PSEB Incubator Program is all set to launch, I got following information from PSEB, Important dates to remember.
- 30th April Session, Pitch Session in Islamabad. Venue TieCon Session in Convention Center
- 3rd May Pitch Session in Karachi. Venue to be announced later
- 7th May Pitch Session in Lahore. Venue to be announced later.
For for reminder, PSEB Incubator program aims to provide young entrepreneurs with space (with Internet connectivity and power) to make their dreams into reality, two mentors for each team one from the business domain and one from technical domain to guide them on both fronts, a monthly stipend to help them with their basic needs, and some initial seed money to buy equipments etc. All details are available here (you should read through these if you are planning to apply)
In short this is very commendable effort by PSEB, if we even get few success stories out of it in first cycle, PSEB promises to increase the scale of this program. So if you had a game changing idea, and you were thinking where to start it does not get easier than this.
Few other official details are as follows
PSEB will be officially launching its Incubators program at TieCon2011 Islamabad to be held on the 30th of April. Companies will be able to apply for this program at the TieCon .
PSEB is encouraging young entrepreneurs and companies to visit PSEB incubators program web page www.pseb.org.pk/incubators to find more details of the program.
To be considered for the program, you must go through a 2 stage evaluation process in front of a panel of judges.
In the first step called the “Gong Session” you will make a 5 minute presentation to PSEB panel of judges highlighting the core of your idea.
Focus will be on describing the core elements of your ideas and any people, businesses or entities who would want to use your product or service (your target market).
It is advised that your practice your pitch and measure your presentation time. Presenter will not be allowed to continue after their 5 minute time is up. Only one presenter from each team will make the entire 5 minute presentation.
If you qualify after the “Gong Session” stage, you will be invited to make a more “detailed presentation”, 30 minutes in length to PSEB panel of judges. PSEB will publish guidelines to prepare this 30 minute detailed presentation later.
The first “pitch session” in Islamabad is scheduled for April 30th at TieCon Islamabad to be held at the convention center.
The first “pitch session” in Karachi is scheduled for May 3rd ; venue to be announced later.
The first “pitch session” in Lahore is scheduled for May 7th ; venue to be announced later.
To apply for any of the pitch sessions, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the following details:
Your Name (s): include names of all members of your team Name of your company (or product idea):
Contact Phone No: We will respond back by giving you an approximate time for your pitch. The cut off time to apply is 6 pm the day before the pitch session in each of the three cities.
Please make sure that you have visited the Incubators program web page, www.pseb.org.pk/incubators to see if the program fits your needs.
You may also visit PSEB blog at www.blogs.pseb.org.pk for more information.