Coach the Next

Qatari Success Story

QBIC’s Lean Coach Program – the first of its kind in Qatar – is specifically designed to develop the next generation of certified coaches & equip them with skill sets that allow them to help transform promising startups into successful businesses.


Within this program, a select group of candidates will gain a thorough understanding of the startup journey and the key technical & personal developmental needs at each stage of growth, and its first round will kick-off with emphasis on the Problem Solution Fit stage.




Program Structure

The Lean Coach Program is designed to have a mix of technical and practical knowledge areas, and it comprises of three core components:

  • Technical Sessions: 10 sessions; ranging from coaching mindset, business model canvas & customer segmentation to prototyping, marketing, market sizing, & pitching
  • Observation Sessions: 4 sessions; giving participants the opportunity to observe professional coaches in action with real startups & challenges
  • Customer Interviews: acquiring a deeper understanding of customers, from the startup’s perspective


How You Can Be A Certified QBIC Coach

In order to apply for this program, the ideal candidate must:

  • Be Qatari or a resident of Qatar
  • Have basic business knowledge about operations and financials
  • Have deep knowledge in at least one business or technical area
  • Be willing to put in the time and effort to acquire knowledge and support entrepreneurs
  • Have the passion & commitment to support local entrepreneurs
  • Have good knowledge of the Qatari market & international markets as well

The following areas are a plus:

  • Has been a founding partner in a startup or worked in a startup at some point
  • Has attended QBIC’s LeanStartup Program
  • Has solid business background


Why You Should Apply for this Program

  • Completing the program successfully will grant you a certificate of completion & recognition during Demo Day
  • The TOP 5 performing coaches will attend an international entrepreneurship conference
  • The TOP 2 performing coaches will receive a business modelling certified training abroad
  • Coaches whose startups pass the QBIC activation phase & secure a rating above 70% will receive a financial reward per each startup they coach.