The Nationwide Incubation Centre (NIC) at LUMS is happy to announce the appointment of its Advisory Board, chaired by Mr. Saleem Ahmad, Senior Advisor at Afiniti, world’s largest utilized synthetic intelligence firm. He, together with a powerful staff, will convey in depth management and experience in entrepreneurship to each NIC Lahore and NIC Quetta.

Mr. Ahmad is an alumnus of LUMS, LSE and Wharton and brings over 25 years of expertise in investing and managing non-public fairness, hedge and enterprise funds globally. Different members of the Board embrace Dr. Ayesha Khanna, Co-founder and CEO of ADDO AI; Ms. Zehra Hyder Ali, Founder and CEO Ghonsla; Mr. Ali Mukhtar, Founder and CEO Fatima Ventures; and Mr. Ahmed Hussain, Director and Chief Technique Officer at Service Gross sales Company. Dr. Alnoor Bhimani, Dean Suleman Dawood College of Enterprise, LUMS, will proceed to supply oversight as NIC’s Interim Director.

The NIC provides incubation and acceleration programmes for progressive companies. The Centre’s imaginative and prescient encompasses the creation of stronger linkages with LUMS’ Centres, educational programmes, school and college students; the incubation of start-ups with sturdy potential for progress and affect; and enabling entrepreneurs to enter partnerships with home and worldwide organisations.  The renewed imaginative and prescient for NIC focuses on growing excessive affect options for Pakistan within the areas of agriculture, schooling, surroundings, monetary inclusion, well being, and purposes primarily based on synthetic intelligence and machine studying.

NIC’s on-going recruitment marketing campaign for its sixth cohort of start-ups additionally goals to spotlight these alternatives for future incubation (for particulars please see: www.niclahore.com/apply).

NIC will have interaction participation in programmes to energy the formation of progressive and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems in Pakistan. It is going to be establishing its footprint because the main incubator, accelerator and entrepreneurial hub within the nation. The Advisory Board and its emergent methods for NIC will strengthen the LUMS group, assist the nation’s entrepreneurial area, and increase its financial system and world stature. NIC seems ahead to alternatives for collaboration inside LUMS and past.

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