.   More

   
     
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    IBA CED organized an International Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship in Islamabad  
   

IBA CED in collaboration with National ICT R&D- Ministry of IT & HEC organized an International Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship in Islamabad on 19-20 August, 2016. The purpose of symposium was to develop entrepreneurial mindset and share latest ideas and developments in the area of entrepreneurship and incubation with faculty members, managers of incubators and ORIC managers across Pakistan. It aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs, start-ups and incubators in bringing new ideas and implementing them in an effective manner in an educational setting.

Engr. Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training was the chief guest. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, CEO National ICT R&D Fund and Chairman PTA, Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC, Vice Chancellors, start-ups, entrepreneurs, incubators and people from different walks of life were also present.  More

   
     
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    Certificate in Entrepreneurship (CIE) Program Orientation Ceremony  
   

The highly anticipated evening of orientation ceremony of CED’s flagship program of Certificate in Entrepreneurship was held on 2nd September 2016. The splendid ceremony of collaboration between IBA CED and Nestle Pakistan began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, followed by the National Anthem. The ceremony was honored with the presence of Dean & Director IBA Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, along with Dr. Kamran Mumtaz, Chairman of the Department of Management, Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director ,Center for Entrepreneurial Development,Madiha Javed Qureshi Manager Public Affairs Nestle representative, CED Team and Faculty.  More

   
     
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    Passing Out of AMAN (CED) Incubatees  
   

July 27th, 2016: Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Director CED, presented the welcome note and thanked the guests, staff and students for coming to the ceremony. Dr. Qureshi briefed the audience about the purpose and essence behind the AMAN CED’s incubation center. He explained that IBA-Business Incubator is a facility comprising of different sized rooms for startups that have launched their businesses and made a team of 4 or more. He went on to say that IBA Business Incubator is aimed to provide the physical, technical and soft assistance to the emerging ventures. Moreover, IBA Business Incubator targets those ventures who have laid a solid base in their business area but still need the services of Incubator at bigger level.  More

   
     
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    Project Exhibition of Entrepreneurship for Engineering (E4E)  
   

July 27th, 2016: The participants of Entrepreneurship for Engineering (E4E) program proudly presented their ventures in the foyer of CED building. IBA faculty, staff, CED students and alumni were invited to appreciate the technically tremendous work. The startups were named: RevTech (Deals in imported machines spare parts), ARMEZ (Youth Engaging Activities), WE Entrepreneurs (Pakistan’s 1st website for entrepreneurs), LIZHIT (The Lizard Killer), Arctic Stuff (Homemade Air Conditioner), BIO.G (Sustainable fuels), The Bike Man (Motorbike Maintenance) and Saholat (Transportation).   More

   
     
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    Workshop on “Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Vision” for Talent Hunt Program Students by AMAN CED  
   

Workshop entitled “Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Vision” was organized for the students of IBA National Talent Hunt Program , OGDCL Balochistan Talent Hunt Program and OGDCL Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Talent Hunt Program at IBA CED from June 28 till July 1st 2016 sponsored by Ihsan Trust and OGDCL Pakistan. Around 150 students participated in this workshop, divided into two batches for workshop training purpose. Meritorious students from poor families belonging from the less privileged areas of Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, and Gilgit Baltistan were selected and trained rigorously for 38 days continuously to equip students with the best training to help them to qualify into IBA. The workshop was arranged to increase the entrepreneurial knowledge of the students.   More

   
     
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    Guest speaker session For EMBA class by Syed Hussain Haider  
   

In the evening of Saturday 28th May, 2016 the participants of EMBA program found an opportunity to learn about Philanthropic Venture Capture Capita by Syed Hussain Haider from AKhuwat Foundation. Mr. Hussain was invited by Dr. Shahid Qureshi to deliver a guest speaker session to the class of entrepreneurial management. During the session the participants were told about the beginning of Philanthropic venture capitalism. It was made by sharing the historical experiences of Akhuwat Foundation.   More

   
     
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    Guest speaker session by Syed Hussain Haider  
   

