About Zain Najeeb

Zayn is the head of Marketing & Partnerships at Pakistan's first Science & Technology Park, NSTP. He has worked as a consumer researcher in the brand and advertising domain at Ipsos where he consulted large conglomerates such as USAID, Colgate Palmolive, HBL Bank, Neslte Mena, and USAID . Zayn holds masters in science in Marketing & Strategy from Durham University and has done professional courses from Columbia Business School (Digital Marketing) and Oxford University (Project Risk Management). He can be reached at mgr.mkt@nstp.pk.

Rising Stars Startup Competition – NSTP and Draper successfully conclude training sessions.

The second phase of the NSTP and the US Embassy's Rising Stars Startup Competition, with Draper University as Knowledge Partner, has concluded on a high note. Participants benefited from a series of enriching training sessions led by esteemed experts from Silicon Valley. Teams have now been shortlisted for the next round of the competition. Entrepreneur Empowerment – Insights from Silicon Valley The training sessions held during the second phase of the Rising Stars Startup Competition proved transformative for the participating startup founders. Led by Silicon Valley experts, the sessions covered crucial topics like business modeling, target [...]

NSTP Update – Quarter 1, 2023

The National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) has made significant progress during the first quarter of 2023 in supporting startups and fostering innovation in Pakistan. This Innovation Update highlights some of NSTP's flagship programs and activities, including Hatch 8, the Rising Stars Startup Competition (RSSC), talks, conferences, and workshops. Hatch 8: Empowering Startups Hatch 8, NSTP's flagship program, continues to provide pre-incubation support to startups. Cohort 3 successfully concluded, and Cohort 4 has been initiated, providing startups with fully enabled working spaces, legal assistance, mentorship, coaching, networking opportunities, industry relations, investment and funding support, grants, and [...]

Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan, Mr Muhyuddin Ahmad Wani Visited NSTP, NUST.

Islamabad, Pakistan - On Thursday, March 30, 2023, the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) welcomed the Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan, Mr Muhyuddin Ahmad Wani, and a group of provincial secretaries to discuss potential areas of collaboration between NUST and the government of Gilgit-Baltistan. Pro-Rector Research, Innovation & Commercialization AVM Dr Rizwan Riaz SI(M), along with officers and faculty from the National Science & Technology Park, School of Interdisciplinary Engineering & Sciences (SINES), Nustainable, and NUST Professional Development Centre- PDC, briefed the delegation on various initiatives and possibilities for collaboration. During the meeting, the Chief [...]

Enhancing Financial and Digital Inclusion in Pakistan: NSTP and WBAF Collaborate

The National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) and the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) have joined hands to enhance financial and digital inclusion in Pakistan. This collaboration aims to contribute to the development of skills and expertise of entrepreneurs, innovators, startups, and SME founders, fostering the kind of creative thinking that leads to innovation and eventual success in the ever-changing market environment of the 21st century. The WBAF Financial Inclusion Programme, a global initiative of WBAF, aims to promote financial inclusion by providing startups and SMEs with access to knowledge, funding, and networks. The NSTP, [...]

Roundtable Conference: Role of academic Institutions in Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneurship has become increasingly important in the modern world, creating countless job opportunities, and spurring economic growth. The National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) recognizes the significance of entrepreneurship and aims to create an ecosystem that nurtures and supports innovators and entrepreneurs. As part of its efforts to promote entrepreneurship, the NSTP recently hosted Professor Chris Carr, an accomplished academic with extensive experience in business law and regulation. During the session, attended by NUST professors, administrators, students, and startup owners, the challenges and opportunities associated with entrepreneurship and innovation were discussed. Professor Chris shared his experience [...]

LearnObots signs MoA with Classera to incorporate STEAM education in all its partner schools.

Islamabad, February 20, 2023: National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) is proud to announce the recent achievement of one of its startups, LearnOBots. The company has signed a frame agreement with Classera, a leader in K-12 education, to incorporate STEAM education in all its partner schools. This landmark achievement is a testament to LearnOBots' advanced STEAM curriculum developed over a decade with 50+ researchers from top universities around the world, including MIT, Alan Turing Institute, UK, Kingston University UK, Seoul National University S. Korea, and NUST Pakistan among others. As one of the startups incubated at [...]

NSTP concluded the second week of RSSC Programme of Peshawar and Lahore Region

During the second week of RSSC, over 70 entrepreneurs partook in the programme, with 50+ participants in Lahore and 25+ in Peshawar, who thoroughly enjoyed the sessions starting with ice-breaker activities on day one. Participants represented various parts of Pakistan, including remote areas and ethnic minorities. Training and workshops were held on a variety of topics to help turn their ideas into successful businesses. The sessions included Idea Validation, Business Model Canvas, Digital Marketing, Media and Analytics, and Communication & Pitching, which were conducted by area experts. The orientation session covered program objectives, goals, deliverables, and [...]

NSTP and Digirocx Private Limited sign MoA for establishment of state-of-the-art Tier-3 Data Center

An agreement was signed between National Science & Technology Park (NSTP) and Digirocx Private Limited (a company that specializes in building and running Data Centers, establishing IT ecosystems and allied technologies) for mutual collaboration in partnering to establish infrastructure to further develop the NSTP and state-of-the-art Tier-3 Data Center at NUST H-12 Campus.  Digirocx will also establish a training center at NSTP to provide opportunities for skill development to enable engineers for data center technologies, cloud services and data sciences.   The ceremony was hosted by Dr Rizwan Riaz, Pro-Rector (Research, Innovation & Commercialization NUST and [...]

NSTP concluded the First week of RSSC Programme of ICT Region

The Rising Stars Startup Competition, a collaboration between the National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) and the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan, aims to provide a platform for innovative business ideas to flourish. The Rising Stars Startup Competition has partnered with Draper University as the knowledge partner and Pak Mission Society as the outreach partner. The competition is focused on empowering entrepreneurs across the country, with a special focus on women and minority groups. It is an unmistakable step towards empowering underrepresented groups by providing them with a platform to showcase their innovative ideas and get access [...]

Rising Stars Startup Competition Orientation Day

The National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) and U.S. Embassy, Pakistan have successfully organized the orientation event for the Rising Stars Startup Competition, aimed at empowering women and minority groups with innovative business ideas. The orientation event was held at NSTP, NUST and was attended by 140 participants, with 70 attending in person and 70 joining online. The nine-month programme will provide participants with the opportunity to network and receive training from industry experts. During the orientation event, participants were first introduced to the general details of the programme. Then, an ice-breaking activity in the form [...]

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