The Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs Summit (YLES) is the flagship event of the LUMS Entrepreneurial Society and a part of the latter since its inception. YLES is Pakistan's largest annual summit that celebrates the spirit of innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurial aspirations. At YLES, we aim to coach students to understand why leadership and originality are celebrated and help them groom those skills. This is achieved through multiple entrepreneurial events and workshops with over 800 participants from around the country - and this time from around the world, too - as well as experts from various fields. In addition to a plethora of learning opportunities, YLES provides you with engaging and enjoyable social events, bringing something new every year. The platform is open to everyone regardless of class, gender, ethnicity and nationality. The vision of this project is to improve understanding of entrepreneurship and promote innovation and ingenuity in the youth for a better tomorrow of Pakistan and beyond.
In this day and age, with the dawn of innovative startups and businesses - LES Innovations aims to provide a tenable platform for future entrepreneurs, to showcase their ideas and to equip them with the necessary skills to bring them to fruition. The project specifically deals with not only the selection and recruitment of individuals who wish to pursue their respective business ideas, but also a process through which their ideas are refined and prepared for further incubation. The project primarily helps individuals in developing and grooming their business ideas.
Initiate aims to bring to life the essence of the LUMS Entrepreneurial Society, that is, to promote and inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship within LUMS. With this project we aim to refine and develop the business ideas of our peers to such an extent that they can be successfully implemented and to provide opportunities for students to interact with successful entrepreneurs. Initiate came into conception in 2017, and since then we have successfully collaborated with the National Incubation Center Lahore for planning and implementation of their national outreach. Hence, LES started its year with a bang at Stop Zero: Start up Mela where around 10 of NIC's alumni startups came to LUMS to mentor the students. In the next few years Initiate hopes to become the first stop for all LUMS students wishing to set up their own start up.
Social Outreach Program (SOP) aims at cultivating and channeling the entrepreneurial spirit in the society through social work. SOP works on the very grass root level so that the idea of entrepreneurship is embedded in the mindset from a young age and then can trigger it in the future. The project believes that successful people have a social responsibility to make the world a better place and not just take from it.
The project Entech aims to bring technological advancement within the Society by automating procedures, developing applications or, in other words, getting rid of the boring stuff! It wants to create awareness in the vast field of technology through workshops on topics such as incorporating machine learning and Algorithms in Entrepreneurship.