We've received 900+ applications for NIC Faisalabad Cohort 4, marking a significant milestone for us as Faisalabad's first tech incubator.

Applications for Cohort 4 of NICF have officially closed, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the fantastic turnout from all you startup enthusiasts out there! A big thank you to everyone who has shown interest and support for Cohort 4.

Together, we're gearing up to make this cohort the best one yet.
Learning & Development
Had an exciting day with Ahmed Rauf Essa, Founder & CEO of Telemart, joining us to share his experience at NICF. Ahmed engaged our founders in captivating discussions on e-commerce strategies, cutting-edge industry trends, and advice on navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.
Umer Hadeed, CEO of The Collective, and Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio joined us for an exclusive session on "Metaverse & Virtual Reality: Present & Future". During the session, Umer discussed the latest trends, emerging technologies, and real-world applications shaping the digital landscape.
Add a 0 Series
We had the pleasure of hosting Shabbir Chawla, CEO of Chawla Group, for an engaging fireside chat moderated by Zeeshan Shahid, Project Director of NICF. Participants learned about his entrepreneurial journey, gaining valuable insights into industry strategies and agricultural success.
We wrapped up our "Add a Zero Series" 2nd Edition with Hamid Mahmood, CEO/Founder of Software Pro, who shared insights into startup growth and business expansion through the Seven-Figure Agency Roadmap.
Empowering Researchers 
We brought together the University of Agriculture Faisalabad researchers and faculty members at NICF to explore commercializing research outcomes. Led by Zeeshan Shahid, NICF's Project Director, they learned to transform innovative solutions into market-ready businesses.
Community Building
At NICF, we welcomed the Care International Team and showcased our cutting-edge facility. We discussed how NICF impacts founders' entrepreneurial journeys and explored collaboration avenues. Additionally, we outlined plans to initiate projects on climate change, green business, childcare, and support for female entrepreneurs.
Our outreach sessions at Superior University Faisalabad and University of Agriculture Faisalabad ignited the spirit of entrepreneurship among students. We inspired them to explore innovative ideas, shared startup insights, and showcased NICF's support in turning their ideas into thriving businesses.
Abdullah Qadri, Director of Sitara Labels, and Muzamil Sultan, Chairman of FDPT, joined us to judge our 5th edition of Pitch-it-Right. They precisely evaluated startup presentations, shared invaluable insights, and provided feedback, helping founders elevate their pitching game for investors.
Meet the NICF Program Manager
We are thrilled to welcome Aimen Shahid to the NICF Family! Aimen has joined us as a Program Manager. With her extensive experience in startups, we are confident that she will elevate the startup ecosystem to unprecedented heights.
Virtual Pitching of Cohort 4
We had an amazing set of pitches this time from Cohort 4 during our Virtual Pitching Session. We heard some disruptive ideas and innovative solutions from the shortlisted founders. The judges were truly impressed by the turnout and had the chance to evaluate some groundbreaking ventures.
Training & Coaching Sessions
Our recent personal coaching session with Fouad Bajwa, CEO of Agriculture Republic, Atifa Asghar, Public Policy Consultant at Tencent Games, Umair Sheikh, Director at Founder Institute, and Fahad Qureshi, CEO at Spaceman Studios, assisted startups in developing their business models, guiding them through their ventures, and refining strategies.
We had Zeeshan Abid, Partner at Parker Russell AJS, for a session on Financial Literacy and Readiness tailored for startups. He shared insights on financial planning, strategies for securing funding resources, developing accurate financial projections, and key financial metrics.