Representation of BIC-BUKC as a Panellist on “Big Money For Small Businesses”
Category: News Archive, Past Events June 29, 2019
Last updated on October 8th, 2019

Business Incubation Center, Bahria University Karachi Campus representation as a Panellist on “Big Money For Small Businesses”. This Panel discussion organized byJumpstart Pakistan & Lincoln through USAID and Startup KHI and held on 29 Jun 2019.

This event organized on Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSME) Day 2019, it is not only dedicated to raising awareness of the need for greater investment into small and mid-sized businesses in developing countries. It is also a celebration of the gigantic contribution, away from the spotlight, smaller companies make to the global economy.The purpose of this event was, smaller businesses can be agile in response to a changing world but their size also makes them vulnerable, which are as follows;

  1. Access to finance is a primary obstacle.
  2. Identifying international market opportunities and navigating trade-related procedures can be harder for small businesses than for their larger competitors.
  3. And with the goal of overcoming these challenges, the International Trade Center, the United Nations’ entity, works in the internationalization of micro and SMEs.

Event Panelists :

  • Ms. Erum Abbasi, Director Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Development (CEID), DHA Suffa University,
  • Mr. Fahad Ahmed, President of PMI  Pakistan Chapter,
  • Engr. Syed Rizwan Ali, Assitant Professor / Manager BIC, Bahria University Karachi Campus,
  • Mr. Faraz Bandukda, Chief Executive at Al-Hilal Securities Advisors (Pvt.) Ltd. & Al Hilal Shariah Advisors (Pvt.) Limited,
  • & Mr. Saqib Khan, Project Manager Specialist from USAID Pakistan

Event Guest Speakers:

  • Mr. Azhar Rizvi, CEO and Director, Cambridge Advisors Network
  • Ms. Sadaffe Abid, Founder CIRCLE. Social Entrepreneur. Advocate Women’s Leadership, Inclusion & Empowerment
  • Mr. Ahmed Rauf Essa, Telemart & Telenews. 7 Global & 2 National Award Winner. Jury Member for 9 Global Awards, Forbes 30 Under 30 2019, Rising Star by World Retail Congress
  • Ms. Anum Kamran, Entrepreneur, eFounder Fellow at Alibaba Group, Mentor, Founder & CEO