SPARK 2011: Blazing the Entrepreneurial Trail

Monday, June 13, 2011

SPARK 2011: Blazing the Entrepreneurial Trail being organized by IBA Karachi. IBA needs no introduction to students across Pakistan. Every aspiring business student has dreamt of being a part of this legend. Do you want to do something big but don’t have an idea? Do you have the big idea but the issue of funds is holding you back from starting your own venture? Do you want to gain the essentialmarketing and selling skills that a young startup needs? Do you want to getinspired from the stories of entrepreneurs who built empires from scratch? Doyou wonder how internet entrepreneurs make millions? Do you want to know the harshrealities that every entrepreneur goes through? Do you want to work in groupsto discuss the next big ideas?

If your answer is YES to any of above questions, you would don’t like to miss SPARK 2011: Blazing theEntrepreneurial Trail! SPARKfeatures a never-before-seen lineup of SPEAKERS& TRAINERS (from both Pakistan and abroad), learning-based ACTIVITIES to stimulate your thinking, DISCUSSION GROUPS to enable you to LEARN from each other and ultra-cool SOCIAL EVENTS (a musical event featuring top artist, a themeddinner and surprises abound)! It promises to break-free from the clutter ofconferences that you have attended!

Ever felt that nagging within you to revolt against the status quo? To take risks, to take up challenges, and to celebrate the fruits of your dauntless spirit? If you have what it takes to be the next entrepreneur around the block, and if you possess those rare, cherished instincts to start up your own venture, Spark’11 is the right place for you!

Spark’11 will ignite in its participants the will to do more, to take up the reins of their lives, to go beyond being sedentary corporate slaves and take charge of their destiny. Through a series of keynote sessions, interactive workshops and creative activities, this three-day conference will be a stimulating crash course in starting a new business venture together with the various issues every entrepreneur must face. The participants will receive expert guidance through each step starting from the laying down of the seeds, to cultivating and preparing the land, accounting for changes in the environment and through perseverance, see their hard work flourish and blossom into one of the biggest achievements of their lives.

So if you have that entrepreneurial spark in you, if you are brimming with ideas but don’t know what to do with them, we urge you make the right choices, and to decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. At Spark’11, you will be taught to shoot for the stars, to become a doer, not just a dreamer.

Guest Speakers:
1- Mr. Naeem Zafar (Through Video Conferencing)- President & CEO, Bitzer Mobile, Inc., US & President, OPEN Silicon Valley
2- Mr. Ramesh Patel- Group Managing Director, Comafric Group of Companies, Tanzania
3- Mr. Muhammad Anwar Dar- Chairman, Dollar East group and President, GIFT University, Gujranwala
4- Mr. Umar Saif- Founder, Saif Center of Innovation & Associate Professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences
5- Mr. Amir Anzur- Web Entrepreneur and Dean, Webrepreneur University, UAE
6- Mr. Azhar Rizvi- CEO, Tech Angels Network & Vice Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan
7- Mr. Rehan Allahwala- President, Super Technologies
8- Dr. Shahid Qureshi- Associate Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Development, IBA & Guest faculty at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, S.P. Jain Center of Management Dubai & Technical University of Berlin
9- Mr. Zahoor Motiwala- Group general Manager, AKD Group
10- Ms. Sadaf Rahman- Accumen Fund
11- Ms. Arjumand Qazi- CEO, SME Leasing
12- Mr. Umair Jaliawala- Senior Associate, School of Leadership & Chief Turning Officer, Torque
13- Mr. Sumair Abro- head of Organizational Strategy- KASB Securities
14- Mr. Jawad Aslam- CEO, Ansar Management Company
15- Mr. Sohail Zindani- Founder Learning Minds, International Speaker and Consultant

Important Links:
About SPARK           : SPARK
About Organizers       : ORGANIZERS
About Agenda            : AGENDA
About Accomodation : ACCOMODATION
About Social Events   : SOCIAL EVENTS
About Partners           : PARTNERS

SPARK Details:
VENUE    : IBA Main Campus Auditorium
DATE       : 27th-29th June, 2011
Website    :
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SPARK 2011: Blazing the Entrepreneurial Trail (Event Launch) Video.

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