kubic Karakoram International University Business Incubation Centre

Karakoram University Business Incubation Centre (KUBIC) is a project of HEC to encourage universities to impart basic entrepreneurial thinking to the students while they are studying. Soon after its inception by the end of 2015, KUBIC established linkages with leading NGOs of the area working on the similar themes and started programs related to Entrepreneurship with a focus on creating an entrepreneurial eco-system in the university. KUBIC is now actively engaged with the students and market actors through seminars, consultative workshops, and training programs.

Vision

“To transform the socio-economic conditions of the mountain communities through the spirit of entrepreneurship”.

Mission

“To train the future generation of entrepreneurs in Gilgit-Baltistan by providing required skills in a conducive environment that fosters creativity and innovation”.

Facilities

Physical Support:

Incubates will be provided furnished offices with the following facilities:

  • Internet access
  • Dedicated telephone line.
  • Photocopy, printing, and mailing via courier.
  • Conference room facilities equipped with multi-media
  • Display of company’s profile on KIU/BIC website
  • Kitchenette/ Canteen services for tea, coffee, meals, and soft drinks.

Business and Professional Support Services

  • Access to KIU library and digital resources.
  • Networking opportunities within KIU.
  • Support in marketing through website and use of KIU/BIC name.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship through professionals and specialized consultants.
  • Identification of various funding options for incubates.
  • Advisory services in business plans formulation, marketing strategies, project selection, etc.
  • Training on the basics of entrepreneurship.
  • Advice in legal and financial consultancy

Business incubation is a business support process that accelerates the successful development of start-up and fledgling companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources and services. These services are usually developed or orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the business incubator and through its network of contacts. A business incubator’s main goal is to produce successful firms that will leave the program financially viable and freestanding. These incubator graduates have the potential to create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, commercialize new technologies, and strengthen local and national economies.
Critical to the definition of an incubator is the provision of management guidance, technical assistance and consulting tailored to young growing companies. Incubators usually also provide clients access to appropriate rental space and flexible leases, shared basic business services and equipment, technology support services and assistance in obtaining the financing necessary for company growth.

First Batch Incubates at KUBIC

The first batch of incubates has been inducted by KUBIC in the first week of March 2017. Through a standard procedure and after a Business Plan Competition Eight ideas were offered placement in the KUBIC. These incubate are working under the supervision of mentors to turn their raw ideas into successful start-ups.

Second Batch Incubates at KUBIC

BIC announced the second phase of the Incubation Program where 55 candidates applied and after a two-stage scrutiny process, the following 11 candidates have been selected:

Sr. No Name Department Business Idea
1 UzmaShaheen Food & Agriculture Floral Arrangements & Decors
2 Sobia Rehman Food & Agriculture Corporate Kitchen
3 Alishba Chemistry Growing and Processing Olives
4 Anita Shaheen Business Management Yoga & Fitness Center
5 Sidrah Nizar Economics Fashion Designing
6 ZahidaBatool Chemistry Extraction of Anti-Cancer Alkaloid from Berberis Plants
7 NasiraBano Biological Sciences Beauty Salon
8 KosarJabeen Economics Gym & Yoga Center
9 Nazia Malik Business Management Women Garments Factory and Showroom
10 Sajid Ali Food & Agriculture Tumuro 100% Natural
11 Imran Ali Food & Agriculture KIU Smart Market

Third Batch Incubates at KUBIC

A Competition for Business Ideas was held among the participants of KIU students for the business ideas in collaboration with Ministry of Planning Development & Reform in Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Islamabad.

S/No Name Start-up Name Department
1 Sobia Rehman Corporate Kitchen Food & Agriculture
2 Afaq Ahmed Khan Apricot Corporation Business Management
3 Izzat BiBi Chkar Alumni
4 Nazia Malik Bridal Dress Collection Bridal Dress Collection
5 Wajid Ali Paper Recycling Business Management
6 Naveed Ahmed Clay Bricks Alumnae
7 Sohaib K-Freshers (Mushrooms) Business Management
8 Danish Hussain Pickles according to Blood Group Chemistry Dept
9 Zahida Batool extraction of Barberries Chemistry Dept
10 Alishba growing Olives Chemistry Dept
11 Mudassir Iqbal organic Fertilizer Chemistry Dept
12 Muhammad Yasir Be My Guest  Business Management
13 Uzma Shaheen Floriculture in GB Food & Agriculture
14 Nasira Bano traditional herbal beauty creams  
15 Anita Shaheen  Yoga Centre Business Management
16 Jamila GB event Organizers Economics

Fourth Batch Incubates at KUBIC

The University of Oregan came in collaboration with Karakoram International University to promote and develop the women entrepreneurship and in June 2019 the competition held in the presence of Jurry of senior professors of University of Oregan and Karakoram International Unversity.

