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Growth of Entrepreneurship in Qatar

The Qatari government has progressively moved its concentration to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and new companies as it moves to extend financial enhancement and non-oil development in the state.

New companies and business visionaries continuously profit, with the help of features developed in the area, such as Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), the biggest blended-use incubator office in the MENA locale.

Offering a progression of designated preparing projects, offices and monetary help, the 20,000-sq-meter QBIC joins existing projects offered by different partners and government elements in supporting development through an arrangement of offices, preparing low-or zero-interest advances and mentorship.

Company formation in Qatar keeps getting easier for an investor with all the policies and operations being done to improve the industry in Qatar.

As per the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2014 Global Report, a yearly review of innovative exercises, goals and perspectives across 73 nations, 50.4% of grown-ups in Qatar said that they intend to begin another business within the following three years; Qatar consistently works to uplift such individuals even in 2021.

This is assisting Qatar with standing apart as the developed country with the most significant level of pioneering aims. As per the report, 16% of grown-ups – additionally the most noteworthy rate among created economies – in the state are occupied with "complete beginning phase innovative movement", which implies they are currently beginning an endeavour or maintaining a business in less than three years.

Reasons for entrepreneurship growth in Qatar

Late improvements have helped eliminate the obstructions confronting SMEs, notwithstanding, with various help organizations and incubators set up over the earlier many years, including the Social Development Center (SDC), Qatar Development Bank (QDB), QBIC and Silatech.

Set up in 1996 under Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, SDC is centred around Qatar's grassroots improvement. The middle offers a wide exhibit of administrations, including financing, counselling, directing and preparing, most as of late moving to dispatch QBIC in organization with QDB.


Silatech runs drives to help youngsters' employability and cultivate business. Some of its administrations are run by means of the Bedaya Center, established in organization with QDB, which offers a stroll in the area for youngsters to get to work support. The office additionally gives a scope of online administrations, including the Ta3mal employability entryway, dispatched in 2013, and the Tamheed profession direction program.

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Established by SDC and QDB in 2011, QBIC opened its entryways in March 2014 as a first-of-its-sort, blended-use incubation facility that intends to support the improvement and commercialization of new business thoughts and organizations.

QBIC's methodology accentuates quick task execution through administrations planned in association with nearby and global specialists, including preparing office space, modern workshops, regulatory administrations, and specialized and monetary help.

QBIC is pre-dated by a few more modest offices in the state. The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR), for instance, has a Digital Incubation Center in its portfolio. The Qatar Science and Technology Park, situated in Education City, gives completely outfitted, prepared-to-involve workplaces beginning at 45 sq meters in its Innovation Center business incubator.

2.Government Projects

New projects dispatched across different government services focusing on SME development are relied upon to further reinforce new businesses. The Ministry of Economy and Commerce, for instance, moved to extend the number of logistics and capacity alternatives accessible to SMEs, reporting in June 2014 that it wanted to dispense over 1.5m sq meters of land to coordinate improvements held for SMEs and offering open and cold stockpiling choices.

These sorts of projects are brought into discussion every year and are executed at a rampant pace.

3.SEZ Development

Qatar has almost executed the plan of creating 3 SEZ successfully. These SEZs benefit SMEs and local industry and offer benefits and exemptions. The 3 SEZ are:

  • Ras Bufontas will be located near the new Hamad International Airport (HIA),
  • Um Alhoul will be situated close to the new Hamad Port
  • Al Karaana, between Doha and Abu Samra

These are the most highlighted steps being taken by the government of Qatar to support entrepreneurs. Due to Covid-19, many other plans to improve the status back then have been delayed. Still, the Qatar government is adamant about not letting their economy drop off after FIFA 2022, so they must have unique plans to boost the status quo.

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