The National Incubation Center (NIC) is a first of its kind technology hub launched under the public-private partnership of the Ministry of IT & Telecom, Ignite Fund, Jazz & Teamup.
The NIC, in partnership with Ilm Ideas 2, aims to connect Pakistan’s tech community with education institutions and organizations in order to tackle important, immediate educational challenges in Pakistan.
Hackistan is a 48-hour challenge that will provide participants with research and resources, an engaging workspace and advisory and mentorship support from leading experts in the field. The NIC is additionally providing an opportunity for the winning team to receive 12 months of incubation at the NIC by qualifying as a startup in its 4th cohort (which is starting from September 2018). The selected startup can also qualify for the Jazz xlr8 program which will enable the startup to leverage multiple benefits including access to Jazz 55 million + user base.
Hackistan aims to capture the attention of the youth, from university students to those working in corporations and entities – anyone who is able to identify and single out the need for change and is willing to strive for this required change is wanted.
The idea can fall under any of the following categories:
a) Providing Access to Quality Education for All
b) Assisted Learning for Persons With Disabilities
c) Increasing Learning Resources
d) Improving Skills Education and Development
e) Other – this category covers any idea solving educational problems other than the above.
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