Ideacamp

IdeaCamp is a new program from the Digital Incubation Center (DIC) for entrepreneurs, developers and designers who have a great idea for a technology solution.

Applying for the next IdeaCamp program is open

Technology Areas

We will accept applications for any technology idea, however we are particularly interested in hearing from entrepreneurs who have ideas in the following technology areas.

IOT

The Internet of Things is the concept of connecting any device, physical object, or even living being to the internet.

One popular use for IoT is within transport networks and smart cities but in reality the applications for this technology are virtually endless.

3D Printing

3D printing will change manufacturing as we know it and has multiple applications across industry. For prototyping or rapid manufacturing of consumer products, companies within industries such as aviation, automotive, sports, space, food, healthcare are already benefiting from this technology.

 

Blockchain

Blockchain is a secure method for exchanging assets over the internet and has multiple applications.

These include smart contracts and property assets management, to patient health records and proof of ownership for digital content.

Application Process

  • 05th September - 13th November

    Online applications open

  • 21st October - 15th November

    Screening

  • 17th November - 15th December

    IdeaCamp

  • Live Pitch

  • Announcement

  • Start 1st year Incubation

Program

To apply for IdeaCamp you must be able to attend all of the following sessions.

Week 1

Saturday
17th
November

Business Model Canvas (1st day)

Sunday
18th
November

Business Model Canvas (2nd day)

Week 2

Saturday
24th
November

Market & customer validation

Week 3

Saturday
01st
December

Build a prototype

Week 4

Saturday
08th
December

Learn to pitch

Week 5

Saturday
15th
December

Practice your pitch

Apply Now

Applications for the next IdeaCamp will open in 5th September 2019.

Frequently asked questions

What if my idea isn’t one of the preferred technologies (Blockchain, 3D Printing, IoT)?

Please apply anyway. We welcome ideas from all technology areas.

Do I have to attend all of the workshops?

Yes. This is a short and intense program and you are required to participate in every session.

When are the workshops?

The workshops all take place on Saturdays typically from 10am-8pm. There is an introductory session on Friday 20th October from 3-8pm which you must attend.

The pitch will take place on Monday 27th November 10am-4pm

Will I need to take time off work/university?

Yes. You will need to arrange time off for the pitch on Monday 27th November. Otherwise, all sessions will take place on the weekend or evenings.

When does the DIC Startup track begin?

The Startup track will begin from 1st December 2017.

Does my idea have to involve technology?

Yes. Digital Incubation Center only accepts applications from entrepreneurs with technology ideas.

Location

Al-Nasser Tower B, 5th Floor
Post Office Signal
Al Corniche Street
Doha, Qatar