IBA CED organized an International Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship in Islamabad

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.

Speaking on the occasion, Engr. Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training, reiterated the Government's resolve to encourage youth to come forward and play their part in not only betterment of their own lives but also the country's economy through their contributions to growing and emerging market. He said that Government considers them a real asset that could guarantee a bright future.

IBA CED organized an International Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship in Islamabad

A large number of intellectuals, VCs of universities, students and volunteers participated in the event. The speakers, Dr. Shahid Qureshi from IBA Karachi, Dr. Sarfraz Mian from the School of Business, State University of New York, United States, Dr. Faizullah Abbasi, Vice Chancellor Dawood University, Professor Amin Khan VC BUET, Khuzdar, Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, VC UET, Peshawar expressed their views on the various topics of the symposium.

Dr Shahid Qureshi presented the effectuation model of teaching entrepreneurship at all universities which would stir entrepreneurial actions using the least amount of resources. He also emphasized the need to be innovative and creative in teaching entrepreneurship to students as effectuation was fast becoming the new pedagogy of entrepreneurship teaching.

The symposium marked a great success where IBA CED was able to take the message of entrepreneurship nationally and were able to stir up national interest on a macro policy level on promoting entrepreneurship among the Pakistani students.

IBA CED organized an International Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship in Islamabad
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