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.


The National Incubation Center is Pakistan’s largest technology incubation center; the first purpose built creative space in Pakistan buzzing with innovators, mentors, change-makers and passionate leaders. It’s a living example of a successful public-private partnership between the Ministry of IT & Telecom, Ignite – National Technology Fund, Jazz and Teamup. The National Incubation Center in Islamabad is led by two unicorn founders with around decades of combined experience in setting up organizations from scratch and bringing digital revolution in Pakistan.


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.