Kardan University’s Faculty of Economics Hosts the Second Round of the Sustainable Business: Seed Funding Competition

Kardan University’s Faculty of Economics Hosts the Second Round of the Sustainable Business: Seed Funding Competition

The Faculty of Economics hosted the second round of the Sustainable Business: Seed Funding Competition on January 27, 2021, at the Parwan-e-Du Campus. The second round of the competition focused on helping student entrepreneurs improve their sales pitch to potential investors.

The purpose of the competition was to assist the start-up of sustainable businesses by providing relevant educational resources and financing opportunities to the participating students to support the start-up of sustainable businesses in the community.

Nineteen students from Kardan University representing eight business start-ups received coaching and feedback from a panel of expert judges helping them advance their business plans further, pitch to investors, and prepare to answer the practical questions investors may ask.   

Each business had the opportunity to present its pitch before the panel of judges. Judges for the competition included Mr. Chris Lay, Vice President of Bloom Afghanistan, Mr. Fawad Asim, Academic Administrator of BBA Department, Mr. Dad Allah Haidary, and Mr. Jawhar Masoudie, Professors of Faculty of Economics at Kardan University. After hearing the eight business pitches, judges selected the top five to present again after receiving feedback from the panel before selecting the top three business pitches as the winners for the day.

On Wednesday, the competition was the latest installment in a three-part series co-hosted by Bloom Afghanistan to prepare students to present their business pitch to live investors during the final round. These workshops empowered participants to take the lessons learned through their BBA and MBA courses and apply them to their real-world start-ups, ready to launch their small businesses. Successful students will receive “seed” investment money to help them start their new business ventures.

Kardan University is ranked in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for two consecutive years to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hence, Kardan University is committed to advance and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Afghanistan, including SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, and SDG 9: Improved Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

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