Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN) Karachi Second Annual Conference 2013, “Building Bridges through Networking” was successfully held at the KSBL Campus on 21st December, 2013. Mr. Hussain Dawood, Patron, OPEN and Chairman, KSBL, delivered the Key Note Address on Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for the first session. KSBL is proud to be an academic partner and the venue for this auspicious event.
OPEN Karachi is the first international chapter of OPEN and is ideally positioned to act as a catalyst, attracting opportunities from Pakistanis based in USA and as a bridge between entrepreneurs and business leaders facilitating business-to-business contacts. The primary aim of OPEN is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. OPEN wants to train and encourage entrepreneurs through domestic and international programmes including seminars, conferences and immersive workshops.
The event also provided a platform to connect students with the people heading prestigious organizations and industries in Pakistan and USA. It also described the importance of alumni and how are they a source of funding for a university. Lastly, there was a panel discussion, focusing on bridging the gap between industries and academia. The discussion encouraged audience to share their thoughts in an open environment and provided fruitful learning.
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