MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pakistan along with Information Technology University concluded a five week long Summer Entrepreneurship Bootcamp today at Lincoln Corner Lahore. This Bootcamp was conducted in partnership with AforYouth.
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp created an opportunity for passion driven youngsters aged 16 to 24 to refine their entrepreneurial skills and gave them a platform to further build on their business ideas and convert their dreams into a reality.
A rigorous training program was designed for the whole Bootcamp which ultimately allowed these youngsters to test their skills after being trained in areas like product ideation, communication skills, design thinking, public speaking, research, and business development. The program also allowed the participants to experience the thrill of being part of actual startups and listen to the engaging stories of young local and international entrepreneurs.
Over 50 applications were received for the Bootcamp but only eleven teams were shortlisted for the program. The applications were shortlisted on the basis of the viability of the business idea and team strength.
A panel of judges including Amna Nadim (CEO EarthRyse), Eisha Zeb (Director PlanX/MITEFP), Usama Tauqeer (CEO AlooClan), and Bilal Mubarik (CTO Aloo Clan) adjudged the final pitches
The judges unanimously awarded GameShare the winning shield. Biji and Parhakoo were declared first and second runner up, respectively.
At the concluding ceremony, Ms. Farzana Shahid, Director Academics ITU congratulated the winning team and advised all teams to keep following their dreams.
Ms. Farzana further added, “Such programs help young Pakistani entrepreneurs gain global exposure and knowledge.” She also congratulated MITEFP and all event partners on the program success and concluded her speech by saying, “We are looking forward to bring global success stories from Pakistan through such initiatives.”
The Summer Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is one of the many youth driven programs organized under the banner of MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan. As an organization MITEF Pakistan believes that potential entrepreneurs, particularly youngsters are the core engines of economic growth and they can reach their full potential only through exposure to similar programs.
The final ceremony was followed with 14th August activities and a lunch for the participants and host teams.