The Digital iIcubation Center offers entrepreneurs space, access to facilities, mentors, and training tailored to their needs.
- Supported Work Environment
The offices in the premier West Bay location are equipped with desks and chairs, accommodating from 2-6 persons as well as infrastructure and administrative support. Launchpad participants get open space desks in a shared environment along with meeting rooms for collaboration.
Access to our database of contacts and networking events are invaluable for any business at any stage of its development. Connect with potential investors for critical start-up capital. Meet potential customers along your journey to success.
- Marketing and Publicity
The brand names of the Ministry and the DIC open a variety of doors otherwise unavailable to fledgling businesses. The advertising and public relations undertaken by the Ministry to promote the program and its successful companies provide exposure that adds value to individual marketing and communications efforts. And the DIC takes incubatees to events and exhibitions, such as the Big Entertainment Show in Dubai and ArabNet Digital Summit.
We work with Qatar Development Bank and other financial institutions to help fund start-up companies. Funding is particularly critical at the early stages of a start-up business. Potential funding is only available for companies the Start-up program.
- Training and Development
The Digital Incubation Center curriculum allows entrepreneurs to pick and choose from a variety of options to accommodate individual needs and interests. The curriculum focuses on technology training as well as basic business courses including developing a business plan, marketing, financial planning, sales, and more. A combination of workshops, one-on-one sessions, speaker events, and online resources are major components.
- Smooth Operations
Our team runs operations so entrepreneurs can focus on building their business. Services include reception, Internet, fax and printer, complimentary software and hardware from companies such as Microsoft and Adobe, and so much more.
- Legal and Accounting
Having access to legal, accounting, and other expertise is important to help a business grow as rapidly and as efficiently as possible. Accounting services include monthly bookkeeping services and year-end financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Our legal services will help you set up your business, draft and review contracts and agreements, and provide any other ongoing consultation services.