Celebrating Innovation – Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020
Feb 08, 2021
Shell Tameer celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2020, a global celebration of innovators who dream big and launch startups that bring ideas to life.
The exciting series of events kicked off with the close out ceremony of Shell Tameer Business Mentoring Programme. The objective of the ceremony was to recognize 15 pairs of successful mentors and mentees who completed 60 hours of virtual learning together. Through collaboration with a carefully selected group of subject matter experts, each mentee was paired with the most suited mentor for a duration of 8 weeks.
Many key stakeholders from academia, industry and enterprise development organizations enthusiastically participated to celebrate the success of Tameer entrepreneurs. Mentors and mentees shared their experiences.
while the distinguished key-note speakers Syed Azfar Hussain Program Manager from NIC Karachi and Raza Abbas, Globally Acclaimed Human Development Practitioner shared pearls of wisdom to enlighten the audience.
“It was an honour to Keynote at Shell's GEW Event in Nov 2020. Wonderful to speak, engage and inspire the distinguished audience in Pakistan. Let’s collectively keep the focus on entrepreneurship education in 2021 to ignite, pitch and scale ideas' Said Raza Abbas.
The highlight of the week was the announcement of Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Award -2020 where three Tameer Alumni brought home victory for Pakistan for their outstanding performance amongst global peers. (Follow the next article to read the full story.)
Behzad Khan, Shell LiveWIRE program manager and Afshan Pasha, Shell Tameer program manager expressed their pride and enthusiasm for the achievements from Pakistan and also shared the journey continues to support young Pakistani entrepreneurs.
Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators -2020
This year we strived harder to deliver the change we have envisioned for Tameer. Building on the collaborations and strategic partnerships, the programme remained focused on developing entrepreneurs who are working on new technologies, tech-based business models and game changing ideas towards a sustainable future for the country, its people, and our business.
Through collaborations with the institutes like NED University of Engineering & Technology, National Incubation Centre Karachi we were able to produce some great entrepreneurial stories who have drawn global accolades and are a source of pride for the nation.
Three of Shell Tameer supported businesses were nominated for the global Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators 2020 programme. 139 participants from 15 countries contested to be amongst the Top Ten Innovators.
For the first time, all three Shell Tameer entrepreneurs have made it and bagged 2 golds and a silver award in their respective categories:
Aqua Agro, took home the gold in the Environment & Circular Economy category, with their artificial intelligence technology helping farmers to enhance their productivity and save water.
Aqua Agro is a tech-based agri data company offering smart farming solutions through their cloud platform to track, monitor and analyze farming operations and provide advisory services to help farmers improve their produce and profitability
EDVON Won the outstanding Achievement Award for their development of virtual STEAM curricula and DIY robotics kits for K-12 students, along with their Corona-fighting robot that improves sanitation and compliance in healthcare settings.
ENENT bagged the silver, a clean-tech electronics start-up focused on designing innovative products that can reduce electricity bills and power loss by up to 20%.
Enent is a clean-tech electronics startup focusing to design innovative products that reduce energy waste. Intellica is the first product of Enent’s state-of-the-art load balancing technology, which enables consumers to reduce the energy that gets wasted due to imbalance in 3 phase loads. Intellica saves upto 20-25% of electricity bills for the consumer that results in a reduction of 18,000 ton of CO2 emission every year (for every 1000 devices installed)
All three winners were exclusively covered by media, read some of their stories below:
Find out more on the winners and competition here
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