Empowerment: Edwardes College hosts Entrepreneurship Week

Published: November 21, 2014
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The event is globally celebrated from November 17 to November 23, in a bid to create awareness about innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups. PHOTO: EXPRESS FILE

The event is globally celebrated from November 17 to November 23, in a bid to create awareness about innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups. PHOTO: EXPRESS FILE

PESHAWAR: 

Peshawar 2.0, a social enterprise dedicated to business incubation and supporting start-ups, has organised an entrepreneurship week. On Friday, a team of the enterprise visited Edwardes College as part of the initiative.

The event is globally celebrated from November 17 to November 23, in a bid to create awareness about innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups.

As a part of the international initiative, Peshawar 2.0 organised the event in order to foster a start-up community in the city. Faisal Khan, co-founder of the initiative and Institute of Integrative Biosciences, Cecos University director conducted a session titled ‘Unleashing your ideas through start-ups’.

Khan said that instead of focusing on the nine-to-five employment regimes, students should work towards original business ideas and materialise them, adding that fresh graduates should try to innovate and discover new career prospects other than following conventional fields like medicine, engineering etc.

Khan cited the example of the world’s leading consumer electronics company, Apple, which was the brainchild of budding entrepreneurs. Khan mentioned how Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak started the firm in a garage with minimum resources at their disposal and subsequently won the world over.

“Peshawar 2.0 will help entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in establishing start-ups and help them connect with potential investors,” Khan added.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 22nd, 2014.

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