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.


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


Support in raising capital from Angel investors locally and globally.


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

Digital Platforms

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

Startup Curriculum

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

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 were showcased at the MWC in February

Knowledge Factory

Specially designed Curriculum & Startup exposure platforms such as Jazz Casts, Jazz 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

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 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.


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

Startup Competitions

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

Business Development and Assistance

Access to advisor and mentor network to support product commercialisation.

One-on-One Mentoring

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


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


Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui
Federal Minister For Information Technology and Telecommunication
Yusuf Hussain
CEO, Ignite - NTF
Aamir Ibrahim
CEO Jazz
Zouhair Khaliq
Founder Teamup
Parvez Abbasi
Co-Founder Teamup
Aamer Ejaz
Chief Digital 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
Saleem Hasan
Founder, Privity LLC, Ex Nikko
Farhan Masood
Co-Founder, CTO, Soloinsight
Ms. Shahida Saleem
Social Entrepreneur




Applications are open. Please apply via website

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.

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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