LAUNCH Business Start-up Workshop Series

Event Date To be announced
Event Duration 4 days throughout the semester 01:30 - 04:00 PM
Venue School of Graduate Studies, Kardan University
Faculty of Economics, Kardan University in the interest of developing the future business leaders of Afghanistan, is partnering with Bloom Afghanistan consulting services to organize a series of hands-on Business workshops for students interested in starting in running their own small or medium businesses. The workshop will all be thought in English by successful business owners.

Program Description

Are you a student with a desire to start your own business? Do you already have an idea or product in mind? These workshops are focused around the practical aspects of turning each student’s business idea into a viable business model. Upon completion of the 4-workshop series, students would have created financial workups, clearly identified customer segments and value proposition, developed a solid business plan, and created a pitch for local and foreign investors.

Workshop 1: From Idea to Model – How to create and validate a simple business model and put your idea into an acceptable business proposal format.

Workshop 2: Making the Numbers Work – Building a budget and financial model for your business, with a specific focus on the start-up phase and building traction.

Workshop 3: Love the problem – Building a customer-centered approach to your business.

Workshop 4: Prove It – How to test the model using best practices from the lean-startup method and present your model to potential investors.

In addition to the 4 workshop days instructors will be available for one-on-one consultation with interested students.


Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

-Develop and present a thorough business model
-Design a financial plan and budget for their business
Identify their unique value proposition and target customer market
-Effectively test their business idea on a small scale without requiring major upfront investment
-Present to potential investors their business proposals and test results

Registration Information

As these are very practical and interactive workshops:

-Every participant should come with a business idea and will be asked to include that idea in their application
-Workshop size will be limited to 20-25 students to allow for maximum interaction. A second group of participants will be selected if 30-50 students qualify for participation.
-For selected participants, attendance at all 4 workshops in the series is expected

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Registration Deadline: November 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM

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