New Lessons Learned from Berkeley & Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes

What a Great Way you write Mr. Steve Blank. I’m your Big FAN. You are my first teacher about Startups & Entrepreneurship. Stay Blessed

Steve Blank

Our Stanford and Berkeley Lean LaunchPad classes are over for this year, and as usual we learned as much from teaching the teams as the teams did from us.

Here are a few of the Lessons Learned from these two classes.

Have each team talk to 10 customers before the class starts
Each year we learn how to move more of the Lean LaunchPad class logistics outside our classroom so teams have more time for in-class learning.

A few years ago, we moved the formation of teams’ to before the class started and in doing so, saved a week of what normally be an in-class time activity. To make this happen, we hold three “information sessions” two weeks apart before the class starts. In these “info sessions” we describe the purpose of the class, and then let students mix, meet and form teams. During this pre-class time we share a…

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Launch of Impact Change Accelerator(ICX) at The Islamia University Bahawalpur

Yeah! A good step has been taken for the youth of Bahawalpur, Now Bahawalpuris will be up by their Social Entrepreneurial Ideas to change the system and help people and solve local issues through IT. 
Well Good Step. Thanks Ma’m Ammara Farooq Malik for the best introductory session on Social Entrepreneurship. 

Now Hoping for the best, At-last, someone did efforts to change the mindset of Bahawalpuri Youth. Wish you good luck. And my wish to be the part of Impact Change Xcelerator-SEPLAA Foundation First incubation cycle. 
ImageImpact Change Xcelerator (iCx), a project of the SEPLAA Foundation is an innovative Social Entrepreneurship for Peace-building Incubator based in Pakistan. The iCx mission is to promote the idea of social entrepreneurship amongst youth, women and professionals with the intention that once there is economic empowerment that not only creates economic opportunities but also fills a social gap through IT, there will be an increased inclination towards maintaining peace in the region.

Indeed Good efforts by DCS & IT IUB Staff & Students. IUBains Join it and change the world through your Entrepreneurial Ideas & solve social issues with IT. 

Now Industry – Academia Collaboration is necessary

Let me share a major dilemma of our Educational Institutions regarding Professional Studies. As current entrepreneurial era in our educational institutions we don’t have such faculty member who can guide us to do a venture. Because they just have bookish knowledge and what can get from them. 

My suggestion is HEC should collaborate with industry professionals and in each university of Pakistan we must have events such as “Industry Academia Collaboration”. It will really enhance the Entrepreneurial spirit of students.
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In my case I learned about Entrepreneurship from my mentors all are belongs to its practical work, that’s i think a big chance for me to learn about Entrepreneurship and New Businesses. Its my wish that HEC should take it seriously and hopefully we can overcome the gap between Academia & Industry.

P.S: Facebook is really a great source for me, due to FB i approached such professional who are guiding me about my Startup Company. I think, none of them i met him/her in Person. But I love Facebook. Indeed a Great Source.

Best Regards,
Abu Bakar Sadeeq
Young Entrepreneur.

Keep supporting Entrepreneurial spirit of Pakistan

Hi, Folks! Hope you doing well all. As we know Entrepreneurship is becoming a main tool for the successful businesses. We are on such stage we need some successful start-ups in Pakistan. It would be very effective in upcoming years. As somewhere in world the words are spreading

Image                                              “Pakistan is the Next Silicon Valley of Asia”

Now, Its time to come up with a good ideas to support the country’s economy. If you want to find an idea my suggestion is try to observe your surroundings. As in Pakistan, We are currently having so much problems. Now its time to change by your way, contribute and keep supporting national economy.

One of the most important dilemma of Pakistan is “Unemployment”, if Start-up companies would be build than there would also be a great opportunities of jobs for young professionals. So its really good time to be an Entrepreneur. Our young professionals mostly think to be an employee of a company. My Aim to contribute to country’s economy that’s why I’ll surely say everybody should try it.Image                                               “No doubt! Entrepreneurship is an adventure”.

Keep trying! trying! trying. One day you will get success. So my suggestion to find and idea and start work on it.

Good LUCK!
Cheers.