On the afternoon of Saturday 28th May, 2016 Syed Hussain Haider from AKhuwat Foundation enlightened the thoughts and minds of young engineers who are part of the IBA CED’s new program named as Entrepreneurship for engineers. The main objective of this session was to motivate and inculcate value based leadership traits in the young entrepreneurs. Mr. Haider shared the global perspective and traits of leadership with the audience. The session was well organized and delivered. The flow of information went with some of the wonderful examples.   More

   
     
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    AMAN CED Programs Certificate Distribution Ceremony 2016  
   

May 31, 2016: The Gani & Tayub auditorium was vibrant with the positive energy of the WomenX cohort 3 and Entrepreneurship (CIE) participants. The event was enthusiastically attended by the parents, graduates and the faculty of IBA. While giving a comprehensive outline of AMAN Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and what entrepreneurship is all about, Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director AMAN CED said, ‘To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to unlearn the concepts you have been learning so far.’ Dr. Qureshi said entrepreneurship is about adding value to your service/product and to take small steps in order to achieve big goals. He went on to talk about Chinyoti Entrepreneurs, Islamic Entrepreneurship and a Kids Entrepreneurship Program, which is a recent initiative of CED.  More

   
     
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    MoU Signed Between IBL Operations Pvt. Ltd. and TechnoSync Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (IBA Aman CED Incubatee)  
   

IBA Aman CED is proud to announce the graduation of its technology incubatee TechnoSync Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in a celebration marked through the signing of an MoU between the incubatee and IBL Operations Pvt. Ltd. TechnoSync Solutions Pvt Ltd. is a startup established by IBA's graduate Mr. Fawwad M. Haider who created his company with the vision of become a valuable member of the industry through bringing innovative technology and solutions to make business processes less time consuming through automation. TechnoSync Solutions Pvt. Ltd. will help IBL Operations Pvt. Ltd. introduce a new retail model through employing the use of the latest vending machines across the market.  More

   
     
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    IBA CED conducted a workshop in UAJK  
   

It was acclaimed profoundly that Kashmir is a glimpse of heaven on the planet earth. The journey actually commenced from 2nd of March 2016 from Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu Kashmir. Straight after the landing in AJK, exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities was commenced. This was done in terms of series of meetings with the entrepreneurs and local business owners. IBA CED was hosted by Mr. Mohsin Pervez Banday, Director, BIC, UAJK. The main happening was the meeting with the General Manager, Pearl Continental, Muzaffarabad, AJK.  More

   
     
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    Dr. Mehreen Faruqi -a Greens MP, NSW Upper House from the Australian Government visited IBA-CED  
   

April 12: The Institute of Business Administration welcomed Dr. Mehreen Faruqi -a Greens MP in the NSW Upper House (Pakistani Origin) from the Australian Government. She was accompanied by the High Commissioner to Pakistan HE Margaret Adamson on a visit to IBA CED on 12th April, Tuesday, to attend a panel discussion. The focus of the discussion was the role of youth in development; challenges and opportunities for youth in Pakistan and gender equality for women. More

   
     
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    Workshop on Business Model Generation for Entrepreneurs & SMEs  
   

IBA-CED organized a two-day workshop on “Business Model Generation for Entrepreneurs & SMEs” on 8th and 9th April, 2016. The successful launch and market adoption of a product depends on the creation of a robust business model which requires strategic thinking by considering various business model generation methodologies. BMG workshop focused on a number of powerful and effective approaches (such as canvas approach, customer profiling, visual thinking etc.) which help with the synthesis of a customer-focused business model. The key objective of this workshop was to share contemporary thinking about the design and development of a business model that was market centric and cost effective.  More

   
     
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    Nestle’s M.D Visited IBA CED  
   

18th March marked the day when Nestle’s Managing Director Mr Bruno visited IBA CED. His visit was part of a three year collaboration between Nestle and IBA CED on promoting agricultural entrepreneurship at CED. Mr Bruno was briefed by Dr Shahid Qureshi on the pedagogies used in the Nestle entrepreneurship program and he got the opportunity to interact with graduating students and listen to their success stories. The students at the end of the session presented Mr. Bruno with traditional gifts from Sindh. A cake cutting ceremony was also organized by the students for this special occasion, followed by a lunch organized by one of the Certificate class student who has recently launched a catering services business venture. More

