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Pakistan’s business idol ERUPT is all set to make waves

Written by Muneeb Ahmad ·  1 min read >

Careem, the ride hailing service based out of MiddleEast, which has teamed up with Plan9 and PITB for Pakistan’s first entrepreneurial roadshow where young, mad geniuses from different universities will compete to incubate their business idea at the Plan9. The aim is to contribute to the economic landscape of Pakistan while enabling budding entrepreneurs to see their dream projects come to life.

Motivated with being Pakistan’s home-grown entrepreneurial success story and having an 85% of Pakistani Captains in the network, Careem opted to be the prime mover. The abundance of talent, intelligence and innovation in Pakistan when guided and supported in the right way can be a force to reckon with. ERUPT is the answer to many young individuals who want to achieve more than just a desk job. Moreover, smart minds from all over the country will enrich and enlighten each other while being mentored by some of the industry leaders and trainers. ERUPT aims to not only instill a competitive environment but will also enhance the learning and knowledge of these participants.

While speaking to TechJuice, Fleet Manager and Special Operations Manager at Careem, Talaal Burny said,

“It’s start-up version of American Idol you can see, three great organizations collaborating to search & dig new tech stars, that is how seriously we are taking startup ecosystem.

Careem, Plan9 & TechJuice, altogether, are looking forward find our Steve or Musk or any Umer, Abid; who is ready to disrupt. In classrooms, they are doing everything they are not supposed to do, we are here to make sure that doesn’t happen anymore. Erupt is a platform with massive potential to explore untapped opportunities.”

Each university will have students compete within themselves during the Launchpad Round. One team will win to qualify to compete at the inter-university level for the Champions Round. Winner of this round will get the head start they need to be a successful entrepreneur!

Have a look at the table given below, to know when will the team be visiting you. With 200 ideas and about 800 students, let the fun ERUPT!

University Event Date Day Time Mentor/Judge
LUMS Day 1 18th November Friday  11:00 – 3:00 Usama
Day 2 19th November Saturday 4:00 – 7:00 Zainab
UMT Day 1 21st November Monday 11:00 – 3:00 Warda
Day 2 22nd November Tuesday 11:00 – 2:15 Rida
COMSATS Day 1 22nd November Tuesday 11:00 – 3:00 Ahmad
Day 2 23rd November Wednesday 11:00 – 2:15 Usama
FAST Day 1 22nd November Tuesday 11:00 – 3:00 Faizan
Day 2 23rd November Wednesday 11:00 – 2:15 Hammad
Superior Day 1 24th November Thursday 11:00 – 3:00 Warda
Day 2 25th November Friday 11:00 – 2:15 Usama
IBA-PU Day 1 29th November Tuesday 11:00 – 3:00 Rida
Day 2 30th November Wednesday 11:00 – 2:15 Faizan
Written by Muneeb Ahmad
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