This blog was created based on questions frequently asked by students about Startup Pakistan. If your questions are not listed or you need more clarification please drop your query in a comment section, Startup Pakistan Team will reply to your query ASAP.

 

Introductory Questions

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What is Kamyab Jawan Startup Pakistan Program?

PM Startup Pakistan is a flagship initiative of PM’s Youth program, envisioned to develop a national startup ecosystem that provides one million young people training in entrepreneurship and launch 10,000 startups in the next five years by 2023, as well as create jobs and economic activity in an inclusive, scalable, and sustainable way and to provide a single point of contact for the entire Startup ecosystem, enable knowledge exchange and access to funding/Investment. For details please click on the below link,

https://kamyabjawan.gov.pk/home/Startup

 

 

What is the role of IdeaGist in the Prime Minister Kamyab Jawan Program?

IdeaGist is supporting PM’s Kamyab Jawan Startup Pakistan program by offering its Practical Entrepreneur Training program for free to all Startup Pakistan participants. IdeaGist does not take any funding or support from the government and is conducting this training as a civic duty. For details please click on the link below:

https://kjsp.ideagist.com/blog/kamyab-jawan-startup-pakistan

 

 

How can I start my training? 

For registration in Cohort 2 please click on the link below:

https://kjsp.ideagist.com/blog/startup-pakistan-cohort-2

 

 

What is the fee/cost of this program?

This program is absolutely free for all universities student. 

 

 

Is this Online?

Yes. This program is completely online.

 

I was trying to complete my profile, what we should write under the section Project, Startups, Patents and willing to offer?

In the profile section, you have to update your personal information, social media links, education, experience (if any) & other details if applicable. If you didn’t work on Project, Startup, etc. leave it blank.

 

 

On-Going Training  Questions

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Which kind of assessment test will be conducted after completion of training? 

This will be a simple MCQ test that will come from within the videos that students watched.

 

Is that necessary to pass the exam in order to move to the next stage?

Yes, you have to pass the exam.

 

What if I fail the exam?

You have to repeat the training program in the next Cohort & have to appear in a test again.

 

Assessment will be an online or written test? 

Yes, it will be an online simple MCQ test that will come from within the videos that students watched.

 

Is there any time limit to complete the course?

Yes, this whole course will be completed in 1 Year with the following duration,

  1. Learn: 2 Months
  2. Ideation: 2 Months
  3. Incubation: 6 Months
  4. Launch: 2 Months

 

In module 01, 02, or 03 I have completed all videos but show balance in the progress meter. What will I do to correct it? 

Internet disconnection causes such issues, most of the issues resolved after a refresh, however in case the issue remains please contact paksupport@ideagist.com.

 

Some Videos are not working.

Internet disconnection causes such issues, please check your internet connection, also most of the issues resolved after a refresh, however in case the issue remains please contact paksupport@ideagist.com.

 

I have completed the training module. What will be the next step?

You have to appear on a test & after passing the test you will move to the next stage of Ideation where we will polish your idea. For more details please read below,

https://kjsp.ideagist.com/blog/kamyab-jawan-startup-pakistan

https://kjsp.ideagist.com/blog/startup-pakistan-pilot-cohort-next-steps-for-those-students-who-have-successfully-completed-the-startup-pakistan-entrepreneurship-training

 

Can we submit more than 1 idea?

no. you can think of multiple ideas but you have to submit just one idea which you think is most worthy of all. later, after submitting idea if you want to change the idea or make improvements in it, you can made changes.

 

When we will be assigned, mentors?

Upon completion of 2nd stage of ideation, successful ideas will be assigned, mentors.

 

Can I select an idea to work on, in which my father already has 20 years of experience?

yes, definitely you can.

 

We have completed the 1st step, how we will know that 2nd step is complete? 

you need to remain more intact with online sessions during ideation. be intact on your email. every update is being provided to students through email and through our social media and WhatsApp group.

 

A participant already engage in Cohort 1 can apply for Cohort 2?

if a participant enrolled in cohort 1 couldn’t complete his/her training or fail the test will be automatically listed in cohort 2 for another attempt.

 

How can we apply for seed funding or a subsidized loan?

IdeaGist does not offer seed funding or loan. However, for seed funding, there is HEC funding available to the university for which you can contact your university’s Business Incubation Center. If you need a subsidized loan you can apply for Kamyab Jawan Youth Entrepreneur Scheme (YES).

 

Those students who are working on any business idea, Do they need to provide a business plan on Canvanizer or any other format?

No, during Idea Incubation we will provide students all the tools & methods to polish & create their business plan.

 

 

Certification Questions

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Do I get a certificate after training?

No certificate will be provided.

 

I accepted the Certification offer by mistake, do I have to complete it or penalize for it? 

You don’t need to take any further action on it.

 

I want to skip the certification step. How can I skip it without accepting the offer?

You can click on SKIP or leave this step.

 

If I apply for international certification, what will be the criteria?

For Cranfield, UK Certification Details please review below link,

https://kjsp.ideagist.com/blog/certification-in-entrepreneurship-fundamentals-by-cranfield-university

 

In the certificate module, I have only two options one to skip it which is on the right side and the other is to accept the offer which I don’t want to accept. When I click on skip nothing happens there. How I really can skip this? 

Internet disconnection causes such issues, please check your internet connection, also most of the issues resolved after a refresh, however in case the issue remains please contact paksupport@ideagist.com.

 

 

Can we accessed videos free of cost on Youtube and other sources also then why we need to pay to obtain a certificate? And if we opt for idea generation then also need to pay to mentor in USD on an hourly basis plus the 20% fee to IdeaGist? Does it seem that a private business using the government logo?

IdeaGist does not charge any fees for any of its services which include training, ideation, incubation. Certification fees are also waved off from partner institutions these certification charges are only operational fees for the test, certificate & maintaining data.

Also, certification is not compulsory, it is optional & does not require moving to the next stage. Without a certificate, you can still complete the whole course. 

 

Support Relevant Questions

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We need videos in the Urdu language for better knowledge.

We are working with some local Universities to translate in local languages but this feature will not be available in this Cohort.

 

How can I open my account on the mobile phone it only open on my PC or Laptop?

Some mobile does not support this platform. Therefore we recommend completing training on PC or Laptop.

 

 

Embedded YouTube videos play in small size screen, and full screen is disabled, Can we play/watch videos on YouTube? 

Yes, you can watch it on YouTube.

 

 

Is it necessary to submit a video, requested by IdeaGist for Empower Pakistan or Social Media? 

No. It is not necessary. 

 

 

I do not receive any E-mail? 

Please check your Junk/Spam folders or promotion tab if using Gmail. Also must add no-reply@ideagist.com and paksupport@birmessages.com to your contacts so next time e-mail will receive in your inbox.

 

 

I forget my password? 

Please click on the “Forget Password” on the login page. A new password will be sent to your e-mail address, if you do not receive an e-mail on Inbox please check your Junk/Spam folders or promotion tab if using Gmail. Also must add no-reply@ideagist.com and paksupport@birmessages.com to your contacts so next time e-mail will receive in your inbox.