The Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) is the leading incubator in the Middle East and North Africa region.
In ASAPP’s early days, we were intrigued by QBIC, considering its presence in this region, and its resources in helping business grow. QBIC’s positive reputation with local start-ups over the past few years, led to ASAPP entering its LSP11 program. An 8 week program which involves several start-ups going through mentorship, business lessons and more, competing for a spot to be ‘fully incubated’ by QBIC on Demo Day. In December 2018, ASAPP was amongst the 10 start-ups selected for full incubation. After a successful pitch in front of an audience including Qatar’s leading businesses and innovators, ASAPP officially became an incubatee at QBIC.
Since then, we at ASAPP and QBIC have been working very closely in the beginning stages of our business. QBIC’s guidance, resources and expertise have been extremely beneficial during our initial phases. Additionally, ASAPP was one of three start-ups that have been specially selected to receive support from QBIC’s digital partners, Ooredoo - Qatar’s leading Telecommunications company. With their support, ASAPP has been given the opportunity to network with key players in the industry, and take part in events such as the Digital Innovation RoadShow in Ooredoo’s HQ in early 2019.
With Ooredoo and QBIC, ASAPP is honoured to be part of such an innovative and forward thinking team, that will help us grow and reach our goals in bringing ASAPP services across venues in Qatar and beyond.