Meet the young startup founders at Lahore’s National Incubation Centre

 

Ahmed Pervaiz started working at age 13. School wasn’t his favourite place and his mind was always busy with entrepreneurial ideas. His interest in information technology led him to start developing websites as a teenager and he soon realized that if he makes websites for other individuals and organisations he can also earn money doing it. And so, starting with this, he has been involved in several businesses one after the other.

His creative brains have now brought him to the National Incubation Centre located at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), where he is now launching an app to connect home-based cake bakers to buyers.

National Incubation Centers have been set up across Pakistan with institutes in Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad and a centre soon to be established in Quetta. These centres, launched in collaboration between private enterprises and the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, serve as a hub for young individuals looking to find guidance and support for their entrepreneurship journey.

Listen to Ahmed’s story and other inspiring individuals who are working on creative ideas from bringing dermatologists within reach for people in rural Pakistan to finding ways to purify contaminated water. As you watch this video, learn what it takes to have your startup idea funded at your local NIC.

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