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April 8, 2019

The Graduating batch, Team Shajar-e- Umeed organized another great session at FSM with the help of SMEDA, a seminar on "Entrepreneurship as a Viable Career Option" as part of their social entrepreneurship project and course deliverable. It was another learning experience on how to practically implement new ideas and to do actionable interventions in today’s business environment. Areas covered in this discussion were: • Understanding the importance and concepts of entrepreneurship • Learn the real-time steps involved in starting a small business • Apply the framework and tools for successfully managing a small business. Our esteemed guest, Zubair Anwar is a senior business and management professional, with more than 21 years of experience in leading and providing business technological solutions. He is a mentor at Ivy Executive for entrepreneurs and business organizations. He is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). He holds a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering and MS in Engineering Management and has completed postgrad courses from renowned US universities. Mr. Anwar, in collaboration with SMEDA, highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship and how it creates economic opportunities. Furthermore, areas, such as how to obtain business finance, its legalities and Smeda’s role in helping startup was discussed in detail. Students in a lively interactive Q&A session asked searching questions about their own going ventures. We thank our esteemed guest for his time and sharing his knowledge. As always our honorable director at FAST-NU, Dr. Hamid Hassan was a great inspiration and motivation for students. He stressed the importance of a proactive approach in finding real solutions to real problems in a tough business environment. His continuous support for Team Shajar-e-Umeed is always appreciated. The team would also like to thank our honorable instructor and mentor Sir Shahid Malik for constantly providing us with opportunities to practically implement our ideas and learn from the leading experts of the industry. Special thank you to Dr. Amjad Hussain for his presence at the seminar.