Four among the 15 women eterprenures are selected to visit the University of oregan USA, Eugene city in the month of October. They will visit different related businesses and the entrepreneurs will be having training how to scale up their businesses.

The list of entrepreneurs are as follows

S/No Name Start-up Name
1 Injlene Fatime Liza crafts
2 Bibi Rukhsana Silsia Gems
3 Uzma Shaheen Floriculture
4 Nida Hayat Vegetable Dumplings

5th Batch Incubates at KUBIC

Dice Fellowship Program

Dice is Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies. It is Launched by the British Council for Pakistan, focusing on employment, underemployment and poor quality employment in emerging economies. It also addresses the lack of inclusive growth which translates into instability, political disaffection and affecting growth.

DICE selected 28 entrepreneurs for a six months fellowship program by conducting a Business Plan Competition in August 2019.

These entrepreneurs will learn through workshop-style training and digital courses. They will get mentors to meetup face to face. Through these activities, they will get their related networking and stakeholders.

S# Name of Applicant Enterprise Name
1 Neelma Yaqoob Moona Hussain Costumes
2 Asif Karim Workout
3 Ghulam Samad Shah Tourist World Hotels & Restaurants
4 Injleen Fatima Leeza Crafts
5 Shahid Hussain PMCC
6 Nasir Abbas Stones & Stones
7 Uzma Shaheen Hunza Cut Roses
8 Fozia Hakeem Handcrafts & Dress Designing
9 Nida Hayat Dumplings
10 Mushtaq Ahmed Badshah Crushing Plant & Fish Forms
11 Attaullah Baig Ideas Graphics
12 Shahida Fairy Medows Photo Studio
13 Shamim Bano Korgah Gulmit Carpet Center
14 Sohail Ahmed Organic Skin Care
15 Wazir Ejaz Baltistan Cultural & Development Foundation
16 Huma Shaheen KIZ Automobile Workshop
17 Noreen Akhtar Mullberry Jam
18 Sitara Asma Beauti Parlour
19 Saeed Ullah Baig Seven Eleven Resturant
20 Rukhsana Silsila Gems & Jewlery
21 Islam Ud Din Stay Hunzo
22 Beenish Arif Hunza Attires
23 Ruzina Babar/ Naila The Décor
24 Ghulam Akbar Sky Printers
25 Kaleem Ullah Baig Inspire Learning Academy
26 Shakoor & Nazira Baltistan Surpentitine
27 Shazmeen Quilt Making
28 Wajid Ali/ Zaheer Ali Shah Apricot Incarporation
29 Sikandar Hussain Ghoomlo
30 Mujahid Ali Gappa Tours & Adventure
31 Zainab Batool Women Empowerment Centre Nomal
32 Razia/ Fatima Pakeeza Food

An advisory committee is already constituted to track progress against the stated goals.

The advisory committee involves following members

  • Vice-Chancellor KIU
  • Enterprise Development expert
  • Director BIC

Dr. Ifzal ( Director Oric)

Mr. Muhammad Ilyas (Director BIC)

Mr. Imran Shams ( Accelerate Prosperity)

Mr. Waqar Abbas ( Accelerate Prosperity)

Representatives of Incubating Universities,  Mega business owners and entrepreneurial Banks.

  • Director
  • Manager BIC
  • Office Assistant
  • G-II

Please contact

Mr. Muhammad Ilyas
Director of Business Incubation Centre

Sumara Shaheen
Manager Business Incubation Centre
Karakorum International University
Near Shopping Centre KIU

Mr. Aamir Seemab

Mobilizer

DICE fellowship Program

Telephone No. : 920011-289/ 243

Email: bic@kiu.edu.pk

 

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