Navigating the funding landscape in Qatar : What do Investors really look for ?

Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 3:00 – 5:30 PM UTC

Is it a question of whether we have enough funding available in Qatar or is it a case of whether startups are not ready for funding? The Startup Grind Doha will tackle this question head-on with a panel of investors that are experienced in funding startups in Qatar and internationally.

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About this event

Join our enlightening event into the world of startup fund raising and investor expectations. The event objective is to explore the critical dynamics that drive the intersection of entrepreneurial dreams and financial support.

In the ever-evolving landscape of startups, securing the right funding at the right time can be the difference between a startup's success and its downfall. The path to financial backing is riddled with challenges, questions, and uncertainties. It is a complex terrain that demands a profound understanding of not only your business but also the minds of those who hold the purse strings: investors.

As we embark on this event, we will delve deep into two interconnected facets. First, we will unravel the many funding opportunities available today for startups in Qatar.  Secondly, we will understand the minds of investors and gain insights into what they truly seek in startups. What sets your pitch apart? What metrics do they prioritize? How can you establish trust and credibility? These are just a few of the questions that we will address to empower you in your quest for financial support.

Our panel of investors will share their experiences and expertise, providing you with invaluable guidance to make informed decisions to better prepare you to succeed in your funding journey.

So, whether you're a startup founder seeking that crucial seed investment or an investor looking to understand the next wave of innovative ideas, this event promises to be a transformative experience. Let's embark on this voyage together, as we unlock the secrets to securing funding and decipher the investor's playbook.


  • H.E Sheikh Mansoor Al Thani

    MBK Holdings


  • Sara Daniel

    Doha Tech Angels


  • Marcel Dridje

    European Business Angels Network

    Board Member

  • Cristina Urrutia

    Qatar Science & Technology Park

    Investment Manager

  • Awdesh Chetal

    Risin Ventures

    Venture Partner


  • Steve Mackie

    Business Startup Qatar

    Co Founder



Wednesday, September 27, 2023
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM UTC

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  • Indica Amarasinghe

    Startup Grind Doha

    Chapter Co-director

  • Agata Braja

    Qatar Foundation

    SG Host and UX/UI Expert

  • Steve Mackie

    Soutien Group



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