Superior University invigorates the students for their startups worth up to 1Million
Superior University is a quintessential university due to its innovative approach to ensure student success and driving excellence in learning, innovation and research. Chaudhary Muhammad Akram Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CMACED) is an ebullient unit of this university and is all about transmuting the lives of the students to ultimate success. It has always been leading the entrepreneurship drive from the front so that we may set example for others on how mindsets evolve for a greater cause of making Pakistan economically Superior. That is how a whole mechanism of turning ideas into mature workable startups got devised. SEE (Superior Entrepreneurial Expo) Pakistan has been setting up a legacy of its own where thousands of contenders collaborate and compete in the most unconventional way and their projects are evaluated by top businessmen of the country. With COVID-19, since Expo couldn’t take place this year, the transformation was quick and an online event took place by the name of Startup Championship. Super Startup Championship (Reward Dispension) is replacement of Superior Entrepreneurial Expo (SEE).
Super Startup Competition is an extraordinary example of innovative teaching method that Entrepreneurial Teaching and Training Program (ETTP) is promoting under the umbrella of CMACED. Dr. Sumaira Rehman brought the entrepreneurial revolution to Pakistan and she believes that the greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things but it’s the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. Dr. Humaira Qudsiya Yousaf (Assistant Director ETTP) was the program leader and has always emboldened the students with the essence of entrepreneurship and asserts that entrepreneurship is the act of creating a business while building and scaling it to generate a profit but the more modern entrepreneurship is also about transforming the world by solving big problems and changing the mindsets. It is an ultimate way to evaluate the extraordinary startup ideas of Superior University from the industries of Social, Health, Education, and Agriculture & Hospitality & Tourism. Super Startup Championship encourages the students to prepare their prototypes (Animated/Cardboard) for the proposed business/startup ideas in addition to professional showcasing of their respective idea.
In the first phase, there were more than 200+ startup teams and after the Initial Screening round 36 startups were shortlisted. These 36 shortlisted startups were intently evaluated and 7 startups won from the championship. ETTP organizes prize distribution ceremony for the outstanding winning projects. The championship once again bridged the gap between academia and industry where students exhibited their startups and venerated business gurus evaluated, shortlisted and judged. Both the students and coaches were rewarded. There were up to 80 venerated coaches in the competition and Mr. Hamayoun Khan won the accolade of best coach. There were 14 Departments and 10 Faculties i;e Management Sciences, Aviation management, Mass Communication, Architecture, Electrical engineering, aviation technology, avionics engineering, CS&IT Allied health sciences, Pharmacy participated in it. The Superior University has a strong belief in youth development and we have a faith that we are more powerful when we empower our youth. The entrepreneurial mindsets are the givers of positive energy and perseverance and the world needs this energy in people to make it a better place to live.