Foundation University Business Incubation Center (FUBIC) opened its 3 rd Cohort for faculty, student, alumni and community. After intensive reviews and analysis of each business plan submitted to FUBIC, 4x applicants have been selected i.e. “Marketing Alpha”, “MSC Tech Tourism”, “Info Works” and “Markhor”
Rawalpindi Arts Council, Government of Punjab organized Clean and Green Pakistan awards at Rawalpindi Art Council on 19th January, 2020. Manager Foundation University Business Incubation Center Mr. Syed Taimoor Hassan was awarded the Best Manager BIC award, for promoting outstanding entrepreneurship practices in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Foundation University Business Incubation Center delegates, Manager FUBIC Syed Taimoor Hassan, CEO Digital Sight Mr. Osama Awan, Mr. Abdul Sabur Zia (Funkaar), Ms Amna (Brain Designer) met with Director IT HEC (Higher Education Commission), Mr. Ch Abdulla Fayyaz Chattha and his team on 6th February, 2020 at HEC. Foundation University Business Incubation incubates were briefed about HEC Event website and HEC Web TV and how new startups can join and contribute on such platforms.
Center of Global Innovators (CGI) invited Mr. Syed Taimoor Hassan (Manager FUBIC) on 27th Feb, 2020 to deliver a lecture on “Every startup needs a sales strategy” for its 2nd cohort to polish their sales & marketing skills.
Foundation University Business Incubation Center’s startup Automechsol Pvt. Ltd. participated in Hult Prize regionals on 6th to 8th March, 2020 and secured 5th position out of 60x teams.
Automechsol Pvt Ltd, a startup incubated at Foundation University Business Incubation Center (FUBIC), along with Manager BIC Syed Taimoor and Manager UIL Abdul Moeed gave a presentation to the representatives of Technology Dept at Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Ltd (FFBL) on 11th March 2020 at FFBL Tower DHA-II Islamabad. The purpose of this presentation was to seek technical expertise of FFBL, discuss the possibilities of technology transfer and scaling the business of Automechsol Pvt Ltd.
3x Business Incubation Center awareness online webinars seminars delivered, on 9th, 16th & 24th June, 2020 by Manager FUBIC Syed Taimoor Hassan, to students of various departments of FURC regarding all the activities of FUBIC to mentor them towards starting their own startup with the help of FUBIC.
Foundation University Business Incubation Center (FUBIC) has organized the pitching event for its 1st Cohort induction on 5th July 2019 at FUBIC conference room. The panel included FUBIC Selection Committee and experts from diverse and varying fields. After due deliberations and thorough discussions on every single business idea presented to the panel, the business proposals having the most research potential, innovation growth and market sustainability were selected. FUBIC received more than 76 applications in its first cohort in which 7x applications were selected for incubation after meticulous review and consent of FUBIC selection committee.
Manager BIC has discussed with incubates On 22nd July 2019, that how a mere idea of an incubation space has transformed into a beacon of hope for young entrepreneurs, and how to transfer your idea into Value-able Business.
A delegation from Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce visited at Foundation University Rawalpindi Campus On 7th August 2019. The team including Mr. Irfan Manan Khan (General Sactery RCCI), Mr. Nosherwan Khalil Khan (Chairman RCCI Standing Committee on Research & Development), Mr. Sharaiz Ashraf Malik (Chairman RCCI Standing Committee on Young Entrepreneurs), & Miss. Mariya Razzaq (Head of Department Women Business Incubation Center at RCCI) met with the startups and shared their insights about the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce regulations and how they are actively engaging with startups and SMEs to make the overall process efficient. Manager FUBIC Syed Taimoor Hassan briefed them about the FUBIC Ecosystem and discussed various avenues of collaboration with RCCI.
Foundation University Business Incubation Center (FUBIC) startup founders sharing their views on how we can leverage different technologies to empowering the local communities and strengthen young entrepreneurs to contribute in building sustainable economy of Pakistan are at FM 101 Pakistan On 7th August 2019.
Salman Saeed Manager of GDG Peshawar (Google Developers Groups) and Google's Women Techmakers Peshawar visited Foundation University Business Incubation Center (FUBIC) on 19th August 2019, and meet our startups and guided them about ROI (return on investment) and also share his experience about his startup journey.
Foundation University Business Incubation Center (FUBIC), startup Digital Sight participated in Dice British Council Pakistan on 28th August 2019. CEO Osama Awan and team members pitch for second round of Dice fellowship program and got selected for the DICE fellowship program.
The illustrious Managing Director Fauji Foundation, Lt.Gen (R) Syed Tariq Nadeem Gilani, HI(M) and The Rector Foundation University Islamabad, Maj Gen (R) Changez Dil Khan, HI(M), visited the Foundation University Business Incubation Center On 11th September 2019 and was briefed about the incubated companies and the constant and sustainable growth of FUBIC by Manager business Incubation Center Syed Taimoor Hassan.
Lt General Muhammad Asghar (Retd), ED HEC along with Pro-Rector FURC, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor (Retd) visited at Foundation University Business Incubation Center On 16th September 2019. He met with the startups and shared their insights and understandings of the HEC Vision regarding Incubation Centers, and how they are actively engaging with startups and SMEs to make the overall process more productive.
FUBIC hosted the talented and dynamic Mr. Abdul Moeed On 27th September 2019, for sharing key ingredients of successful startup. The session was extremely informative and underlined all the components of a startup journey. He translate the transformation on thinking into creative thinking.
Foundation University Islamabad Business Incubation Center (FUBIC) has hosted Mr. Imran Bashir Dar on Friday 11th October 2019 for a training session on “How to pitch your business idea in a transitional economy and hard times” in FUBIC conference room. He shed light on the key performance indicators of pitching and literate incubates about different selling techniques used in the businesses .He also prepared incubates on, how they can sell their product to end customers by choosing right mode and amount of content and strategy.
Students of 2nd semester (MS Media Science) briefed by Mr. Taimoor Hassan On 22nd October 2019, on the specifics of design information technology and entrepreneurship. The session has well received and the students were thoroughly enlightened on the subject
Foundation University Islamabad Business Incubation Center hosted Mr. Gohar Rehman on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 for interaction with FUBIC startups on “The First 365 Days of My Business Journey & What I Learnt from It”. He highlighted the product marketing strategies and counseled participants to think out of the box and promote the business globally. He also motivate participants by giving them tips to stay focused on your vision and mission, if your idea is innovative and strong no one can stop you to grasp success.
Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz, HI(M) (Retd), CEO / MD Foundation Power Company Daharki Ltd (FPCDL) visited Foundation University Business Incubation Center On 4th November 2019.
Foundation University Business Incubation Center (FUBIC)'s startup company "Digital Sight" participated in Lift Pakistan on 6th Nov 2019 at Pak China Friendship Center and pitched their products and services in front of international investors. Digital Sight was also selected in top 300 startups of Pakistan in this national event.
After weeks of intense evaluation and interviews of 40x applicants, by FUBIC selection committee, lead mentors, entrepreneurs, marketers and subject experts, high growth stage startups has been selected for 2nd Cohort on 18th December 2019.
Mr Saboor Zia, Incubatee of Business Incubation Center Foundation University Islamabad and founder of ASZ Funkaar, participated in Nikon International workshop held on 31st December, 2020 and awarded with Nikon Z-50 DSLR (newly launched mirror less camera) because of his creative and innovative cinematography skills.