Posted on May 25, 2014

Nearly 150 companies are expected to take part in the Qatar’s annual Technology and Business extravaganza, the ICT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2014), organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications. 

Among the conference’s cynosure events is Innovation Theater, an event supported by the Digital Incubation Center of ICTQatar, an initiative directed at promoting entrepreneurship and empowering Qatar based start-ups. Over the years, the event has become a platform for new and budding Qatari Startups and Entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas. And this year, the organizers have decided to put innovation into practice even before the opening bell on Day 1. DIC-ICTQatar has launched its ticket registration services through Ticketfun, a Social Event Discovery, Ticket Booking and Event Recommendation Engine developed by Ticketfun LLC, a startup company currently incubated at the DIC-ICTQatar

“The role of the DIC is to help empower ICT start-ups and support them to develop their dream projects so that they may be ready to cater to a global audience. Ticketfun has come a  full  circle;  an  innovative  approach  that  the  team  believed  in  and  we  did  our  best mentoring and on this day it rolls-out the product, that too with our signature annual event as the first tickets sold online.” , said Ahmad Laiali, Head Digital Incubation Centre  at ICT Qatar.

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In addition to facilitating online ticketing through the website, Ticketfun would also be introducing  its  mobile  ticketing  application,  an  AI  powered  recommendation  engine, Advanced event promotion tools for organizers, an Arabic version of the website as well as Cash on Delivery services by end 2014.  

“Ticketfun was first formally presented at the Al Fikra National Business Plan Competition, where it won recognition for the key role it aimed to play in the future of Qatar’s events, arts and sports scene. Since then the idea has been nurtured by ICTQatar and in particular, by the officials of the Digital Incubation Centre. We are truly honoured, that our first ticket sales would be for Innovation Theater at QITCOM 2014.”, commented Ticketfun’s Founder and CEO – Hamad Al Rewaily. 

With the completion of the first phase of TF’s development, users across the World can now view information regarding all the events in Qatar as well as buy tickets to select events through Ticketfun’s simple and interactive website. The tickets to all 3 days activities at the Innovation Theater is available for free through Guests can simply register their details and will receive the ticket via email, totally free of cost.