   
     
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    Workshop on Entrepreneurship Teaching Pedagogy for Karachi University Faculty Members Organized by IBA CED  
   

The Morning of 30th march 2016 was the time when the door of collaboration and new opportunities was opened between two of the institutions IBA and UoK, both of which are of highest tribute. This was made in terms of a workshop named as “Entrepreneurship teaching pedagogy” which was hosted by Center for Entrepreneurial Development (IBA CED) in collaboration with Office of the Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) of the University of Karachi. It was arranged in specific for the faculty of UoK representing different faculties like Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy and Management Sciences. The main objective was to promote entrepreneurship in different domains to achieve self-sustainability. More

   
     
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    IBA Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium 2016  
   

Yet, another feather added to our cap as IBA proudly stood as a pioneer and flag holder institution in promoting entrepreneurship education in Pakistan. This was accomplished when academicians from nearly all the major universities were gathered at IBA Main campus for an event named as “International Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium 2016”. The symposium was held from 21st March 2016 till 22nd March 2016. The official beginning was the welcome dinner arranged at Visting Faculty Residence situated in IBA premises. The excitement and enthusiasm of all the participants were evident. Everyone was waiting eagerly for the main event. More

   
     
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    IBA CED's CIE Final Presentation & Farewell dinner  
   

With an objective to promote entrepreneurship, a journey of another batch of CIE program came to an end on the evening of 12th and 13th February 2016 when the prospective entrepreneurs presented their business startup ideas in the final presentation session held at S4, Aman CED, IBA Main campus, Karachi. The launch was filled with enthusiasm and eager interest of the participants. It was the real showcase of the learning and hard core training of the last four months. More

   
     
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    IBA CED's Certificate Students visited Interior Sindh - A Journey of wonderful memories  
   

It was Sunday the 31st of January 2016 when students of Certificate in Entrepreneurship program, AMAN CED, IBA Karachi began a journey of wonderful memories. There were cold breezes and the sun was giving slight warmth at 7:30am in the morning when students and participants along with the faculty including Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Dr. Imran Khan and Muhammad Talha Azeem and IBA CED team departed from the IBA campus. The first destination was the Institute of Sindhology, University of Sindh where visitors experienced the historical enrichment of province of Sindh. More

   
     
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    Guest Speaker Session on Fraud Awareness by Sanjeev Gathani From Singapore  
   

9th January, 2016: Mr Sanjeev Gathani is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is a licensed private investigator in Singapore. His holds technical expertise in Anti-Bribery & Compliance, Data Privacy & Security, GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) & Fraud Management - Prevention, Detection & Investigation. With his MBA degree from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, he also holds the professional certifications of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Professional (CSOXP), Advanced Toastmaster (ATM) & Licensed Private Investigator in Singapore. More

   
     
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    IBA CED's Certificate students visited SUBHAN ALLAH Cattle & Dairy Farm  
   

2nd January 2016, In continuity to explore the entrepreneurial opportunities associated with agricultural systems, participants of CIE program of IBA CED, went to Subhan Allah cattle and dairy farm located off the Karachi Hyderabad super high way near the toll plaza. The trip was arranged by the Program Manager CIE, IBA CED, and Mr. Muhammad Talha Azeem, Visiting faculty of CIE, IBA CED. The purpose of this trip was to showcase the status and potential of livestock businesses existing in the vicinity of Karachi city. More

   
     
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    Workshop on “How to Start and Manage Small Business?  
   

IBA Aman-CED in collaboration with SMEDA-Karachi organized a two-day workshop on “How to Start and Manage Small Business?” on 30th and 31st December, 2015. This workshop was attended by the aspiring young entrepreneurs who are planning to start their ventures, middle level managers of the big companies who are dealing with small vendors, and retired personals who now want to launch their own ventures using their savings.

