Published on January 16th, 2019 | by Abdullah Sulehri


NIC’s 5th Cohort – A Golden opportunity for Entrepreneurs

The National Incubation Center

The National Incubation Center (NIC) is a unique technology hub. It’s one of its kind initiative launched under the public-private partnership of Ministry of IT & Telecom, Ignite Fund, Jazz & Teamup. NIC provides a platform to the start-ups and entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to the prospective investors. The angel investors are an integral part of this initiative, who invest in practicable and marketable ideas. NIC provides a conducive environment for entrepreneurs by providing a high-tech office in the heart of Islamabad with blazing fast internet facility. Multiple events, seminars, and workshops are held to help prospective entrepreneurs grow and to equip them with essential knowledge and skills.

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The presence of Top industry leaders from all over Pakistan for guiding the incubatees and enabling them to move in the right direction is what makes NIC most valuable incubation platform for start-ups. NIC also ensures access to the latest technology and facilitate companies by providing best connectivity services. Furthermore, NIC also provides bespoke learning modules, materials, and resources to companies which will assist them to grow better and faster.


5th Cohort

National Incubation Center is conducting 5th Cohort of Start-ups in Pakistan. The applications for 5th Cohort are open till 20th January 2019. Over 78 start-ups have been incubated at the NIC till date and two have already graduated from the program. People from all walks of life are encouraged to participate in the incubator, especially Fin-Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Ed-Tech, Agriculture, Augmented & Virtual reality and E-commerce among others.

Click Here to participate in 5th Cohort and take the first step to become part of a thriving community of entrepreneurs. It’s your chance to initiate or accelerate your entrepreneurial journey with help of expert mentors and with the assistance of high technology.

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National Incubation Centers have a commitment towards fostering and promoting an innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan. 5th Cohort is a positive step in this direction. NIC is also playing an instrumental role in the provision of equal opportunity without any discrimination, hence supporting and empowering female participants and reshaping future of women leadership.


Jazz xlr8 and Teamup are the vanguards in promoting all tech-based start-ups on national as well as international platforms. Other partners supporting The National Incubation Center’s 5th Cohort initiative are following: Grant Thomton, Hult Prize Pakistan, Facebook Start, Katapult Accelerator, Naya tel, Acumen Fund, More News, invest2innovate.


There are many amazing start-ups flourishing with the help of National Incubation Center. DeafTawk is a digital platform which is designed to bridge the communication gap between the general public and the deaf community in real-time via a sign language interpreter. They provide online sign language interpretation services, audio-video translation services, and sign language training in Pakistan. Around 1.2 Million of Pakistanis suffer from hearing impairment. The primary objective of DeafTawk is to use technology to make differently abled people a useful part of society. Right now Pakistan has only 95 sign language interpreters out of which only 22 are certified, here we can clearly see the gap which needs to be filled.

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Such amazing start-ups are adding value to our community and we must be proud that initiatives like NIC’s 5th Cohort are present in Pakistan to support them. Click here to become part of most prestigious startup incubators of Pakistan.

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About the Author

is a Chartered Certified Accountant by profession, loves gadgets, technology, sleeping, movies, food, and poetry. He is a tech-blogger and can be reached at abdullah (at) sulehri (dot) com

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