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, National ICT R&D Fund, Jazz & Teamup

At the NIC

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’


4YFN is the fastest growing digital startup event in the world! 5 of our top startups will be showcased at the MWC in February

Knowledge Factory

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

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

Open API's

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

Digital Payments

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

Seed Funds

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

Consultancy Services

Guidance from the best resources of the industry and experienced leaders

User Analytics

State of the art data analytics with invaluable consumer insights

Distribution Network

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

Affiliate Program

Vimpelcom offers the opportunity for global expansion for your startup with its presence in over 19 countries.

Teamup is building a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation for Startups in Pakistan. Our goal is to drive sustainable economic growth, commercialize startups and SMEs, and empower them to grow through innovation and design


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.


Technology startups with a disruptive mindset which will challenge the status quo

A scalable solution to boost digital economy in Pakistan

Full time commitment to your startup idea


Anusha Rahman Khan

Minister of State for IT & Telecom

Yusuf Hussain

CEO National ICT R&D Fund (Ministry of Information Technology)

Syed Ismail Shah

Chairman, PTA

Aamir Ibrahim

CEO, Jazz


Co-Founder, Team Up

Parvez Abbasi

Co-Founder, Team Up

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

Tania Aidrus

Country Manager – South Asia Emerging Markets, Google

Alman Aslam

Alman Aslam Associates

Omar Jamil

CEO , Latitude (Pvt.) Ltd

Uzma Ahmed

Program Development Manager, NGO (Palestine)

Hasnain Sheikh

CEO, Inov8

Andrew Kemp

CFO, Jazz

Khalid Shehzad

CTO, Jazz

Ali Naseer

Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer, Jazz

Asif Aziz

CMO, Jazz

Ahmed Hussain Suliman

Chief Strategy Officer, Jazz

Asghar Jameel

CHRO, Jazz

Kazim Mujtaba

VP Commercial Integration, Jazz

Rizwan Tufail

Founder, CEO, Innovonomics




What is NIC, what is the role of Teamup and Jazzxlr8?

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.

Do you offer Stipend?

We do not offer stipend to startups at NIC.

Do you offer seed investment?

Seed investment is offered to certain qualified startups at the National Incubation Center by program partners.

Do you take Equity?

No, there is no equity requirement from startups who will currently enroll into the National Incubation Center.

What does JAZZ take in return for its services?

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.

Who can participate?

NIC is open to all. You can apply to the NIC if you have a startup idea which can become a sustainable business.

Do I have to come to office daily?

We have flexible daily work hours for all startups which enables us to work with startups and accelerate their development.

Can I apply from anywhere in Pakistan?

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.

How do I apply for National Incubation Center?

Applications are open. Please apply via website The applications are now open and the deadline is 25th December 2016.


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

Phone: +92-51-844-3333
Phone: +92-51-844-2222