SAARC chamber three days startups boot camp kicked off in Male, Maldives

Karachi, September 23, 2019: The SAARC CCI 3 days boot camp for starts up kicked off in Male, Maldives, aimed at providing support to innovative companies to access new markets and grow their businesses by integrating flexible electronics technologies into advanced products and services.

This 3rd camp is an initiative of SAARC CCI Startups’ Boot Camps series, is being organized by SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF).

H.E Mr. Fayyaz Ismail, Minister of Economic Development, Republic of Maldives will grace the inaugural session of the camp as Chief Guest and will address the entrepreneurs. Hon’ble Ms. Neeza Imad, Minister of State for Economic Development, Maldives, Mr. Ismail Nooradeen, President, Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) and Ms. Shaira Saleem, Vice Chair, SCWEC will also grace the occasion.

Ms. Hina Saeed, Secretary General and Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Butt, Deputy Secretary General SAARC CCI will facilitate the three-day startups boot camp. Thirty Two startups qualified for the SAARC CCI’s Startup Boot camp “Strengthening Startup Ecosystems in South Asia: Cross-Border Boot Camps for Innovative Entrepreneurs Maldives”.

The selected participants will be mentored with leading mentors from India and Maldives by sharing their own experiences, helping teams to address their weakness in business and economic knowledge. Mentors usually have experience working through the same or similar problems and can build a sort of a “case study” for the mentee to think about and work through.

Mentors then help the mentee examine and solve their own problem, but the emphasis is always on helping the mentee come up with their own solution.  Leading expert mentors include Mr. Vijetha Shastry, Executive Director TiE, Mr. Saravana Mani, Head – Open Innovation, Mr. Iyaz Waheed, President, Universal Foundation and Mr. C. Subramanian, Sales Trainer and Sales Accelerator.

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