Business Plan Competition

Business Plan Competition is organized in each innovation summit. Total four innovation summits are organized in collaboration with various local institutions. The idea behind this competition is to provide students an entrepreneurial platform to showcase their innovations and share knowledge to collaborate with industry and entrepreneurs and thus to recognize the commercial viability of their idea and winning cash prizes.

Schedule of Business Plans

 Business Plan Competition, KP – Organized by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University

• Venue: UET Peshawar

• Date: 16-17 November, 2016

• Contact: Adnan Ali, Assistant Professor (Management Sciences Department) at OR at 03349176878

• Dr. Gul Shahzada Khan,– 03355920537 - Dr. Farman Ali Khan, – 03339724044

• Farman Ali Khan, – 03339724044

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Business Plan Competition, Sindh – Organized by Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education

• Venue: University of Karachi

• Date: 6-7 Dec., 2016

• Contact: Ambreen Asif Qureshi – – 0300-8212040

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Business Plan Competition, Punjab – Organized by IRP

• Venue: University of Punjab

• Date: March, 2017

• Contact:

Business Plan Competition, Punjab – Organized by IRP

• Venue: University of Balochistan

• Date: May, 2017

• Contact:

Cash Prizes 

• Rs. 10000/ first award

• Rs. 5000/ second award

Note: Cash Prizes are sponsored by Thermosole Industries Lahore

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 Support for Ideas

• Commercialization Support from IRP Network

• Free Poster Display of Ideas in Innovation Summit

• Education and Training for Entrepreneurship by Mentors

• Referral to Business Incubation Centers

• Financial Support by Funding Agencies and Investors

Support from Indus Venture, USA 

Indus Venture, USA is consultant organization for startups, business incubation, ventures and investments. Indus Venture, USA has been working for last 25 years in Silicon Valley setting up companies and arranging investments.

 Indus Venture has very rigorous and tested program for leading ideas into business and large companies.  See


Get your idea assessed through Indus Venture

• Submit a final report not more than 10 pages.Click here to see sample

• Registration fee is Rs 1,000 / per idea

• Fill out the necessary details in registration form - Click here for Registration

Note: Indus Venture charges processing fee to assess projects and finalize for final completion in summit.

Who can participate?

• Each team can have a maximum of four members.
• Students from any HEC recognized university are eligible to participate in the competition.
• Participating teams will have to come up with an innovative project idea and a ready prototype.
• Teams will need to submit a complete final report.
• Teams will be required to display and present their projects on the final day of the event.


About the judging criteria:

• Teams will be selected by the panel of judges from Academia and Industry.
• Selected teams will be evaluated on the basis of originality, degree of innovation, potential Impact on local industry and economy, number of customers served and revenue earned.
• The decisions of judges would be final and teams would not be allowed to challenge the decisions.


Mode of Payment for Processing Fee:

Please post crossed cheque/draft in favour of “Institute of Research Promotion” at the address: Suit No. 11, Floor No. 7, Central Plaza, Barket Market, Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan. OR Online transfer in

“A/C 01300060007894”, Faisal Bank Garden Town Branch, Lahore-Pakistan

Potential Agencies to Support Start ups

• Momentum - An event to provide ecosystem for startups

• ILM2 – to fund innovative ideas in education

• LUMS Centre for Entrepreneurship

• Plan 9

• Yes Network


For More Information, Contact

Dr. Rashida Rahmat




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