Startup founders! Come join our 4th Cohort for a transformative, fully funded 1-year incubation programme at NIC Faisalabad to elevate your startup to new heights.
The Programme Offers
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Application Deadline: January 20, 2024
Add a 0 Series
Our first edition of the 'Add a 0 series,' featuring Umar Qamar, Co-founder of ELO, was truly incredible. NICF Project Director, Zeeshan Bin Shahid, led an insightful fireside chat with Umar, covering the latest trends and insights in the textile industry and the rapidly growing e-commerce sector.
NICF Signed an MoU with BIC
NIC Faisalabad took a significant step forward as it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Beaconhouse International College. The MoU, signed between Zeeshan Shahid, Project Director at NICF, and Safia Cassim, Country Operations Head at BIC, marked the initiation of collaborative efforts in areas of mutual interest to empower the next generation of entrepreneurial talent.
Startup News
We're incredibly proud of Muhammad Talal Ejaz, the Founder of NICF startup Sabzland, who has been awarded the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 at The BRICS and SCO Young Leaders Award ceremony in Kazan, Russia, hosted by the Academy of Youth Diplomacy and OIC Youth Capital.
NICF startup Spurt International has signed an MoU with PUM Netherlands and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Their collaborative vision aims to create sustainable, greener cities, ensuring a secure food supply and fostering income and job opportunities for the youth.
Our Growing Community
The NICF hosted a delegation from PUM Netherlands, including Rolf Schrauwen, Country Coordinator Pakistan, Darien van Doorn, Regional Coordinator South America, Asia & Europe, Terry van Dijk, Project Officer, Saleem Ahmad, Pakistan Representative. Together, we explored potential avenues for collaboration, aiming to enhance our contribution to agritech.
In our latest Pitch-it-Right event, we were honoured to have Javed Iqbal, CEO of Sitara Energy Limited, and Sami Ullah, CEO of Sami and Co, as judges. They offered valuable feedback to refine pitches from NICF startups Eplant, AG IVF, Refurb N Up, Pakbloomia, and Visibility Bots.
Training Sessions
In collaboration with Spurt International, PUM, and UAF, we brought together top experts like Erik Van, Chairman of the Hydroponics Association Netherlands, and Christ Tielemands, Senior Lecturer at HAS Hogeschool Netherlands for an exclusive two-day workshop on Innovation and Sustainability in Urban Horticulture at NICF.
During a recent training with M. Zeeshan Abid, Partner at Parker Russell AJS, on Financial Literacy and Readiness at NICF, startups learned practical skills in understanding financial statements, analyzing metrics, and identifying funding sources, enabling smarter financial decisions in handling risks, taxes, and legal obligations.
NICF is Hiring

We are currently hiring for the position of Program Manager and Finance and Compliance Manager. 

If you want to make an impact on the startup landscape of Pakistan and be a part of Pakistan's first agri-tech incubator

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