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National Incubation Center – NIC




Entrepreneurs

Ready to be an entrepreneur? We offer business acceleration and startup incubation services that include fully furnished office space, utilities, internet and access to a lot of other LUMS resources. Get mentoring and build relationships with veteran businesspersons and investors. Leverage the LUMS brand to grow your new business !

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Donors

If you’d like to support passionate entrepreneurs and contribute towards strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan, we invite you to donate to The Foundation Fund which invests in promising Pakistani startups at seed stage and supports programs like NIC.

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Investors

Join our network of investors and get early access to promising deals. We believe that the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan is nearing an inflection point. We invest to separate the chaff from the wheat and showcase the most promising Foundation startups for our investors.

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Mentors

We are always looking for seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals to join our Mentors Network. Mentors guide our affiliate startups in their respective areas of expertise. If you would like to give back to the community or share your skills and experience with promising entrepreneurs,
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LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship ranked #1 in Pakistan and #11 in Asia by Gust Accelerator Report 2015 for Asian and Oceanian Region.

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Scouting Seasons

The Foundation business incubator & accelerator at National Incubation Center Lahore (NIC) hosts three batches of startups a year. For each batch, NIC scouts visit various nationwide events that bring entrepreneurs and innovators together on competitive platforms. More…

The Foundation

The Foundation is a 4-month long, intense, business incubation and acceleration program offered at the National Incubation Center Lahore to the most promising startups scouted from all across Pakistan. Both resident and non-resident programs are available for the best startups. More…

The Foundation Fund

NIC Lahore is working with LUMS Alumni and other organizations to help create a sizable seed stage investment vehicle for equity financing of promising startups. Early capital is not readily available to even the best startups led by the most passionate entrepreneurs. This SPV is intended to fill that void. More…

Recent News


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LUMS LAUNCHES URBAN YOUTH PROJECT

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World Startup Factory Impact Accelerator 2017

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Homestove wins Shell Tameer Awards

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Qayaam secures seconds position at ERUPT

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Neurostic, a startup incubated by LCE bags a gold award at Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA)

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Karandaaz Pakistan and LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship Host First-Ever FinTech Disrupt Challenge in Pakistan

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Treble, an alumnus of LCE makes it to Top 15 at Startup Istanbul 2016

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LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship partners with EO Lahore and GSEA Pakistan

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18 startups make it to the prestigious foundation Program at LCE

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BeautyHooked, a LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship startup, secures seed funding of $280k

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Startup Weekend Lahore Ed-Innovation 2016 attracts over 130 education innovators

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