Graduation Ceremony of International Entrepreneurship Summer School- 2020

IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) successfully concluded 5th International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) 2020 from 15th July till 28th July, 2020.

The 2-week entrepreneurship course under the umbrella of IESS was offered to undergraduate & graduate students across the globe. It accounted for 3 credit hours of coursework. Due to the current situation of COVID-19, the course was offered online and managed through Zoom.

This course was particularly designed for people who were interested in new venture creation, belonging to family business, interested in discovering their entrepreneurial potential, intrigued by social entrepreneurship and those looking forward to exploring their potential in teaching and research in the domain of entrepreneurship.

The course was attended by more than 80 participants across the globe. The international students were from Azerbaijan, Canada, China, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mexico, Russia, Nepal, Luxembourg, Nigeria, USA, Bangladesh, Australia and Kiribati. In Pakistan, students from Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Islamabad attended the course. IESS 2020 was a platform for students to learn a holistic view of entrepreneurship, to acquire entrepreneurial skills, to develop entrepreneurial mindset and to start or grow their own businesses. The course consisted of multiple non-conventional activities including Mentimeter, Entrepreneurial Exercises, Virtual tours, Effectual Snacks, Parliamentary Debate and Online Guest Speaker sessions with a number of real time entrepreneurs including Bahlol Ali, Waqas Bin Abdullah, Atoofah Rehan, Dr. Abid, Kirritamuk Bank, Usman Zafar, Abdul Basit, Younus Chippa and Muhammad Siddique.

The main faculty for the course was Dr. Shahid Qureshi from IBA Karachi, along with International Faculty members including Dr. Hans Michael from Thailand, Dr. Tamara Stenn from the USA, Dr. Khurram from Qatar, Dr. Umair Shah from Canada, Dr. Steven A. Creek from the USA, Faisal Bin Badar from Australia and Dr. Ngoze Moses from Kenya.

IESS 2020 concluded on 28th July, 2020 and Dr. Syed Akbar Zaidi joined as a "Chief Guest". Dr. Zaidi interacted with IESS students offered the national and international students to visit Pakistan and IBA in future when things get normal. He also thanked Dr. Shahid Qureshi and IBA CED team for organizing such a wonderful program from IBA platform and pledged to support these types of initiatives to promote entrepreneurial mindset among the masses.

Graduation Ceremony of International Entrepreneurship Summer School- 2020
Graduation Ceremony of International Entrepreneurship Summer School- 2020
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