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.


Who is the Program
Designed for: 

The Startup Qatar Investment Program welcomes two types of tech startups –

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1. START: Startups launching in Qatar:  

This category targets entrepreneurs with a Proof of Concept (PoC) or Minimum Viable Product (MVP) who seek funding to establish their operations in the Qatari market. The program offers funding of up to $500,000 to support this launch. 

Startup launching
2. GROW: Established startups expanding to Qatar:  

This category targets already established startups seeking funding to expand their operations into the Qatari market. The program offers funding of up to $5 million to fuel this growth. 


What are the Program Benefits: 

For ambitious tech startups seeking a foothold in Qatar, the Startup Qatar Investment Program offers not just financial support, but also a robust package of benefits designed to accelerate your journey – 

Market Access and Growth:  
  • Adoption of tech solutions by respective industries
Empowering Expertise:   
  • Skilling, training, and mentoring support 

How do Startups Qualify for this Program: 

The program specifically welcomes tech startups focused on high-growth, innovative business ideas and/or knowledge-based concepts with the potential to generate significant value and contribute to Qatar's economic expansion. Eligibility is based on the following Priority Sectors: 

* The list of sectors is not exhaustive, as the program is open to all innovative & disruptive startups 

  • Climate Tech
  • AgriTech
  • B2B SaaS
  • Energy Tech
  • HealthTech
  • FinTech
  • Marketplaces
  • EduTech
  • SportsTech
  • Supply Chain Tech
  • Cybersecurity
  • AI & ML
  • IoT & Big Data
  • PropTech
  • Robotics & Drones
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