Universities form a crucial part of 10xC’s association policy with other organizations. We firmly believe that they not only cultivate the entrepreneurship spirit within students but also provide the initial platform for them to work on their ideas. However, there is lack of a dedicated funding program at this level despite the rising number of entrepreneurs.
10xC realizes the immense potential of developing partnerships with various organizations and institutions which would entail joint growth and progress. We have always considered it our topmost priority to work in coordination with leading universities for the assistance of prospective entrepreneurs. For this purpose, we have already signed MoUs with Iqra University, Greenwich University, and SZABIST. We are also in talks with NUST and IBA Karachi in this regard.
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Here are some of the important areas 10xC focus upon while working with universities:
1. Modification of curriculum with entrepreneurship content
10xC’s core team includes experienced professionals who have built numerous successful ventures. Hence, we are well-equipped to modify the current curriculum and introduce new courses in alignment with entrepreneurship.
2. Organization of guest speaker sessions
Using our wide network of contacts in the technological sector, 10xC will be conducting regular sessions by renowned speakers hailing from national and foreign backgrounds. They would share their experiences with young students an aspiring entrepreneurs and answer their queries regarding their startup ideas.
3. Promotion of research-based projects
By putting to use our wide network of contacts in the technological sector, 10xC will be conducting regular sessions by renowned speakers hailing from national and foreign backgrounds. They would share their experiences with the youngsters and answer their queries regarding startup ideas.
4. Assistance in product design and confidence building
Using our wealth of knowledge and industrial expertise, we will be helping students identify their Minimum Viable Products (MVPs). We also work on refining their ideas and boosting their confidence which is needed to transform their concept into a full-fledged business.
5. Training for upcoming challenges
In coordination with the university management, we would be holding specialized programs to foster the culture of entrepreneurship inside these universities. It will include project exhibitions, pitch practice sessions and different workshops.
6. Student recruitment and jobs creation
To the university graduates, we would be offering the great opportunity to link up with our funded companies working on diverse domains. This also leads to an increase in post-graduate employment rate and also see them go on to occupy crucial roles in the future.
Applications are now open for our next round of investments which begins in August 2017. Apply here.