De­vel­op­ing the En­tre­pre­neur­ial Ecosys­tem

Enterprise - - Contents - Ken Morse Dr Zak­i­ud­din (Pres­i­dent OPEN)

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.

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