Applications for Cohort 2 are Now Open


Program Dates
Aug 29 2021 – Nov 25 2021


Doha, Qatar

EntelaQ Pre-accelerator Program

Today, there is a market gap between the phase after hackathons and Qatar SportsTech’s Accelerator program. The newly launched Pre-Accelerator program, EntelaQ, is designed to nourish the local startup ecosystem. EntelaQ is the bridge that links idea stage concepts with accelerator-ready startups.

Leveraging over a decade of experience within Rainmaking history, a 12-week, part-time program has been designed to develop and accelerate the entrepreneurship journey. Aligned with the QST Accelerator program, the entrepreneurs will:

  • Establish skills and techniques to validate assumptions
  • Kickstart ideas from concept to launch
  • Meet potential co-founders and other like-minded individuals
  • Get easy access to the startup ecosystem
  • Get exposure to QST accelerator, mentors, executive events, and investors


This program is designed to advance the local startup ecosystem towards our accelerator program. EntelaQ is aimed at young entrepreneurs who are residing in Qatar and are interested in launching their own business. Therefore, all of our recruitment is sourced locally from universities, other local pre-accelerator programs and working professionals. We will run two programs per year and welcome applications all year long. Startups are selected on a case-by-case basis.

In-kind Services

As one of the startups in the EntelaQ Pre-Accelerator Program you will receive up to QAR165,000 in in-kind services, which include:


Access to Partners


Access to Mentors


Access to Investors


Access to Investors

Mentor Services


40+ hours

of mentoring session(s) by in-house mentors


10+ hours

of workshop(s) & consultancy by Entrepreneur In-Residence


20+ hours

of workshops & consultancy with multiple specialists


10+ hours

of marketing support by in-house and hired support

Registration & On-site Services


Qatar Financial Centre company registration, including paid 1-year fee


Social Group Outings & Gatherings

Public Relations

Featured articles highlights our startups in local newspapers as well as potential for interviews with newspapers and podcasts.

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