“Investment Promotion” highlights the “Start from Qatar” initiative in Canada

Written By Mark

The Investment Promotion Agency achieved great success in its first participation in the “Collign 2024” conference, which was held in the Canadian city of Toronto from June 17 to 20, by introducing the global audience to the “Start in Qatar” initiative.
The “Start from Qatar” pavilion, in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Qatar Financial Center, and the Qatar Development Bank, showcased the exclusive benefits and wide opportunities offered to startups and entrepreneurs wishing to establish or expand their businesses in the Qatari market. The conference is one of the fastest growing technology events in North America.

The “Start from Qatar” pavilion witnessed a wide turnout from visitors and participants in the exhibition, most notably His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Rashid Al Mansouri, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Canada, who stressed the importance of this initiative. The pavilion at the four-day conference provided the opportunity for attendees to communicate with the main partners in the start-up and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Qatar, shed light on the thriving business environment in the country, explore investment opportunities, as well as learn about incentives specifically designed to empower ambitious start-up companies. And support its long-term growth.
The agency also participated in the business meetings held on the sidelines of the conference, to introduce the country’s strategic vision in enhancing the environment for innovative and sustainable technologies. Fahd Ali Al Kuwari, Senior Director of Investor Relations at the agency, participated in a dialogue session entitled “The Role of Government and Industry in Building a Sustainable Technology Center,” during which he reviewed the significant, tangible steps that the State of Qatar has achieved to accelerate innovation and technological progress, and provided valuable insights into the policies and initiatives it is implementing to enhance Its position as a thriving hub for innovation and startups.
The Investment Promotion Agency’s participation in the “Colligen 2024” conference comes after the great interaction and tremendous success achieved by the “Start from Qatar” initiative during the Qatar Web Summit 2024, the largest technology event witnessed in the Middle East region. During its participation in the “Start from Qatar” pavilion, the Qatar Financial Center was able to… Qatar was at the summit in attracting and registering more than 250 startup companies, and the “Start from Qatar Investment Program” presented by Qatar Development Bank received more than 1,000 applications for financing. The program provides financing of up to $500,000 to startups in the establishment stage, and financing of up to $5 million to startups seeking to expand their business within the country.
It is worth noting that the “Start from Qatar” initiative was designed to support startups at all stages of their journey, and its innovative and comprehensive electronic platform meets all the needs of startups and enables them to access a wide network of support services, financing programs, business incubators, government grants, networking events, and other things. Miscellaneous other resources.