Every business starts with an idea

What is your idea?


Aik Idea Show is a show to pitch new and unique business ideas and get expert advice to improve the pitch. The purpose of the show is to educate students on how to make good pitches and give them an opportunity to join an experienced entrepreneur as co-founders.

The objective for the Idea Owner or presenter is to generate support and recruit co-founders to work with them. Along with the pitch, Idea Owner will also share details on what kind of co-founders they are looking for, what are their expectations from the co-founders, and what would the offer in return.

The show will contain three segments. In the first segment, after the intro, the idea owner will be asked to make a 3 minutes pitch. Second segment will consist of follow-up questions by the host and feedback on the pitch. Third segment will cover the need for co-founders, expectations, and rewards for the co-founders.



  • The host will drive the program by inquiring some generic questions regarding an idea for example,

    • A brief introduction to the idea.
    • Problem statement
    • Target Market
    • Who can join this idea as a lead?
    • Which type of team does he want?
    • What kind of benefits he will offer to the team

    Such questions will help students to understand the idea and requirements of the Idea holder.


  • Program Name: Aik Idea Show
  • Format: Interview style, 1+1( Host & Guest)
  • Audience: All the students or any individual who want to work on a unique and workable idea
  • Guest: People with good business ideas
  • Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Frequency: Once a week
  • Program Day: Tuesday
Naeem Zafar

Naeem Zafar



Naeem Zafar – Mentor, Entrepreneur, Educator

 Naeem is a seasoned executive who has led five high-tech businesses as the CEO and guided dozens as a Board member or an advisor. His latest venture is TeleSense, an AgTech company, is addressing the need to create efficiency and reduce spoilage for the post-harvest grain industry. Naeem has taught entrepreneurship and innovation at several leading universities in the world. He is an entrepreneur, a teacher, an investor, and a mentor. Having co-founded or worked at seven startup companies, he is steeped in the Silicon Valley culture and promotes the lessons of Silicon Valley to organizations and entrepreneurs all over the world.

Naeem’s specialties include raising capital for startups, corporate strategy, product positioning, marketing, business development as well as M&A.

Naeem has been teaching entrepreneurship as a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley since 2005 as a part of the Haas Business School MBA program, as well as in the College of Engineering to graduate and undergraduate students. He has consistently been one of the highest ranked professors in entrepreneurship and strategy. He has written five books on topics related to entrepreneurship, some of which are now being used as curriculum textbooks at various universities. These books can be found at www.FiveMountainPress.com.

Naeem has served on the Board of Directors of several companies and as the Board Chair of OPEN Silicon Valley. He is also the Founding President of the Brown University Club of Silicon Valley.

You will be able to pitch your idea, receive feedback and find and a team. All students in the audience will benefit from live feedback.


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