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Got an idea? Not sure how it’s gonna work in the market? Let us guide you! 

This is our signature intensive three-month program designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with:
  • Training 
  • Coaching 
  • Mentorship 


To help you determine if your idea has commercial potential.  
To take your tech-based service/product from idea stage to a validated minimum viable product (aka Prototype). 


Our methodology focuses on three core modules:
  • Product-Market Fit:  Identify your potential customers, design a rough prototype, solicit feedback from your target market and revise your prototype accordingly
  • Customer Traction:  capture market traction / interest from potential customers
  • Investor Awareness:  learn how to talk to and attract investors   


QSTP XLR8 runs twice a year, with a maximum capacity of 30 teams.


What’s in it for you..

  • Meet an incredible network of mentors and coaches who specialize in the commercialization of tech-based innovation
  • We support you to create your minimum viable product
  • Top-notch working space to turn your idea into a reality

What are we looking for..

  • Application is open to informal teams (up to 5 team members) who are residents in Qatar. 
  • You and your team should have a tech-based service/product idea, but you believe that you need the training, mentorship and physical space to evaluate its commercial potential.
  • Commitment, commitment & commitment.
  • Passionate, critical, and open-minded.
  • If you already have a company, this program is not the right one for you. But you can check our other programs!
  • You think you got it? Application is now open.

  • Fill in the online application form. Deadline to submit all applications is on 30 May 2017.
  • If your application is successfully shortlisted, we will  invite you for an interview to get to know you and your idea better

If you would like to be notified when the application opens or speak to someone, drop us a line at:

  • QSTP technovate

    Introducing QSTP technovate discussion platform for the first time in Qatar

    Expand your knowledge and your networks!

    QSTP technovate will bring you the hottest topics and distinguished speakers on startups, product/services development, innovation and commercialization.

    Join us in this new series of events and engage –in a relaxed atmosphere- with industry stars from all over the world; people who have been there, did that, and went through the peaks and troughs to bring their ideas to life.

    Get to meet more people, more entrepreneurs, more innovators and get inspired!

  • Check out the blog

    Do you want to read more on innovation and tech-entrepreneurship? Check out the blog of our Managing Director, Dr Maher Hakim.

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