Startup Bridge

Strengthening the Indian-Qatar Innovation Ties


Qatar is an emerging power house in the Middle-East. The Qatari startup ecosystem while fairly young is growing at an accelerated pace today. Today, Qatar is preparing for a post-petrochemical economy and is working towards blending the spirit of Silicon Valley with its own set of characteristics in the region. A number of stakeholders co-exist in the region today that are working towards the development of the startup ecosystem. Many public sector as well as the private sectors are playing a key role to position Qatar as a preferred destination for international startups looking to enter the middle east. These stakeholders have developed platforms to equip entrepreneurs with resources such as information and funds. Additionally, they have initiated multiple programs to educate the these aspiring entrepreneurs about the different possibilities for market linkages as well as opportunities to connect with procurement clients.

Quick Facts | India & Qatar

  • 2.6mn Population (85+ nationalities)
  • 4th largest in financing SME’s & 5th in venture capital availability globally (WEF 2019)
  • 1st in Arab world in Global Entrepreneurship Index
  • Internet penetration: 1st globally (99%)
  • World-leading digital infrastructure, 4th in 5G Leadership Index

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Bridge Launch

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