Qatar’s Startups Scene 

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Qatar’s startups scene has evolved since 2011 bolstered by consistent government support in terms of financing, amending legislation and incentives. Currently the ecosystem includes an accelerator at QSTP, two government-funded incubators, entrepreneurship centers at local universities, training and certification programs, televised competitions, generous awards, meet-ups community, regular high-level seminars and speakers series.

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Unprecedented support dedicated to an area very critical for economies with depleted national resources seeking to diversify and transform into knowledge-based. Few industries have even taken the initiative to set sector-specific clusters at existing incubators as in telecom and tourism. The government has announced 3 billion QAR fund to support SMBs and startups (to support Qatari-owned enterprises).

If you look at the technology startups scene since 2011, we notice a lot of companies established focusing on building apps and solutions in e-commerce, games, content, media, health services, design, fashion, education, crowd-sourcing and social…

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