NICF orientation session to welcome Cohort 3 filled with enthusiasm and engaging interactions. We covered the intricacies of the startup incubation program journey, hosted incredible speakers, mentors, and industrialists, and heard innovative startup pitches from our very own founders.

Joining the NICF 3rd Cohort are 17 disruptive startups in the fields of Big Data, Agri Tech, Textile Innovation, AI, IoT, Food Nutrition, Data Analytics, Farm Mechanization, Industrial Automation Technology, and Blockchain.

Over the next 12 months, we are committed to working closely with these talented entrepreneurs to help them nurture and grow their business ideas, taking their ventures to new heights.

NICF is levelling up, and we're thrilled to unveil what's coming next!

Our Growing Community!

Welcoming His Excellency, Ambassador M. Azhar Mazlan, the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan, and Dr. Khurram Tariq, President of FCCI, was an absolute privilege. During their visit, we showcased the remarkable work of NICF, and our brilliant startups had the chance to shine, highlighting their ventures and the incredible impact they create. The Malaysia-Pakistan relationship is built on shared values when it comes to business, and innovating through entrepreneurship is no exception.
It was a pleasure to welcome distinguished guests from the ICCIA, ACCI, UNAMA, and TIKA at NICF. We engaged in insightful discussions, fostering international collaboration and exploring opportunities for further support and partnership in advancing entrepreneurship and innovation in the region.
Shahid Raza, a Strategic Communications Expert at the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA), joined us at NICF. Together, we explored avenues of collaboration, brainstorming ways to elevate Pakistan's startup landscape and ignite tech innovation in the country.
We had the distinct honour of hosting a prestigious delegation from Kenya, featuring H.E. Amb Nyambura Kamau, High Commissioner of Kenya, Boniface Njuguna, Commercial Attache at the Ministry of Investment, Esther Lelei, First Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uzma Umar, Vice President of the Pak-Kenya Business Council, and Raees Alam, Focal Kenyan Consultant in Lahore. The Kenyan delegation was introduced to our trailblazing startups, offering them firsthand insights into the remarkable endeavours underway at NICF
We had the privilege of hosting the fantastic TDAP team at NIC Faisalabad. They connected with our startups and shared invaluable insights, emphasizing the pivotal role of international trade in fueling startup growth. It's great to see TDAP's commitment to supporting Pakistan's startup ecosystem.
We welcomed the students of The City School at NIC Faisalabad. Our team showcased the limitless possibilities of the startup ecosystem, igniting their entrepreneurial spirit.  We not only encouraged them to dream big but also challenged them to embrace risks and embark on the journey of building their very own ventures.

Techstars Startup Weekend FSD

NICF successfully hosted Techstars Startup Weekend FSD, transforming aspiring entrepreneurs' ideas into scalable ventures. An incredible 3-day event filled with industry insights, boundless enthusiasm, and captivating startup pitches. The best part? NICF Cohort 3 startup Feel Fresh emerged as the competition winner, earning them the well-deserved opportunity to shine on the international stage at Techstars.


We are thrilled to announce the official signing of a MoU between the National Incubation Center, Faisalabad, and the National Textile University, Faisalabad. This MoU ceremony took place between Zeeshan Bin Shahid, Project Director at NICF and Dr. Ahsan Nazir, Assistant Professor at NTU. This collaboration is committed to research and innovation within the textile industry, with a dedicated focus on nurturing startups.

Learning & Development

We had a knowledge-packed session at NICF with Habib Afzal, CEO of Inov8Lab. Participants tuned in to gain insights into demystifying the sales process and navigating the scalability ladder, along with learning how startups can leverage digital sales to scale their ventures and enhance their competitiveness.
Our recent Business Model Workshop, featuring the expert Sayyed Ahmad Masud, CEO of Change Mechanics, was a game-changer for startups.  The workshop equipped them with the skills to craft customer-centric value propositions, identify key resources, and strategize for profitability.
Shahrukh Khan, National Coordinator at Helvetas, joined us at NICF for an exclusive session on Agribusiness Innovation. This insightful session comprehensively covered critical facets of agribusiness, including sustainable practices, cutting-edge technological advancements, and strategic approaches.

Startup News

"Innovate-itt" and "Pamico Technologies," two innovative NICF startups, recently showcased their groundbreaking ideas at the 23rd ITCN Asia Karachi Expo. This event provided an incredible opportunity to connect with investors, potential clients, and industry leaders, as these disruptors are poised to change the game.
We're thrilled to share that the NICF startup, Spurt International, has partnered with Concave AGRI to bring innovative climate-smart practices to the forefront of farming. Their collaborative efforts will promote cutting-edge indoor vertical farming techniques, innovative tunnel farming methods, the supply of high-quality seeds, and a spectrum of eco-friendly farming initiatives.