The Nest I/O is a technology incubator and community hub launched by the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) with global partners Google for Entrepreneurs and Samsung, and through a supporting grant from the US State Department. The Nest I/O provides budding entrepreneurs with space, infrastructure, facilities and knowledge sessions as well as access to a network of mentors and potential investors. The Nest I/O’s mission is to blaze the trail for the next generation of entrepreneurs in Pakistan.
The Nest I/O’s Campus Connect Program allows university going students to become a part of the startup community and become involved with The Nest I/O. The purpose of the program is to bridge the gap between seasoned and potential entrepreneurs. Under the Campus Connect Program, Campus Ambassadors will be selected from different universities to represent The Nest I/O in their university and spread awareness about startup culture and community.
Where do you fit into all of this?
As a university student, you can apply to become The Nest I/O’s Campus Ambassador and have the opportunity to be a part of the startup community. If selected, you will serve as an intermediary between The Nest I/O and your university. Multiple students will be selected from each university, granted that they are currently enrolled and have a good understanding of entrepreneurship and keen interest in the startup culture.
The selected candidates will be required to remain ambassadors for at least a year or until they graduate. Their performance will be reviewed at the end of every semester to assess their continuity as an ambassador.
What will the tasks entail?
The main role of the campus ambassador is to build and maintain a strong link between their university and The Nest I/O. Some of the tasks which the campus ambassador will be responsible for include marketing The Nest I/O’s events within their university, encourage their peers to participate in activities hosted by The Nest I/O and spread awareness about the startup culture.
Why should you apply?
Even though there are no monetary benefits attached to being The Nest I/O’s Campus Ambassador, the students will have many advantages and opportunities including:
- Receive exclusive The Nest I/O swag/collateral.
- Network and connect with successful entrepreneurs and industry gurus
- Invitations to exclusive events at The Nest I/O
Not just that, but it is a great opportunity for students to get exposed to the business side of things as they will be working alongside young entrepreneurs and professionals. They will personally experience the hard work behind successful startups and will have a chance to meet industry professionals and connect with The Nest I/O’s global network.
Who should apply?
We are looking for young energetic students who are passionate about their future and have interest in startup culture. Students who want to become entrepreneurs should also apply as they will receive first hand knowledge about how to make it in this risky arena. All university going students are eligible to apply for Campus Connect.