MAR - MAY 2021
Who is Qatar SportsTech?
With over a decade of experience in startup investments and acceleration, we are now in Doha to accelerate the sports industry to new heights. We are one of the frontiers in disrupting this vibrant market by facilitating partnerships between the most promising SportsTech startups and leading brands and organizations. Qatar SportsTech is initiated by Qatar Development Bank, powered by Startupbootcamp and supported by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar Stars League, beIN Media Group, Qatar Financial Centre, Aspire Zone Foundation, MBK Holding and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Our Accelerator Program
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 through our accelerator program.
Following a rigorous recruitment process, 10 selected startups are invited to participate in the three-month 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.
Leveraging over a decade of experience within Rainmaking history, a 12 week, part-time program has been created to develop and accelerate the entrepreneurship journey.read more
Our program gives startups the resources necessary to accelerate their growth through mentorship and building strategic relationships with our partners. Through our essential partnerships, the startups engage in:
- specialized workshops that help them to fine-tune their strategic objectives and business models;
- one-on-one mentoring sessions to get first-hand advice and feedback from local experts;
- meetings and events (such as Demo Day) with a wide network of potential investors.
Every nine months, we run an accelerator program in Qatar, which requires the founding team to relocate to Qatar full-time for three months. 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 one of the categories in our thesis (below).
After this intensive recruitment period, we invite the top 20 startups to Doha for our Selection Days event.Here we lay the fundamentals for collaboration between the startups and our corporate partners for the duration of the Accelerator program. During the event decision-makers from leading local and global organizations inquire which startups can help them obtain their strategic objectives, which results in selecting ten startups.
Cohort 3 Accelerator Program Starts
Cohort 4 Applications Open
Cohort 3 Demo Day
Cohort 4 Applications Close
Cohort 4 Selection Day
Cohort 4 Accelerator Program Starts
Cohort 4 Demo Day
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Do you get excited about empowering entrepreneurs and bringing people together?
Are you creative, self-driven and looking for a new challenge?
You might be just the person we’re looking for.
Sportstech is a fast-growing domain that is complex. The business activities are ranging from ticket sales, sponsorships, and merchandising to media rights and more. That’s why we’ve partnered up with the very best in the industry, to give our startups the full backup that they need! These individuals have made the industry into what it is today and they’re eager to embrace new technologies to take the world of sports to the next level! Therefore, through these essential partnerships with leading organizations and brands below, startups participating in our Accelerator Program have the support of the entire sports and entrepreneurial ecosystems in Qatar.