Aspiring entrepreneurs across the country can now apply for the National Expansion Plan of NICs with a startup idea. The National Expansion Plan of NICs encourages innovation and entrepreneurship by providing incubation centers equipped with proactive support and free of cost services at multiple levels. The tech-savvy entrepreneurs across the country can apply online by providing simple personal and startup information. Applications are open now, continue reading to find out how to apply.
National Expansion Plan of NICs, a project of the Punjab Information Technology Board in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication is launching 13 centers across Pakistan to facilitate 700+ startups with the aim to nurture an entrepreneurial ecosystem.NEP is a unique zero-equity tech incubator that focuses on startups to accelerate technology-driven solutions. We offer the following services:
Business Development Assistance
Required Personal and Startup Information for the National Expansion Plan of NICs
City you belong
City you want to be incubated
Major and Batch
Category of startup
Stage of Startup
Define the target audience of your product or service
Define your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)
How many people are on your team?
Where do you see your startup in the next 5 years?
How did you find out about our program?
Word of mouth
University Social Media
If selected, what are your requirements from our program?
You are required to share a video of your pitch. Please make a 2-minute video of you pitching your startup, upload it on YouTube, and share the link. Kindly make sure the video settings are set to public.
How To Apply for the National Expansion Plan of NICs
Start up Application
The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), has launched an initiative to build a network of incubation centers across Pakistan. By harnessing the power of technology and innovation we aim to foster and support entrepreneurial activity on a national level.
Submit your tech business idea for the competition and win an incubation for six months and avail the following services to make your startup commercially viable business:
– Free Office Space
– Business Development Assistance
– Legal Assistance
Please note if selected you have to be at incubation center for 6 months.
Apply in Punjab
The centers of Punjab will be opening in Taxila, Gujrat, Rawalpindi, and Faisalabad, to commence operations in May 2021.