CYAP, National Incubation Center Announce a Strategic Partnership

Strategic partnership formed to support the growth of Pakistan’s startup ecosystem through development of millennial focused engagement

Islamabad: The Center for Youth Activism of Pakistan (CYAP), Pakistan’s foremost social enterprise dedicated to empowering young Pakistanis and the National Incubation Center (NIC), a technology hub in Islamabad managed by Jazz and Teamup, today announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine CYAP’s expertise in working on innovative projects with Pakistani millennials with NIC’s position as a national leader in ecosystem development.

Together CYAP and NIC will be co-innovating around big ideas to address the increasing ambition of young Pakistanis to get involved in Pakistan’s dynamic startup ecosystem. Over the coming months, the Center for Youth Activism of Pakistan will leverage National Incubation Center’s expertise to conduct research and produce literature to establish a transparent channel of communications and engagement between students and startup industry leaders.

Commenting on this partnership, Parvez Abbasi, Project Director of the NIC, said “We look forward to our partnership with CYAP. I believe, this partnership will benefit both the entities in their endeavours to develop a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem for Pakistan, helping tech startups through our mentorship programs and CYAP’s engagement strategy. ”

“We are very pleased to form this strategic partnership with NIC. We believe that partnerships like these are going to go further in engaging and empowering young Pakistanis,” said Shahrukh Wani, the CEO of the Center for Youth Activism of Pakistan (CYAP).

About Center for Youth Activism of Pakistan:

CYAP is a youth-led impact oriented social enterprise working to empower young Pakistanis through providing them with systematic, tailored opportunities to work toward’s a better society. CYAP runs Unreasonable Pakistan’s affiliated social accelerator program in Pakistan and runs Pakistan’s largest campus SDG awareness project. This month, CYAP launched Pakistan’s largest policy blog — Millennial Pakistan.

About National Incubation Center:

The National Incubation Center (NIC) is a technology hub launched under the unique public-private partnership of Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom (MOITT), National ICT R&D Fund, Mobilink and Teamup. The NIC will provide startups with a free of cost workspace, incubation, acceleration (the JAZZ XLR8 program), seed funding and access to over 50 Million mobile customers.