Partners

Our partners believe in the power and potential of disruptive innovation. We work with corporations, institutions and academies to mobilize a network of collaborators that create value and support to transform the ecosystem.

Buitems

Academic Partner
Buitems

LUMS and Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, a public sector university, have joined hands to establish an incubation center (NIC Quetta) to accelerate the growth and success of ICT entrepreneurship, which shall be achieved through a wide array of business support resources including, marketing, technical know-how, trainings, management resources, mentorship, shared information technology services and assistance in obtaining finance/startup capital to ensure enterprise growth in the province of Balochistan.

Saarland University

Academic Partners
Saarland University

In collaboration with NICL, Saarland University offers the Entrepreneurship 101 programme, an exclusive course for students interested in business idea generation and entrepreneurship. The course teaches how to develop business ideas from scratch and acquire the skills and mindset for entrepreneurship.

LUMS

Academic Partners
LUMS

The Lahore University of Management Sciences is a world class academic institution with a history of achievement, and ambitions for the future. It encourages research and intellectual growth and thus plays a pivotal role in producing professionals prepared to compete with colleagues across the world.

Seed Spark programme with Stanford

Academic Partner
Seed Spark programme with Stanford

Seed Spark is a four-month, online programme designed by Stanford Graduate School of Business for early-stage entrepreneurs in traction or growth stage to build their strategy, grow their network and ultimately boost their business.

Startup Weekend

Community Partner
Startup Weekend

The Startup Weekend is a 54-hour entrepreneurship event for young entrepreneurs to experience the highs, lows, and pressures that make up a startup. Participants meet mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors ready to help them get started.

Future Fest

Community Partner
Future Fest

Futurefest is a conference spanning over three days for Pakistan’s most noted tech startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and digital enthusiasts. It will include speakers, stalls, exhibitions, and activities from over 300 individuals, with 150 guests flying into Pakistan from across the world.

P@SHA

Community Partner
P@SHA

P@SHA was initiated to create a functional trade association for the IT industry in Pakistan and since has emerged as a solid platform promoting, protecting and developing the software industry.

OPEN

Community Partner
OPEN

OPEN (Organisation of Pakistani Entrepreneurs) is a voluntary organisation dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and business leadership in Pakistanis. It is an inclusive, encompassing and collaborative initiative with a vision to become the premier entrepreneurship organisation.

Step Pakistan

Community Partner
Step Pakistan

Step Pakistan brings together startup founders, investors, developers, and enablers from Pakistan in a holistic community to collaborate with talks of innovation, raising startup investments and the participation of startups and mentors from the outstanding tech scene in the region.

Paklaunch

Community Partner
Paklaunch

Paklaunch.com is a platform driving growth in the Pakistani entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem by showcasing accomplishments and achievements of distinguished Pakistanis, helping Pakistani entrepreneurs through advisory, training, or fundraising, enabling discussions on global investment opportunities and facilitating networking and collaboration through group discussions.

Shell Tameer

Community Partner
Shell Tameer

Shell Tameer in Pakistan inculcates entrepreneurial skills in young people aged between 18-35. The programme offers, trainings on enterprise skills and starting a business; networking with expert organisations to develop business plans and to secure start up finance; a two-yearly award scheme to recognise and reward the successful entrepreneurs.

YPO

Community Partner
YPO

The YPO Indus Chapter has some of the most influential CEOs in the country who own and influence companies such as PEL, Descon Engineering, Sitara Group, Abacus Consulting, Fatima Group, Remington Pharma, Din Group, Hashoo Group, Interwood, Sapphire Group, Next Pharmaceuticals, zameen.com, TAQ Logistics, Muslim Commercial Bank, Nishat Group and many others. We are a forum exclusively focused on improving and transforming the standard of business leadership so that we can collectively achieve greater results for our community.

Fatima Ventures

Investment Partner
Fatima Ventures

Fatima Ventures is a capital fund that invests in creative, visionary and passionate local founders. It is a significant player in the growth and sustainability of important industries of the Country.

MoITT

Investment Partners
MoITT

Ignite

Investment Partner
Ignite

Ignite works towards development and research of information and communication technologies with the vision to transform Pakistan’s economy into a knowledge based economy by promoting efficient, sustainable and effective ICT initiatives through synergic development of industrial and academic resources.

Facebook Innovation Lab

Business Partner
Facebook Innovation Lab

Facebook Innovation Lab Pakistan is a tech space for innovation where ideas can grow and flourish. The Innovation Lab focuses on providing infrastructure access to developers, entrepreneurs and community groups, enabling them to network, train and grow their expertise.

WWF

Business Partner
WWF

WWF is the world’s leading conservation organisation, operating in nearly 100 countries, and in Pakistan for the past 50 years. WWF-Pakistan aims to conserve nature and ecological processes by preserving diversity in the ecosystem, ensuring use of renewable sources, and promoting action to reduce pollution and wasteful exploitation of resources and energy, all while holding true to local perspectives.

UNDP

Business Partner
UNDP

UNDP is working in collaborating with the Government of Pakistan to help the Pakistani population address and find solutions to persistent developmental challenges. UNDP is working within the domains of improved data quality, environmental management, climate change adaption, accountable governance mechanism and effective response to conflicts and disasters.

NAVTTC

Business Partner
NAVTTC

National Vocational and Technical Training Commission is a national body regulating, facilitating, accrediting, trade testing and providing certification of skills in the technical and vocational training sector. Their aim is to enhance the employability of the youth and contribute to national productivity and development.

