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Working

with Startups As a Mentor in Residence at the NIC, I indulge in training, coaching and mentoring the startups. I conduct trainings on design thinking, business model generation, value proposition design, selling skills and pitching. Selling and pitching being a crucial skill as it is the key for any startups to learn how to represent itself sta to their audience. Working with the Community Manager, Cynia Ejaz, we have been working on developing a totally customized curriculum for startups in Pakistan. We have done extensive research with startups to gauge their needs and requirements; the skills they need consider important. From people who run incubators to other stakeholders and startups, we have taken into account their feedback. Done an in depth review of, why startups fail and succeed, both in Pakistan and globally. This is probably the first NIC and possibly the first incubation firs facility, in Pakistan to have a totally customized curriculum for startups. As we speak, we are prototyping the curriculum with the 4th cohort at the NIC.

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In our sixth issue, we talk to the master brand builder, Khadijah Shah of Élan and Zaha. The serial entrepreneur was behind turning around S...

Startup Guide Issue 6  

In our sixth issue, we talk to the master brand builder, Khadijah Shah of Élan and Zaha. The serial entrepreneur was behind turning around S...