Hundreds of applications poured in this season for The Foundation program at LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship, which is the university’s flagship experiential development platform for young businesses.
After a thorough process of scouting, soliciting applications, conducting interviews and discussions between the Foundation Council members, which is an elite, independent panel of business leaders, LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship has inducted its 6th batch for its four month Foundation program.
The startups that made it to the sixth batch include:
1)A*Star; an online learning portal that allows students from anywhere in Pakistan to access quality teachers at an affordable cost
2)Qisst.pk; An online marketplace specializing in providing the best buying and selling experience related to installment plans
3)Bookcity.pk; an online portal that allows customers to buy & sell books
4)Counsell; a mobile app that lets all users set their professional hourly rate, schedules consultation sessions that are conducted via our live video platform, and get paid for their time
5)Dasti; is a convenient within city on demand delivery service
6)Edu-care; An online freelance learning website with free education for underprivileged children
7)Edlytica; a learning analytics program which collects, integrates and analyses educational data to improve learning management, to highlight learning gaps
8)Gemtech; enhances the quality of gems and exports them
9)HomeStove; a service that aims to deliver high quality
home-cooked food to customers across the city
10)IceCurl; Provides an experience of fresh icecream using fresh fruits and presentation in rolls form
11)Ilmistan; An online teacher portal to help teachers in their education and improves the learning culture of classrooms
12)Keep School safe; raises awareness & provide services for Students on Disaster Management & Safety Standards
13) Mahir; connects people with reviewed and rated local businesses/ professionals
14)Silicon Apocalypse Studios; a fiction themed board game bringing new concepts to the market
15)Sojourn; a platform for landlords and tenants to virtually meet and helps them find secure and quality abodes at affordable rates
16) Thandi Chingari; A roadside gola-cart that provides hygienic ice golas in innovating flavors
17)Grassroots Education Consultants; a school and education management company which addresses weak performance areas of their schools
The contract signing ceremony took place at LUMS, where the selected startups signed their Entrepreneurship Development Program contracts with Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Vice Chancellor, LUMS in a private gathering.
The Pro-Chancellor of LUMS, Syed Babar Ali also attended the ceremony and stressed upon the importance of hard work, honesty and integrity as the fundamental foundation that supports successful and sustainable businesses.
Syed Babar Ali along with the team at LCE wished the entrepreneurs luck and of words of wisdom for their success. Addressing the young entrepreneurs at the induction ceremony, Dr. Naqvi said,
“We are proud to be supporting entrepreneurs from not only LUMS and Lahore but other universities and cities including Mianwali, Sialkot, Islamabad and Sargodha. I encourage all of you to work hard, persevere and stay committed to your dreams. Success will follow.”
Content Source : LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship