The world is changing with the speed of light – Lets redefine the basics
We believe in Innovation, Disruption and Entrepreneurial Passion and we have inculcated in the foundation of this business incubation center. We hope to keep the flag of innovation high. The world is rapidly progressing and so are we. It's the time for crazy ones, rebels and millennials to change the business models and paradigms with automation, convenience and ideas. It's a high time to link Entrepreneurship with Academia. This is the time of digitalization, empowerment, innovation and collaborative environment.
It was once a promise, we are here with performance. We do not gauge our performance by the gigantic magnitude of our buildings and infrastructure, which independently can lay claim to grandiose. We judge our performance by the contribution in student development and acceleration. Business Incubation Centre would gauge efforts through the mentoring and usefulness of the enabling environment to set up successful businesses and offer an opportunity to our students to exploit their potential and talent in the best possible manner.
Its not about winning but competing and learning from failures.
Best of Luck
Muhammad Haider Miraj
Expert BIC – Entrepreneur in Residence
University of Gujrat
In collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Pakistan has established the Business Incubation Centre (BIC) at University of Gujrat vide Letter No. 1-1/ILS/BIF/2015 dated 29.06.2015.
Business incubation is a business support process that accelerates the successful development of start-up and fledgling companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources and services.Business Incubation Centre intends to produce entrepreneurs, who can contribute towards the society and national economy. BIC intends to provide management guidance, technical assistance and consulting tailored to young growing companies, which is in-line with the vision of the Worthy Vice Chancellor "Universities building societies". Our focus is not only on Tech-Startups but Social Enterprises as well. Our believe is serving community by empowering them.
Since its inception, the BIC has made noticeable progress towards its objectives and goals. In short the BIC has selected incubates after evaluation process and allotted them 'Ready to takeoff' work space, organized training / mentoring sessions for incubates in collaboration with British Council, SEED, Industry Gurus and SoftOven etc.
Vision and Mission
Creating a sustainable eco-system to provide support to Golden triangle of Pakistan and inculcate entrepreneurial skills in academia
- Top 15 Teams would be provided with incubation
- Seed Money to incubatees and connecting others incubates with investors/venture capitalists
- Office Space, Business Room, and other office accessories
- Networking and Mentoring
- Legal assistance in Intellectual Property and Company Formation
- Part of Global Incubation Network
- 24/7 Wifi Internet availability
- Lounge and Quiet Room
Accelerator Camp and Ingredients
Our Accelerator Camp has following segments on mentoring list. These sessions are delivered by the Gurus of respective fields. They talk about perspective of millennials and digital transformation while briefing segments
- Idea Validation
- Marketing and Digital Transformation
- Innovation Management
- Business Modelling
- Financial Mapping
- Market Research
- Making business Pitch
|Sr#||Start-up! Workshops Title||Resource Person||Synopsis|
|1.||Entrepreneurial Development||Muhammad HaiderMiraj||This two day training covers idea generation, creativity, market research, business modelling, digital marketing and HRD, financial planning, sales forecasting, networking, pitching and effective business planning.|
|2||Developing Your Marketing Plan||Muhammad Yaqoob||This session covers motivation, empowerment and marketing techniques. In Marketing domain conventional and social media marketing was discussed in depth for teams.|
|2||Business Planning||Mubashir Saeed, CEO Manadaus||This session covers effective business planning, start-up culture and challenges faced by entrepreneurs. It also caters a Harvard template for business planning and presentations.|
|4||Design – A Reality Check||Mazhar Abbas||This session talks about designing of brand image and brand itself. It catera logo and presentation aspect aswell.|
|5||Start Up Culture and its impact||Dr.Muddaser||This session covera the objective of Business Incubation, what it offers and how it helps in growth of start-ups.|
|6||Pitching Your Plan & Networking||Iftikhar Hussain, (Digimark)||This session covers how to make effective business pitches and necessary components of it. Demonstrations of Dragon Den Style and Silicon Valley are also shared with participants.|
|7||Media Management and Marketing||Mr. Sheikh Abdul Rashid||This session covers media solutions and imaging of startups through media tools. It also discussed about creativity and how to do things differently in order for effective brand placement.|
|8||Financials||Mr. Noman Butt||This session coveres financial planning for start ups. It discusses how to make cashflows, statements, 3-5 year financial projections.|
|9||Marketing – Need of the Hour||Mr. Waqas Dar||This session covers marketing techniques, 4 PS and tools for direct/indirect marketing. It gave participant a comprehensive overview of marketing needs and solutions to cater them|
|10||Progressive Start-ups||AwaisNaseer, CEO Softoven||This session covers aspects of progressive start-ups. This session was based on experience of Mr. AwaisNaseer, As a serial entrepreneur and startup consultant he has worked with dozens of start–ups over the past decade. Some startups including two of his failed miserably, others leaped high on the success path. From his first-hand experience of a decade, He designed the recipe of a profitable startup that is proven to work in scenarios where VC money is scarce. This day training is a tool to help companies build their Progressive Startup. This workbook helps you run your startup in a very structured and calculated way and move swiftly towards success. This covered all aspects with case studies|
Synopsis of Ideas
|1.||NAZAR||This startup aims to launch a (Public or organizational transportation) Bus/Vehicle Tracking & Monitoring Company which will provide a vehicle tracking setup along with the Mobile Application which will allow user to view vehicle schedule, location and maintenance update to reduce risk factors. This also aims to control fuel pilferages|
|2||[email protected]||Wewill offer plug & play home automation solution for layman using the concept of WoT (Web of Things) and AR (Augmented Reality) along with the support of physical objects as interfaces. We will introduce a remote control device which can be used for controlling all devices of a home. Interactions with remote control can be customized through an android application and that application can also be used for controlling all devices through internet.
