I had been very busy over the last couple of days and was therefore unable to update you guys about day 2 and 3 of the TIE-Khudee workshop that was held at LUMS. The first session of day 2 was conducted by Monis Rehman where he basically talked about the art of giving a presentation that is presenting your idea in front of potential investors such as vcs’. This was followed by Umar Saif going through case studies of Avicena (why did it fail,) Google and Apple (why did they succeed.) The afternoon session was conducted by Asad Alam where he presented about the importance of the need to formulate correct business strategy before executing any idea. Day two ended with the audience being enlightened with Steve Jobs commencement address at Stanford University in he talked about 3 life changing experiences and concluded with him encouraging budding entrepreneurs to “stay foolish and stay hungry!”
Day 3 of the workshop basically comprised of a panel discussion whose participants included Shaukat Ali Ibra (Dean Suleman Dawood School of Business- LUMS,) Monis Rehman(Naseeb Networks,) Farooq Naseem (DWP Group,) Seema Aziz (Bareeze’, Care Foundation,) Abuzai Bukhari (Porche) and last but not least Dr. Khalid Chowdry (President TIE Lahore, Medipak.) Apart from Mr. Shaukat who talked about general things related to entrepreneurship and gave an academic perspective on the subject, the remaining participants shared their personal entrepreneurial experiences (success’ and failures) and the lessons they learnt. I personally found the panel discussion to be a great learning experience because these were success stories that I as a Pakistani could relate to and be proud of.