Posted on November 21, 2016

Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC), founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Social Development Center (SDC) held numerous successful activities, panel discussions, workshops and informative sessions during a fruitful Global Entrepreneurship Week in Qatar (GEW Qatar), which took place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).

GEW is a week long international initiative that promotes entrepreneurship discussions and creates networking opportunities for innovators, employers, and everyone else in between the entrepreneurship spectrum.

QBIC CEO, Aysha Al Mudahka took part in an opening panel discussion entitled ‘You’re Not Too Young to be an Entrepreneur’, encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit among the Qatari youth while urging them to be bold risk takers. QBIC Head of Incubation, Adel Al Boseli, and QBIC Chief Operating Office Mohammed Al Mulla, moderated a number of panel discussions,while QBIC Program Manager, Amin Matni and Head of Incubation for QBIC Tourism Alain R Vilguette, contributed by giving beneficial sessions. QBIC’s diverse team led workshops and sessions on topics including: Investment, Legal procedures and Entrepreneurship.

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QBIC’s booth was present throughout the week at DECC, and provided information on GEW happenings, and on QBIC’s services and offerings to the visiting public. Aysha al Mudahka, QBIC CEO said: “We’re very proud of our participation in GEW this year. With the partnerships formed, sessions and workshops held, and our incubated companies proudly exhibiting their work, we’re undoubtedly encouraging to foster a vibrant culture of entrepreneurship in Qatar.”

During the five-day event, a few of QBIC’s entrepreneurs took part in a bazaar at DECC, to showcase their products and services. Three of QBIC’s incubated companies participated in the bazaar, including Rawaj, a startup that provides businesses with advertising and branding services; Tartebkom, a startup that offers modern trips and adventures for women as well as holiday organization services for trips around the world,and Q-Transformer, a startup that produces an adapter that can be used to easily change hooks on the back of a vehicle without having to disassemble the other vehicle’s hook.

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In addition, QBIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Paris&Co, the economic development and innovation agency of Paris, aiming to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between Doha and Paris that supports innovation and entrepreneurship. Finally, QBIC CEO, Aysha Al Mudahka accepted the ‘Start-Up Hub of the Year’ award on behalf of QBIC at the Enterprise Agility Awards 2016 on November 14th in recognition of QBIC’s continued efforts to strengthen and encourage the entrepreneurial and startup spirit in Qatar, which was awarded to QBIC for the second year in a row.