Exploring New Avenues with Monis Rehman
Pleasure meeting my friend Monis Rehman, Investor Idea Croron Ka and Founder Rozee.pk, today. We’ve agreed on some interesting avenues to work together. Stay tuned!
Hit That Golden Buzzer!
Focus Group for S04
Intense focus group on ways to improve the format & production of Idea Croron Ka Season 4. I thank Monis Rahman, Naeem Zamindar & Jamil Goheer who joined via video con to give crisp feedback. A special thanks to Abbas Yousafzai, Munawar Abadullah & Qaiser F Ansari for their presence & input. The production team got some great learnings, will be sharing an action plan with you guys as to how we’re incorporating your suggestions to the upcoming season.
ICK in Russia, Yet Again
Satisfying to see a brand we created with so much of effort becoming a platform for entrepreneurs from across the globe to present their ideas at IdeaCroronKa.
Listening to pitches of #startups from 25 plus countries is quite an experience. They’re all gearing up to pitch on a special edition of Idea Croron Ka being recorded in Russia this week!
Kidpreneurs Taking Over ICK
I’ve been running my TV show sub of 2 years now. Having presented over 60 startups pitch on the show as of yet, it was while recording a show this weekend, that I had a 10 year old kid pitch a startup idea – a very real startup idea.
A mother with 2 daughters who aspire to create thousands of maker spaces across Pakistan, where the daughters believed in the business just as much as their mother did.
I was skeptical when the 10 year old Shifa desired to pitch up until she walked up to the stage & pitched, under a gazillion lights & over 10 cameras – she simply nailed it; her passion was real, her understanding of the market was real, her product she offered was real all packaged in immaculate energy & drive.
Entrepreneurship runs in our blood as Pakistanis despite age, gender or geography. I’m super keen on designing a show to showcase Children Entrepreneurs of Pakistan – an ICK Junior or something on those lines.
What do you guys think?
USAID Partners with Idea Croron Ka
Extremely glad to announce the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between USAID SMEA, represented by Farrukh Khan – Chief of Party, and Idea Croron Ka , represented by me, on Monday 11th of June, 2018 formalizing our collaboration for Season 3 where USAID SMEA has agreed to appear on the show and provide grant capital to the deserving entrepreneurs of Pakistan in two particular categories – ICT and Hospitality.
The startups can now pitch for investment from mainstream investors alongside getting easy access to grant money from USAID that will incentivize the development and diffusion of innovative, scalable business ideas adding immense value to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.