Zafar Masud’s Keynote Speech at MITE Global
Mr. Zafar Masud in his keynote speech expresses appreciation to Dr. Huma Baqai and the Millennium Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship for the opportunity to speak. He acknowledged the transformative essence of entrepreneurship, especially for Pakistan’s economic development.
Mr. Zafar Masud emphasized that Global Entrepreneurship Week is not just about events, but about forging connections, sharing knowledge, and creating an ecosystem for entrepreneurship to flourish. He also highlights the week’s theme: education, ecosystems, inclusion, and policy and calls for cultivating an environment where every aspiring entrepreneur finds support and entrepreneurship becomes a tool for socioeconomic change in Pakistan.
Zafar Masud’s 10 Life Lessons Gleaned from a Near-Fatal Plane Crash
- Actions matter: Turn good intentions into action for a meaningful life.
- Shape your life with clarity: Be a change agent and prioritize positive impact.
- Trust in people: Be patient, tolerant, and use kindness and empathy to bring about change.
- Embrace humility: Avoid arrogance and cultivate humanity.
- Be honest: Honesty to oneself and others is invaluable.
- Clear emotional dues: Express sentiments openly and maintain fair obligations.
- Embrace change: Miracles exist as a series of events. Resolve to act for improvement from within.
- Willpower and perseverance matter: Love your work and it will sustain you through adversity.
- Take bold steps: Seize opportunities to prove your personality and mental strength.
- Communication is crucial: Especially in crisis, communication is essential to reinforce faith, alleviate anxieties, and create bonds.
The Bank of Punjab and Entrepreneurship
The Bank of Punjab defines entrepreneurship as not just doing things on your own, but also as an entrepreneurial spirit within an organization Here President and CEO Mr. Zafar Masud emphasized the bank’s commitment to nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship both within and outside the organization and highlighted initiatives like the Grant Hackathon, a cornerstone of Sprint Pakistan, which empowers startups and fuels innovation. He further underlined the bank’s participation in international platforms like the Singapore Fintech Festival, showcasing Pakistan’s promising startups.
Mr. Zafar Masud advocates for supporting social entrepreneurship at the grassroots level to address unmet needs and cater to specific customer demands. and encourages everyone to acknowledge not only success stories but also the untold narratives of resilience, determination, and innovation in their communities.
Finally in the closing part of his speech, Mr. Zafar Masud calls for collaboration, engagement, and inspiration to pave the way for a future where entrepreneurship is not just a career choice but a powerful force for positive change.
Millennium Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (MiTE)
Millennium Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship: Where Innovation Meets Education
Nestled in the vibrant city of Karachi, Pakistan, lies Millennium Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (MiTE), a beacon of academic excellence and entrepreneurial spirit. Founded with a vision to empower individuals with knowledge, skills, and courage to shape a better future, MiTE has carved its niche in the educational landscape.
MiTE goes beyond traditional teaching methods, prioritizing experiential learning and fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its dynamic curriculum, encompassing diverse fields like engineering, computer science, business administration, and art & design, equips students with the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive in the ever-evolving global market.
MiTE’s commitment to nurturing future leaders is evident in its close-knit community, where students collaborate, learn from industry experts, and receive personalized mentorship. This environment fosters creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, preparing graduates to become impactful entrepreneurs, successful professionals, and responsible citizens of the world.
MiTE’s dedication to international collaboration and exchange programs further enriches the learning experience, exposing students to diverse perspectives and fostering a global mindset. This holistic approach to education ensures that MiTE graduates are not only well-equipped for their chosen careers but also prepared to contribute positively to the world around them.