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 [email protected].

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 [...]

Three new businesses have their entry applications approved by NSTP.

The National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) SEZ committee approved the entry applications of three new firms in its third meeting. The firms will have significant FDI that will boost the confidence of foreign investors in Pakistani tech startups. Following the establishment of the NSTP in NUST, Islamabad, as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the colonization of the area started with the entry of domestic and international R&D-based businesses, with 25+ firms already receiving the Zone Enterprise Status in the committee's first two meetings in the year 2022. The applicants include PriceOye, an e-commerce company developing [...]

NSTP and Open Silicon Valley sign MOA to bridge gap between Pakistani Startups and Silicon Valley Investors

The National Science & Technology Park at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), has signed an MOA with the OPEN Silicon Valley to support and promote the growth of Pakistani startups at a global level. The agreement was signed between Dr Rizwan Riaz, Pro-Rector RIC (NUST) & VP NSTP, and Junaid Qurashi, President of OPEN Silicon Valley. Under the agreement, the two organizations will collaborate in the areas of Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship, as well as Human Resource Development through upskilling and knowledge sharing. OPEN Silicon Valley will provide mentorship and will also connect selected startups with investors in the valley. [...]

UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi, visited NSTP

UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi visited National Science & Technology Park (NSTP) at #NUST Islamabad Campus on January 26, 2023. The Ambassador was received by the Pro-Rector RIC & VP NSTP, Dr Rizwan Riaz and Director NSTP, Dr Salman Raza Naqvi. During the visit, the Ambassador met with high-tech companies and start-ups incubated at the Science Park including Rapidev, LearnOBots, mimAR, Expertflow, Zaheen Systems and Xylexa, Inc. He was also briefed about the Hatch8 programme of NSTP which is a cohort-based programme aimed at helping early-stage startups. The Ambassador expressed his [...]

Turkish Cyber Security firm, PENTECH, opens R and D office in NSTP

Leading Turkish Cyber Security firm, PENTECH BİLİŞİM TEKNOLOJİLERİ SANAYİ VE TİCARET LİMİTED ŞİRKETİ (PENDC) headquartered at Ovaakça Education District, has signed an agreement with #NSTP for opening R&D center at the park. This state-of-the-art facility will allow dedicated professionals to continue pushing the boundaries of cybersecurity innovation and protection and will be mutually beneficial to NUST and PENTECH.  Being located NSTP (NUST University), the R&D office will foster collaboration and partnerships for the development of new and improved cybersecurity solutions. The ceremony was graced by Dr Rizwan Riaz, Pro-Rector RIC & VP NSTP with Mr. Sohail [...]

NSTP joins hand with US Embassy to Rising Startup Competition for Minorities & Women

Pakistan’s first STP, the National Science &Technology Park, in collaboration with US Embassy, has launched the Rising Stars Startup Competition for Minorities at NUST.   The launching of the Startup Competition was part of the Hatch 8 Cohort 3 graduation ceremony held at NSTP on the 22nd of December. The Minister for Planning and Development Mr. Ahsan Iqbal graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.   Designed by NSTP to increase the quality and quantity of entrepreneurs from marginalized and underprivileged communities of Pakistan, the primary objective of the Program is to increase the presence of diverse leaders [...]

16x Startups Graduate from Hatch8 Cohort 3

The National Science &Technology Park at NUST held the Graduation Ceremony of the 3rd cohort of its Hatch 8 programme at the NUST main campus on Thursday. As many as 16 startups built upon disruptive ideas have graduated as part of the third cohort. Hatch 8 is a cohort based pre-incubation programme of NSTP, which admits entrepreneurs at the idea stage of their product development and transforms them into viable businesses in due course of time.   Mr Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives, was the chief guest who felicitated the startups upon [...]

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