Curia Business Group, a Qatari venture and management consultancy formed to cater to the growing market of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the country, has announced the launch of its incubator program, to guide aspiring entrepreneurs.
Developed to offer the upcoming entrepreneurs a personalized step-by-step guide, Curia Business Innovation Program will help to take business ideas from concept to reality. The program is aimed at ambitious entrepreneurs living in Qatar, whether nationals or residents, who have an innovative idea that contributes to each incubator cycle’s theme.
The first cycle of the program is focused on technology and will run in collaboration with the American multinational technology corporation, Microsoft. Applications will run until September 30. The top candidates will kick off their entrepreneurial journey with the program starting on October 17.
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Curia Business Innovation Program and are looking forward to empowering the next generation of business leaders. The program is part of Curia’s ongoing efforts to provide entrepreneurs with the foundation necessary to launch their startup and accelerate their business to new heights.”
The program, following the Qatar National Vision 2030, serves as a gateway to boost innovation across numerous industries, including agriculture and production, art and culture, education, entertainment and events, environmental sustainability, health and wellness, healthcare, sports, technology, and tourism.
The Curia Business Innovation Program will run on a part-time basis for 12 weeks and is structured to help participants build the fundamental elements of their business plan, create a three to five-year financial forecast and develop an investor pitch deck.
With support from Microsoft, the program will engage participants in specialist-led workshops, provide them with one-on-one mentorship and grant them access to use tech tools. Successful entrepreneurs who launch their startup will also have the opportunity to get fast-tracked into the ‘Microsoft for Startups program’.