Wewill offer broad range of devices and kits to target different segments of customers. Users can also capture events of one device and can bind it to other devices as everything will be fully automated and fully customizable. We will also introduce an effective package of remote health monitoring solutions for senior citizens and children. .
|3||Tech-Kheiti||In TechKheiti we will provide services of drones for farmers through kinect, mobile and windows applications. Drones would collect information of crops through attached camera and then it will analyze photos to give value able information to control quality and quantity of crops. This would help them in remote supervision. We will also provide services for monitoring disaster management, We will sell our product to rescue authorities or government so that they can easily view affected area and can detect people by special sensors.|
|4||CGER||To reduce electricity bills of formers we introduce energy recycling concept. In this process we generate electricity from potential energy of tube well water and give this feedback energy to drive tube well (Motor). We would integrate Wapda with this energy in order to reduce cost of electricity and availability 24/7.|
|5||SARC||We are a research and consultancy firm with a vision to facilitate researchers in data analysis and provide solution with local adaptation. We will provide solutions to local industry based on data analysis and respective research|
|6||Modish.pk||We aim to bring concept of compatibility in jewelry. We will be launching compact jewelry range in the market. It will be of such kind that if user compress the necklace lightly it will be converted into hand bracelet and further even into hand ring. It´s a highly versatile product with multiple uses. We aim to provide repair services which no other firm is. This is a versatile yet low cost product.|
|7||Jet Chef||The ´Jet Chefs´ aims to start up mobile food carts providing the quality hygienic food at nominal costs through delivery. It would take online orders and would be placed in Institutes providing timely, and hygienic food.|
|8||Rebos||People want to try other than conventional meats. The issues is availability. Our idea is to provide people with these options at their doorstep through online meat shop assuring hygiene.|
|9||Cooking & Finishing School||We will teach young students how to measure, stir, peel and pour using fun and familiar kitchen tools and supplies. Along with it table manners, ethics, time management and grooming along with their studies. Fundamental life skills such as kitchen knife skills, meal planning, etiquette, entertaining and seasonal activities complement our exceptional program.|
|10||UOG game studio||Gaming has become more than a fad, it is a part of life. We are designing a street football game that would take them around virtually in their own streets and help them reconnect and map their grounds through their camera.|
|11||I-medi||Medical Simulators give hand on experience to medical professionals and Students about invasivesurgery and interventional procedures. We will make it in with local diversity of materials and intensive ness of technology. The startup would have 1st mover advantage and will cater the huge gap in Sialkot Surgical Industry.|
|12||Ceramic hub||The vision is to contribute from qualified professionals to Industry, and classify their problems, which they are facing, in form of Ascetics, Mechanics, Technical and Materials, and give them a solid and easy resolution. And in the other side, this company will work for bring awareness and revolution of Design among our society, that how can Ceramics help people to get better Interior & Exterior solutions, as following the International standers. It is the need of time to establish a state-of-the-art corporation for the enhancement of aesthetic and technical innovation in Industry.|
|13||Digital Motion Art||We offer innovative one stop solutions for all digital needs, advertising, animations, film and T.V productions. We will be providing not only advertising facilities to industries but also documentaries public service message campaigns to government and non-government organizations. We also offers animations and visual effects for the film & T.V industries with high quality that will meet the international standards.|
|14||SammarSheerien||Hygiene and health is a major issue now. A considerable number of people are diabetic patients, suffering from heart diseases and cloistral. We have an innovative idea combining hundred percent natural fruit pulp, healthy low cloistral, and low fat ingredients and presented as a new version of Sweets or METHAI. The other major issue is the recent sugar crisis that affected confectionary industry as much as it affected the life of a common man. This product fulfills the demand of the natural ingredients in terms of sweet or METHAI. It also best fits in our traditional and cultural demand.|