During the course of two-days lectures on different aspects of starting and managing small business were held by the faculty of BA Aman-CED. These sessions included the introduction of entrepreneurship, Business Model Canvas, Legal Aspects of Business, Entrepreneurial Marketing and Entrepreneurial Finance. In addition to this Mr. Ashraf Usman (CEO of The Learning Organization) discussed the “Business Opportunities in Pakistan”. In this session Mr. Ashraf highlighted the potential sectors to start business in Pakistan.

Mr. Avais Shuja (CEO of MAS Enterprises) shared his experience as an entrepreneur. Mr. Avais started from the scratch and build a successful venture after having a roller coaster entrepreneurial journey. Participants appreciated this mix i.e theoretical sessions as well as practical sessions of entrepreneurs. IBA Aman-CED is determined to organize these kind of workshops in future to promote entrepreneurship in Pakistan.

   
     
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    Mr. James Thompson & Dr. Sajjad Ahmad from USA visited IBA Aman-CED  
   

On Friday, December 18, 2015 Mr. James E. Thompson along with Dr. Sajjad Ahmad visited IBA Aman-CED. Mr. Thompson is an Executive Director of Technology & Venture Commercialization, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. Dr. Sajjad Ahmad is an Associate Professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mr. Thompson had a chat with CED team members and shared his experience of USA. Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director IBA Aman-CED gave a presentation about the different activities happening at IBA Aman-CED. More

   
     
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    CED’s Certificate Students’ Visit to Bux Farm, Gadap, Karachi  
   

On Saturday, 12/12/15 participants of Certificate In Entrepreneurship Program went to Bux farm located in the Gadap Town in the outskirts of the karachi city. The trip was arranged by the Rao Israr Ahmed, Program Manager CIE and Muhammad Talha Azeem, visiting faculty of EDP program. The weather was slightly cold, pleasing and windy. This trip was arranged in order to familiarise participants with the Agricultural Opportunities. On arrival, participants were briefed by the farm owner about the practices followed on his farm, different types of crops he is growing More

   
     
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    Marshmallow Challenge executed by Dr. Najam A. Anjum in BBA FME class at CED  
   

5th November 2015: BBA FME students understood the true meaning of prototyping, experimentation and effectuation when they were asked to build a tower with the help of 20 sticks of raw spaghetti, a meter of tape, a meter of thread, and a marshmallow. Introduced in IBA-CED by Dr. Najam A. Anjum, the Marshmallow Challenge, in a very enjoyable manner, conveyed the message of effectual entrepreneurship. More specifically, how causal differs from effectual, meaning, when should extensive planning be avoided and experimentation or trial and error approach should be preferred. More

   
     
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    Guest Speaker Session in CIE Class with Ms. Yasmeen Gayas & Emerging Entrepreneur Mr. Shakaib khan  
   

Guest speaker sessions with CIE students were held on 3rd November 2015. Ms. Yasmeen Gayas shared her experience of entrepreneurship journey.

Yasmeen Gayas is running a Mineral Water processing unit and marketing and distributing the brand Bee HARRY'S MINERAL WATER throughout Karachi since a decade. Bee Harry's Mineral Water is supplied to around 900 families and offices on regular weekly basis through supplies network buildup and maintained by her team. More

   
     
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    Workshop on Force Field Analysis by Mr. Hussain Haider at IBA-CED  
   

2nd November, 2015: Syed Hussain Haider, Adjunct Faculty member of LUMS and Director AISEM/Project Director Akhuwat University/Akhuwat College) conducted a workshop on “Force Field Analysis” in CIE program of CED at IBA, Karachi. About 55 participants attended this workshop. The main objective of this workshop was to identify and manage different factors affecting change management in any social setting. More

   
     
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    Certificate in Entrepreneurship Orientation  
   

The IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (IBA-CED), is collaborating with the Nestle Pakistan (the world’s leading nutrition, health and Wellness Company) to initiate an Entrepreneurship development program, exclusively for Pakistani entrepreneurs. An orientation session for the program was held at IBA Main Campus on 17th October, 2015. More

   
     
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    Center of Entrepreneurial Development, IBA Karachi holds graduation ceremony of its flagship programs  
   

