3rd IBA International Entrepreneurship Winter School (IEWS)-2021

Resuming the normal business after the pandemic era, IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) successfully concluded another exciting program named the 3rd IBA International Entrepreneurship Winter School (IEWS)-2021. It was a 10-day fun filled program designed to impart the knowledge of entrepreneurship from a South Asian perspective, while submerging into the cultural richness of Pakistan through lectures and hands-on experiential pedagogy.

In total the course was attended by more than 50 participants belonging to different countries and within many cities of Pakistan. Some participant came from Germany, Somalia, Egypt. Our local participants were from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, TandoAllaYar, Hyderabad and Nooriabad.

The 10-day program included renowned names from academia and industry, who shared insights and distinct international experiences leading participants to develop insights and understanding of entrepreneurial strategy and its various implications. Course facilitator and Guest Speakers include Dr. Shahid Qureshi- Program Director IBA CED, Dr. Umair Shah- University of Waterloo, Canada, Mr. Hans Guelich- Stamford University, Bangkok, Dr. Khurram Sharif- University of Qatar, Dr. Hasnain Walji, Executive Director – JFF-UGI, United States, Mr. Aidin Salamzadeh- University of Tehran, Iran, Mr. Kamran Siddiqui- Talent digger, UAE and Mr. Peter Jacobs, Vice President Disabled Sailing Thailand & Chairman S/V14.org

In addition, IBA faculty also taught during the program which includes Dr. Muhammad Ayaz, Dr. Asif Jaffer, Dr. Imran Khan, Dr. Shahid Mir, Mr. Faisal Jalal, Dr. Kamran Mumtaz and Mr. Yaseen Ahmed Meenai.

During the program participants also met multiple guest speakers who motivated them with their entrepreneurial journey. Mr. Mehmood Ali- Karachi Foods, Mr. Osama Bin Tahir- Embarc Deals, Mr. Ijaz Ahmed, Import Export Consultant, Mr. Ateeq Ur Rehman- Adviser /Banking & Insurance - KCCI and Mr. Hassan Khan- Trax Logistics who were there to motivate and support the future budding entrepreneurs of Pakistan and the World.

The course also consists of multiple entrepreneurial activities adding more excitement which includes daily tea break for networking, breakfast in the garden, visit to farm house, visit to spinning mill, visit to wildlife experiential center and effectual lunch.

Day 10 was the final day of the program followed by the certificate distribution. The certificates were distributed individually b the chief guest of the event Mr. Kamran Mumtaz and Mr. Ali Asad Heemani- Trustee KNOW foundation who interacted and shared their experiences with the audience. This splendid ceremony ended with a group photograph.

Participants of the program praised efforts and support during the program by coordinator Mr. Muhammad Asghar Azmi and Mr. Rao Israr Ahmed.

3rd IBA International Entrepreneurship Winter School (IEWS)-2021
3rd IBA International Entrepreneurship Winter School (IEWS)-2021
3rd IBA International Entrepreneurship Winter School (IEWS)-2021
3rd IBA International Entrepreneurship Winter School (IEWS)-2021
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