American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Inter University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences Arts and Humanities (IUCPSS) collaborated with COMSATS for organizing the startup founder workshop on “How to Build Successful Team and Businesses” at its Secretariat in Islamabad.
US-based certified Scrum trainer and Agile coach, Ms. Cathy Simpson was conducted the Startup Founder Workshop and trained over 50 young female entrepreneurs.
The workshop covered various aspects of Scrum training and Agile manifesto along with techniques for improving team efficiency and management.
Cathy Simpson said that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) plays pivotal role towards achieving sustainable growth of the country through creating critical thinkers, increasing science literacy and building the next generation of innovators.
She discussed contemporary market trends as a part of training and shared with the trainees some key attributes of a successful start-up.
She highlighted the need of technical knowledge and soft skills development for the success of entrepreneurial ventures.
She told that team work, sound leadership, trust, effective planning and timely testing are essentials for better product development.
She also impressed upon the need to promote entrepreneurial culture and stated that STEM education is important for enabling the culture of innovation, inculcating analytical thinking and increasing science literacy.
Executive Director, COMSATS, Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi said in his remarks addressing the participants of workshop that COMSATS as an inter-governmental organization based in Islamabad is striving to promote South-South cooperation in the fields of science and technology.
He informed that COMSATS reiterates its resolve to strengthen Research and Development capacities of its 27 member states in the current situation of corona virus pandemic by facilitate in combat emerging global challenges through peaceful use of science.