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Why Startup School?

Imagine that you have just graduated from a top ranked university and your next target is to secure a job at a big multinational that offers a high paying job - which sounds great - but the truth is that in today’s world no job is safe. Recent examples like the collapse of Wall Street and the European economic recession is a prime example of companies implementing emergency downsizing to overcome costs and other problems leading to job insecurity.

Considering this bitter truth of the corporate world, working for your own startup is within your control.

Sure, having your own startup gives you the freedom to fight back and stay determined in the face of obstacles, but running a startup is not that easy. A successful startup means that the entrepreneur has to work hard day in and out to ensure that his business idea turns into a profit making company. Failure to do so means that the startup cannot sustain in the competitive market in the long run, proven by studies which estimate that 60 percent new business ventures are able to survive in the first year but hardly 10 percent are able to sustain in the next ten years. This lack of sustainability is mainly due to the lack of knowledge and the inability to respond to consumer preferences, market demands and technological changes. Ultimately it hinders a young startup in realizing its full potential.

To help young entrepreneurs overcome these problems, MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan is pleased to announce Startup School – an in-person series of modules, which would equip startups with resources and tools to better complement their startup needs. The Startup School will encourage and inspire individuals to start their own startup. Through a blend of online and offline learning best suited to Pakistan-based startups, it will equip startups with the necessary tools to help them become better entrepreneurs.

From team building to communication skills, business strategies to marketing tools, our trainers will bring insights from their industry experience to ensure startups make the most of this rigorous 6-week program.

Along with benefitting the young entrepreneurial community, the Startup School will act as a trigger and will encourage and inspire others to take entrepreneurship as a career that will subsequently serve as a catalyst for managing bigger problems like unemployment.

To register your interest, fill this brief form so we may send you updates regarding the Startup School: https://goo.gl/forms/TClcOiJVvZjOJRPf1

In the meantime get excited and we hope you can join us!