Posted on May 06, 2019

A team comprised of College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNCA-Q) students and instructors recently came away with a huge win following a Demo Day organized by the Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC). Late last week, Business Studies students Fahad Al Adba, Jeil Eid, and Anees Mallick, along with their instructor Peter Robertson, were among seven winning teams of the competition.

The CNA-Q team has developed Not Busy Now, an interactive marketing App that allows businesses to make money and save time, by indicating which when they? have openings available. The App was developed by CNA-Q D2L Project Administrator, Vince Stack. Each of the winning teams will receive rent-free office space for two years, coaching and mentoring to help grow their businesses, and up to 100,000 QAR in seed funding. 

"CNA-Q has taught me a great deal about how to start a business, said Fahad Al Adba," who earlier in the week also picked up a trip to Berlin, Germany, as a result of winning Bedaya's Get in the Ring Global Pitch Competition, with Not Busy Now. "It was an incredible week, and without the foundation I received at CNA-Q, none of this would have been possible," he said. "We have a wide range of talents at the College," said Business Studies Dean David Himmelman. "From our knowledgeable instructors to our bright young students, this remarkable victory is another indication that CNA-Q has what it takes to offer the very best in educational training."

The winners of the Demo Day competition are now able to start developing their businesses as incubated startups.