Pakathon, which is an international organisation with presence in over 15 cities including university chapters, launched an online initiative to promote startups. It consists of eight different modules in order to educate and help technology and startup enthusiast all over the country. Parathon seeks to empower Pakistanis to be agents of change and create a positive impact on the community by helping them set up startups and businesses including not for profits.
Pakathon Offers Online Courses for Entrepreneurs and Startup Enthusiasts
The online initiative consists of eight different modules to facilitate students and others in order to set up a sustainable and effective startup business. Titled, Pakathon University, the first module of the course seeks to explain the core concepts necessary in building a startup, using the example of the formation of the All India Muslim League during the Pakistan movement. Using such a practical example seeks to better explain the users of the course the fundamentals of setting up a startup.[pull_quote_center]Our think tank team found a lack of materials about entrepreneurship that Pakistanis could relate to. We also felt that we could create some magic by looking at role models and events from a completely different perspective than the boring stuff you find on most textbooks and newspaper articles.[/pull_quote_center]
Said Asad Badruddin, President of Pakathon[pull_quote_center]Upon registering for a course, participants will receive links to modules via email every month. Each of these modules will address different topics ranging form basic principles to issues such as Energy issues in Pakistan. Besides online links, these are also amiable as podcasts on Soundcloud and videos on Youtube in order to provide users with a wider scope of access.[/pull_quote_center]
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In addition to the ‘University’ Pakathon also organizes seminars and workshops that supplement these modules and where participants brainstorm to achieve their goals.