Nest I/O Started Pakistan’s First Startup Weekend Youth

President P@SHA and the founder of The Nest I/O kicked off the first startup weekend youth in Pakistan, for the children between ages of 11-16, will be getting an introduction to startup life at the tech incubator center in Karachi. During this weekend the talented youngsters pitching their innovative ideas, in order to a room full of future entrepreneurs.

During this weekend event, the young attendees between ages of 11-16, will also get a chance to learn from the local entrepreneurs. Young participants will work on all shortlisted ideas, during weekend and also develop the working business models with help of mentors and coaches.

Startup Weekend by The Nest I/O powered by Google for Startups, and it’s a non-profit entrepreneurship education event, in which the participants learn how to pitch the ideas and form a team or join the someone else’s team, also do market research, and build a product and demonstrate the business in front of judges and the potential investors.

 “It is important for children to know at an early age that entrepreneurship is also an option – that they can grow up to be job creators and not necessarily only job seekers,” commented Jehan Ara, President P@SHA and the founder of The Nest I/O.

“I’m a strong believer in teaching children about entrepreneurship at a young age, because as we all know, chances are you wont be successful with your first startup, or even the next one.”

Teaching the young minds about the entrepreneurship gives them more time to better understand how to build, sustain and expand a startup. I hope Startup Weekend Youth will be the first step towards entrepreneurship for many of our young attendees and instill in them an entrepreneurial mindset so they grow up to be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators,” she added.