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Startup Qatar Investment Program

The Startup Qatar Investment Program, provided by QDB, aims to attract tech startups to establish or expand operations in Qatar. The program offers funding for both seed and growth stage companies, alongside incentives and support services in line with the available Startup Qatar-offered incentives and subsidies.

$500K

Up to $500 Thousand to START

$5M

Up to $5 Million to GROW

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Qatar Financial Centre

Qatar Financial Centre; Your gateway to grow your business in Qatar and beyond

Join our vibrant business platform with a community comprising more than 2,000 firms and enjoy:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of profits
  • Competitive tax system
  • World-class judicial system based on english common law
  • Trading in any currency

With QFC, you can accelerate business growth in the region, while becoming part of Qatar’s swift expansion into a major trade and investment hub.

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Qatar Development Bank

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) is a fully owned government financial entity set up by an Emiri Decree to invest in and develop local industries by supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Qatar. QDB realigned its strategy to that of Qatar National Vision 2030 to promote and facilitate the development and growth of SMEs in core economic sectors that will result in long-term socio-economic benefits to the people of Qatar.

In addition to providing financial assistance, the banks’ other main focus is to provide advisory support and guidance to SMEs on how to start up, grow and expand their activities, with the aim of developing a sustainable economy. QDB recently launched an added service under TASDEER or Qatar Export Development Agency (QEDA) to provide export financing and business development and promotion support to Qatar based SME exporters.

550 +

Companies Registered

92 Mn QAR

Internationally invested

The Digital Incubation Center (DIC)

The Digital Incubation Center (DIC) was created to boost ICT innovation in Qatar, particularly among young people at the critical early stages of starting or growing a technology-related business.

160

Companies Registered

205.4 M QAR

Internationally invested

TASMU Accelerator

TASMU Accelerator is fueling the future by enabling tech start-ups to change the world and to enable the digital transformation of Qatar. We’re dedicated to giving visionaries the tools and resources needed to expand their solutions to the Qatari market successfully. By providing an environment to thrive, world-class businesses can help create an impactful future, enriching the lives of Qatar’s citizens, residents, and visitors.

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Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ)

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) offers unparalleled benefits; from bespoke property solutions to smart technology.Qatar Free Zones are made up of two free zones, Ras Bufontas, the airport free zone, is connected to the award-winning Hamad International Airport, and Umm Al Houl, the sea port free zone, sits next to the world’s newest greenfield deep-seaport.

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Media City Qatar

Media City Qatar is an emerging, collaborative hub for media companies, entrepreneurs, innovators, creative talent, and a regional leader in the media industry, contributing to Qatar’s economic diversification.

For any inquiries, Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Qatar Business Incubation Center

QBIC is a unique mixed-use business incubation center and the largest of its kind in the MENA region. QBIC provides support services to help entrepreneurs and companies who either have an idea to start a business or want to grow an existing business. At QBIC we are 'Developing the Next Wave of Pioneering Startups and Entrepreneurs in Qatar'.

We incubate, develop, invest in and connect entrepreneurs. Whether you’re starting with just an idea or looking for ways to grow, we are committed to your long-term success and offer a wide range of solutions and resources to help you start and grow an innovative, viable business in Qatar.

187+

Companies Registered

5.86 M QAR

Internationally invested

Qatar Fintech Hub

QFTH brings together talented entrepreneurs, investors and enablers to develop disruptive technologies so that great visions become reality. Be part of our globally interconnected cluster, which brings together a vibrant community of FinTech entrepreneurs, industry experts, regulators and investors.

Whether you are physically at the heart of QFTH experiencing the energy or whether you are accessing the hub remotely, your business ideas will get the stimulus they need to achieve their potential through our capital investment fund.

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Ooredoo Digital & Beyond Incubator

Digital & Beyond is a specialised incubator dedicated to the development and acceleration of promising technology-focused startups and SMEs based in Qatar and fast-growing tech businesses looking to soft-land in Qatar. Established by Ooredoo in partnership with QBIC, Digital & Beyond aims to empower the next generation of innovative businesses in Qatar and attract scaling success stories to Qatar, via a holistic range of support and funding solutions.

Powered by Ooredoo and delivered by Qatar Business Incubation Center, the Digital & Beyond incubator is the optimum vehicle to take your business to the next level, with proven developmental programs, expert coaches, support services and funding solutions.

Calling visionary startups to shape the future of digital services, seamless customer engagement, and optimised business operations via digital technologies in the areas of focus listed below (Medtech, Sportstech, Edtech, Media & Entertainment, IOT, AI, Blockchain, Smart Everything (Cities, Homes, Logistics & Beyond).

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Scale 7 Incubator

As the first fashion and design business incubator in Qatar, Scale7 was founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in partnership with M7, to serve as a platform to promote, develop and foster the creative industry in the country. Scale7 is a space where designers, entrepreneurs and startups can find not only support but also inspiration on their journey towards becoming recognised, commercially viable brands.

Enabling Qatar to position itself as a major Fashion & Design hub, and ultimately contributing to the diversification of the local economy, are the main pillars on which Scale7 was established.

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Jahiz Industrial Accelerator

In collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Municipality Jahiz is a QDB initiative that provides opportunities to lease Ready-Built-Factories to SME owners with innovative and aspirational industrial projects, for a specific acceleration period and at competitive prices.

Through a seven-year incubation program, Jahiz provides entrepreneurs and SMEs with innovative and aspirational industrial projects with the opportunity to lease ready-to-operate 45 manufacturing facilities ranging in size from 1,050 to 1,784 sqm. The program’s integrated facilities, tools and support services serve as the ideal platform to start and grow an industrial venture at subsidized prices.

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Qatar Financial Centre

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is an onshore business and financial centre located in Doha, established by Law No. 7 of 2005 of the State of Qatar. A world-class platform for companies, QFC offers its own legal, regulatory, tax and business environment, contributing to the decisive economic development and diversification prescribed by Qatar National Vision 2030.

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The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the State of Qatar is the government entity responsible for regulating and developing the telecommunications and information technology sector in Qatar. The ministry works to implement the policies of the Qatari government in the field of communications and information technology, while promoting technology and innovation in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, in addition to providing high-quality services to the citizens and businesses in Qatar.

As part of it's mandate to enrich the Digital Industry sector MCIT provides a collection in programs and intiatives that helps conceiving in growing tech enterprises in Qatar.

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Government Communications Office (GCO)

The Government Communications Office (GCO) was established on 16 June 2015 under Amiri Decree no. 27. It serves to coordinate communications across government and public sector-funded agencies. The GCO falls directly under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister.

The GCO communicates the priorities of the government of the State of Qatar, works with ministries and other key organisations to tell Qatar’s story and supports government entities in responding to media enquiries in a timely manner.

The GCO is a valuable partner to local, regional and international media, interest groups, the general public and others seeking to learn more about Qatar.

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Qatar Research Development and Innovation (QRDI)

Qatar Research, Development and Innovation (QRDI) Council was established in 2018, representing a new milestone in Qatar’s research, development and innovation (RDI) agenda. QRDI provides several research and innovation-related programs and grants to researchers and entrepreneurs in Qatar, as well as global start-ups considering Qatar their next destination.

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Qatar Science and Technology Park

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation, is a Free Zone, accelerator and incubator for tech-product development in Qatar. The park fosters an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Qatar that works to accelerate the development and commercialization of market-ready technologies to realize Qatar’s national diversification drive.

50+

Companies Registered

4.3 B QAR

Internationally invested

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