The DIC works together with many external partners who can help entrepreneurs progress in different business and technology areas. Working in collaboration, diverse organizations brings resources and expertise to advance the Center’s mission. Among them are:
Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2014 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways. The Firm serves the local, regional and global needs of a broad spectrum of clients, including private and public corporations; governments and government agencies; small businesses and start-ups; entrepreneurs; and individuals. On the ground in the Middle East for half a century, Dentons has a nuanced understanding of the unique legal and business environment in the Middle East as well as long-standing relationships with governments and business communities. Clients use Dentons for the firm's unrivalled local knowledge and international expertise across the Middle East, Europe, the US, Africa and Asia.
Services Offered by Dentons to DIC Startups
- Assistance to draft contracts
- Legal advice
- Reviewing, commenting and redrafting documents and agreements
- Advising on applicable laws
PKF Qatar is a member firm of PKF International, a top 10 network of independent member firms providing local expertise in accounting and business advisory services across the globe. PKF member firms provide a range of services within a number of sectors including Energy, Manufacturing, Construction and Real Estate, Hospitality, Professional Services and Technology.
PKF Qatar is pleased to provide DIC startup companies with a range of Technology advisory services including Strategic Advisory, Compliance, Business Solutions Advisory, and Mentoring. Additionally, PKF will provide DIC startups with accounting advisory services that cover Accounting guidelines and processes and accounting general inquiries and mentoring.
Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar"), part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications Group, the Vodafone Group, is the holder of the Second Public Mobile and Fixed Telecommunications Networks and Services License in the State of Qatar.
Vodafone Qatar switched on its mobile network on 1 March 2009 and shortly after started delivering great value to its customers with a range of exciting products and services. Having built a world class converged IP network, Vodafone launched fibre-based consumer and enterprise fixed-line services commercially in October 2012.
Vodafone’s objective is to be one of the most admired brands in Qatar and the Company is committed to providing world class telecommunications infrastructure to support Qatar National Vision 2030. Effective January 2015, Vodafone Qatar has become fully compliant with Islamic Sharia practices throughout its business, including commercial and financial operations.
KPMG is a global network of professional firms, operating in 155 countries, employing more than 162,000 people around the world. KPMG in Qatar was established in 1978 and has grown to more than 250 professional staff led by nine Partners. We offer a broad range of Audit, Tax and Advisory services complimented by in-depth experience of our people. Our goal is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, stakeholders and the capital markets.
KPMG in Qatar has a history of supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups, with dedicated teams offering tailored services to help businesses set up, operate efficiently and grow. The key services we offer to start-ups and entrepreneurs are:
- Preparing accounting guidelines, process maps and recommending and implementing the most appropriate accounting software
- Financial consultancy
- Preparing annual financial statements in accordance with IFRS
- General bookkeeping for all accounting transactions by obtaining invoices, and related supporting documents.
BusinessPulse is an online platform, by Thomson Reuters, that helps business owners increase their revenue and reduce their costs by offering support at each stage of their business. Providing transparent information, practical advice and value-add services on how to grow their business and take it to the next level. The platform is connecting businesses to growth opportunities and to a complete ecosystem that will enable their success. Whether a company is at the startup stage or has an established business in the MENA region, BusinessPulse will provide advice for companies to ignite, enrich and grow their business to thrive. BusinessPulse provides valuable knowledge and know-how on today's key business activities and challenges, such as market industry news, advice and support from professionals covering a variety of expertise as well as networking events to meet like-minded people. Companies will find helpful business templates, including business plans, financing tools, MENA database and offers and a business toolkit for total business support.
To learn more about the platform, visit BusinessPulse website.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of enterprise, government and startup customers businesses in 190 countries around
Businesses no longer need to plan and procure servers and other IT resources weeks or months in advance. Using AWS, businesses can take advantage of Amazon's expertise and economies of scale to access resources when their business needs them, delivering results faster and at a lower cost.
AWS offers over 30 different services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). AWS services are available to customers from data center locations in the US, Brazil, Europe, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.
For DIC startups, this offer provides:
- $5,000 in AWS credits valid for 2 years
- Free access to the AWS Essentials 1 day web-based or instructor-led training (normally ~$600/course), AWS Technical Professional Accreditation course, plus 8 tokens for self-paced labs (normally ~$30/lab)
- 1 years of premium AWS Business Support
- Free access to 1:1 virtual office hours with AWS solutions architects
- Special offers from other companies that help startups, including Chef, Bitnami, Amazon Payments, SOASTA and Podio