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Student Startup Business Center (SSBC)

Entrepreneurship and innovation are viewed as key contributors to global economic and social development of a country. University-based entrepreneurship ecosystems provide a supportive context in which entrepreneurship and innovation can thrive. At Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD), Student Startup Business Centre (SSBC) has been established with the support of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, and the Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation, Inc. (USA). The goal of the program is promotion of talented students’ entrepreneurship and enhancing their practical learning experience at the Institute. The core purpose of the Centre is to promote student startup businesses by offering necessary support both in the form of mentoring and initial financial resources through its Startup Entrepreneurship Fund. The SSBC provides a continuous stream of student led businesses and innovations at PIFD.

Objectives

Main objectives of SSBC at PIFD are to:

  1. Provide potential student’ startup with the necessary support including mentoring, information and initial financial resources to start their own business
  2. Encourage and support students to establish their own startup initiatives
  3. Identify and attract sources of financial assistance from businesses, donors, and pro-bono services to assist students in their startups
  4. Design and implement programs that will link successful startups with relevant industries and business investors
  5. Establish a Student Entrepreneurship Fund to support future talented students’ startups

What we offer?

SSBC Road Map

Registeration with SSBC

If you are a student or alumni of PIFD and you have an innovative, revolutionary, world-shattering idea and a desire to launch your own Business then look no further. SSBC will provide free incubation, mentor-ship facilities, assistance in development of business plan and chances for winning initial seed funding for knowledge based businesses. Please email (ssbc@pifd.edu.pk) or visit our office (3rd Floor) for any information and further queries.

SSBC Structure

SSBC Team
  1. Mr. Agha Hasnain Khan
    Director SSBC/ Assistant Professor
    Department of Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
    Email: agha@pifd.edu.pk
  2. Ms. Aamna Zia
    Assistant Director SSBC
    Email: aamna.zia@pifd.edu.pk
  3. Mr. Waqas Azeem
    Assistant Director SSBC
    Email: waqas.azeem@pifd.edu.pk
Management Committee
  1. Mr. Agha Hasnain Khan
    Director SSBC/ Assistant Professor Department of FMM/Convener
  2. Mr. Faizan Khalid
    Entrepreneur, Lahore School Incubation Lab
  3. Mr. Ali Raza Khan
    Entrepreneur/CEO YES Network Pakistan
  4. Mr. Noman Zakir
    Entrepreneur/CEO Reci Melion
Board of Trustee
  1. Mr. Avais M. Hussain / Convener
  2. Mr. Kamyar Rukni
  3. Ms. Amber Sami
  4. Ms. Saman Arif
Contact Us

Student Start-up Business Center (SSBC)
Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD)
51-J / III, Phase 2, Johar Town.
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99232951-7 Ext. 385
Email: ssbc@pifd.edu.pk

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