Posted on September 21, 2019

The Ministry of Transport and Communication (MoTC) called for applications to exhibit at the Startup Hub zone during the fifth edition of Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019), providing entrepreneurs with an opportunity to showcase their business and attract partners and investors during the event on 29th October, 2019. 

As part of the QITCOM Entrepreneurship Zone, Startup Hub is an inspiring opportunity for mature and successful entrepreneurs to present their creative ideas at Qatar’s largest digital event, Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019). This year’s vision is to have a selection of 100 local and international startups, who will receive exclusive access to potential investors and large enterprises in Qatar. Participants will comprise of a perfect mix of innovators, startups, future unicorns and entrepreneurs, who will have free access to showcase their innovations at QITCOM 2019. Shortlisted participants will be eligible for speaking opportunities and awards.

Applications for startups will remain open until 15th October 2019. Selected startups will be able to showcase their products and solutions in the Startup Hub booths, building visibility and reach to local and regional market participants. The Startup Hub program fosters entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to reach their full potential by exchanging knowledge, expanding their business ideas and networking with other entrepreneurs and investors.

With this year’s theme ‘Safe Smart Cities’, QITCOM 2019 seeks to attract over 300 entrepreneurs to take part in the activities at the Entrepreneurship Zone that includes Startup Hub, CodeCamp, IdeaCamp, Make the Deal and Innovation Theatre. The Entrepreneurship Zone is a platform designed to bring together diverse digital sectors to exchange ideas and knowledge. It is an exclusive opportunity for startups, entrepreneurs and innovators to connect with relevant investors, businesses and enterprises, to develop digital solutions for the advancement of Qatar’s digital economy.

Her Excellency Reem Al Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development Sector, Ministry of Transport and Communication, said, “After four successful editions, the fifth edition of QITCOM is even more exciting as we expect to bring together diverse entrepreneurs across various technology sectors. CEO’s, CIO’s, decision makers, technology specialists, researchers, innovators and visionaries will come together to collaborate on developing digital solutions for Qatar’s smart future. All of this is possible with the help of the Entrepreneurship Zone that is dedicated to facilitating entrepreneurs in exhibiting their ideas at the Startup Hub.”

“We are honored to create more opportunities for innovative startups and witness some of the most technologically advanced showcases. In the past, QITCOM 2017 has incubated 25 startups through the Digital Incubation Centre (DIC) and this year we hope to incubate even more startups at the Entrepreneurship Zone” added Reem Al Mansoori.

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