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Startup Boot Camp – Session 1

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In order to give a head start to the young to-be entrepreneurs of the country, Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) has organized a fortnightly training program by the name of “Startup Boot Camp”. The first training session was launched on the 30th & 31st of July, 2016 (Saturday & Sunday).

This two day weekend program for student entrepreneurs comprises of  training modules, practical activities,  interactive discussions,  networking, lunch, tea and certificates.

 The five training modules are as follow:

  1.  Evaluating and Prioritizing Business Opportunities
  2.  Market Research
  3.  Selling and Promotions Plan
  4.  Resources Required in Building a Startup
  5.  Financial Considerations

10 student entrepreneurs participated in the first boot camp session. Some of their business ideas were:

  • An engineering solutions firm for oil and gas companies
  • A women skill development center
  • Educational trainings in Gilgit Baltistan
  • Online tuition center for kids
  • Falooda

Over the course of two days, the students were thoroughly trained on the know-hows of starting a business. Three startup founders from the industry also shared their personal and professional experiences with the participants. They were:

  1. Shahid Rana (Founder – Delivery Ten)
  2. Ali Qasim (Founder – KnowWhere Solutions)
  3. Nasir Ayub (Spectra Trainings)

The 2nd Boot Camp Session will be held on the 20th & 21st of August, 2016 (Saturday & Sunday). This is going to be one thrilling weekend, with   lots of fun and learning.

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