by Rida Junaid
Chaudhary Muhammad Akram Center for Entrepreneurship has set an extraordinary example of students’ success through innovative teaching and training pedagogies. Initial Screening Round (ISR) is an amazing example of an innovative assessment that the Entrepreneurial Teaching and Training Program (ETTP) is promoting under the umbrella of CMACED. It is an ultimate way to filter the astonishing student startup ideas to be presented in Superior Entrepreneurial Expo (SEE-Pakistan).
ISR encourage the students to prepare their prototypes for the proposed business/startup ideas in addition to professional showcasing of their respective idea. The main objectives of this Assessment are to screen the best entrepreneurial ideas for Superior Entrepreneurial Expo (SEE-Pakistan) and connect the startup teams with the entrepreneurial community.
The Initial screening round was held on 20th, 21st & 22nd July 2020. The Students from the diversified departments of Superior University i.e. CS, IT, SE, Management sciences, Architecture, Mass Communication, Aviation Technology, Aviation Management, Electrical Engineering & Avionics Engineering Presented their innovative startup ideas. There were a total of 128 Projects which got evaluated by esteemed judges. The Initial Screening Round Projects were divided into 4 categories e.g. Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health.
Therefore, the renowned people from Academia, Pracademics, and Industry were invited as judges to evaluate the startup’s ideas of our students. They evaluated the creative startup ideas and shared their valuable insights & feedbacks in order to strengthen student business ideas and make them successful entrepreneurs of the future. The esteemed Judges evaluated the Startups on the basis of the startup team and startup Business.
Moreover, the industrious judges emphasized the students and teach them the importance of pitch. When you build a startup, the most important thing to understand is how to pitch you in front of others. That is the litmus test for any business. After all, they’re the pros. They’ve been doing this for decades and they know what they’re doing better than you do, that’s for sure.
The Initial screening round was successfully executed virtually. It proved highly beneficial to students as they were so passionate to learn about growing their businesses. The evaluators were also eager to give students suggestions in order to make them successful entrepreneurs of the future.
There is a need to bring forward young entrepreneurial mindsets and polish them to be great and successful entrepreneurs of the future. Our mission is to make Pakistan economically and socially secure with the help of this assessment round. Youth is the asset of our country and the hope to make Pakistan economically strong.