Seminar on Entrepreneurship on Dec 29 in Karachi

December 25, 2008 at 7:14 am 11 comments

P@SHA & MITEFP are hosting a seminar on Entrepreneurship & Technologies for the Hospitality/Travel Industry with Idris Kothari, Faraz Hoodbhoy and Azhar Rizvi on December 29th, 2008 from 5:30-8:30pm, at the Avari Hotel Karachi.

The program will start with tea/coffee and snacks at 5 pm, followed by the following sessions:

5:30 – 6:00 pm   Idris Kothari
Technologies for the Hospitality/Travel Industry

6:00 – 6:30 pm   Faraz Hoodbhoy
The PixSense Experience

6:30 – 7:30 pm   Idris K, Faraz H, Azhar Rizvi
Do’s & Dont’s of a Startup – Idea to Production, How to Build a team, Angel/VC Funding vs Bootstrapping

7:30 – 8:30 pm   Networking

Kindly email and confirm your attendance. Your name, designation and company/university should be stated together with your email address. There is no participation fee.

Idris Kothari

Co-founder of Vertical Systems, Inc., that was founded to bring the very latest technological advantages to lodging businesses and leisure travelers, Previously, Co-founder of VP Net which operated in the Computer Networking industry. Also co-founded Semi-Custom Logic, Inc., a company providing system and ASIC design services, and VIA Technology. He holds a MS degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA and BS in Electrical Engineering from NED University.

“A true Silicon Valley Success story Entrepreneur, he is up early on new ideas, and is a “get the job done” personality. If you work with him in any capacity as an employee, a partner, a client, a VC, or even as a friend you just can’t lose with Idris. Responsive, positive, creative, and up front, a true win win individual.

Faraz Hoodbhoy

Faraz is currently Founder, Executive VP, & CTO of Pixsense, he most recently served as Vice President of Business Development at NextBrick Solutions, Ltd., and was responsible for its Enterprise Search practice. Prior to that as Director Technical Sales at Clickmarks, Inc., Faraz developed key relationships around Clickmarks´ mobile integration platform with carriers in North and South America. As Director Global Solutions at Unisys Corporation, he created and implemented technology strategy for Unisys´ mobile and wireless field-force solutions offerings. At Cap-Gemini Ernst and Young, Faraz was part of the Center for Business Innovation where his research focus was on corporate performance measurement. Faraz started his career at Microsoft on the team responsible for building the XML 1.0 standard. He is co-author of the book, “Applied XML – A Toolkit for Programmers” and holds a BS in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer.

Azhar Rizvi

Azhar Rizvi is the CEO of Tech Angels Network (TAN) the first Angel network of Pakistan, Director of Cambridge Advisors Network (CAN), an organization that provides business Advisory and technical consultancy and Vice Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan (MITEFP) that aims to build the Entrepreneurial Eco-System in Pakistan. He has been associated with the Information technology industry for almost two decades. During this period he has served at prestigious Multinational Organizations including NCR, AT&T and Unisys in Pakistan. He is the founding Director of THKS Technology Group. Mr. Rizvi is an MBA from the University of Houston and M.Com from University of Karachi.

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  • 2. Awais Naseer Keyani  |  December 25, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Nice event… but an objection… u commented on Karachi Bloggers Meetup “all these nice things are happening while I am out of country” so I was sure that u will be there at Islamabad Bloggers Meetup on 29th but P@SHA has announced this event after the IBM was announced…! 😦
    I was going to ask about the live coverage of seminar but I will not be able to join the discussion since I will be busy in live-blogging at IBM. However let me know about it… so that I may have a look after the event ends! and don’t forget to have a look at mine after u come home 🙂

  • 3. Jehan  |  December 26, 2008 at 12:07 am

    @Awais yes I would have loved to be at the IBM on 29th but, as I said, we have our Annual General Meeting on that day – that was actually scheduled 3 weeks ago. The entrepreneurship seminar has since been added to the program.

    I will see if someone can liveblog this event.

  • […] Jehan Ara has posted about an exciting event in Karachi. On Dec 29th, P@SHA and MITEFP are hosting a seminar in Karachi. More details can be found here. […]

  • 5. Awais Naseer Keyani  |  December 26, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I will be there to serve u Ma’am. 🙂 Bookmark my blog, I will live-blog there

  • 6. Muhammad Tariq  |  December 27, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Great news.. I have started working on some projects as a Startup Projects. I a trying to turn myself from 9 to 5 person into a upcoming successful CEO (I hope so…).
    I hope this event will not only help me but also show me the right path to success.
    Thank you for arranging such events Maam (Jahanara).

  • 7. Babar Abbas  |  December 27, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    wouldn’t it be nice, if people outside karachi, be able to see the video recording of the event, uploaded on somewhere. As many of us are interested.

    Babar Abbas

  • 8. Whaaaaaaa  |  December 29, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Why! why! why! Why don’t you arrange these seminars in Islamabad. Pleaseeeeeeeeee! if you can’t, then atleast do a webcast of the whole thing. If thats not an option then maybe Youtube could work.

  • 9. Syed Umair Qaisar  |  December 30, 2008 at 1:27 am

    The seminar was awesome. So informative. Practical problems were discussed.

    Looking forward for attending more seminar of this kind 🙂

  • 10. Muhammad Tariq  |  December 30, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Great Event….
    Now I am more informed and have a clear idea of my destination.
    I am very mush inspired by Mr.Idris Kothari…. Very soft and encouraging. Started as a ordinary lower middle class man and now has a BIG STORY to tell and a model for others. Mr.Rizvi was also very good.
    Thank to Ms.Jehanara for arranging such event in hurry as well…

    Waiting for more such events…

  • 11. Syed Umair Qaisar  |  December 31, 2008 at 3:33 am

    Mam, at the end of session, you were about to ask some question from the speakers but you didn’t ask them, may be because of shortage of time. But I was really curious to know what you wanted to ask and their answer.

    Is it possible that you ask your question here(if you remember what your question was) and it will also be answered here?

    I just don’t want to miss any useful information.

    Thanks & Regards.


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