Our Affiliations

Our Affiliations Program

LUMS Entrepreneurial Society (LES) began its Affiliations program one year ago with the aim and vision to foster leadership, business, and organizational skills among the youth. Moreover, another vital reason for the initiation of this program was to advance the vision of growth and entrepreneurship in Pakistan and abroad. The Affiliation program kicked off last year as LES collaborated with a local school as well as with a college in Lahore. Within a year we were able to propel our affiliation program by engaging in an International affiliation which turned out to be a great success. The sole motive behind these meaningful collaborations is to make the resources that we have at our disposal available to a wide range of organizations through which we can play our part in promoting the rich spirit of entrepreneurship in Pakistan and not keep it restricted to our university. As a responsible organization, we feel it is our responsibility to ensure that maximum people with exceptional ideas are heard and are provided a platform through which they can materialize their thoroughly innovative projects and propositions. Through such associations, we can also have access to the quality resources that our collaborators offer us which will assist in further expanding our insight.

Why Affiliate with LES?

Lums Entrepreneurial Society provides a platform to all the young entrepreneurs to showcase their talent and develop the skills necessary for successful entrepreneurship . LES has initiated a number of projects such as YLES, SOP and Entech through which the students have mastered a wide range of social entrepreneurship skills. LES also hosts its flagship event YLES every year which is attended by more than 800 participants all across Pakistan. With our extensive reach, the affiliates can benefit through promoting their cause not only within LUMS but beyond it.  Moreover, by affiliating with us, you will have access to our exceptionally talented pool of  students. We believe that such affiliations will be of immense benefit to both parties since it will help us further our mutual cause of promoting and encouraging entrepreneurship.

Our Previous Affiliations

BDC (Beaconhouse Defence Campus)

Our first collaboration ever was with Beaconhouse Defence Campus, Lahore. The reason behind this affiliation being with an O/A Level school rather than with a college or university was that we wanted to target and nurture the brilliant young minds of this country since this is the stage at which it all begins. Through this we were able to critique the unique and innovative ideas that were presented by young aspiring individuals as they took part in such an event for the very first time. Moreover, we assisted them in getting money out of potential sponsors, we provided them with qualified judges as well as helped them in the general organization and logistics of the event.

Namal College Mianwali:

LES collaborated with Namal Idea Club in April 2019 for an entrepreneurial training which comprised of over 50 students. The bright students were trained for Idea Generation where they learnt to come up with not only creative but practical ideas that would aid them to be successful entrepreneurs.

Social Innovation Lab:(SIL)

This year LES collaborated with Social Innovation Lab (SIL) in order to expand its aim of social entrepreneurship. With the drastic change in our environment, we believe that it should be our top most priority to not only encourage entrepreneurship but also promote environmentally sustainable and friendly business ideas i.e our focus on social entrepreneurship and our collaboration with SIL made helped us turn our plans into actions. The SIL emphasised on regenerative and circular design principles which could be used for social entrepreneurship.

Nixor:

This year LES also collaborated with Nixor College, Karachi in order to foster and spread the spirit of entrepreneurship by collective efforts. It has also successfully affiliated with Nixor Skyline, a unique entrepreneurship event which involved different tasks and activities whereby the participants gained valuable business exposure and experience and were able to showcase their entrepreneurial skills.

Social Enterprise World Forum:(SEWF)

This year LES had its first international affiliation as it joined forces with Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) in which SEWF designed the new “Social Enterprise” competition round for the 14th YLES which required them to come up with demanding case studies for the participants. Moreover, both the parties collectively availed the opportunity to elevate social enterprise as a viable and attractive model for engaging in business on the global stage as they conducted the Social Enterprise Round Table Conference. This particular partnership also helped LES learn and discover more about social enterprise and microfinance along with also presenting LES on the global stage which opened doors for future collaborations.

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In order to ensure a process of full transparency and selections based on merit, LES requires submission of an event plan and a brief proposal on how it can be a valuable contribution to the event.