WHERE STARTUP FOUNDERS
The NIC offers a range of FREE benefits for startups
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
Founders from across Pakistan are invited to apply during our incubation windows twice a year.
Shortlisted candidates attend expert panel interviews. Interviews are held across the country.
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.
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.
Hours of Curriculumn
Hours of Mentoring
Direct Jobs Created
Indirect Jobs Created
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NIC Updates
Welcome to yet another exciting part of our Business Model Canvas Series. Till now, we have had a look
National Incubation Center
Plot 24-B, Street#6, First Floor, National Information Technology Board, H 9/1 Islamabad, Pakistan