The Startup in Residence Program from the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) helps international tech startups establish a presence in Qatar. While it does not offer funding, it offers support and access to QSTP’s innovation ecosystem, and provides a place to work as a base from which these startups can grow their enterprise.
The program offers easy and affordable incorporation in the QSTP Free Zone, introduction to the local business and research community, and access to other QSTP programs on a case by case basis. Applicants must be a foreign tech startup that has passed the ideation stage, and has traction in terms of product development, usage or sales. The applicant must demonstrate a strategic rationale for having a presence in Qatar, be it the local market, access to customers, research collaboration with one of QSTP’s leading institute or otherwise. For additional information, please see the program homepage.