Pakistani Boy Reaches In MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

July 11, 2015 - 5 minutes read

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Syed Ommer Amer, a boy hailing from Wah Cantt located in the outskirts of Taxila is selected by MIT as Top 50 entrepreneurs all over the world who will gather in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge United States on August 23rd-28th, 2015 for MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, a one week intensive training program to launch their companies.

Ommer, the third generation in his family who is actively involved in improving the education sector of Pakistan is representing Pakistan globally with his startup idea Daastan (Plan9 Alumnus 5th Cycle), through which he aims to revamp the writing industry of Pakistan and connect the jobless literary graduates with 109 million dollar freelance market of translation and writing services.

He is not only ranked as one of Top 50 Global Applicants out of 800 by Global Entrepreneurship Summer School to-be-held in Sep 2015 in Munich, Germany but also he is the only Pakistani who was selected for Manager20, a leadership conference held in Zagreb, Croatia this year.

Last year, he was selected for the MITx Inaugural Global Entrepreneurship BootcampEmerging Leaders of Pakistan, a program by Atlantic Council shortlisted him and Sky News Arabia featured him for working on a recycling project.

To date he has worked on FIVE social entrepreneurship projects of which FOUR secured distinctions and awards on national level.

Mr. Athar Tahir, Director International Centre for Pakistani Writing in English (ICPWE) says, “Such motivated entrepreneurs as Ommer can help make a telling difference to the literary scene in Pakistan. His effort to ‘promote’ and ‘connect’ local writers and feature them internationally is commendable”.

His current venture Daastan has secured two awards i.e. Top 25 Lahore Startup Award in Pakistan Startup Cup and Top 100 Startups of Pakistan by Startup Magazine.

He has exhibited twice, once in PlanX Demo Day which was Pakistan’s biggest Startup Exhibition held in Arfa Software Technology Park under supervision of Punjab Govt. and once in All Pakistan Startup Expo and Awards 2015 held in Pak China Friendship Center.

Having been interviewed by local newspapers and TV channels as well as by seasoned entrepreneurs like Amer Qureshi in his Video Blog called IDEAS, he is all set to make Pakistan proud globally!

Currently, he is raising 10 lac rupees to fund his expenses for the program. You can donate your contributions by getting in touch with him at ommer.a@daastan.com or crowdfund him at www.crowdfund.mit.edu

About Syed Ommer Amer

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We are proud to announce that Syed Ommer Amer was a part of Revolution Flame. He joined us as an ambassador in late 2011 and due to his sheer dedication towards the platform he made his way up to Managing Director. He led various projects and conducted awareness drives. He was one of the core team members who built this platform from scratch and seeing him doing wonders globally is indeed a sense of honor of us all.

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CEO/Co-Founder Revolution Flame Hassan with Syed Ommer Amer at NUST Business Plan Competition © NUST Media Club

He plans to come back and implement the stuff he will learn from world’s best teachers at MIT and activate the “Causes” section of Revolution Flame where we incubate social entrepreneurship ideas and turn them into sustainable and scale-able products.

We wish him best of luck for his future. You can connect with Syed Ommer Amer via

  • Facebook : Facebook.com/SyedOmmerAmer
  • Twitter : @ZaOmmer or via
  • Email : Ommer [dot] A [at] daastan [dot] com
  • Website : www.daastan.com

About Daastan

Daastan is a literary forum working for revival of literature in Pakistan. They connect businesses and writers and are actively building the network of literary organizations along with registering writers to connect them with writing opportunities.

Subscribe to their newsletter -> The Literati Buzz

W: www.daastan.com

About MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a nexus connecting entrepreneurs from around the world to the entrepreneurial ecosystem surrounding the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Admission to the MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamps are highly selective, based on Entrepreneurial potential, Focus on excellence, Contribution to community, Intellectual curiosity and Collaborative spirit.

W: www.bootcamp.mit.edu

Further Links

Original Story : http://on.fb.me/1RhJBUH
Official Website : MITxBootcamp

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