Our Partners

OUTSOURCED PARTNERS

National Incubation Center Lahore is proud to partner with a fine selection of service providers to offer help and support to our incubated and accelerated startups. As per in-house agreements with each the following companies offer services to the startups in return for a subsidized fee, part of the equity or convertible debt.

Disclaimer: The exact terms of the service contract are negotiated individually between the startups and service providers. Any current or graduated startup wishing to employ the services can do so by sending a request at niclahore@lums.edu.pk

Since inception in 2006 Minstorm’s passion has led them to create a plethora of outstanding games thus shaping the company into a stalwart games developer delivering exceptional content to a global audience.

Conrad Labs excels in providing software solutions to help each startup fulfill its distinctive engineering needs varying from product development, management, quality assurance and others.

Arbisoft is a technology company that designs and engineers robust software using mobile, web and cloud technologies. It has built highly successful partnerships with some of the leading technology businesses of the world.

DevBatch is an IT Solutions providing innovative IT enabled web and mobile solutions and enterprise to large scale enterprises and Government sectors at national and global levels accomplishing more than 200 projects globally.

LEGAL PARTNERS

AZAM & RAI is a local general-practice law firm handling contracts, intellectual property, information technology, investments, telecommunications and others.

Ahmed Uzair and Co is an enterprising law firm offering legal services in the fields of tax, customs, trade & investment law, intellectual property & corporate advisory among others.

Salahuddin, Saif & Aslam (SSA) is one of the fastest growing law firms in the country dealing in dispute resolution, arbitration, litigation, mergers, acquisitions, international trade and other legal services.

Malik & Zeshan is a specialized corporate and tax law and works to secure the interests of clients to maximize their value in business propositions.

BUSINESS SUPPORT

Freshdesk is a cloud-based customer support platform enabling companies to provide customer service. Startups can avail free Freshdesk license and the customer support service software suite to handle customer communication using powerful tickets-based system.

This is Lahore is a platform for collaborative & innovative research and technology solutions. They offer technical training, business skill development, access to product testing lab and startup incubation.

Amazon Web Services provide low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed for businesses to grow. They provide startups with the resources needed to get started on AWS.

Mobilink and NIC collaboratively scout, mentor and provide sustenance to business startups. Under the ‘Make Your Mark’ (MYM) they ‘Help young people shape their future’. Startups can get financial and non-financial assistance.

Gust is a global SaaS funding platform for the sourcing and management of early-stage investments. It entrepreneurial collaboration with the smartest and angel investor networks through virtual support of the investment relationship, from initial pitch to successful implementation.

INVESTMENT PARTNERS

FundingLab is an initiative that establishes crowdfunding platforms targeting countries where P2P payment solutions are not readily available under the non-profit umbrella. It focuses exclusively on projects coming from Incubation centers working with local institutions.

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.

CresVentures is an Angel Capital firm connecting entrepreneurs with resources to kick-start the next big idea. Through extensive market research and a hands-on mentoring experience, the company has been a game changer for startups in Pakistan.

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.

NETWORK PARTNERS

TiE Lahore is a chapter of TiE Global – a non-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, established to foster and nurture entrepreneurs. It promotes the innovative culture in the youth mentoring and coaching them to raise ideas.

OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs) is a voluntary organization 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 organization.

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.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) founded in 1987 is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners with 160 chapters in 50 countries. It enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow.

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.

The Pakistan Education Innovation Fund (Ilm Ideas 2), supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), provides a platform for the generation, piloting and scaling up of innovative solutions to address critical education challenges in Pakistan.

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is the official development agency of the Government of UK managing aid for the poor, developing countries. The objective is to eradicate extreme poverty around the globe.

The British Asian Trust was founded in 2007 by HRH the Prince of Wales to tackle widespread poverty and hardships in South Asia by engaging entrepreneurs of the British Asian diaspora and linking them with social entrepreneurs and grassroots interventions in the region.

ACADEMIC PARTNERS

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

Founded by Imran Khan in 2008, NAMAL began as a technical training institute. It now awards University of Bradford Undergraduate degrees and is an associate college of University of Bradford with an advisory relationship with LUMS.

Lahore College for Women University has empowered women through education, employability and entrepreneurship for 94 years. Furthering this vision the institute is a partner in implementing NIC’s vision.

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, and every day.