National Incubation Center

Programmes at the NIC

The National Incubation Center provides incubation and acceleration (powered by Jazz xlr8) to foster growth in the startup ecosystem of the country and enable startups to rise  in the right direction. The incubation cycle for a startup can range from 6 to 12 months and enables founders to take their venture to the next level.

The NIC is Pakistan’s largest technology incubation center developed under a public private partnership between Ministry of IT and telecom, Ignite-National fund, Jazz and Teamup. Established in 2016, the NIC has till date incubated 230 startups and supported them in areas encompassing business development, investment readiness along with other areas, and given them an opportunity to learn from Unicorn founders, seasoned entrepreneurs, and domain experts from across Pakistan and abroad.

Where founders Scale Up

Startup Incubation Program

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

The applications for the 12-month incubation program are opened twice a year. Startups from different tech genres are encouraged to apply. Once incubated, the NIC provides an enabling environment to the founders and help them transform their ideas into viable businesses.

The Jazz xlr8 Program

Jazz xlr8 is premium acceleration program run at the National Incubation Center. Jazz, being the leading tech company, uses its technical and marketing muscle to help startups scale their businesses. The program is tailored made for startups that are market ready.

Innovation Challenges

The National Incubation Center conducts Innovation Challenges to encourage the flow of ideas and solutions for some of the most pressing problems we face. We have previously conducted several hackathons over the span of two years on various themes including Nutrition, Agriculture, Hepatitis, Fin-tech, Health and others.

We’re always on the look out for ideas from the brightest Pakistani innovators. Join our next innovation challenge and we’ll help you take your idea to execution and further.