PakistaNEO kay Startups
Startup Pitch segment features 2 startups per episode where each startup pitch their business idea in front of investors and upon a long conversation and question answer session with the investors a deal is struck. The investor offers investment against some percentage of equity. The startups may or may not raise investment.
PakistaNEO kay Superheroes
The segment Superheroes of Pakistan features such entrepreneurs who struggled through the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey yet they never gave up and today stand successful in building a company out of a mere business idea. They come in as a motivation and encouragement for the young aspiring entrepreneurs promoting the mantra to believe in their idea and keep working hard.
Himmat Karo PakistaNEO
There are people struggling day in day out to make a living and through this segment ICK hopes to help common small scale entrepreneurs raise investment and expand their businesses. This will not only benefit the entrepreneur but also encourage and motivate those who are jobless, despite being educated or not and are looking for ways to earn.
“Nabeel A. Qadeer has done an amazing job of bringing the first business reality TV show (Idea Croron Ka), making us venture investors & entrepreneurs into heroes – I have really enjoyed working with him and his leadership and entrepreneurial ability in making this breakthrough happen.”
“Pakistan doesn’t have the best reputation on this side of the globe, Nabeel was the guy who showed me what at least part of their country wants to be and can be. He is relentlessly pushing the local entrepreneurial scene and I’m happy to have helped him and Pakistan startups a tiny bit.”
“Our very own Nabeel is talking about entrepreneurship and its evolution in Pakistan. Also about challenges, and the beginning of Idea Croron Ka, Pakistan’s new hit show!”
“Saw your program, it’s outstanding! I really really enjoyed it and most importantly the “PURE URDU” narrative in the short films feature of startups was to die for. Keep up the good work. I am so gonna watch all the episodes. I honestly enjoyed something after a long time.”
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step……
Bravo Nabeel A. Qadeer on the success of idea croron ka. I applaud your courage for putting yourself out there, to take your idea from dream to reality. That’s not an easy thing to do. The show is proof that there’s nothing you won’t do to champion entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Proud to have worked with you my friend.”
“You may try and compare Idea Croron Ka with other reality TV shows that you have seen – and that is a natural thing to do. I have mixed feelings about the show. There are things I would do differently but then since I have never hosted a show on a Pakistani channel and wouldn’t really know what would appeal the audiences, what right do I have to judge? What I am excited about is that entrepreneurship is being talked about on television and that entrepreneurs are being highlighted, that investors are being shown to invest (I know a lot of it is pre-arranged but I guess that is what the television is about). It takes courage and a lot of hard work to do what Nabeel A Qadeer has done and continue to do every week. I for one wish him luck as he continues his journey.”
“Entrepreneurship is truly the vehicle that can pull Pakistan out of its economic dire straits.
I don’t see any other initiative than idea croron ka that is having such a strong impact on creating excitement around encouraging young talent to build businesses and create jobs. It is also encouraging affluent businessmen to take bets on talents. This phenomenon of talent and capital working together to solve problems; as it takes off, it will radically transform the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Pakistan and the credit for that would be due for Nabeel A. Qadeer and the whole ICK team.”
“It is never easy being the first in our cities. It is always being the armchair critic. Nabeel A Qadeer went out on a limb and tried something. It may not meet our quality criteria, we may not agree with the model, the format, the presentation, the numbers, the ratings, the marketing or results but at least he gave it a shot. For just that one act he deserves my respect.
He is one of those who got off his armchair and tried. You should too.”
“In a culture of game and ‘plane’ shows it really takes a lot to start something new and that too a business reality show. The credit goes to Nabeel A. Qadri for this and Neo who took the first step.”
“Refining the definition of hero for Pakistan is probably the biggest achievement Nabeel A. Qadeer might be able to through his ICK show. Like the US, despite having their own weaknesses, despite keeping money in Ireland, the likes of Ford, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are the biggest heroes of the US. Whereas we have more people trying to discredit others and a socialist political system that look demonize business as something crooked. In such a challenging environment, TV is the perfect platform to change perspectives. Thank you my friend for this service for the nation!”
Nabeel A. Qadeer
Lead, Host & Content Producer - Idea Croron Ka
Founder & CEO, NetSol Technologies
Founder & CEO - Shopistan Inc
Co-Founder - PakWheels.com
Executive Director- Treet Corporation Limited
Founder Motwani Jadeja Foundation
Founder and CEO Cresventures
Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of Investment
Chairman, CEO & Founder - Naseeb Networks, Inc
Founder and CEO - Sarmayacar
CEO Pantera Energy
Abdul Rehman Talat
Founder & CEO - BlueEast
Managing Director, TAQ Logistics
Founder & Director - Positive Impact Network
Founder and CEO Yotascale