Curia Business Innovation was established to give back to the local ecosystem and business community. Through this initiative, we aspire to act as a catalyst to continue to drive the Qatar National Vision 2030.
With years of experience in setting up companies in Qatar, Curia understands the importance of starting on the right foot. We support the journey of an entrepreneur from ideation to a successful startup launch through our mentor-led workshops and one-on-one meetings. These workshops will provide you with the right foundation for your business using business planning tools and advisory support to guide you to success.
The Business Innovation Program is structured to help aspiring entrepreneurs who have an innovative concept to assess the feasibility of their business idea.
The 12-week, part-time program is structured to help you establish the fundamental elements of your business plan. These elements are divided into six stages, which will be compiled to create an investor pitch deck, which will help you – as a fresh business owner – to begin approaching potential investors and partners.
Applications for the first cycle, which is technology-themed, are now open.
The first step is to establish your vision, mission and purpose. What problem are you solving with your new business solution?
You need to identify whether there is a demand for your new product/service in the Qatar market. Who is your target audience and how are you helping them?
Eventually, you will need a team to help you run the business smoothly. What talent are you looking to hire? How will you structure your company for success?
New business is integral to kickstart your startup. How will you target your consumers and sell to them? What operations do you need to set in place to be successful?
Planning ahead for the future will help you address financial concerns early on. How much capital do you need to launch your startup and where will you source it from?
The end of your journey is near – it's time to pitch your new business to potential investors and partners.
In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 to grow the country by diversifying its economy and becoming more self-sufficient, our program serves as a platform to boost innovation across a myriad of domains, including, but not limited to:
An ambitious entrepreneur who has an innovative idea – it’s as simple as that! The criteria to apply is:
We are pleased to introduce Microsoft as our Affiliate, with whom we are collaborating to empower you to launch your startup with the right technology infrastructure and, when the time is right, scale your business.
Our diverse network of local and international mentors is integral to the success of our program and includes industry experts, thought leaders, serial entrepreneurs, C-level executives, and investors. Throughout the 12-week program, our mentors will coach and work closely with our participants to help them finetune their ideas, write their business plan and, finally, pitch to investors.