How it all began...

At the time when the Federal Government was planning to set up an incubation center, two gentlemen with a collective experience of over 7 decades in the entrepreneurial and corporate world, sat in a coffee shop in London to discuss how they can use their experience to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs in Pakistan.

The announcement of the establishment of the incubation center aligned perfectly with their vision. They duo made use of that opportunity and as they say the rest is history. These two gentlemen are none other than Zouhair Khaliq and Parvez Abbasi.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision ‘Dream, Build, Rise’ is inspired by that of our forefathers and national heroes. Allama Muhammad Iqbal dreamt of a separate homeland, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah built on that dream and turned it into a reality; Pakistan! And then the baton was handed over to us to collectively rise as a prosperous nation.

The objective of establishing the NIC is to build an active and well-connected community of change-makers, impact creators and disruptors; for these startups shall only be able to trigger the chain reaction towards a lasting and sustainable impact when imparted with the right skills. All these objectives are culminated into our mission which is:

To build and influence an ecosystem by empowering individuals and institutions to generate a positive economic and social impact.

Meet Our Team

Zouhair Khaliq

Co-founder & Partner


Zouhair is a business executive with global experience in telecom & technology. He is the Co-Founder & Partner at Teamup; the managing arm of the National Incubation Center.

Zouhair was a key part of the launch team at Mobilink in 1993-96. He is currently the Member of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on IT & Telecom, Non Exec Director at Engro Foods, Non Exec Director at Pakistan Television Corporation and on the Advisory Board of FieldForceLLC, a software analytics company.

He is on the Board of Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and an alumnus of INSEAD, France.

Parvez Abbasi

Project Director

NIC Pakistan

Parvez Abbasi is a telecom veteran with diverse experience in corporate, strategic, operational &entrepreneurship. He has more than 25 years of experience stretching across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Parvez was the founding director and Chief executive of Mobile zone the largest mobile phone handset distributor in Pakistan.

Prior to establishing Mobile Zone, Parvez was a founding member and director at Mobilink where he was responsible for all commercial activities of the company.


Fasieh Mehta

Program Manager

Mansoor Mujtaba

Community Manager

Cynia Ejaz

Community Manager

Anum Iqbal

Program Associate

Tanya Sufi

Marketing Manager

Abid Gul

Marketing Executive

Maryam Fiza

Graphics Designer

Ahad Wazir

Head of Investments and Partnerships

Kashif Joseph

Facility & IT Manager

Ali Mehdi

Finance Manager

Osman Ahmed

HR & Training Manager

Rashid Shahzad

Finance Associate

Risham Arif Raja

HR Associate

Ali Haider

Procurement & Facility Associate