The National Incubation Center offers incubation to startups funnelled by the screening process. The incubation period is 12 months, during which they are provided with free co-working space (with basic amenities like high speed internet, heating & cooling, cafeteria etc.), access to mentor network, curriculum sessions and other trainings.

Once a cohort is inducted, a fair chance is given to everyone to pitch for the Jazz xlr8 program. Jazz xlr8 is laying the foundation for a sustainable technology ecosystem and will provide resources and expertise to help young entrepreneurs fulfil their potential, and grow their communities. It is a first of its kind technology hub, launched under the public – private partnership of Ministry of IT & Telecom, Ignite, Jazz & Teamup.

Incubation & Accelaration


A network of industry experts of various domains is maintained by the management at the National Incubation Center in order to provide assistance and guidance to the aspiring entrepreneurs. These mentors provide voluntary consultation to those startups who might need enlightenment for a future road map. In addition, Jazz provides voluntary mentoring hours from their employees that count towards their working hours.


All the startups housed at the NIC are provided curriculum sessions in partnership with i2i (Invest2Innovate). Under the leadership of Kalsoom Lakhani, i2i is one of the leading accelerators in Islamabad, having published various reports on the startup ecosystem in Pakistan.