Entrepreneurship. It’s not just a job. It’s a passion.
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. The Center’s objectives are to:
- Help young entrepreneurs transform innovative ideas into viable businesses.
- Provide incubation programs that nurture and help grow new businesses by offering expertise, professional guidance, and services – including access to space, business planning, education and training, and legal advice, among others -- throughout the phases of the start-up development.
The Digital Incubation Center is looking for entrepreneurs capable of harnessing emerging technologies to create innovative products, solutions, or services that will contribute to Qatar's digital economy. We are particularly interested in entrepreneurs who are working with emerging technologies—such as smart city solutions and applications; cloud computing; Internet of Things; drones or robotics; Machine-to-Machine (M2M); big data and analytics; predictive analysis; cyber security; mobility and wearable solutions; e-commerce; and telecommunications services – in major sectors of Qatar’s economy.
The successful start-ups with abilities to grow and scale up will be hosted as tenants in Qatar's Digital Cluster in Manateq Economic Zone.
There are two tracks from which to choose: the Launchpad, a 6-month track that supports innovators in developing and ultimately turning their ideas into viable products or prototypes, where we offer budding entrepreneurs mentoring, training, and other opportunities so they can bring their ideas to life and translate them into market-ready products; and the 2-year Start-up track that supports potential entrepreneurs and early-stage tech start-ups that have a market-ready product or prototype. We provide the necessary expertise, services and tools to help these entrepreneurs overcome challenges and make their businesses successful.
The tangible and intangible benefits from our track are invaluable, including entrepreneurs learning from each other, mentors who can help new businesses avoid the typical start-up pitfalls, and the exposure and public relations from being a part of the DIC.