South Korean Startup Team Visits Ministry’s Digital Incubation Center
Seeking potential partnerships and cooperation in the field of entrepreneurship and technology-based startups with their Qatari peers, a delegation from the Korea Startups Association (KStA) has paid a visit to the Digital Incubation Center (DIC) at the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The delegation included CEOs and founders of over ten South Korean startups, some of which are already operating in the South Korean market and abroad. Others are still in the phase of building and developing their ideas. The visit was conducted in collaboration with the Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC).
Among the visiting startups, which provide smart solutions and applications for multiple sectors in South Korea and beyond such as infrastructure, healthcare, customer service, e-commerce, business and contact centers, are MINDs Lab, Monorama, paybot, pyundoori and Happy Moonday.
Duha Al-Buhendi, Digital Incubation Center Manager, and her team introduced the visiting Korean team to the DIC with presentations and briefings on DIC history, activities, vision and mission and the services provided to young entrepreneurs in Qatar.
She also explained some of the smart solutions and applications provided by the startups incubated at the DIC.
“In association with QBIC, we are delighted to welcome the South Korean team here at DIC. This is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and startups in Qatar to meet with their peers from South Korea; to talk, exchange expertise and benefit from shared experiences, as well as learning about their successes and challenges while exploring the contribution start-ups to boosting the digital economy in both countries,” said Al-Buhendi.
She added that the DIC under the umbrella of the Ministry of Transport and Communications “places great attention on hosting, communicating and networking with entrepreneurs and startup companies from other countries in order to bring Qatari entrepreneurs together with their counterparts worldwide.” The exchange of expertise and highlighting innovative ideas and solutions also encourages future cooperation and partnership, she noted.
Founded in 2011, DIC offers expertise and professional guidance in the fields of technology and business. Services include access to space, business planning, education and training, mentorship, and legal advice throughout the phases of the start-up development.