Pakistan’s premier technology entrepreneurial hub, The National Incubation Center (NIC) Islamabad is now inviting applications for its fourth incubation cycle.
The 12-month cycle is focused on actionable training. Startups accepted to NIC Islamabad are mentored by industry veterans and thought leaders from across the industrial sector. The timeline of the cycle includes a 4-month mandatory curriculum that helps startups understand capacity building in product development, digital marketing, design thinking, investor pitches and various necessary entrepreneurial skills.
NIC Islamabad is fostering innovation and growth through one-to-one mentor sessions and regularly hosted tech talks. These programs allow the incubated startups to connect with industry experts and gain access to grants, VC network, digital platforms, and solutions.
Startups disrupting the sectors of biotechnology, fin-tech, Internet of Things, education and agriculture are highly encouraged to apply. The program is also targeting women and senior executives to help them pursue their entrepreneurial dream.
NIC Islamabad 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.
Top 5 of the shortlisted startups will be selected for the Jazz xlr8 program to get access to Jazz’s user base, its digital platforms and a global network of mentors. Jazz xlr8 is aligned with VEON’s Make Your Mark initiative, which is aiming to transform the future generation through exposure and seed funding.
Interested startups can apply to the fourth cohort of NIC Islamabad by filling this application form by July 15th, 2018.