Ken Morse will not let travel advisories keep him from coming back to Pakistan
Our friend Ken Morse, the Managing Director of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center has great faith in the talent and potential that exists in Pakistan. He has come here often to train, to coach, to inspire and to tear aspiring entrepreneurs to bits 🙂
Those who have attempted to make elevator pitches in his presence or those who have shown him their Business Acceleration Plans, while their legs turn to jelly, will remember him with fondness, awe, admiration and a dash of fear. Ken has become a great friend of Pakistan and is intent on driving entrepreneurship to a totally new level in this country.
Nothing can keep him away. I remember he was here the day that the Emergency was declared in November. On hearing about the bomb blast at the Marriott, he has sent the following message to us through Dr. Zahir A. Syed of MITCEF:
Dear MIT Alumni, MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan Office Bearers and Volunteers, Stars of BAP-2007, Up coming Stars of BAP-2008, Sponsors & Supporting Organizations of BAP-2007 & 2008, Mentors, Graders & Judges of BAP-2007 & 2008, Friends, Colleagues and other well wishers,
I am shocked and extremely sad at the tragic loss of many precious lives and property. However, I am sure that the brave people of Pakistan would not be deterred from their march towards greater economic prosperity. Through their great resilience in the face of extremely difficult circumstances they would continue this march. I along with our friends at MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan and OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) believe that Promotion of Entrepreneurship can go a long way in helping the nation in its march towards improving the economic well being of the people of this country and to achieve its true potential. I am with the brave people of Pakistan and I am will be there for the Judging event in Karachi in November.
I urge the participants and stars of BAP-2007 to continue to apply what they have learned, continue to Accelerate their companies and help mentor other companies with what they have learned in BAP-2007; for BAP-2008 participants I urge to them to put in a lot of hard work in building great Acceleration Plans and be ready for the final judging in November. I am eagerly waiting tp meet the stars of BAP-2008. Obviously I will ask you extremely difficult questions.
MD, MIT Entrepreneurship Center
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