Incubation

at QBIC

QBIC empowers entrepreneurs to start and grow companies through QBIC’s unique programs aimed at developing Qatar’s entrepreneurial scene and young businesses with a high potential to grow, including the very successful LeanStartup and LeanScaleup programs run several times during the year.

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Start Your Company

We are proud to have introduced a program based on our flagship LeanStartup methodology which runs multiple times throughout the year.
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Grow Your Company

QBIC’s LeanScaleup Program and Industrial Workshops are available to young established companies who have significant potential to grow.

Our Incubation Process

Our 2-year incubation process follows the lifecycle of an entrepreneur from start to finish
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Potential Incubatees

Fill in and submit the application via our online form and you will receive confirmation email shortly.

Personal Interview

Within 2 weeks after submitting the application, QBIC conducts interviews with the pre- selected applicants.
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Qualifying

Within 4 weeks after the interview, QBIC selects the appropriate program for the pre-selected applicants.

Incubation Programs

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Qualifying

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Activate (1 to 3 months)

Successful entrepreneurs sign incubation agreements and set milestones for the next 3 months. Seed funding up to QAR 100,000 is available for customer validation and prototype development based on their milestones. If customer validation is successful, incubatees may pitch for the next stage of the Program
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Accelerate (3 to 12 months)

Incubatees focus on developing and commercializing their product. Equity financing of up to QAR 200,000 is available. QBIC guides operations and reviews performance to help businesses meet agreed milestones

Accelerate (12 to 24 months)

QBIC provides support in the form of coaching to grow incubatees’ businesses and continues to monitor performance. Scaleup companies can opt for additional financing by QBIC partners if required

Graduation

Incubatees graduate after 2 years, or earlier if they fulfill their milestones in their incubation agreement
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Post-Graduation

QBIC’s support remains available in the form of space for 1 year and guidance for 6 months. If incubatees receive external equity financing, QBIC will sell their shares at market value.

Be the next Qatari success story!

Are you a Qatari or resident with an active Qatari partner who has an idea and the commitment to Start a company? Do you already have a Qatari company and feel you could use some practical help to Grow your company?