Qatar National Business Competition (Al Fikra) is an educational and coaching program designed for Qatari led Start-ups and entrepreneurs, enabling them to develop business ideas that can be turned into successful private value-adding businesses.
The program will run over a 4-months period from Jan 6th until Apr 30th 2019. During this period, creative and innovative ideas will be recognized, developed and supported by Qatar Development Bank and its strategic partners throughout the different stages of their development.
Students, professionals and entrepreneurs with business ideas for Qatar. For Teams (3-5 members only) of residents living in Qatar, a Qatari partner per team is required in order to set a business with a legal structure that could be operated and registered in the state of Qatar.
In 2013 Enterprise Qatar, MITEF, Silatech, and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, launched Al Fikra Qatar’s Business Plan Competition, a joint initiative to educate entrepreneurs. Various partners and sponsors from the academic and business associations and community in Qatar were included as key stakeholders in the process. In 2013 the competition attracted 127 applicants from both professional and academic communities. And most recently in 2018, the competition attracted over 290 applicants who submitted 67 business plans
Alfkra’s 2019 version is more enhanced to serve the entrepreneurial ecosystem through different fnancial and non-fnancial services provided and supported by Qatar Development Bank. As well as highlighting various challenges that entrepreneurs can solve through commercial ideas.
Qatar National Business Competition (Al Fikra) is an educational and coaching program and competition designed for Qatari led Start-ups and entrepreneurs, enabling them to develop business ideas that will be converted into successful private businesses that add value to Qatar’s Economy.
Professionals and entrepreneurs with business ideas for Qatar.
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Al Fikra Challenges is part of Al Fikra general competition for the best business plan that could provide perfect, innovative & sustainable solutions for current challenges.
Mashrouie is a part of Al Fikra competition dedicated to university students within Qatar to develop and submit their business plans. The goal of this competition is to enable young generations to develop their entrepreneurial spirit by embracing challenges when developing a sustainable business plan. The focus of “Mashrouie” is to give future minds the opportunity to expand important set of skills related to leadership, innovation, time management and communication, in order to growth and evolve in the business world.
If you happen to have the same goal? Then you should join “Mashrouie” and share your vision with the same likeminded entrepreneurs.
Teams will be consisted of 3 to 5 members that include at least one Qatari member in order to put together a successful business plan.
Current university students