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Investment Forum 2021

The investment platform is an initiative by QDB to unlock and improve access to funding for startups in Qatar and provide an alternative asset class for investors in the form of investment opportunities. This is the first platform of its kind in Qatar and it aims to match the investor with the right startup in a structured and transparent manner to connect, explore, and discuss investment collaboration.​

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2020 Qatar Venture Investment Report

This report presents the state & progress of the venture capital & startup ecosystems in Qatar as it stood in 2020. It tracks the evolution of venture investments & transactions over the past five years & closes in on 2020’s top deals & investors in the country.

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Jahiz provides entrepreneurs and SMEs with innovative and aspirational industrial projects with the opportunity to lease ready-to-operate manufacturing facilities.

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COVID-19 National Response Guarantee Program

A 100% financing guarantee program by Qatar government, that aims to assist private sector affected by the difficulties of making short-term payments.​​

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Grow your business with the NUMU digital platform

Direct Financing made easy for manufacturing & industrial businesses​

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Revive Program

A program that enables SMEs to revive their business in a covid-19 reality through impactful solutions covering digitization, production & efficiency. Includes access to specialized advisory services & preferential financing terms.

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Exporters Directory

Download the latest edition of the QDB Exporters Directory & get access to information on over 250 Qatari exporters, from 11 sectors, including product offering & HS codes.


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Our Mission

To improve the economic development cycle by providing entrepreneurs and SMEs with a wide range of financial and advisory products under one roof.

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Business Consultancy and Mentoring

Our advisors will equip you with the latest and most relevant market information, and provide you with guidance on the basic requirements to embark on your journey with QDB.


Ithmar is an equity program compliant with the Islamic Shari'a. The program is an integrated and comprehensive approach that provides entrepreneurs with the required funds to establish a business in Qatar.


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Launching Entrepreneurship leave programme

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) announced yesterday the launch of its “Entrepreneurship leave programme”, in co-operation with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.

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Qatar Development Bank Strategic Partner of the World Incubation Summit 2019

Qatar Development Bank is proud to announce its strategic partnership with UBI Global in hosting the World Incubation Summit 2019, to be held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in Doha, Qatar.

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Qatar Development Bank announces the winners of the Qatar Entrepreneurship Awards “ROWAD 2019”

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) today announced the winners of the second edition of the Qatar Entrepreneurship Award (ROWAD Award 2019), under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The five winners were announced at the launch of the fifth edition of the Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference.

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