Press Release - 5th IBA International Entrepreneurial Summer School (IESS) 2020

In response to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) has transformed its flagship program IBA International Entrepreneurial Summer School (IESS) into online program and launched its 5th edition on 11th July, 2020. The objective behind IESS 2020 is to enable students worldwide to have learning opportunities and greatly accelerate their entrepreneurial potential in these challenging days.

The 15-day rigorous entrepreneurship course is a mix of online teaching, online experiential exercises, video lectures, successful entrepreneurs’ stories through guest speaker sessions and group activities. This course is specially designed for those, who are interested in new venture creation, belonging to family businesses, interested in discovering their entrepreneurial potential, and interested in social entrepreneurship.

The course is being attended by more than 80 participants from all around the world including Azerbaijan, Canada, China, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mexico, Russia, Nepal, Luxemburg, Nigeria, United States, Bangladesh, Australia, Kiribati and Pakistani cities Karachi, Multan, Lahore, and Islamabad. The program aims to provide the youth with opportunities to acquire entrepreneurial skills, to develop their mindset and to start their own businesses.

The course has officially started on 13th July, 2020, and students are actively participating and thoroughly enjoying. The course material is designed specifically by IBA CED faculty members to help participants to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skills using principles of effectuation to be successful in personal as well as professional life.

IBA IESS-2020 will have multiple faculty and guest speaker sessions with local and global professors, professional and entrepreneurs. The international faculty is from Pakistan, United States, Qatar, Nigeria, Australia, Thailand, Germany and Canada. A recording of all sessions has also been made accessible for participants who have been unable to attend the live sessions.

Last but not least, Pakistan Tour part of IESS is also intact, in fact it has also been transferred to Online Global Tour. Participants will have online tours of Spain, Australia, New Zealand, and USA in addition to the online Pakistan Tour. IESS 2020 will conclude on 29th July, 2020.

5th IBA International Entrepreneurial Summer School (IESS) 2020
5th IBA International Entrepreneurial Summer School (IESS) 2020
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