“Challenges, challenges, challenges. Difficulties, difficulties, difficulties … Avoid repeating such words; otherwise they will become the part of your life” said by Hammad Siddiqui-a blogger, social media strategist and Deputy Country Director at Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), during Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration.
In all over world, this week is being celebrated as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW); the reason to celebrate it, is to promote entrepreneurial activities in the region. Every year, this week of November brings enterprises, entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs on one platform, where they share different ideas with each other.
In Karachi, GEW was organized by CIPE and celebrated at Marriott, where the lead speakers of the session were Hammad Siddiqui and Talha Ansari (Director at Xenith PR & event). Later, the session joined by Kamal Faridi (CEO at 22 four), Fahmina Arshad (Instructor at Beaconhouse School System), faculty members of IBA and others.
Throughout the session, different thoughts were shared by mainly the students from IBA & Indus Valley school of Art. Not only this, but their queries were taken on the floor and addressed by the lead trainers.
Some of the points which were shared by Hammad Siddiqui related to the theme of the event are:
- There are two kinds of persons in the world, map creator and map follower.
- Entrepreneur creates his road map himself.
- There is 90% risk in own business and 10% in job.
- Pakistan has the lowest entrepreneurial activity in South Asia.
- There are almost 110 multinational companies in Pakistan but no of entrepreneurial opportunities.
The event was followed on Twitter as well, by the hash tag #GEW and had over 9 million outreach on the spot.
By Ahsan Umar. The writer is a former Prime Minister of Youth Parliament, RJ on Fm93 and conversationalist. For feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @ahsanumartv Facebook: ahsanumarz