The Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics at Middlesex University Dubai hosted Mr. Albert Dias, co-founder of Musafir.com, to provide students an insight into the world of Entrepreneurship. Mr. Dias delivered an engaging Guest Lecture session titled- Starting up in E-commerce, to BIS and IT students at the Oasis Theatre on 13th December. Mr. Dias who leads the Marketing and Technology side of the business at the company, unfolded the Musafir story in a session that was interactive and covered both the business and technology aspects of setting up an E-commerce business. Reflecting on his personal journey with setting up Musafir.com, Mr. Dias discussed topics ranging from idea generation to business challenges to technology and security considerations in a session that encouraged students to Dream Big and not shy away from putting ideas to test.
Mr. Dias enthusiastically attended to students’ questions towards the end of his session, providing practical advice on how to weigh potential ideas and seek input from potential mentors. The lecture was arranged by Mr. Jaspreet Singh Sethi, lecturer with DCEI and was part of the department’s effort to engage with industry and expose students to real life business and technology practices.