PITB to Launch Incubators for Tech Startups
The Punjab Information Technology Board is going to launch Regional Plan 9, which includes the launch of a network of incubators for technology startups across the province.
Under the project, PITB will launch nine incubators in Lahore, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sahiwal and Sargodha in partnership with the public sector and universities, the board said in a statement.
Of these centers, Lahore, Bahawalpur and Sargodha will be operational in April.
Explaining the board’s plan, the statement said: “Regional Plan 9 aims to promote a business mindset related to technology throughout the province.
Numerous services will be provided to selected startup ideas, including free office space, monthly stipends, networking opportunities, mentoring and training.
Regional Plan 9 will hold an event in which people will present their ideas for selection.
The event will also be attended by IT industry professionals and mentors; the date of the event has not been announced yet. The centers in Lahore, Sargodha, Bahawalpur and Lahore will start operating in April, according to a PITB statement.