International Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship and incubation organized by Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) – Ministry of IT & Telecom, in collaboration with HEC and IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development Karachi, was held at HEC on 19-20 August, 2016. The purpose of symposium was to develop entrepreneurial mindset and share latest ideas and developments in the area of entrepreneurship and incubation with faculty members, managers of incubators and ORIC managers. It aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs, start-ups and incubators in bringing new ideas and implementing them in an effective manner.
Engr. Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training was the chief guest. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, CEO Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund) and Chairman PTA, Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC, Vice Chancellors, start-ups, entrepreneurs, incubators and people from different walks of life were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, Engr. Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training, reiterated the Government’s resolve to encourage youth to come forward and play their part in not only betterment of their own lives but also the country’s economy through their contributions to growing and emerging market. He said that Government considers them a real asset that could guarantee a bright future.

A large number of intellectuals, VCs of universities, students and volunteers participated in the event. The speakers, Dr. Shahid Qureshi from IBA Karachi, Dr. Sarfraz Mian from the School of Business, State University of New York, United States, Dr. Faizullah Abbasi, Vice Chancellor Dawood University, Professor Amin Khan VC BUET, Khuzdar, Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, VC UET, Peshawar expressed their views on the various topics of the symposium.