NIC Startup Community (NICSC)

The National Incubation Center is proud to initiate and empower multiple tech and non-tech communities. The aim is to promote inclusivity, help member learn from each other and create a sense of belonging within our ecosystem. These communities have really helped the people of twin cities to connect and grow both professionally and personally.

Creative Mornings Islamabad

CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Headquartered in New York, it has chapters in over 170 cities. The concept is simple: breakfast and a short talk one Saturday morning a month. Every event is free of charge and open for everyone. Their events are run by approximately 1,500 volunteer organizers. The NIC has hosted multiple events since the launch of Islamabad Chapter.

Startup Grind Islamabad

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 1,500,000 entrepreneurs in over 500 chapters. The cornerstone of their global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. The National Incubation Center has hosted many successful entrepreneurs, thought Leaders and influencers using this platform.


Devenings is a casual monthly gathering for all local software developers irrespective of the tools, technologies and products they work on. Devenings aims to have regular local community meetups with a monthly theme and open access to developers in other cities around the world to register, create their own chapters and host a monthly event based on the monthly theme.


This community came into being in mid of 2018 with the passion of helping each other and to democratize the use of Artificial intelligence for everyone. It is successfully connecting people who are AI enthusiasts, who want to help others or need help. This platform is the base of AI in Islamabad which is connecting experts to the learners. AI ecosystem development is the motto of Islamabad.AI

Drum Circle

Drum Circle Islamabad aims to engage local communities through music and melody by awakening your inner instrumentalist. Drums, djembes and all other percussion instruments help us break from the monotony of urbane living by bringing people together to the circle of much needed musical relief. You don’t have to be a maestro to join, all you need to bring in are some good vibes!

Learning the Martial Spirit

From embracing failure to absorbing stress and working to develop a clear focus there are several parallels between martial arts and building a company. We at the NIC are running a 3-month Martial Arts Program for Entrepreneurs. The purpose of this program is to instill the martial spirit and its core values including the discipline, focus, strength and the never giving up attitude within the entrepreneurs.

NIC BookClub Meetup

The first ‘NIC Book Club Meetup’ was held in December 2018. The startup-led initiative is an attempt to engage the book worms and provide them with a platform where they can exchange ideas about different books and authors who have inspired them along their entrepreneurial journey.