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Friday, December 6, 2013
[PRESS RELEASE] SYMBIOS.PK WON MIT-BAP 2013 at Islamabad
Conference on Entrepreneurship, Business Acceleration Program-13
November 17 Serena Hotel, Islamabad
Sponsored by : USAID "Training for Pakistan Project"
Official Event Album:
Event Mentors & Judges:
Mr Ken Moris | Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Global Sales Veteran, Founding MD MIT Entrepreneurship Center
Mr Jason Pontin | Editor-in-Chief and Publisher MIT Technology Review Magazine and Chairman MIT Enterprise Forum Global
Mr Naeem Zamindar | CEO Wateen Telecom
Syed Ali Akbar Rizvi | Director Entrepreneurship & Incubation, Sukkur IBA
Mr. Afzal Akhtar | Co-Founder IBB Consulting USA
MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan
MITEFP-OPEN Business Acceleration Program’s (BAP) objective is to help IT/ITES/Telecom/ New Media Companies operating in Pakistan, to accelerate their business to the next level, to improve the chances of success for Start-ups and to assist Researchers take the path of Commercialization. This is part of the MITEFP-Pakistan and OPEN overall goal of building and sustaining the Entrepreneurial Echo system in Pakistan.
BAP-2013 like the highly successful BAP-2012 to BAP-2007, aims to help accelerate the participating IT companies/teams to the next level by putting these companies/teams through a mentoring/coaching program. This year the scope of the program is expanded by including two more tracks i.e. the Start-up and the Researcher Tracks. The final outcome of the program would be a Business Acceleration Plan (BP), Start-up Business Plans and the Researchers Commercialization Plans which would be ranked by experts to decide the winner and runner-up teams for each track.”
BAP Process, Time Line and other resources are available on Link Below.
Achievement by Symbios.pk
Pakistan is an emerging economy with respect to IT industry and e-commerce. The local market was unaware of the concept and has no idea of online shopping.
Symbios.pk, a mega online store for local Pakistanis established in 2006, initiated by Saad Jangda to enlighten the society and creating ease in the life of the countrymen. Mr. Jangda is a pioneer in the online IT Industry and working hard to promote green technology entrepreneurship in Pakistan and created a WOW experience shopping portal for the locals.
Recently, Symbios.pk competed in MIT – Business Acceleration program and won the competition. This is an excellent opportunity for Symbios.pk to carry their mission to promote Green Technology and easy shopping experience for the countrymen.
The recent MIT – BAP encouraged researchers and startups to be the part of the event. There are several ventures that are among the lucky finalist of the program. Here is the list of the lucky entrepreneurs making our country proud Tricast Media Pvt. Ltd, XGear, Symbios.pk, Script Technologies, Swap Device, TourPlanner Pk, Ingenious Zone, SMART SurgiSol and Evamp & Saanga. Symbios.pk went on to win the competition and now invited for a mentoring session to United States.
Now Symbios.pk has more than 20,000 products live on their website. The company started with a team of few people now has more than 50+ employees working hard to give the customers best experience while shopping online. In this period Symbios.pk has served more than 500,000 customers all over Pakistan. We have strategic partnership with TCS and other courier companies. We have introduced C.O.D (Cash on Delivery) model for our local customers to create ease and provide them the facility to enhance their shopping experience online.
Mr Saad Jangda | CEO / Founder Symbios.pk
Company Name: Symbios.pk
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/symbios.pk
Product/Idea: Amazon of Pakistan
Idea Description: Converting Existing Ecommerce Website into Amazon of Pakistan
Friday, October 18, 2013
We congratulate Fairloans foundation on the Aboriginal Literacy Program!
Aboriginal Literacy Program 2012-2013
Sponsored by Fair Loans Foundation
Fair Loans is pleased to announce a two year extension of the Aboriginal Literacy Program at Werrington Public School in Sydney's west.
The Aboriginal Literacy Program, sponsored by Fair Loans Foundation has been running for over twelve months at Werrington Public School. This program is a reading program which is run by tutors, both adult and peers. The program allows up to eight Aboriginal students can access the program; these students are given the opportunity to build skills and practice their reading up to three times per week.
