Ideacamp

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Immerse yourself in innovation at the DIC’s Idea Camp, where startups at all stages receive customised training, mentorship and strategic networking to sharpen business models and scale operations. Idea Camp will refine your business concept, help you discover growth strategies and connect you with a vibrant community.

 

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Immerse yourself in innovation at the DIC’s Idea Camp, where startups at all stages receive customised training, mentorship and strategic networking to sharpen business models and scale operations. Idea Camp will refine your business concept, help you discover growth strategies and connect you with a vibrant community.

Technology Areas

Big Data and Predictive Analysis

Utilising Big Data's vast potential to spearhead operational innovations and efficiency gains

Focusing on these tech pillars, the DIC equips Idea Camp startups with the tools to lead in technological innovation while preparing them for market entry.

Big data is data sets that are so voluminous and complex that traditional data processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Big data is data sets that are so voluminous and complex that traditional data processing application software are inadequate to deal with them.

IOT

Pioneering interconnected devices for a new era of intelligent data exchange

The Internet of Things is the concept of connecting any device, physical object, or even living being to the internet.

One popular use for IoT is within transport networks and smart cities but in reality the applications for this technology are virtually endless.

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Pioneering intelligent solutions for industry transformation and process automation.
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is the advanced computer learning software with extensive behavioral algorithms that adapt themselves to imitate intelligent human behavior. A.I. is frequently applied to the project of developing systems that stimulate with traditional responses from humans. It can be found in smart phones, drones and smart cars.

Advanced Analytics

Advanced analytics are the analytics that give business owners a comprehensive understanding of their customers’ data. These analytics include machine learning, data mining, predictive analytics, location analytics, big data analytics and location intelligence.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Equipping businesses with scalable, cloud-based tools to address a spectrum of needs



IdeaCamp Priority Sectors

IdeaCamp accepts applications for emerging technologies. Priority is given to entrepreneurs who submit ideas that serve the following sectors:

  • Sustainability: Championing startups dedicated to crafting a future where environmental sustainability and resilient living converge
  • Logistics: Driving innovation in logistics to streamline supply chains and elevate the efficiency of global commerce
  • Healthcare: Enhancing health technology to transform care delivery and open new horizons in medical science
  • Transportation & Mobility: Transforming commute and goods transportation through smart, eco-conscious solutions
  • Sports: Utilising cutting-edge technology to enhance athletic performance, enrich fan engagement and evolve sports business strategies
  • Fintech:
  • Smart Cities:

Idea Stage Startup Benefits

  • Funding Access: Gain access to DIC funds to help make your vision a reality.
  • Concept Refinement: Refine your venture's vision to align with market demands.
  • Skill Enhancement: Elevate your entrepreneurial capabilities through targeted workshops.
  • Expert Guidance: Gain mentorship and insight from established figures in the industry.

Growth Stage Startup Benefits

  • Funding Access: Gain access to the funds you need to scale and grow your business.
  • Expansion Readiness: Prepare your startup for the scaling process.
  • Networking Opportunities: form strategic partnerships and foster investor connections.
  • Operational Scaling: learn how to expand operations and boost customer engagement.

Application Process

  • 18th February

    Opening online applications

  • Screening

  • 22nd April

    Start of IdeaCamp

  • 20th May

    Final Pitch

  • 30th May

    Closing Ceremony

  • Start 1st year Incubation

Program

To apply for IdeaCamp you must be able to attend all of the following sessions.

Week 1

Date to be announced

Value Proposition Design and Business Modelling

Week 2

Date to be announced

Market Analysis and Customer Identification / Marketing and Customer Acquisition

Week 3

Date to be announced

Product Development and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) / Prototyping

Date to be announced

Product Development and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) / Prototyping

Week 4

Date to be announced

Foundation of Fundraising

Week 5

Date to be announced

Pitching Skills

Applications for the next IdeaCamp will open soon.

Frequently asked questions

What if my idea isn’t one of the preferred technologies (Blockchain, 3D Printing, IoT)?

Please apply anyway. We welcome ideas from all technology areas.

Do I have to attend all of the workshops?

Yes. This is a short and intense program and you are required to participate in every session.

When are the workshops?

All the workshops will take place on Fridays and Saturdays usually from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Will I need to take time off work/university?

No, all sessions will take place on the weekend or evenings.

When does the DIC Startup track begin?

The Startup track will begin from 1st December 2020.

Does my idea have to involve technology?

Yes. Digital Incubation Center only accepts applications from entrepreneurs with technology ideas.

Contact us

+974 44733423
incubation@mcit.gov.qa
Al-Nasser Tower B, 5th Floor
Post Office Signal
Al Corniche Street
Doha, Qatar