Startup weekend Islamabad 2015 took to an amazing start with some inspiring motivational speakers taking the stage, followed by Haseeb Riaz our facilitator engaging the audience in interacting activities. Next came the half baked pitches; the most fun part of the day. In this session the audience shouted out random words which were noted down. Once there were enough words on the board, everyone was asked to formulate teams and choose a captain. The captains were asked to come up on stage and pick two words. The teams were then asked to work with those two words and create a raw business plan. The idea behind this exercise was to use it as an ice breaker between the participants and help the participants understand how to work with their fellows and turn one word into an idea. The session provided the participants a comprehensive understanding of how a startup works. After this session was over and quite a few teams had come up with amazing ideas, next came the real pitching session. Participants took to stage one by one and explained their ideas. A total of 38 pitches were made and 10 were voted off as best. The voting session was followed by dinner and that wrapped up day 1 at Startup Weekend Islamabad.
Startup Weekend Islamabad 2015 proudly announces LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship as its exclusive partner. LUMS is one of the prestigious institutions that offer business acceleration and startup incubation services. It is a place entrepreneurs get mentorship and a chance to build business relations. The winner of Startup Weekend will be fast forwarded to the final round of induction process at LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship.
Startup Weekend Islamabad 2015 is proud to announce TIE Islamabad Chapter as its Partner. TiE was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. TiE Islamabad is an effective platform that will help the investors and aspiring entrepreneurs to come together and build partnerships. They are here to offer their mentorship to the team who are looking for something serious and aiming to go big.
It’s about ideas ! It’s about making things happen ! If you want to start up something new, do it now, if not, you are going to regret it. Air university and Sha’oor society presents “Startup weekend Islamabad 2015”. A platform where you can pitch in ideas and get a chance to see them get implemented. When an entrepreneur launches his idea, the major hurdle he faces is of raising the capital. So if you are looking for a platform to present your plan then start up welcomes you. It is a stage where you would get help to kick start your new ventures by us helping you get investments and mentorship. It shall be a chance for the brightest of the minds to come forward and do wonders. Air University proudly sponsors Start up weekend Islamabad, providing you with a great opportunity to come ahead, put forth your ideas and have a chance to implement them.