National Incubation Center

Dream. Build. Rise.



The National Incubation Center (NIC) is a first of its kind technology hub, launched under the public – private partnership of Ministry of IT & Telecom, Ignite Fund, Jazz & Teamup.


Free Workspace

High tech office in the heart of Islamabad with blazing fast and free internet.


Top industry leaders from around the country providing guidance on how to grow your business.


“Technology” hub of Islamabad with events, seminars, workshops.

Digital Platforms

Access to Pakistan’s leading mobile, internet, and technology platforms and services.


Support in raising capital from Angel investors locally and globally.


Startup Curriculum

NIC provides the best, bespoke learning modules, materials and resources that will help startups succeed.

Jazz xlr8 is the premium program at the National Incubation Center...

Make Your Mark

VimpelCom's Make Your Mark program focuses on ‘Helping Young People Shape Their Future'


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Knowledge Factory

Specially designed Curriculum & Startup exposure platforms such as Jazz CastsJazz Connect, Jazz TechTalks Jazz xlr8

Innovation Labs

Educating service design thinking following ideologies from top design schools of the world

The Jazz xlr8 advantage

50 Million Customers

Jazz can connect potential startups with the right target market through an established brand equity

Consultancy Services

Guidance from the best resources of the industry and experienced leaders

Open API's

Through Open APIs, you can now use our infrastructure to make your business grow incrementally

User Analytics

State of the art data analytics with invaluable consumer insights

Digital Payments

JazzCash Payment gateway gives access to various payment options for the startups to boost their commerce business

Distribution Network

Access to one of the largest retail and sales network in Pakistan

Seed Funds

Jazz XLR8 offers great investment opportunities to startups with a great idea and a clear execution strategy

Affiliate Program

Vimpelcom offers the opportunity for global expansion for your startup with its presence in over 19 countries.
Teamup is an innovation hub, which works closely with government and non-government organizations to promote entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem across Pakistan. Privately led by industry veterans, Teamup leverages its vast industrial knowledge, expertise and relationships to help connect young entrepreneurs with professionals, investors and organizations to take ideas to market and build successful businesses.


Industry Linkages

Startups will be able to leverage Teamup’s large industry partnerships to significantly scale business.


Business Development and Assistance

Access to advisor and mentor network to support product commercialisation.



Support in raising funds from local and global investors through the Teamup network.


One-on-One Mentoring

Polish your business planning and technical skills through regular one-to-one mentoring.

startup competition

Startup Competitions

Teamup will help startups participate in local and global startup competitions to increase product visibility.



A rigorous curriculum planned out for selected startups to ensure they learn and develop.

Leadership & MENTORS

Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui

Minister of State for IT & Telecom

Yusuf Hussain

CEO, Ignite - NTF

Aamir Ibrahim

CEO Jazz


Founder Teamup

Parvez Abbasi

Co-Founder Teamup

Aniqa Afzal Sandhu

VP Digital & MFS Officer Jazz

Talha Nasruddin

Head of Digital Channels & Partnerships, Jazz

Saad Sohail

Manager, Jazz xlr8, Jazz

Basit Malik

Founder, CEO, FieldForce

Monis Rahman

Founder, CEO, Rozee

Naeem Zamindar

Country Director, Acumen

Sleem Hasan

Founder, Privity LLC, Ex Nikko

Farhan Masood

Co-Founder, CTO, Soloinsight

Ms. Shahida Saleem

Social Entrepreneur




Applications are open. Please apply via website The applications are now open and the deadline is 23rd July 2017.
Yes – you can apply from anywhere in Pakistan. However, you will have to make your own arrangements for staying in Islamabad. You may also qualify for virtual incubation services if you cannot physically relocate to Islamabad.
We have flexible daily work hours for all startups which enables us to work with startups and accelerate their development.
NIC is open to all. You can apply to the NIC if you have a startup idea which can become a sustainable business.
Jazz offers its services to startups without any equity. The various Jazz services are offered free and in some cases at discounted rates based on the startup needs.
No, there is no equity requirement from startups who will currently enroll into the National Incubation Center.
Seed investment is offered to certain qualified startups at the National Incubation Center by program partners.
We do not offer stipend to startups at NIC.
The National Incubation Center (NIC) is an Incubator and accelerator designed to promote and support Pakistani entrepreneurs and startups. The NIC is funded by the Ministry of IT & Telecom through the National ICT R&D fund and is being managed and operated by Jazz and Teamup.


Our Location

National Incubation Center

Plot 24-B, Street#6, First Floor, National Information Technology Board, H 9/1 Islamabad, Pakistan

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