Empowering you on your journey to launch a startup
Curia Business Innovation
Providing you with step-by-step guidance from concept vision to reality
A Personalized Approach
Guiding you with expert-led workshops and one-on-one mentorship
Expert-Led Support
Our Purpose Applications are now open! Our Program Our Mentors

Our Purpose

Curia Business Innovation was established to give back to the local business community.

 

With years of experience in setting up companies in Qatar, Curia understands the importance of starting on the right foot. We support the journey of an entrepreneur from ideation to a successful startup launch through our mentor-led workshops and one-on-one meetings. These workshops will provide you with the right foundation for your business using business planning tools and advisory support to guide you to success.

Our Program

The Business Innovation Program is designed to help you – an aspiring entrepreneur with an innovative concept – to assess the feasibility of your business ​

The 12-week, part-time program is structured to help you establish the fundamental elements of your business plan. These elements are divided into six stages, which will be compiled to create an investor pitch deck, which will help you – as a fresh business owner – to begin approaching potential investors and partners. ​

Applications for the first cycle, which is technology-themed, are now open.

Slide Weeks 1 & 2

Business Purpose





The first step is to establish your vision, mission and purpose. What problem are you solving with your new business solution?

Weeks 3 & 4 Weeks 5 & 6





You need to identify whether there is a demand for your new product/service in the Qatar market. Who is your target audience and how are you helping them?

Industry & Market Research Organizational & Legal Structure





Eventually, you will need a team to help you run the business smoothly. What talent are you looking to hire? How will you structure your company for success?

Weeks 7 & 8 Sales, Marketing & Operations Strategy





New business is integral to kickstart your startup. How will you target your consumers and sell to them? What operations do you need to set in place to be successful?

Weeks 9 & 10 Financial Feasibility & Planning





Planning ahead for the future will help you address financial concerns early on. How much capital do you need to launch your startup and where will you source it from?

Weeks 11 & 12 Investor Pitch Deck





The end of your journey is near – it's time to pitch your new business to potential investors and partners.

Our Program

The Business Innovation Program is designed to help you – an aspiring entrepreneur with an innovative concept – to assess the feasibility of your business ​

The 12-week, part-time program is structured to help you establish the fundamental elements of your business plan. These elements are divided into six stages, which will be compiled to create an investor pitch deck, which will help you – as a fresh business owner – to begin approaching potential investors and partners. ​

Applications for the first cycle, which is technology-themed, are now open.

Slide Weeks 1 & 2

Business Purpose

The first step is to establish your vision, mission and purpose. What problem are you solving with your new business solution?

Weeks 3 & 4 Weeks 5 & 6

You need to identify whether there is a demand for your new product/service in the Qatar market. Who is your target audience and how are you helping them?

Industry & Market Research Organizational & Legal Structure

Eventually, you will need a team to help you run the business smoothly. What talent are you looking to hire? How will you structure your company for success?

Weeks 7 & 8 Sales, Marketing & Operations Strategy

New business is integral to kickstart your startup. How will you target your consumers and sell to them? What operations do you need to set in place to be successful?

Weeks 9 & 10 Financial Feasibility & Planning

Planning ahead for the future will help you address financial concerns early on. How much capital do you need to launch your startup and where will you source it from?

Weeks 11 & 12 Investor Pitch Deck

The end of your journey is near – it's time to pitch your new business to potential investors and partners.

Our Innovation Themes

Each cycle of our program will have a different theme, which falls in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 to grow the country by diversifying its economy and becoming more self-sufficient. The Curia Business Innovation Program serves as a platform to boost innovation across a myriad of domains, including, but not limited

  • Agriculture & Production;
  • Art & Culture;
  • Education;
  • Entertainment & Events;
  • Environmental sustainability;
  • Health & Wellness;
  • Healthcare;
  • Sports;
  • Technology;
  • Tourism.



Agriculture & Production



Art & Culture



Education



Entertainment & Events



Environmental Sustainability



Health & Wellness



Healthcare



Sports



Technology



Tourism

Who can apply?

An ambitious entrepreneur who has an innovative idea – it’s as simple as that! The criteria to apply is: ​

Slide 1 You should be currently living in Qatar –anyone is welcome to apply, Qatari or Expat! 2 Your idea should be tailored to the Qatar market –but don't worry, we can help you with that. 3 You need to be able to set 4 to 6 hours a week to meet with our mentors and attend workshops.

Our Affiliates​

We are pleased to introduce Microsoft as our Affiliate, with whom we are collaborating to empower you to launch your startup with the right technology infrastructure and, when the time is right, scale your business. ​

 

Affiliate perks

Slide 1 Access to workshops held by Microsoft 2 Introduction to Microsoft technology, such as Microsoft Cloud 3 Fast-track into the Microsoft for Startups program

You don’t have an idea but still want to get involved? Check out our Mentor Program

Our Mentors

Our diverse network of local and international mentors is integral to the success of our program and includes industry experts, thought leaders, serial entrepreneurs, C-level executives, and investors. Throughout the 12-week program, our mentors will coach and work closely with our participants to help them finetune their ideas, write their business plan and, finally, pitch to investors. ​