MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan has launched Startup School, a six-week long training program to provide entrepreneurs with resources and tools to help them turn their startups into successful businesses.
Classes will be held at Lahore’s Arfa Software Technology Park from 5 to 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The program will include various sessions on team building, communication skills, business strategies and marketing tools.
“With the growing number of startups our ecosystem has begun to foster, it’s crucial that local entrepreneurs get the right training to be able make a bigger impact,” says Dr. Umar Saif, Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board. “Startup School comprises of quality trainers contributing their time and expertise to fill the knowledge gap within young entrepreneurs and nurture more promising startups.”
According to a study published in ScienceDirect, while 60 percent of new business ventures are able to survive in the first year, hardly 10 percent are able to keep going in the next ten years. This lack of sustainability is mainly due to lack of knowledge and inability to quickly respond to consumer preferences, market demands and technological changes. Startup School aims to help young entrepreneurs overcome these problems.
Along with benefitting the young entrepreneurial community, the Startup School hopes to act as a catalyst inspiring others to take up entrepreneurship as a career and counter issues like unemployment.
The last day to register for Startup School is Monday, 1st May, 2017. Applicants who wish to attend the event have to pay a fee of Rs. 2,500 by Friday, May 5th 2017. For more information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org