The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) Islamabad, in partnership with the U.S Embassy commenced its 5th edition of the “Pakistan StartUp Cup 2018-19”. Pakistan Startup Cup started with a series of “Build a Business” workshops. These series of workshops will be held in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Faisalabad. Kevin McClelland from Griffinworx, was the facilitator of the first Build-A-Business workshop held at Ramada Hotel, Islamabad. The Extreme Build-A-Business Workshops are highly experiential, mentorship driven programs designed to visually facilitate entrepreneurs through the universal steps required to start and build a viable business. The workshop was focused on Learning Business Model Design Through Visual Thinking, Clarify How one Create Value and How to Reach the Target Customer, Learn Go-to-Market Strategies That Will Produce Revenue and Avoid the Need for Traditional Fundraising, Connect With Like-Minded Entrepreneurs From Your Community.
Through Pakistan Startup Cup, top three winners will receive customised business development support from TiE and will receive PKR 3.2 Million as prize money. The evaluation is done by a pool of diverse and experienced mentors. TiE Islamabad is a chapter of TiE global. Since 2008 TiE Islamabad has been supporting entrepreneurs and startups by offering education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities all across Pakistan.
Pakistan Startup Cup, organized in collaboration with the US Embassy in Pakistan and GriffinWorx, is a locally driven business model competition open to any idea. This innovative community-based approach is designed to increase the quality and quantity of entrepreneurs in the community. The fundamentals of this program were developed in Silicon Valley during the dot com era and transplanted to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2007. Since that time every aspect of the competition has been fine-tuned based upon feedback from participating entrepreneurs, judges, coaches, entrepreneurial service providers, and community leaders