KARACHI: Shell Tameer, in collaboration with NED University and the DICE Foundation USA, held a business plan competition, ‘Tameer DICE Shark’ at NED University, Karachi.
The objective of the event is to encourage young innovators to develop a cleaner and greener energy future for Pakistan.
The two-day event held at NED University showcased 35 young innovators from eight engineering universities from across Pakistan.
In the final round held, 15 student finalists pitched their innovations in front of a panel of six judges comprising Dr. Mohammad Kamran Mumtaz, Chairperson Management, IBA, Dr Najam Anjum, Assistant Professor, IBA, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Provincial Chief, SMEDA Sindh, Mr. Sarosh Haider, Founder and CTO mrigroup. net, Mr. Muhammad Ali Sheikh, Shell Pakistan Limited and Mr. Daniyal Naiyer, Shell Pakistan Limited.
The top five business ideas received seed capital through the competition and will be further developed, with the support of Shell Tameer to help them transform into commercially viable enterprises.
“It is inspiring to see so many young engineers here today, enthusiastic to help Pakistan work towards solving energy and water issues that challenge our country”, said Chief Guest, Mr. Habib Haider, External Relations Manager, Shell Pakistan Limited. “The Tameer Dice Shark competition is a wonderful platform bringing together bright engineering minds, professionals from academia and Shell Tameer to work together to build innovative solutions into real sustainable businesses.”
Prior to the final competition, Tameer DICE Shark contestants were trained through a day-long Shell Tameer workshop, ‘How to Pitch Your Ideas’, to help them prepare for their presentations in the final round.
Shell Tameer focuses on enterprise development and provides budding young entrepreneurs with access to essential business knowledge and customized support to transform their ideas into a viable and sustainable business. The program also contributes to national economic growth by promoting entrepreneurship development in Pakistan.