How can the ecosystem create value to enable startups to scale in Qatar ?

Oct 23, 2023, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Workinton Alfardan Centre, Grand Hamad Street, Doha, 00000

How can a startup ecosystem be a catalyst to increase the likelihood that its startups scale, grow outside the native country and even reach unicorn status? What's the magic formula for it or is there one ?

In-person event
Panel Discussion

About this event

Irrespective of whatever country it may be, the ecosystem plays a huge role in terms of how well and how fast startups are able to scale. This by no means takes away the commitment and dedication the founders themselves have to invest. However, we cannot devalue the efforts an ecosystem and its players bring to the success matrix. According to recent research done by Startup Genome, it was shown that the eco system plays a pivotal role in enabling its startups to scale. How does this impact Qatar. The Startup Grind Qatar event will bring together experts representing many facets of the eco system to share their insights and also share their thoughts on how their entities contribute to this process and also weigh in on what is really expected.

The event will also for the first time feature the " I wanna Grow " podcast live from the Startup Grind Event. Make sure to share your thoughts and insights with Steve Mackie on why you are part of Startup Grind Qatar and what you think we need to do more to enable startups to scale in Qatar. 

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  • Hamad Mubarak Al-Hajri


    Founder and CEO

  • Allan Villagas, Ph.D.

    HEC Paris, Qatar

    Senior Research Fellow of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Nayef Al-Ibrahim


    Founding Partner and CEO

  • Georges Fouad Salem

    Qatar Development Bank

    Senior Manager - Business Incubation & Acceleration

  • Mohammad Shahin

    TASMU Accelerator



  • Firas Sleiman

    Founder / CEO and Chief AI Officer



Monday, October 23, 2023
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM UTC


  • Indica Amarasinghe

    Startup Grind Doha

    Chapter Director

  • Agata Braja

    Qatar Foundation

    SG Host and UX/UI Expert

  • Steve Mackie

    Soutien Group



Qatar Financial Center logo

Qatar Financial Center

Jeeb logo


Hyperthink Systems Pvt Ltd logo

Hyperthink Systems Pvt Ltd

Urban Point for Marketing WLL logo

Urban Point for Marketing WLL


Workinton logo


Hatch Quarter logo

Hatch Quarter

Business Start Up Qatar logo

Business Start Up Qatar

Qatar Day logo

Qatar Day

I Love Qatar logo

I Love Qatar

Qatar Living logo

Qatar Living

eHaris logo


Mangusteen logo


Karak Stop logo

Karak Stop

I Wanna Grow logo

I Wanna Grow

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