Our vision is to transform Doha into one of the leading sports hubs and contribute to Qatar’s diversification goals through the facilitation of corporate startup collaboration. Qatar SportsTech is initiated by Qatar Development Bank, powered by Startupbootcamp and supported by leading brands and organizations such as Qatar Financial Centre, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Aspire Zone Foundation and beIN Media Group.
Following a rigorous recruitment process and Selection Days, 10 startups are invited to participate in the intensive accelerator program in Aspire Zone, the beating heart of sports in Qatar. Each startup is incentivized and invited to register their company with 100% ownership in Qatar. QST invests $150K, of which $40K is in cash and $110K in in-kind value.
Our 12-week program has been created to develop and accelerate the entrepreneurship journey and gives startups the resources necessary to accelerate their growth. Through our essential partnerships, the startups engage in specialized workshops, one-on-one mentoring sessions, meetings with a wide network of potential investors and events (such as Demo Day).
We travel the world to find and engage with startups that use cutting edge technology to reshape the industry of sports. The goal is to accelerate the startups’ growth and is applicable for early and/or seed-stage startups, who contribute to our thesis (check our website for further details):
- Athlete & Team; innovations that improve how athletes train individually and as a team; and how they engage and compete in sports, incl. team perfromance & analytics, sports medical, wearables & equipment;, and overall management of clubs and federations.
- Fan & Viewer; innovations that improve participation for sports enthusiasts; fan experience and engagement in-stadium and through digital media, incl. fan experience, fan engagement, and transformed media.
- World Cup 2022; innovations that create a personalized, memorable and innovative experience for the 2022 World Cup, incl. operations and in-stadium experiences, information hubs, cultural experiences, entertainment, travel and hospitality, fan zones, cashless World Cup, sustainability, and venue management.
- Esports; innovations that transform and enhance how gamers participate in and experience esports, incl. performance analytics, event streaming & management, interaction & content management, intelligent virtual assistance, and gaming platforms.
Funds10 startupsper year
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