The inauguration of the second edition of The International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS) was held at Aman CED, IBA Main Campus. The IESS hosted by the IBA Aman Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) stands apart in its diversity; aiming to instill experiential learning, The IESS is a 10-day program designed to inculcate and promote entrepreneurship, preparing the students for the challenges they could face pursuing their entrepreneurial goals. In order to promote the diversity necessary for entrepreneurship to prosper in a globalized world, the program incorporates participants from different cultures and nationalities. IESS 2017 aims to give its participants a practical experience to South Asian perspective of social entrepreneurship, while aiming to portray a better image of Pakistan.
The program has attracted aspiring entrepreneurs and students as participants from China, Indonesia, Netherlands and Czech Republic with international faculty’s teaching experiences ranging from South Korea, to Germany, USA and Singapore.
The inaugural commenced with the recitation of holy verses from the Quran, followed by an introductory speech by Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director Aman CED, IBA. Dr. Shahid said that, “Entrepreneurs must be meticulous, persistent and they must believe in themselves to succeed”. He told the students that entrepreneurship in this part of the world is unique as it not only helps people but also benefits the whole society as entrepreneurs create jobs for the people. After that the Acting Dean & Director, IBA, Dr. Nishat, welcomed all participants of IESS-2017. He appreciated the team efforts of IBA Aman-Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) for organizing such wonderful programs related to entrepreneurship. He also urged the students to learn and benefit from this course as entrepreneurs and valuable citizens of the society.
Dr. Shahid Qureshi started academic session of IESS-2017 by describing The Effectuation Theory of Entrepreneurship and discussed a few case studies. In the end Dr. Najam Anjum conducted an interactive team-building activity i.e. marshmallow activity.
The international students were hosted in a welcome ceremony by the Aman CED Team with traditional food to acquaint them with an enriching cultural exposure.
The CED Team aims to reach new heights of success as compared to its first edition last year and the progress is evident in the diversity that is reflected in the program with a combination of international as well as national participants along with international faculty.