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Key Programs & services

At Bedaya Center we provide multiple programs that support entrepreneurs in all stages of their journey. We provide workshops, advising sessions, mentoring programs, networking sessions, promotional support in addition to programs tailored to specific startup needs.

Programs for Students

  • Business Enterprise Challenge:
    The Enterprise Challenge Qatar is an annual national competition which increases young people’s knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm about business and enterprise. Through an online business game, students experience a realistic business scenario where they produce, develop and market a new product. The competition encourages students to learn how different components of business come together to determine success, and to develop a spirit of entrepreneurship. Key to the Enterprise Challenge is the support offered by volunteer mentors, whose real-life experience of business enables them to advise and coach students through the various stages of the competition. This program is sponsored by Shell
  • University Workshops:
    Bedaya center has partnered with a number of universities in Qatar and provides specific workshops on entrepreneurship topics to students from these universities. We are proud to have worked with Qatar University, Community College, VCU, Stenden, CNAQ and CMU on successful programs, talks and workshops and continue to develop these partnerships further. Our workshops cover topics such as Ideation, marketing and sales, budgeting, business model canvas, customer validation, project management and pitching your idea.
  • Summer Bootcamps:
    Bedaya Center supports the development of young students and believes that introducing entrepreneurial thinking at an early stage is extremely important. We work with young school students through summer bootcamps and have developed specific programs where we can engage with these students and support them in their learning process. We cover topics such as team building, creative thinking and branding.

Programs for Early Stage Startups

  • Advising Sessions:
    Our advisors provide one on one advising sessions where they advise startups on how to develop their ideas and the steps they need to take to establish a business in Qatar. To book a session with an advisor please email: cd@bedaya.qa
  • Training Programs:
    We provide training programs covering a multitude of topics that support the development on startups and entrepreneurs. The main objective of these programs are to support startups in learning key skills that will help themselves and their ideas further.
  • Networking: Bedaya Center holds the 2nd Sunday networking event on a monthly basis. In this event we have an open networking session between entrepreneurs, business advisors, consultants and those interested in the entrepreneurship scene in Qatar. Each month we structure the talk around a topic that is of interest to entrepreneurs. The event attracts over 75 participants monthly and is used to build a pool of mentors and advisors that support Bedaya Centers activities as well as identifying entrepreneurs that require further support and guidance

Programs for Established Businesses

  • Startup Markets:
    Bedaya Center promotes local Qatari talent through Startup Markets and Bazaars. In 2014 we have been able to support over 100 startups in promoting themselves and their products in different markets and bazaars in the country. We work specifically with young Qatari startups and businesses and have collaborated with a number of key partners to promote the markets to larger audience.
  • Mentoring Programs:
    Our mentors can support businesses by offering guidance and advice on how to overcome certain challenges and to support them in developing a long term growth plan for the business. To book an appointment with our advisors please email us at cd@bedaya.qa.
  • Networking Sessions:
    In addition to the monthly networking sessions that we hold, we also provide more targeted networking opportunities through closed networking sessions between these businesses and other businessmen and business owners. These sessions are important in building a collaborative community as well as ensuring that small busineses can connect to more established ones For any further information on any of these programs and services please email us at: cd@bedaya.qa