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In 2016, the first National Incubation Center was launched in Islamabad. Developed to further the vision of a Digital Pakistan, and funded by Ignite – National Technology Fund, NIC Pakistan is the first of its kind. A shared space providing state-of-the-art facilities, a bridge between entrepreneurs, innovators and investors, a hub for innovation. A place born to nurture and grow talent from across Pakistan, powered by Jazz and Teamup, under the umbrella of the Ministry of IT and Telecom.

Where founders Scale Up

An all encompassing incubation program for startups, following the lifecycle of an entrepreneur from start to finish. Apply now for a full year of incubation following the life cycle of an entrepreneur from start to finish

Applications Accepted

Founders from across Pakistan are invited to apply during our incubation windows twice a year.

Founder Interviews

Shortlisted candidates attend expert panel interviews. Interviews are held across the country.

The Results

The NIC takes great care in considering which startups make it through.

Your Incubation Begins

A range of trainings and facilities are provided to startups, along with rent free space to work at the NIC.

Graduation Assessments

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) ensure only startups that meet or exceed expectations graduate.


After a year of incubation you become a part of the NIC alumni network.

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Being a tech entrepreneur, you sometimes ignore the commercialization aspect of your startup. Here is where Jazz added a lot of value to our startup. In addition to giving us global exposure they provided us with key user insights and the marketing support necessary for us to reach our target audience.

Ali Moeen Co-Founder, Roamer

NIC Is a heaven for innovators, disruptors and collaborators. I had the chance to incubate my startup at the NIC and I couldn't be happier I got accepted. I am thankful to the NIC team for being helpful and collaborative and giving me the chance to learn how to be an entrepreneur and run a successful business.

Noor us Saba Founder, Plantiza

The NIC incubation program followed by acceleration in the Jazz xlr8 program has literally given us the wings to fly. It’s a stamp of validation when a tech giant like Jazz has your back. The support we are getting from the Jazz with respect to mentorship and payment solutions is truly unparalleled.

Ali Shabbar Co-Founder, Deaftawk

I am thankful for all the mentorship and the networking opportunities that NIC provided us over our incubation period. Running a startup requires a whole range of skills that our universities hadn’t inculcated. It was during our incubation that we acquired all the different skills that any business requires and emerged as a stronger team.

Osama Gillani Co-Founder, Mapalytics

My journey at the NIC has been a roller coaster ride. CricFlex was able to meet Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Shoaib Akhtar all through NIC's efforts. Even after graduating we are an integral part of the NIC family, and I truly believe that NIC has played a pivotal role in getting CricFlex to where it is today. Congratulate to Teamup.

Abdullah Ahmed CEO, CricFlex

Being at the 4YFN was actually a dream come true for me. I got an opportunity to represent Pakistan’s startup ecosystem on a global platform. In addition, it gave me the chance to meet and share ideas with the biggest tech players in the world. I am thankful to Jazz xlr8 for believing in me and helping me get to the next level.

Muhammad Etisam Zafar CEO, Qumaq

NIC Is a heaven for innovators, disruptors and collaborators. Leaving my hometown and joining NIC to pursue my startup dream was one of my toughest decisions. It’s been a long journey and NIC helping me in finding new opportunities. I developed a robust business plan, forged key partnerships and developed my soft skills thanks to the NIC team.

Muhammad Adil Founder, Plantiza

With Ignite, tech giant Jazz, and the super team at the NIC a young startup like us has the opportunity to grow fast. We feel more confident while pitching our idea to the potential investors, customers and partners. It's actually a dream come true and a privilege to be working with the Jazz team.

Sibghat Ullah Co-Founder, Qurbani App

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    The National Incubation Center (NIC) Program is a funded project of Ignite – Ministry of IT & Telecom.