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3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference 2014 Hopes To Promote A Culture Of “Learn, Create, Lead”

Written by Sarwat Fatima ·  1 min read >
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Entrepreneurship, as defined by economists, is a combination of two skill sets, innovation and risk taking. It offers best solution to indulge youth in constructive activities and create more job opportunities in any country. Considering Pakistan, the word Entrepreneurship was unknown to the masses but the tide has shifted recently since the formation of new startups and incubation centers. The entrepreneurial rise in Pakistan cannot be better summarized than the following statement,

“Pakistan with its nearly 200 million population is simply too large and too attractive a market to ignore.” – Ehsan Malik, CEO of Unilever Pakistan

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The incredible potential in Pakistan has been revealed in ‘Pakistan startup report’ which was released this year. Foreseeing the entrepreneurship prospective, Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) was launched in 2011, with the vision of providing entrepreneurship education, training, consultancy and expert advice to all the aspiring entrepreneurs in Pakistan.

Entrepreneurship Development Institute, continuing its tradition, will organize 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference 2014 – “Learn, Create, Lead” on Nov. 15th, 2014 at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad.

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EDI has now more than three years of experience to make this conference an ideal platform in bringing entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy makers, academicians, aspiring entrepreneurs and students together under one roof. They hope to rebuild Pakistan through Entrepreneurship with a slogan “Learn, Create, Lead” which is an accurate fit for the youngsters in Pakistan.

This year EDI has lined-up their best ever speakers into three categories: 10 Great Speakers, Panel Discussions and 50 Great Mentors. This conference is your opportunity to meet and get mentoring from best-in-class national leaders, entrepreneurs and inspirational speakers. This will help you build new connections, get entrepreneur training coursework and a chance to showcase your business.

Some notable speakers include Wahaj Siraj (CEO, Nayatel), Tahir Masood (Head Microsoft Innovation Centre), Kamran Rizvi (Founder School of Leadership) and Shahnaz Kapadia Rahat (CEO “Empowerment through Creative Integration (ECI)). The mentoring sessions will be conducted by remarkable entrepreneurial personalities such as Dr. Arshad Ali (Principal SEECS, NUST), Adnan Faisal (GM Technology Incubation Center NUST), Saad Hamid (Communications and Partnerships Lead at Invest2Innovate) and many more.

If you are a student aspiring to be an entrepreneur, seeking networking or simply looking for promoting your start-up, then this is the conference you don’t want to miss.

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Written by Sarwat Fatima
Sarwat is a journalist and DIY enthusiast. She loves writing about Startups and Businesses. She is heading Islamabad and surrounding areas for news coverage. Profile