The spirit of Entrepreneurship drives economies. Better opportunities to start a business means that the environment is business friendly in that country also that youth considers entrepreneurship as an option. Unfortunately, Pakistan does not fall in the category of business friendly countries. There are many aspects, but two key reasons are:
1. Tough regulatory environment
2. Youth’s focus on job market
In this situation, there has been a need to engage youth in debates on “why they should consider entrepreneurial careers”. Mentors need to be motivated to spare time and continue dialogue on various forums available in Pakistan.
The Indus Enterprise (TiE) Global celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. The initiative currently operates in fourteen countries with over 13,000 members. TiE’s key focus is “helping start ups start-up”. The global institution and its regional initiatives organize several events throughout the year to keep the Spirit of Entrepreneurship alive.
TiE Pakistan hosts TiECon to be part of this exciting entrepreneurship development initiatives. This year the conference is being held at Karachi on 30th November. Check here for agenda and registration:
Throughout the day there will be exciting speakers to enlighten participants with their experience and knowledge about the subject.
Following is a list of speakers and discussions:
Panel Discussion: 'The Hockey Stick: How to build scale & drive growth?'
Muhammad Aliuddin Ansari - President &
CEO, Engro Corporation
Salman Burney - CEO, GlaxoSmithKline
Masood Hashmi - CEO, Orient Communication
Triumphs & Tribulations - Stories of entrepreneurs who made it BIG!
Battle of Business Ideas: The Business Plan Competition
Faisal Mushtaq - Founder & CEO, Change in Education
Dr A Wahab - President, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University
Amir Adnan - Owner, Shapar
Freiha Altaf - Owner & CEO, Catwalk Productions
Mohsin Dharsi - President, Mohsin Dharsi Group of Companies
Qureshy - Chief Strategy Officer, Bulls Eye Communications
Tech Panel: 'Essential Tools for Entrepreneurs'
Jehan Ara, President Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA)
Umair Jaliwala, Executive Director, TiE Karachi in his message to this post said:
In the looming economic and political times, the job markets are becoming bleeding competitive and start-ups are becoming riskier and difficult to sustain! This calls for entrepreneurship and not the convention 'Mind Your Business' approach but rather a collaborative, creative and considerate one. TiEcon 2012 leverage on bringing entrepreneurs and to-be-entrepreneurs together for powerful networking and lifelong learning. For most career starters today, the orthodox job and 'work for life' is unappealing. The energy and talent is on an all-time high, the direction and consistency must come in. For individuals who have started out already must unleash the power of collaboration and work together to develop their respective industries. For those who have been there and done that, the time is now to give, to educator and to mentor.
See you at TiEcon 2012, this Friday i.e. Nov 30 at Sheraton, Karachi. Dig ww.tiecon.pk or
call 021 35296417-8 for details.