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Apply NOW to NIC Hackistan – A Hackathon for Education

The National Incubation Center (NIC) presents Hackistan – A Hackathon for Education, taking place at the NIC on the 28th and 29th of July 2018.

The National Incubation Center (NIC) is a first of its kind technology hub launched under the public-private partnership of the Ministry of IT & Telecom, Ignite Fund, Jazz & Teamup.

Apply Now to National Incubation Center (NIC) Hackistan

The NIC, in partnership with Ilm Ideas 2, aims to connect Pakistan’s tech community with education institutions and organizations in order to tackle important, immediate educational challenges in Pakistan.

Hackistan is a 48 hour challenge that will provide participants with research and resources, an engaging workspace and advisory and mentorship support from leading experts in the field. The NIC is additionally providing an opportunity for the winning team to receive 12 months of incubation at the NIC by qualifying as a startup in its 4th cohort (which is starting from September 2018). The selected startup can also qualify for the Jazz xlr8 program which will enable the startup to leverage multiple benefits including access to Jazz 55 million + user base.

Hackistan aims to capture the attention of the youth, from university students to those working in corporations and entities – anyone who is able to identify and single out the need for change and is willing to strive for this required change is wanted.

The idea can fall under any of the following categories:

  1. a) Providing Access to Quality Education for All
  2. b) Assisted Learning for Persons With Disabilities
  3. c) Increasing Learning Resources
  4. d) Improving Skills Education and Development
  5. e) Other – this category covers any idea solving educational problems other than the above.

To participate, register your team here (https://goo.gl/forms/cwHFDO5x4BF4HHPJ3)

Last date to apply is: 20th July 2018

About NIC

The National Incubation Center (NIC) is a first of its kind technology hub launched under the public-private partnership of the Ministry of IT & Telecom, Ignite Fund, Jazz & Teamup.

About Jazz

Serving over 55 million subscribers nationwide, Jazz is not only Pakistan’s largest mobile operator, but also its leading digital company thanks to global expertise under our parent company, VEON. Since our inception, over 2 decades ago, we have maintained market leadership through cutting-edge, integrated communications solutions, the strongest brands and largest portfolio of digital value added services.

As the nation’s leading mobile operator and digital company, it is our goal to empower millions more with the tools necessary to progress in an increasingly digital economy. The first step is bridging the prevalent digital divide by offering uninterrupted countrywide connectivity in the shape of exclusive & personalized tariff plans that empower customers and cater to the communication needs of a diverse group of people.

About Teamup

Teamup is an innovation hub, which works closely with government and non-government organizations to promote entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem across Pakistan.

Privately led by industry veterans, Teamup leverages its vast industrial knowledge, expertise and relationships to help connect young entrepreneurs with professionals, investors and organizations to take ideas to market and build successful businesses.

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