Qatar SportsTech, a QDB Accelerator, Opens Applications for Second Cohort of EntelaQ Pre-Accelerator program
The EntelaQ Pre-Accelerator program’s second edition will prepare entrepreneurs for Qatar SportsTech’s Accelerator program, helping them to build their idea and gain traction
Applications for the 12-week part-time program will be open between June 6th and August 6th 2021
Doha, 14 June 2021: Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), has announced that applications are now open for the second edition of its highly anticipated Pre-Accelerator program, EntelaQ. EntelaQ will prepare entrepreneurs, or startup teams residing in Qatar for QST’s upcoming fifth cohort of its Accelerator program set to be held in November 2021.
EntelaQ is aimed at local entrepreneurs, nationals, or residents, with an innovative sportstech idea or prototype which fits QST’s thesis of innovations that support the Qatar’s National Vision 2030.
QST is powered by Startupbootcamp, and supported by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Stars League, beIN Media Group, MBK Holding, Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar Financial Centre, and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Between 6th June and 6th August 2021, interested candidates will be able to apply online on the QST website (https://qatarsportstech.com/entelaq/). On 19th August, the much-awaited ‘Selection Day’ will be held to select the top 10 startups from the shortlisted applicants that will join EntelaQ on 5th September 2021.
Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al Mannai, Executive Director of Advisory & Incubation of QDB, said: “We invite all sportstech entrepreneurs with great ideas or prototypes to leverage the world-class opportunities available to them with QST, and benefit from the extensive learning and development that EntelaQ offers. QDB is working relentlessly to support entrepreneurs through providing them with the best local, regional, and international expertise, being committed to reshaping the future of Qatar’s sportstech industry in line with the 2030 national vision”.
EntelaQ aims to develop and accelerate the entrepreneurship journey and to help entrepreneurs, whether in teams or individually, develop their skills and to recognize business opportunities, kick-start their ideas from concept to launch, and implement their businesses in the local market. Participating entrepreneurs can also meet potential co-founders and other like-minded individuals, and get access to QST’s strategic partners, mentors, and investors.
The 12-week part-time program will run for two days a week and will engage entrepreneurs in guest lectures and specialized workshops, providing one-on-one coaching sessions with QST’s program managers and specialists, as well as keynotes and inspirational talks by leading local and international mentors.
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