Have you ever felt the urge to get grilled by some of the toughest industry experts around?
If the answer is yes, then chances are, you’re a crazy entrepreneur and you should probably register yourself for “Startup Weekend Lahore Ed-Innovation” which is scheduled to be held on 5th, 6th and 7th of August 2016 at Lahore University of Management Sciences.
The three day event is the Lahore chapter of the global event which is backed by Google for Entrepreneurs and Techstars. With the theme that revolves around innovation in education, the event is presented by LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship and Ilm Ideas 2, an organization that provides a platform for the generation, piloting and scaling up of innovative solutions to address critical education challenges in Pakistan.
Considering the importance of education in nation building, LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship and Ilm Ideas 2 is doing its best to advocate for quality education reforms across Pakistan. Startup Weekend Lahore Ed-Innovation brings together people of all skillsets and experience levels to collaboratively launch tools, schools and learning spaces that can revolutionize the future of school and education more broadly. The event presents a chance for participants to rub elbows with people of excellence in their fields, in the form of coaches, mentors and guest speakers as well as forge partnerships with other participants whose skills can propel their idea to greatness.
Over the last 5 years, the education industry has had a huge wake up call. We realized that the way we educate ourselves and our next generation need to rapidly change. We want to bring together new innovators with new ideas, technologies and business models to take our education system a step forward. Whether you need to find a company, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.
It’ll be a fun, challenging opportunity to meet like-minded people, as well as learn from the best coaches there are. The event will start on Friday evening on August 5 and entrepreneurs will have a chance to work on their ideas and turn them into reality over the course of the weekend. On Sunday night, the teams will pitch their ideas to a high level jury and the 3 winners will get a chance to be incubated at The Foundation at LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship in the sixth cohort whose application is now open.
You do not have to have an idea to participate, just show up, and learn!
Register for Startup Weekend Lahore Ed-Innovation here before July 24, 2016.