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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor – Qatar National Report 2022

The GEM Qatar National Report is a significant annual study that offers valuable insights into entrepreneurship in Qatar, along with comparisons to other countries in the MENA region and globally. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of entrepreneurial activities, attitudes, and aspirations. It serves as an essential resource for researchers and entrepreneurs who aim to foster and understand entrepreneurship on a global scale.

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National Response Guarantee Program

QDB is introducing a new amendment offering beneficiaries the opportunity to transfer NRGP facilities from partner banks to QDB

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Explore QDB’s List of Unattractive Industries

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The Co-Investment Program is the first of its kind in Qatar. It aims to support economic diversification by encouraging private-sector investment initiatives. Through this program, QDB supports and promotes the engagement of private sector players and individual investors to co-invest together into innovative SMEs and startups.

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2022 Qatar Venture Investment Report

2022 brought Qatar new Yearly, Half-Yearly, and Quarterly record funding. Follow the evolution of the country’s VC ecosystem over the years in the 2022 Qatar Venture Capital Report.


Qatar Exchange Venture Market (QEVM) is a joint initiative between Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) and QDB to assist potential companies that would like to be listed as Public Joint Stock Company.

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Clean Energy and Eco-Friendly Financing, also known as Green Financing, is designed as a specialised financing scheme for the SMEs that are seeking to introduce or use clean and sustainable projects

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QDB is hosting ROWAD Qatar on a virtual platform where audiences access can events and pre-recorded educational content that includes workshops, training courses, and best practices covering Qatar's entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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Al Furjan Web Statement

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The Advanced Manufacturing Hub-Qatar is one of 14 global hubs, which was launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and in partnership with the World Economic Forum. It brings together a diverse community of various organizations from industry sectors, governments, private sector, and members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Enhanced Al-Dhameen Program

Discover the latest enhancements introduced to the Al-Dhameen program, which is an initiative encouraging banks to offer financing to startups and SMEs that are unable to provide the necessary financing guarantees or collaterals.

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Jahiz provides entrepreneurs and SMEs with innovative and aspirational industrial projects with the opportunity to lease ready-to-operate manufacturing facilities.

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Technology & digitalization financing solutions

Technology and Digitalization Solution Financing product is to provide financing to SME’s seeking to acquire technology solutions.​

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Our Mission

To improve the economic development cycle by providing entrepreneurs and SMEs with a wide range of financial and advisory products under one roof.

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Business Consultancy and Mentoring

Our advisors will equip you with the latest and most relevant market information, and provide you with guidance on the basic requirements to embark on your journey with QDB.


Ithmar is an equity program compliant with the Islamic Shari'a. The program is an integrated and comprehensive approach that provides entrepreneurs with the required funds to establish a business in Qatar.


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Launching Entrepreneurship leave programme

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) announced yesterday the launch of its “Entrepreneurship leave programme”, in co-operation with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.

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Qatar Development Bank Strategic Partner of the World Incubation Summit 2019

Qatar Development Bank is proud to announce its strategic partnership with UBI Global in hosting the World Incubation Summit 2019, to be held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in Doha, Qatar.

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Qatar Development Bank announces the winners of the Qatar Entrepreneurship Awards “ROWAD 2019”

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) today announced the winners of the second edition of the Qatar Entrepreneurship Award (ROWAD Award 2019), under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The five winners were announced at the launch of the fifth edition of the Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference.

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