The National Incubation Center (NIC) in Islamabad, Pakistan’s premiere technology hub will start accepting applications for its fourth cohort from June 22nd 2018. Startups from across the country are encouraged to apply to the largest incubation program in Pakistan.
Applications for the fourth cohort will Remain Open Until July 15th, 2018
Startups from genres including; biotech, fintech, IoT, education and agriculture are encouraged to apply for the program. The program is also targeting women and senior executives to apply for the upcoming cohort.
Startups applying to the NIC, undergo a mandatory 4-month curriculum exclusively designed for startups, for capacity building in product development, digital marketing, design thinking, investor pitches and much more.
This twelve month program is focused on actionable training where startups are mentored by industry veterans and thought leaders from across industries. The state of the art facility fosters innovation, growth through one-to-one mentor sessions, tech talks, and allows startups to connect with some of the best industry experts. The National Incubation Program also provides startups with access to grants, VC network, digital platforms and solutions.
The program also encourages startups to participate and compete in local and international events. Some of the existing startups at the NIC made their mark and showcased their products at the 4FYN held in Barcelona every year.
Details of these can be found on our website. http://nicpakistan.pk/
Top 5 startups at the NIC out of the selected Startups will be chosen for the Jazz xlr8 program. The Jazz xlr8 program at the NIC offer startups access to Jazz user base, a global network of mentors and its digital platforms.
Jazz has been instrumental in laying the foundation for a sustainable technology ecosystem and will provide resources and expertise to help young entrepreneurs fulfil their potential. Jazz xlr8 works in-line with VEON’s ‘Make Your Mark’ initiative, which aims to help shape the future generation through exposure and seed funding.
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.
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.