NICF Investor Summit 2024!
NIC Faisalabad First Investor Summit was a huge success and brought together some of the most renowned Investors, including Fatima Gobi Ventures, Arzan Venture Capital, JS Bank Venture Capital, Accelerate Prosperity, Amaana Capital, AugMentor, i2i Accelerator, PNO Ventures, Acumen, sAi Venture Capital, Tawaref, Seedefy, GSMA, INNOVentures Global Private Ltd, Axial Consulting, and ScaleX.

Our nine disruptive startups pitched their ideas and capitalized on this by engaging in one-on-one meetings with the VCs and exploring potential opportunities.

We were also glad to have leading industrialists from Faisalabad who expressed their strong support for the city's thriving startup ecosystem.
Welcoming the 4th Cohort!
We welcomed the 4th Cohort with an Orientation Ceremony!

After receiving an overwhelming response and conducting a rigorous selection process, we have shortlisted 15 startups for the incubation program, 4 for the hatchery program, and 5 women-led startups for SheVentures.

Our incubated startups come from various verticals including AgriTech, IoT, Big Data, Data Analytics, Food & Nutrition, and AI, Textile Innovation, E-commerce, SaaS, FinTech, and HealthTech.

The ceremony featured an exclusive fireside chat with Dr. Khurram Tariq, CEO of Kay & Emms. Founders gained valuable insights from sessions with representatives from Ignite National Technology Fund and FFC.
 Pitch Day 
We heard some very exciting pitches and groundbreaking ideas during the Cohort 4 Pitch Day. The selected startups impressed our expert judges with their innovative solutions, reflecting the diversity of Pakistan's startup ecosystem.
In our mission to empower women entrepreneurs NICF Launched SheVentures, our dedicated women-centric cohort aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs to launch and elevate their ventures. This 6-month program offers tailored support, including mentorship from industry experts, networking opportunities, capacity building, and access to co-working space.
Add a 0 Series with Resham Shahzad
We had an exciting Fireside Chat with our guest Resham Shahzad, Director at Arshad Group, moderated by Zeeshan Shahid, Project Director at NICF. Resham shared practical insights on leadership, managing emotions and workplace stress, and effectively handling multiple ventures.
NICF Visits
Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor of UAF, and Syed Irfan Ali, Executive Director of State Bank of Pakistan, visited NICF for an exploration of Faisalabad's startup ecosystem. They interacted with our startup community, gaining insights into local business initiatives.
Gather & Grow Series
We had a very engaging session with Neha Nazir, the Founder of Rabia Trust Hospital, during our Gather and Grow Series at NICF. Our NICF community came together to explore the challenges in the business supply chain process, and Neha shared valuable insights for improvement.
In our recent Gather & Grow session, we had the pleasure of hosting Yousuf Jamshed,Chief FinTech Officer at Alif Innovation, who engaged in a discussion with startups about driving innovation and inclusivity in the retail business.
Startup News
NICF startups Royal Trading Company and Greekian secured the national runner-up position in the National Idea Bank Competition 2024, initiated by Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan. Among 2800 startups, they emerged as two of the top 30 finalists, showcasing Pakistan's innovation and talent.
Women’s Day
For Women's Day, we hosted a Panel Discussion with Anusheh Tahir, Founder of ShehNoor Jewels, Hania Javed, Creative Head at Sitara Fabrics LTD, and Hadia Awan, Co-founder of AG IVF. The session explored pertinent topics, celebrating resilience, diversity, and inclusion.