The official inauguration ceremony for Jazz’s National Incubation Center (NIC) was held today at the National Information Technology Board.
Houlin Zhao, Secretary General International Telecommunications Union, Anusha Rahman Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecom, Mr. Rizwan Bashir, Secretary IT & Telecom, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA and Aamir Ibrahim, CEO Mobilink were present at the event.
The incubator has been developed to further the Government’s vision of a digital Pakistan, and is funded by the National ICT R&D Fund. It will be a first of its kind innovation hub to nurture and grow talent from across Pakistan under the unique Mobilink sponsored ‘Jazz XLR8 Program’.
The program will help in bridging the gap between Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Investors, while providing state-of-the-art incubation facilities and access to experts and advisers.
Mobilink will be operating this world-class incubator with its service delivery partner Team Up, bringing expertise of seasoned industry veterans like Zouhair Khaliq and Pervaiz Abbasi, who shall be leading the operations.
This initiative is also aligned with VimpelCom’s group-wide ‘Make Your Mark’ (MYM) program. Under the program Mobilink has already collaborated with LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship (LCE) to provide support and mentor-ship to 15 startups currently incubated there.