Students’ reading ability is accessed by reading levels 1-30. By the end of Kindergarten students are expected to attain a reading level of 8+, by the end of Year 1 a reading level of 18 +, by the end of Year 2 a reading level of 26+ and by the end of Year 3 a reading level of 30+. Data from the program shows that all students coming onto the program were working below the expected reading level. Within the first six months of the program running in 2012, students increased their reading level by up to nine levels. Over a 12 month period students have increased their reading level by up to 20 levels.
When students have achieved reading level 30 on the program, they are successfully taken off the program and a new student is given the opportunity to access the program. Some of our successful students will be given opportunities in the future to become tutors on the program.
This program is successful because students are given the opportunity to work one on one, regularly, to develop and practice their reading skills. Tutors also provide an encouraging and positive environment where the students have every opportunity to become a successful reader.
Werrington Public School is extremely grateful to Fair Loans Foundation for their willingness to provide funds to sponsor the Aboriginal Literacy Program. Together we can continue to improve the performance of Aboriginal students in literacy and NAPLAN and provide positive educational experiences for Aboriginal students.
Continued funding provided for the project will allow the Aboriginal Learning Support Teacher to: -identify Aboriginal students requiring support in reading, -have them access a support program to increase reading levels, comprehension and sight work knowledge, -provide training and support for reading tutors and -monitor and access the students and tutors throughout the program.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
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Monday, August 26, 2013
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It is but natural that customers would like to go for a simple to use yet operational e-commerce website. This is only possible if it has basic design elements and nothing very complex and jazzy that would drive people away. If in case you are not sure what a simple to use e-commerce website should comprise of then here are a few common mistakes that people make and should be avoided:
Precise description on products that you wish to sell
It has been observed that most ecommerce websites just do not offer good product description that they wish to sell. You should remember that your website works like a sales person. This is why what all information your sales rep would offer the same should be present on your website but more concise and to the point. It becomes difficult for the person to choose and buy off your website if you do not furnish adequate information. The content on the different product section and category should talk about the features, technical data if applicable and warranty details and more.
Complex navigation structure
You may have not noticed but possibly your site could be having a complex site navigation structure and as a result it could be driving away web traffic. The last thing that you would want to do is to drive away visitors since the current site navigation is confusing them. This is why it is imperative that you make the navigation very simple so that anyone can effortlessly browse through your website with no guidance at all. Do ensure that you provide adequate number of hyperlinks so that it simplifies navigation and visitors are able to find required information in the right places.
Difficulty in finding contact information and customer support
At any point of time, customers may require support and additional information which they can get by contacting you. They could have queries and would look up to someone who can solve their problems. Since e-commerce sites would be having a payment gateway and during the checkout process the customer would need to fill in card details so in case they get stuck they need to contact someone for support. If in case contact information is not found they may doubt if your company is real. To avoid such circumstance be sure to offer basic support and contact details. This information should be made prominent. It is better to place phone numbers of your contact centers along with supportive information that could help solve the customer’s queries. Even a FAQ section and clear instructions and guidelines could also prove to be useful. You can also go for real time support like chatting tools.
Tiring and complex checkout process
One of the most annoying pages on your e-commerce website could be the checkout page. A never ending and complex checkout process may make the customer to abandon the page and website altogether. So, if in case the customer was about to make a purchase and if he or she finds your checkout web page tough to interpret and lousy and too detailed to fill in then chances are that he or she would lose interest and move on. Issues like these can be resolved if you have fewer boxes and fields to fill in. Try to make the form simple to go through with proper tooltips. Limit the amount of information you are asking the person to fill in and only ask for information that is really required for the purchase and delivery of the product. By having a single checkout page you can make the customer satisfied and happy as the person would not have to key in too much data and the payment process becomes easy.
Site search and internal search engine
It is essential that your e-commerce website should have a proper site search. This is very crucial as it helps the customers to find what they want with minimum hassles and also helps to save time. If in case your search facility is not to the mark, visitors or customers would start using alternate methods like Google or Yahoo. This may in fact lead them to other e-commerce websites and online stores. You can improve the search capability of your website by having an efficient and reliable site search engine which can offer search result filtering. Ensure that each page has a search box and people can use keywords to find what they want with ease.
By avoiding the above mistakes you can indeed transform your e-commerce portal into a site that is useful to use and reliable to purchase from. This would assist you to outrace competition and also help you to earn reputation.
About the author
Sachin Aggarwal is a professional Web Development Strategist and has been researching on newer ways of how to reach results in lesser time and minimal hassles. He is associated with IT Chimes and loves to write stuffs on Web Portal Development.