P@SHA & TiE holding SI session in Karachi on April 14 at 6 pm

April 13, 2010 at 12:21 am 18 comments

The Startup Insiders session is back again – this time in Karachi at T2F. P@SHA and TiE Karachi have put together a very impressive panel of young entrepreneurs (some younger than others of course) who are getting together to talk about “Business Models” – what has worked for them, what hasn’t and why.

The panel includes:

Jawwad Ahmed Farid, CEO of Alchemy Technologies and Author of Reboot.

Nauman Sheikh, a FAST graduate and a Consultant with Credit Chex

Adnan Agboatwalla, Co-Founder of PixSense

Adnan Haider, a graduate from Duke, Co-Founder of Lootmaar.com and presently working as a Consultant with IBM

Imtiaz Noor, a seasoned marketing & finance specialist who has taken the step to start his own venture Inspire-X.

As most of us know, a business model describes how an organization creates, delivers and captures value. Very often we have all the ingredients that we need to start a venture – the right concept or product idea, a great founding team, enough finances to sustain ourselves for a while and the infrastructure and resources that we need. The product sells, we continue to innovate and create, operations move along smoothly and yet suddenly we discover that we are going downhill,  that our cash flow is not allowing us to move on or to scale. Something is wrong and it is difficult to identify exactly what. Very often it is the business model which we have adopted that is responsible for the collapse of the business.

Our panel will share their experiences and openly talk about the business model that worked for them,  the mistakes they made in the selection of a business model, what they could have done differently and how things can be turned around by tweaking the business model over time and ensuring that it starts delivering value.

By the end of this session you will understand how to design and implement a new business model or to analyze and renovate an old one.

The session is taking place at:

Venue: T2F 2.0 (10-C Sunset Lane 5 DHA Phase 2 Extension Karachi)
Time: 6:00 pm
Date: Wednesday April 14, 2010.

Please be on time. Following the 90 minute session, which will be very interactive, participants will have the opportunity to link up with the panelists and discuss their own business models, find out if they are on track or if they should be doing something differently.

To register for the event which is free, please email secretariat@pasha.org.pk.

Jawwad Ahmed Farid has already put up a post regarding the event – and I see I am in trouble.

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