The objective is to develop a viable and sustainable Digital start-up.
We are looking for innovative start-ups that serve important sectors — education, government services, health, transportation, urban planning, environment, financial services, energy, construction, among others – and use emerging technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, big data and analytics, e-commerce, M2M, smart cities, and telecommunications. These technologies represent our focus areas, however, if you have another innovation using other technologies, please feel free to get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
“We provide Training, Access to Mentors, Office
space, Networking, Industry
contacts, Networking, Internships”
DIC provides a variety of training opportunities that equip entrepreneurs with the necessary knowledge and skills required to start and run a company. Training is based on individual needs and includes both business and specialized technical training.
If you are in the Start-up track, potential funding is available through the Qatar Development Bank and other financial institutions. In addition, we can, also support you through connecting you with our investors’ network, and help you with tools needed for successful fundraising.
Any innovative entrepreneur with residency in Qatar.
Yes you can. If you have an original tech idea and have been dreaming about opening your business, you can apply to the Launchpad track. This is a 6-month track that focuses on transforming your ideas into a viable business plan. The program provides services such as education and training, mentors, free office space, access to networking, publicity, and much more. Some entrepreneurs choose to go through the selection process to continue on with the 2-year incubation program offered by the Center, and others move on to other projects.
Yes, you can join the Start-up track which has 2 stages, and DIC will assess the stage your business is in and decide on which program you are eligible for. Our mission is to empower you with the tools you need to grow your business and provide you with the skills to make yourself a better entrepreneur and leader. The Start-up track focuses on helping you fine-tune your business and revenue models and, hone your business skills. The program provides structured educational content and affords you the experience of learning from and connecting with the region’s most influential entrepreneurs.
No, you can still apply without having a Qatari partner.
Covers one of the focus areas
Sufficient market opportunity and potential
Target customers and validation outcomes
Initial cost structure and financial plan