8. Ideas-to-Enterprise Workshop

Right after FICS’17 Stage 2, CAC & TiE Islamabad organized an intensive full-day “Ideas-to-Enterprise” workshop on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at the NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (CEME). The workshop was exclusively designed for FICS’17 finalists in order to provide them with an opportunity to realize their dreams by starting and building their own businesses. In this workshop FICS partner; TiE – The Indus Entrepreneur – engaged the team with mentors from the Industry. The mentors took the participants through a series of several activities and exercises. Top 25 teams out of 52 finalist teams had to be selected for the Grand Finale, but keeping in view the remarkable performance of the participants shown at the workshop, CAC, mentors and TiE management jointly decided to select all the teams for Stage 3. Hence all the 52 teams qualified for Stage 3.The workshop was an excellent experience for the students by providing them back to back mentoring and evaluation sessions by the industry experts from various domains. The workshop was structured nicely and a complete toolkit was given to each team to understand and align their ideas to the best practices while keeping their ingenuity. The feedback of the participants was overwhelming and it also established a new era of FICS