The Nest i/o is a technology incubator launched by the Pakistani software industry represented by P@SHA, in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs and Samsung and with support from the US State Department.
It’s a standard software term which means input/output.
Our mission is to act as a catalyst in the growth of the tech startup ecosystem in Pakistan. We aim to incubate, mentor and support over 1000 technology startups in the next 3 years.
You can visit our website and click on ‘Apply Now’ to fill in the form. Or you can come to our Open Pitch Day that is organised once every month and pitch your idea. You can also connect with one of the mentors at The Nest i/o and experience the power of a good reference!
We offer workspace, training, mentorship, networking and access to investors. And it’s all free!
We offer workspace to early-stage startups for up to 4 months. You remain a part of The Nest i/o for up to 12 months, first as an ‘Internal Incubatee’ and then as an ‘External Incubatee’. After this period, successful startups are invited to join us as The Nest Alumni.
Yes. You can apply for our External Incubatee Program – this gives you access to all the resources and training available to Internal Incubatees, minus the workspace.
The Nest i/o is geared to supporting product companies or a service idea that is easily scalable.
If your company can scale – which means that if you can reach 10x your revenue and profit numbers without increasing your team, we consider you a product company.
No. We do not take equity in the startups we incubate.
From one to four members.
No, if you are committed to becoming an entrepreneur you have to give up your job and focus full time on the product and business you want to build.
Imagine Europe before the industrial revolution. Now imagine the type of men who dared to cross the oceans and reach America, India and China. Also imagine the men who invented the light bulb, the steam engine and the flying machine. We’re looking for daring, driven, enthusiastic, resourceful, imaginative and brave founders. Men and women who will invent the future for our country and the world.