IdeaCamp is a new program from the Digital Incubation Center (DIC) for entrepreneurs, developers and designers who have a great idea for a technology solution.

Applications for the next IdeaCamp will open in early 2018.
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About
IdeaCamp

IdeaCamp is a new program from the Digital Incubation Center (DIC) for entrepreneurs, developers and designers who have a great idea for a technology solution.

Through a series of workshops, training and mentorship you will develop a business model, build a prototype and test your idea with customers.

By the end of the program you will know whether your idea is likely to succeed in the market and will pitch to join the DIC Startup Track to take your idea to the next level.

Find out more about the DIC Startup Track.

Technology
Areas

We will accept applications for any technology idea, however we are particularly interested in hearing from entrepreneurs who have ideas in the following technology areas.

Blockchain

Blockchain

Blockchain is a secure method for exchanging assets over the internet and has multiple applications.

These include smart contracts and property assets management, to patient health records and proof of ownership for digital content.

3D printing

3D Printing

3D printing will change manufacturing as we know it and has multiple applications across industry.

For prototyping or rapid manufacturing of consumer products, companies within industries such as aviation, automotive, sports, space, food, healthcare are already benefiting from this technology.

IOT

IOT

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.

Program

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

Week 1

Saturday
21st
October

Induction and Business Model Canvas

Week 2

Saturday
28th
October

Market & customer validation

Week 3

Saturday
4th
November

Build a prototype

Week 4

Saturday
18th
November

Learn to pitch

Week 5

Saturday
25th
November

Practice your pitch

Monday
27th
November

Pitch to join DIC Startup track

Location

All sessions will take place at Digital Incubation Center.

Al-Nasser Tower B, 5th Floor
Post Office Signal
Al Corniche Street
Doha, Qatar

Application
Process

  • 20th August- 18th October
    Online applications open
  • 27th August-19th October
    Screening
  • 20th October-25th November
    IdeaCamp
  • 27th November
    Live Pitch
  • 28th
    November
    Announcement
  • Start 2 year Incubation

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Applications for the next IdeaCamp will open in early 2018.
Subscribe to our mailing list to find out more.

about DIC

The Digital Incubation Center (DIC) was created to boost ICT innovation in Qatar, particularly among young people at the critical early stages of starting or growing a technology-related business.

The DIC is looking for entrepreneurs capable of harnessing emerging technologies to create innovative products, solutions, or services that will contribute to Qatar’s digital economy.

We offer startups free office space, technical support, training and guidance, mentors who can help new businesses avoid the typical start-up pitfalls, and the exposure and public relations from being a part of the DIC.

Successful startups with abilities to grow and scale up will be hosted as tenants in Qatar’s Digital Cluster in Manateq Economic Zone.

Find out more about DIC

FAQS

Does my idea have to involve technology?

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

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

Do I have to attend all of the workshops?

When are the workshops?

Will I need to take time off work/university?

When does the DIC Startup track begin?