Crash course on Entrepreneurship this weekend

April 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm 13 comments

Wanna be an entrepreneur? Or are you already running your own business but facing challenges that you don’t know how to tackle?  Do you have a boring job or a boss that drives you insane? Want to ditch all that and start your own venture?

jawwad_making_a_pointWell then you have come to the right place. The Master – Jawwad Ahmed Farid –  is running a two-day crash course on Entrepreneurship this weekend (May 2 and 3) in Karachi. Jawwad knows what it is like to come face to face with failure; he knows the pains of entrepreneurship and the fruits of success; he has learnt the hard way and wants to make it easier for others.

Jawwad Farid is the Chief Executive and Actuary at Alchemy Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He is a Fellow Society of Actuaries, an MBA from Columbia Business School (New York City) and a computer science graduate (FAST ICS).  He is also the author of a book on New Venture failures and teaches Entrepreneurship at SP Jain University in Dubai and Singapore.

The Workshop Facilitator promises :
By the end of this course you will be very comfortable with:

a)    Understanding what creates a viable and sustainable business franchise
b)    How to analyze the idea behind a new venture & assess its investment potential
c)    Creating and presenting an executive summary from scratch

The course focuses on five key elements that one needs to understand to successfully run a new business

a)    Strategic Thought
b)    Product Development
c)    Bootstrapping
d)    Execution
e)    Failure

The course has a very heavy analysis and reading load and is not intended for the light hearted.  Its audience is individuals who are serious about striking out on their own. Course grade will be determined by the quality of a case write up, class participation, a product development exercise, a functional and viable executive summary and its presentation to an audience of judges and peers.

Mandatory pre-requirement for registration:
A one paragraph description of a business idea that you would like to explore during this workshop:

In less than 100 words describe the product idea and its potential, your first customer and the amount of capital required to launch it.


We are able to bring this to you at a subsidized rate due to the kind cooperation of Etilize Pakistan Pvt Ltd. Thank you Etilize.

Date: May 2 & 3, 2009

Time: 9 am – 4 pm (including lunch & tea/coffee and snacks)

Venue: 26-E, PECHS, Block 6, Karachi

Regisration fee: Rs. 2,000 (for P@SHA members and students)

Rs. 3,000 for others

Register now by emailing me at president (at) pasha (dot) org (dot) pk. Number of seats are limited!

The same workshop will be run in Lahore in the next couple of weeks.

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Qasim Ali Khawaja  |  April 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Hey guys that’s a cool workshop can u guys arrange the same for Islamabad .. though i know security situation is bad but …

  • […] I had spoken about running something similar back home a few months ago and she had been on my case to do this sooner than later. So this weekend, I will be running a two day crash course on entrepreneurship on the PASHA platform. Details on Jehan’s blog. […]

  • Crash course on Entrepreneurship this weekend…

    Wanna be an entrepreneur? Or are you already running your own …

  • 4. Jehan  |  April 28, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    @Qasim what security situation? 😉 If Jawwad agrees, I am game. Dr. Arshad Ali at SEECS is always accommodating.

  • 5. farzal  |  April 28, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Please define / clarify ‘student’ in ‘student presentations’

  • 6. Jehan  |  April 28, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    @Farzal ‘Student” as in workshop participants.

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  • 9. Fouad Bajwa  |  April 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    How about a similar workshop in Lahore? I can organize it at the Auditorium in my Office and its pretty big space to accommodate 50 people including food and a good setting for youngsters away from the noise of the city. Also can be done in a local hotel but I would need to know the costs associated, what the speaker charges etc…you know, the costs!

  • 10. DesiBackToDesh  |  April 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm


    I need to spend the time to get to know you better. Anyone who has an auditorium in their office is worthy of my attention. I know that it sounds terribly superficial but in these hard times anything goes. 🙂

    I think Imran and Jehan are upto no good again and are very hard at work to get me to Lahore one way or the other.

  • 11. Muhammad Arbab  |  April 30, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    What Islamabad has done wrong ?
    Why such informational programs held usually in karachi.
    Its really nice to see such activities going on and I am happy for the people of Karachi but my request is to please arrange some useful programs for entrepreneur in Islamabad as well.

  • 12. Babar  |  May 4, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Very interesting. I am eagerly waiting to hear more about the workshop.

  • 13. Sarah  |  September 22, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Hey what became of this workshop? i would like to attend, but in Lahore. Any workshops coming up anytime soon?


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