QSTP Launches Cycle Eight of Flagship Accelerator Program

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI), has recently launched cycle eight of its flagship Accelerator program (XLR8) which aims to help aspiring tech entrepreneurs transform ideas into products with the potential to make a commercial impact.

Under the supervision of a group of leading mentors in Qatar and worldwide, Stars of Science candidates will join 20 teams that have qualified for this cycle to learn how to develop their ideas into a prototype, capture customer traction, pitch to investors, enhance their presentation skills, and promote their ideas.

QSTP Innovation Director Hayfa Al Abdulla said: XLR8 program has had a really positive impact in bolstering the innovation ecosystem in Qatar, as demonstrated by the number of startups that have emerged from the program, some of which have succeeded in growing their businesses, and are capturing opportunities beyond the local market.

The Program has three modules; the first Product-Market Fit module, the second Customer Traction, and the third Attracting and Pitching to Investors.

Source: Government of Qatar