Engro Energy

Business Partner
Engro Energy

Engro Energy, a subsidiary of Engro Corporation, is aiming to develop power projects in Pakistan, which improve energy efficiency in the country. Engro Energy formed the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company to unearth one of the largest lignite coal reserves in the world in Thar. The company also establishes and operates mine-mouth power plants in Tharparker, through the Engro Powergen Thar Private Limited.

Huawei

Business Partner
Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei’s mission to make digitization accessible for all, and to help build a fully connected, intelligent world. The company’s aim is to drive connectivity and promote equal access to networks, provide the ultimate computing power to deliver ubiquitous cloud and intelligence, and to build powerful digital platforms to help all industries become more agile and efficient.

LUMS and Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, a public sector university, have joined hands to establish an incubation center (NIC Quetta) to accelerate the growth and success of ICT entrepreneurship, which shall be achieved through a wide array of business support resources including, marketing, technical know-how, trainings, management resources, mentorship, shared information technology services and assistance in obtaining finance/startup capital to ensure enterprise growth in the province of Balochistan.

In collaboration with NICL, Saarland University offers the Entrepreneurship 101 programme, an exclusive course for students interested in business idea generation and entrepreneurship. The course teaches how to develop business ideas from scratch and acquire the skills and mindset for entrepreneurship.

The Lahore University of Management Sciences is a world class academic institution with a history of achievement, and ambitions for the future. It encourages research and intellectual growth and thus plays a pivotal role in producing professionals prepared to compete with colleagues across the world.

Seed Spark is a four-month, online programme designed by Stanford Graduate School of Business for early-stage entrepreneurs in traction or growth stage to build their strategy, grow their network and ultimately boost their business.

The Startup Weekend is a 54-hour entrepreneurship event for young entrepreneurs to experience the highs, lows, and pressures that make up a startup. Participants meet mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors ready to help them get started.

Futurefest is a conference spanning over three days for Pakistan’s most noted tech startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and digital enthusiasts. It will include speakers, stalls, exhibitions, and activities from over 300 individuals, with 150 guests flying into Pakistan from across the world.

P@SHA was initiated to create a functional trade association for the IT industry in Pakistan and since has emerged as a solid platform promoting, protecting and developing the software industry.

OPEN (Organisation of Pakistani Entrepreneurs) is a voluntary organisation dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and business leadership in Pakistanis. It is an inclusive, encompassing and collaborative initiative with a vision to become the premier entrepreneurship organisation.

Step Pakistan brings together startup founders, investors, developers, and enablers from Pakistan in a holistic community to collaborate with talks of innovation, raising startup investments and the participation of startups and mentors from the outstanding tech scene in the region.

Paklaunch.com is a platform driving growth in the Pakistani entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem by showcasing accomplishments and achievements of distinguished Pakistanis, helping Pakistani entrepreneurs through advisory, training, or fundraising, enabling discussions on global investment opportunities and facilitating networking and collaboration through group discussions.

Shell Tameer in Pakistan inculcates entrepreneurial skills in young people aged between 18-35. The programme offers, trainings on enterprise skills and starting a business; networking with expert organisations to develop business plans and to secure start up finance; a two-yearly award scheme to recognise and reward the successful entrepreneurs.

YPO

The YPO Indus Chapter has some of the most influential CEOs in the country who own and influence companies such as PEL, Descon Engineering, Sitara Group, Abacus Consulting, Fatima Group, Remington Pharma, Din Group, Hashoo Group, Interwood, Sapphire Group, Next Pharmaceuticals, zameen.com, TAQ Logistics, Muslim Commercial Bank, Nishat Group and many others. We are a forum exclusively focused on improving and transforming the standard of business leadership so that we can collectively achieve greater results for our community.

Fatima Ventures is a capital fund that invests in creative, visionary and passionate local founders. It is a significant player in the growth and sustainability of important industries of the Country.

Ignite works towards development and research of information and communication technologies with the vision to transform Pakistan’s economy into a knowledge based economy by promoting efficient, sustainable and effective ICT initiatives through synergic development of industrial and academic resources.

Facebook Innovation Lab Pakistan is a tech space for innovation where ideas can grow and flourish. The Innovation Lab focuses on providing infrastructure access to developers, entrepreneurs and community groups, enabling them to network, train and grow their expertise.

WWF

WWF is the world’s leading conservation organisation, operating in nearly 100 countries, and in Pakistan for the past 50 years. WWF-Pakistan aims to conserve nature and ecological processes by preserving diversity in the ecosystem, ensuring use of renewable sources, and promoting action to reduce pollution and wasteful exploitation of resources and energy, all while holding true to local perspectives.

UNDP is working in collaborating with the Government of Pakistan to help the Pakistani population address and find solutions to persistent developmental challenges. UNDP is working within the domains of improved data quality, environmental management, climate change adaption, accountable governance mechanism and effective response to conflicts and disasters.

National Vocational and Technical Training Commission is a national body regulating, facilitating, accrediting, trade testing and providing certification of skills in the technical and vocational training sector. Their aim is to enhance the employability of the youth and contribute to national productivity and development.

Engro Energy, a subsidiary of Engro Corporation, is aiming to develop power projects in Pakistan, which improve energy efficiency in the country. Engro Energy formed the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company to unearth one of the largest lignite coal reserves in the world in Thar. The company also establishes and operates mine-mouth power plants in Tharparker, through the Engro Powergen Thar Private Limited.

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei’s mission to make digitization accessible for all, and to help build a fully connected, intelligent world. The company’s aim is to drive connectivity and promote equal access to networks, provide the ultimate computing power to deliver ubiquitous cloud and intelligence, and to build powerful digital platforms to help all industries become more agile and efficient.

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