Developing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
stories would be enough to kick start the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan. He said a recession was the best time to start a business, adding that many successful companies were launched during an economic downturn. He shared the concerns, particularly about late payments by the government.
He rejected the idea that access to finance was the most difficult part in entrepreneurship and that only a sound business idea could attract investment, “You’ll get money from customers.”
Idris Kothari, Chairman, OPENSilicon valley said directors and executive committee members of OPEN were successful entrepreneurs who had come together at one platform to advise new entrepreneurs and help them in their business. He stressed that a true entrepreneur is one who gives back to his community and helps others succeed.