The Center of Entrepreneurial Development (CED) at Institute of Business Administration (IBA) held the convocation of its three flagship programs on Thursday 3rd September 2015. The graduating entrepreneurs included inspiring women from the second batch of WomenX Program, a highly motivated batch of Certificate in Entrepreneurship (CIE) Program and young engineers in the making from NED University of Engineering & Technology of the Technology Entrepreneurship Program. More

   
     
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    Workshop on Business Model Generation organized by IBA-CED  
   

IBA-CED organized two-day workshop on "Business Model Generation" on 28th and 29th August, 2015. This workshop was based on interactive sessions which included Team activities, Group discussions, Case analysis, Presentations and Critical thinking exercises. Dr. Khurram Sharif graduated as an Electronics Engineer from University of Kent at Canterbury, England. He did his MBA from Lancaster University and his PhD (in Business-to-Business Marketing) from Kingston University, England. More

   
     
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    Kaizen and 5S Applications Workshop  
   

Aman-Center for Entrepreneurial Development (Aman-CED) in continuum of its vision of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Pakistan, conducted a "Workshop on Kaizen and 5-S Application" on 8th June 2015 at IBA Main Campus. The instructor for this workshop was Mr. Hussain Haider, Director, Akhuwat Institute of Social Enterprise and Management (AISEM) and Project Director of Akhuwat University.

Mr. Haider has been working as a management and legal consultant for the past 18 years with various private and public sector. More

   
     
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    WomenX Final Presentations by participants of IBA’s Women Entrepreneurship Program  
   

IBA’s Women Entrepreneurship Program (Womenx- the World Bank funded initiative) - cohort 2 group A and B super talented participants gathered at IBA AMAN CED on 9th and 30th May, respectively for their final presentations.IBA AMAN CED was filled with colors as the participants were dressed to the nines for their big day. Their zeal and passion towards their respective businesses was displayed brilliantly as they enthusiastically presented their business action growth plans to the esteemed panelist present on the occasion.

 

   
     
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    Certificate In Entrepreneurship  
   

It is our immense pleasure to announce that the first batch of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program (CIE) has completed. CIE is a new initiative by IBA-AMAN-CED that was launched in January 2015. This was a weekend certificate program focusing on motivating the participants to think like entrepreneurs and to inspire them to start their own businesses after completion of the certification. More

   
     
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    "Leading an Organization Through innovation: A Casestudy of Akhuwat"
May 2, 2015: Session was conducted by Syed Hussain Haider
 
   

A Session was arranged on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 in the Entrepreneurial Management EMBA class of Dr. Shahid Qureshi. Syed Hussain Haider, Director, Akhuwat Institute of Social Enterprise and Management (AISEM) and Project Director of Akhuwat University visited IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development to conduct session on "Leading an Organization Through innovation: A Casestudy of Akhuwat". He interacted with students of EMBA , Certificate in Entrepreneurship and various students from other universities. More

   
     
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    Training of Trainers Workshop
Apr 11-12, 2015: conducted by Dr Shahid Qureshi at Akhuwat Lahore
 
   

A two days (11 & 12 April, 2015) workshop of ToT (Training of Trainers) on “How to teach Entrepreneurship Plus (E+) Model” was conducted by Center for Entrepreneurial Development (AMAN-CED), Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi, at Akhuwat Institute of Social Enterprise and Management. The lead speaker of the workshop was Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Director, AMAN-CED, IBA, Karachi. More

   
     
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    AMAN-CED Presentation to PSEB
Feb 27, 2015: Mr. Asim Shahryar Husain, MD, PSEB visited AMAN-CED
 
   

Mr Asim Shahryar Husain Managing Director Pakistan Software Export Board visited AMAN-CED to view the incubation and different activities of the center. PSEB's mission is to strengthen and promote the IT industry of Pakistan both locally and globally and to make Pakistan the second largest IT exporter in South Asia. He was accompanied by Director Marketing PSEB, Mr Sulman who was very impressed by the work of the center and encouraged all technology related incubates to use the platform of PSEB to enhance networking. More

   
     
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