International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) 4th Edition

International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) 4th Edition

IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is back with the 4th edition of the International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) this year held at IBA, Karachi from 1st Aug 2019 till 25th Aug, 2019.

This 25-day program is divided into two parts: Experience Karachi and Discover Pakistan, 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.

The international participants include international students, entrepreneurs, travel bloggers, and content creators from all parts of the world to experience the cultural richness, local food and diverse lifestyle that our country has to offer.

This year IESS is hosting over 18 international faculty members, bloggers, students, content creators and entrepreneurs from USA, Canada, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Thailand, Philippines, Australia and Mexico and Qatar.

The program commenced on the 1st of August 2019 with a vibrant opening ceremony. It started with an opening speech by the program coordinator, Mahira Cheema. It was followed by the grand entry of our international participants on local rickshaws and an introduction of our participants and their respective countries. The banner was revealed, a beautiful cake was cut with the participants and entire CED team.

During the Experience Karachi part of the program of 10 days, participants are given academic and guest speaker sessions on entrepreneurial training.

The program is also graced by the presence of various national guest speakers hailing from different universities of Pakistan and esteemed international faculty who have flown in from country namely USA, Thailand, Canada, South Korea, Australia and Germany. They geared to teaching an attitude that shaped a specific set of traits which would make a successful entrepreneur while providing the participants an opportunity to develop the effectual skills and experience the challenge of scaling up a start-up from local to an international level.

Following that the participants along with the IESS team, will set off on an extensive Pakistan Tour. This part of the program i.e. Discovering Pakistan will expose participants to the wonderful surprises this country has to offer; ranging from the busy and fast-moving metropolitan cities of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to experiencing a peaceful lifestyle of its people in the enchanting valleys of Naran, Kaghan and Hunza followed by breath-taking rafting, trekking and hiking experiences in the heart of northern areas.

International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) 4th Edition
International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) 4th Edition
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