We successfully hosted the graduation ceremony for the 1st Cohort startups. The evening was filled with inspiration, memories, and achievements as founders and ecosystem enablers united in celebration. 
Alongside the graduation ceremony, we also celebrated the 1st anniversary of NIC Faisalabad. It has been a year of fostering groundbreaking startups, forging valuable partnerships, achieving significant milestones, and building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Sarfaraz Ahmed Rehman, CEO, and MD at FFC, our guest of honour, closed the ceremony with an appreciation for the startups, leaving everyone inspired for the journey ahead.
Congratulations to the graduating startups. Here's to many more years of success and innovation!
1st Advisory Form Meetup
We held our first Advisory Forum Meeting at NICF, focusing on developing a robust startup ecosystem in Faisalabad through industry collaboration and support.

We are grateful for the support of our Advisory Forum Members, including industry leaders Javed Iqbal, Dr. Khurram Tariq, Adham Sheikh, Resham Shahzad, Naveed Gulzar, Abdullah Qadri, Murtaza Zaidi, Sayyed Ahmad Masud, Zeeshan Shahid, and Muzammal, who pledged their support for a sustainable startup ecosystem.

Special thanks to Mr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Rehman, CEO, and MD at FFC, M. Bilal Abbasi, GM at Ignite, and FFC dignitaries for their invaluable support.
The community from Faisalabad came together at NICF to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2023 with a series of impactful events.

The week commenced with the culmination of Pitch-it-Right, providing a strategic platform for founders to refine their pitching skills, adjudicated by Zeeshan Abid, Partner at Parker Russell A.J.S, and Dr. Mohsin Bashir, CEO of Connectivity Business.

Continuing the focus on entrepreneurship, an engaging panel discussion on 'Positioning Faisalabad on the Global Entrepreneurial Map' featured industry leaders Adham Sheikh, Fouad Bajwa, Atifa Asghar, Irrum Jehangir Awan, Ibrahim Shaukat, and M. Mohsin Aslam, offering valuable insights.

We wrapped up the week with a 'Women in Business' Brunch featuring leading women Qurrat-Ul-Ain, Verda Yousuf, and Resham Shahzad.

It was a week filled with empowering sessions and inspiring conversations, fostering a strong sense of community and engagement.
Startup Success Stories!
NICF startup SAWiE is now a part of the Climate Adoption German Program-GIZ PrivAbo in Nairobi, where they are working to find nature-based farming solutions.
AgriBotX, one of our agritech startups, has secured the runner-up position in the Shell Tameer Awards 2023 in the Technology Innovation category and has been awarded PKR 250,000.
Our Growing Community
A delegation from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan joined us at NICF, immersing themselves in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Ambassador Nadeem Riyaz, President of the Institute of Regional Studies Islamabad, visited our facility, and together, we explored collaboration avenues for a prosperous future for Pakistan.
A day filled with inspiration and learning as we welcomed the students from UET Lahore to NIC Faisalabad.
Inspiring Innovation at TMUC
Team NICF had a fantastic time at TMUC during the opening ceremony of the Geekathon. We had the pleasure of conducting a panel discussion and talked about how incubators play a crucial role in building globally focused companies.
Fireside Chat with DG of SBP
We were honoured to host Saleem Ullah, the Deputy Governor of SBP, at NIC Faisalabad for a captivating fireside chat focused on SBP's pivotal role in accelerating innovation.

During his visit, he met with our disruptive startups and was impressed by the remarkable contributions they are making to the economy.
Rotary Club Faisalabad Meeting
It was a pleasure hosting the Rotary Club Faisalabad Meeting at NICF. During the event, Zeeshan Shahid, NICF's Project Director, emphasized the crucial role of incubators in supporting local entrepreneurs and fostering innovation.
Learning & Development
At NICF, startups gained practical insights from Fouad Bajwa, the CEO of Digital Dera, during a workshop on Revenue and Pricing.
Our recent session on 'Storytelling and Pitch Deck Development' with Dr. Amna Khalid, Founder & CEO at Avant Visionaire, empowered NICF startups to elevate their pitch game.
Gather & Grow
Introducing our latest community event series, Gather & Grow, which is all about connecting, sharing insights, exploring the latest trends, and, most importantly, growing together.
Our first G&G edition was a hit, featuring Adnan Aslam, the Founder/CEO of DigiKhata, sharing expert insights on 'How to Make Your Business Profitable.
NICF Blogs
Explore Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad's inspiring journey, balancing academia and entrepreneurship. Visit his blog to learn about the inspiration behind UAF-Gro, a local substitute for PeatMoss.
Visit his blog here!
Upcoming Events
NIC Faisalabad proudly presents an Investor Summit like no other, where we will explore the incredible innovations that have the potential to reshape the future.

Get ready to be amazed by the brilliance of sixteen outstanding startups from NICF as they pitch their transformative solutions to top investors from around the world.

This summit offers a global perspective and boundless opportunities for collaboration, a convergence of intellects, a fusion of ideas, and a chance to be an integral part of Pakistan's entrepreneurial revolution.