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QSTP Breezes into Web Summit Qatar 2024: A Marketplace of Innovation and Entrepreneurship


QSTP Joins Web Summit Qatar 2024 as Diamond Partner

The Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), a premier hub and international destination for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship within the Qatar Foundation, has proudly announced its participation as a diamond partner at the highly anticipated Web Summit Qatar 2024. This marks the first instance of the world’s largest technology conference being hosted in the region, scheduled to take place from February 26 to 29, 2024, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).

The conference is set to gather over 12,000 entrepreneurs, investors, and tech enthusiasts from across the globe, providing an unparalleled platform for networking, collaboration, and innovation.

At the event, QSTP will unveil a dedicated pavilion, showcasing its extensive support services for tech startups, which include acceleration, incubation, funding, and investment programs. This initiative underlines QSTP’s pivotal role in propelling Qatar’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem forward, by aiding aspiring tech entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and services. Notably, QSTP-supported startups like Bonocle, Viavii, Classtap, and Skystruct will present their cutting-edge tech-based solutions at the pavilion.

The highlight of the QSTP Pavilion will be the Cycle 14 Demo Day of QSTP’s flagship program, XLR8, scheduled for February 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. This event celebrates the conclusion of a 10-week intensive training and mentorship program designed to empower tech innovators in transforming their ideas into market-viable products. Attendees will witness XLR8 participants pitching their innovative ideas to a live audience, aiming to attract potential investors for their startup ventures.

In addition to its pavilion, QSTP is excited to feature a Startup Island within the summit premises, enhancing visibility for its affiliated startups such as Kanari.AI, Kamkalima, and Gamyra, who will showcase their innovative offerings to the summit’s international audience.

A particular moment of pride for QSTP will be the participation of its supported startups, including EMMA Systems, VFarms, Wqtah, and Armony, in the inaugural Web Summit Qatar PITCH competition. This contest puts the world’s top early-stage startups head-to-head in a live onstage battle, with the aim of declaring one as the champion after rounds of rigorous pitching.

At the heart of these activities lies QSTP’s commitment to fostering technology development and entrepreneurship in Qatar, as noted by QSTP Relationship Manager, Essa Al Jamali. He expressed enthusiasm for the opportunity to engage with global tech leaders and investors, and to showcase Qatari tech and innovation on such an illustrious stage.

Additionally, QSTP Program Manager – Acceleration, Mohammad Zebian, will deliver a masterclass on ‘Crafting the Perfect Pitch’ on February 28, offering valuable insights into refining value propositions, leveraging AI, and connecting with investors more effectively.

QSTP invites all summit participants to explore its pavilion (booth number E218) and the startup island, encouraging them to immerse in the innovation atmosphere, interact with QSTP-supported startups, and attend the Demo Day event for a glimpse into the future of tech innovation.

The Qatar Science & Technology Park exemplifies the nation’s commitment to fostering an environment conducive to technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Through initiatives like its partnership with Web Summit Qatar 2024, QSTP is not only contributing to Qatar’s national diversification drive but also establishing itself as an international hub for applied research, innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship.

Similarly, the overarching mission of the Qatar Foundation to support Qatar’s transformation into a diversified and sustainable economy is well mirrored in QSTP’s endeavors. Through facilitating a culture of lifelong learning and innovation, alongside fostering community development, QF and QSTP are pivotal in unlocking human potential and paving the way for a bright, tech-driven future.

In summary, Web Summit Qatar 2024 stands as a monumental occasion for the Qatari technology and innovation sector, promising new horizons of growth, collaboration, and global engagement, further cemented by QSTP’s distinguished involvement as a diamond event partner.

Alex Sterling
Alex Sterling
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