7th IBA International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS)-2022

IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) successfully concluded 7th IBA International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS)-2022. 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.

35 participants including one student from Afghanistan attended this program. S. Akbar Zaidi-Executive Director IBA Karachi also graced the occasion on the opening day. Azad Ahmed, Acting Head CED shared the journey of starting IESS in 2016. He gave an overview about the demographics of participants and introduced national as well as international faculty members of IESS 2022. Dr. S Akbar Zaidi appreciated the participants for choosing entrepreneurship course as this is one of the avenues for economic development of Pakistan. He appreciated the efforts of IBA CED which offers programs for all segments of society including people from all ages and gender to develop a new breed of entrepreneurs who are ethically, socially and environmentally sensitive.

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. Dr. Shahid Qureshi was the lead faculty for IESS 2022. Dr. Shahid is a Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship who served IBA CED as Program Director for many years and currently serving as visiting faculty at IBA and Rector GIFT University, Gujranwala. Dr. Khurram Sharif from Qatar University, Dr. Ulrike Guelich from Bangkok University School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Thailand, and Mr. Ovais Vohra- Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey contributed as international faculty for IESS 2022.

During various modules of IESS 2022, the participants were able to comprehend the concepts of entrepreneurship by our foreign faculty on the topics of "Design thinking for new venture creation", "Entrepreneurial marketing for small businesses", "Social and Youth Entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific / Female Entrepreneurship" and "Entrepreneurial Failure and Success".

In addition, IBA faculty also taught during the program which include Dr. Muhammad Ayaz, Dr. Imran Khan, Dr. Waheed Umrani, Dr. Kamran Mumtaz, and Mr. Yaseen Ahmed Meenai. The guest speakers from industry were also engaged to share the practical examples of starting and growing a business.

We are thankful to our sponsors who supported IESS 2022. The sponsors include Runway Pakistan, Billboard Pakistan, Bogo, Dr. Essa Lab, Hobnob and Speed Up Cars.

7th IBA International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS)-2022
7th IBA International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS)-2022
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